Cusco – Peru
Raspberry jam, Peach, Mango
Growing altitude: 2336m
All our specialty coffees are carefully sourced and selected within our high expectations of quality, flavor profil and transparency.
We roast our coffees with the respect of each varietal and its origine in the heart of Lausanne since summer 2022.
Cancio Villarino uses semi forest vegetation together with mixed shade farming.
This farm uses only natural agroforestry
compost and is certified SPP
Special Dry Fermentation
pulped for 36 hours
Washed in clean Mountain Water
Dried on Raised Beds for 12 days
Lot Size – 2 x 35kg Sacks
Incahuasi translates to ‘house of the Incas’ and represents the Incahuasi Valley south-west of the snow peaked Choquesafra and Coisopacana mountains in the province of La Convención, Cusco.
The farmers produce coffee below these ice capped mountains at high altitudes ranging between 1850 and 2450 meters, each cuenca in a different valley and micro-climate, often influenced by the huge 5000+ meter high mountains from which these valleys derive.
Today the members of the Inchuasi Coop still employ the methods of Minka (to share work on infrastructure in the community) and Ayni (to share work mutually between farmers on a day to day basis).
Throughout this transfer of work the practices become refined amongst each farmer and perfected in the Inca tradition.
Amongst each producer in the Incahuasi Cooperative are shared methods of agroforestry.
The coop provides agronomists in the field to consult with the farmers as well as providing knowledge and support on utilizing organic compost and fertilization.
This is carried out twice a year for both the flowering and ripening of the coffee cherry.
Weeding and pruning is carried out during the rainy season from May to September.
Due to the distinct dry season from October to April, irrigation is implemented from the many springs and water sources supplied by the distinct mountainous terrain.
Many farmers separate their coffee plantations from their other agricultural production planting only shade trees in between the coffee plants.
Mostly Indigenous species are planted for shade trees including cedro,
tarco, robel and yanay.
This helps to maintain the ecosystem and insect populations.
Harvesting in the Incahuasi Valley is the latest in Peru due to its extremely high altitude and distinctly isolated climate in the south-west of Cusco.
Starting in September, the harvest peaks in October with higher altitudes still harvesting in November and the latest pickings in December.