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.Producer Relationships / Don Saul
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 buy 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.
More Producer Stories...
Head back to our Producer Relationships page to continue reading more about the wonderful coffee producers we work with from all around the world.