Peru Roberto Roncal DelaCruz 384g - Omni


Date: 01/03/2024
Price:
Sale price7.500 KWD

Description

VARIETY:
Bourbon, Caturra
PROCESS:
Washed & Raised-Bed Dried
ELEVATION:
1725 MASL
CUP:
Raw Sugar, Lime, Gala Apple, Milk Chocolate

Sourcing coffees like this one has been years in the making. Over the last five years, our friend Aleco at Red Fox Coffee Merchants has encouraged us to visit him in Lima, Peru. Aleco and his team have been hard at work opening an office and sourcing coffees from all over Peru. Each October, we would plan to make a visit, only to have our plans challenged by conflicting events. (or global pandemics.) This season, we made a concerted effort to visit the Red Fox Team in Lima, and our microlot program is all the better for it. Over the course of two days, we cupped dozens of lots ranging from Cuzco in the south to the far north in Amazonas. Over each table, the team there shared about each producer or cooperative doing amazing work across the country. Together, we selected ten microlots from across the vast regions of Peru to highlight not only the hard work of Red Fox and the team, but to showcase what a varied and beautiful coffee growing country Peru is.

Roberto Roncal
Roberto Roncal always tells us that his farm, Don Roncal, exists in honor of his father—as does his work as a farmer. Roberto Roncal arrived at the community of Vilcaniza at the age of 24 in 1980 with only a backpack, a machete, a pair of boots, and the hope of owning his own farm someday. After many years of hard work, he was able to purchase his first 5 hectares, where he planted Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, and Catimor coffee varieties.

In Vilcaniza, he not only discovered the world of coffee but also met the woman who would become his wife and the mother of his 8 children, Maria Rosula Usquiza. Roberto and Maria instilled a love of coffee in all their children. Thanks to their business, they were able to provide equal and better education to all their children.He always reminisces about lunchtime with his father. It was always at that moment that his father, Don Constantino, thanked him for helping with the day's work and gave him a few soles. This money helped him buy his first guitar and become one of the best singers in the Namora area of Cajamarca. Roberto found his passion for the countryside in all of this. He became a true friend of the forests, which allowed him to support his family.

Now 67 years old, Roberto is more than satisfied: for having raised children aware of biodiversity and environmental care, and for leaving them with the phrase “always take care of the earth that made you happy during your youth.” In this area, coffee production coexists in total balance with the preservation of the ecosystem. The natural result is sustainable and excellent quality coffee.

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