Don Saul - Peru Origin Trip
Farms we buy from...

Don Saul Manor Tayca

🇵🇪 Peru

Our first origin trip back in 2018, and we've been buying since!

We were lucky enough to visit this farm to meet Saul Menor Tayca and his family at their 3 hectare farm in the Huabal region. This was, by far, our favourite farm that we visited during our time in Peru, with the beautiful surroundings on the steep mountainside 2000m above sea level.

For our very first origin trip, this set the standards pretty high! With both amazing coffee, views and people, we couldn't have asked for a warmer welcoming, and it's our honour to purchase this coffee every year since!

How it started...
A Winning Ticket!

This special coffee came with a special ticket hidden in the greens which allowed us to join Falcon Specialty at origin in the San Ignacio region in Peru!

Don Teofilo was one of our first coffees from this region, and it was delicious and sweet with a juicy finish!

Falcon Specialty Coffees

Our Timeline with Don Saul...

2018

Origin Trip to Peru!
Nathan, our head roaster, had the wonderful experience of going to Peru with Falcon and meeting Don Saul and his family. This was the very beginning of now a long relationship between Don and Quarter Horse Coffee!

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2019

We roasted our very first lot from Saul Manor Tayca after visting the previous year and seeing the crop first-hand! This was a really clean cup with a light, fruity acidity.

2020

Following from the previous year, the second continuous lot we sourced proved to be just as delicious, with Don Saul using the same varietals (Caturra) and processing (washed).

2021

Now one of our longest-standing relationships, Don Saul has become a main staple in our line up at the beginning of each year!

2022

We have finished Don Saul's lot for 2022, and this award winning farm does not disappoint and is was tasting as delicious as ever!

2018

The very first cupping...

We first cupped Don Saul's coffee the day after visiting his farm and the quality absolutely blew us away! The high altitude of his coffee produced a coffee with such a clean, light and fruity acidity and has been a staple at Quarter Horse ever since!

The importance of Direct Trade...

The majority of coffees sourced from Peru are purchased through groups of cooperatives. Whilst these provide stability, the price increases when dealing with higher quality coffees, rarely sees its way back to the farmers.

Falcon Specialty, our green buyer partner, aims to challenge this by creating direct relationships with the smallholder farmers whom are not part of these co-ops. This means that they will benefit directly by receiving the price they set for the coffees. This was one of our first experiences of direct trade, and has seen us maintain a fruitful and long-term relationship with this amazing farm and many others!

When can I get my hands on this coffee?

Our projected time for receiving our lots from Don Saul is around December - February. If you're not here then, check out our current line up.

Looking for similar brews?

If we've yet not got an amazing new lot in from Don Saul, be sure to sign up to our mailing list (see footer) to be the first to hear about it! In the meantime, you can check out all out other offerings from Peru using the link below!

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