Tasting Notes: Caramel, Orange, Peach
Suitable for: Espresso and Filter (Medium to Light Roast)
This is a get-up-and-go espresso. It's a classic Peruvian coffee with tonnes of class, but which pulls no punches in delivering flavour and mouthfeel.
As a filter coffee it mellows out a great deal. Caramel returns to its brown-sugar roots, and the fruit to be found is a very gentle peach note. A very easy drinking filter coffee.
The Latorre family has for four generations cultivated coffee in the mountains of Echarti, Cusco. Agusto Latorre Dueñas, started producing and selling coffee in 1930 in his farm located in Chauares, Echarati. His main commercial activity was cattle, but he saw a good opportunity in coffee farming and local sales. The second generation, led by Adolfo Latorre, took over in 1975 after quitting his banking career and by the end of the 70’s he started exporting coffee to the world. Currently Finca Pompeya is managed by three generations: Mr. Adolfo Latorre, his sons and his grandson Fabrizio Romainville. Fabrizio is the only one from his generation actively involved in the farm and he is the mastermind behind new experimental processing of microlots.
One of the 14 districts of La Convencion province is Echarati; the largest district of its province. Due to its location, weather conditions and the shape of the valley, one can find many different microclimates that benefit Echarati with a high quality and yields of tropical products such as coffee, cacao and citric fruits. Pompeya farm, our final destination in Echarati, located at 1,700 meters above sea level is a 3-hour drive from the city of Quillabamba.