Producer: Eulogia Carrillo Julca
Varietal(s): Caturra. Pache. Typica.
Growing Elevation: 1850 Meters
Region: San Ignacio. Cajamarca. Peru
Eulogia Carrillo Julca harvested and processed this micro-lot on her 7.5-acre farm located near the community of San Ignacio in the Cajamarca region. She has her own micro-mill where carefully harvested cherries are depulped, fermented, washed to remove the mucilage, and then gently dried on raised beds over a period of 21 days. With the help of Aroma del Valle, a cooperative where she is a member, she has been able to successfully produce micro-lots that are gaining international recognition. Aroma del Valle is an organization established to assist small producers access the specialty coffee market. With more than 50 years of experience cultivating coffee, Eulogia has become an inspiration for other producers who also want to sell coffee in the specialty coffee market. Eulogia and other members of Aroma del Valle are also currently focused on family gardens to cultivate food for their own households. Eulogia has incorporated fruit trees and other species of hardwood that serve as another source of income and as shade to protect the coffee.