Carrier Roasting Co.
Peru Edgar Quispe Veria
Whole bean coffee
We roast to order on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and ship the following day. Orders will be included in a roast if they’re received by 11:59pm Eastern Time the day before.
Farm name: Chalanquiyoc
Producer: Edgar Quispe Veria
Cooperative: Valle Inca
Altitude: 1680 meters
Process: Washed, dried on raised beds
Tasting notes: Kiwi, plum, vanilla
Peru is a favorite origin of ours and home to one of our oldest relationships. We’ve been buying coffee from the Valle Inca Cooperative in Calca since the 2017 harvest, and in 2019 we made the long journey over the Andes from Cusco to see the incredible work they do. We were floored by the dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work invested by everyone involved, with special gratitude to the founder and leader of the coop, Prudencio Vargas Saenz, who might work harder for his members than anyone works for anything. The positive impacts on the lives and livelihoods of the producers is real, and the quality of the coffee speaks for itself.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the Valle Inca communities hard in terms of access to resources, as a result of tough restrictions on transportation. We worked with our sourcing partners, Red Fox Coffee Merchants, to pay an additional $.10 per pound on all of the coffee we bought from Peru in 2020 as a direct donation to Valle Inca for much needed staple foods and medical supplies, which the coop then distributed to the communities in need.
This coffee was produced by Edgar Quispe Veria at his 1.75 hectare farm called Chalanquiyoc. Situated at 1680 meters, Edgar used 100% Bourbon variety for this lot, processing the cherry with a 46 hour wet fermentation prior to washing, and finishing on raised drying beds for 22 days. We think it tastes like kiwi, plum, and vanilla.
This is our sixth year buying from Valle Inca. We visited the Red Fox Coffee Merchants office in Lima during the harvest to cup over a dozen samples, picking just a few. We bought 9 69kg bags of this lot for $5.25/lb EXW on a day when the Coffee Commodity price was $2.40/lb. We scored this coffee an 87.