El Naciente is another beauty from our best buds at Red Fox. Upon my first slurp, I looked up, grabbed my heart and said, "This is the big one, Elizabeth! I'm comin’ to join ya, honey." In all seriousness though, this wonderfully balanced coffee from Cajamarca boasts notes of cherry, almonds, and dark chocolate yumminess. It’s sure to be a big hit for all those with a steady pulse. So if you’re hanging out with anyone who’s not drinking it, protect your brains, brothers and sisters, ‘cause that might be zombie.
Producer: Jose’ Carlos Vasquez Guerrero
Elevation: 1700 – 1800 MASL
Variety: Caturra, Pache, & Catuai
Franklin Guerrero, Founder of Cafe Amoju, is one of our strongest supply partners in Northern Peru, Santuario. Franklin worked for one of the largest privately held coffee exporting companies in the country. As a producer himself — he has 4 hectares of Typica & Pache in Lonya Grande — Franklin organized his neighbors and friends into their own co-op. Red Fox’s first purchase from this newly formed co-op was small, only twelve bags to be exact. As a testament to our mission, combined with confidence from both sides, productivity increased twenty-fold in one season. This lot was carefully pieced together, lot by lot, with the intention of representing coffees grown around the provinces of Jaén and Cutervo in the department of Cajamarca. Twenty-eight producers were chosen in total. Established September 22nd 2016, Café Amoju (Cooperativa Agraria y Servicios Multiples Café Amoju) supports over 340 members, and 21% of who are women. The co-op provides technical assistance, training, certifications, awards and financing to all their members. José Carlos Vasquez Guerrero began growing coffee on finca El Naciente in 2008. The farm was named in honor of the watershed that serves as a refuge for wild birds and other creatures.
Web-store orders are roasted and shipped to order Monday through Friday to ensure maximum freshness.