Certified organic and grown in the Peruvian highland jungle by the Yanesha Indians.
The Yanesha Indians are the founders of the Yanesha Coffee Project, a three-year-old operation designed to create jobs, prevent environmental degradation and preserve a fragile culture (it is estimated there are just 7,000 native speakers of Yanesha left).
The Yanesha are native Peruvian Indians who migrated from the Amazon Jungle to the Andean foothills. Their new territory lies between two of Peru’s prime coffee growing regions, Villa Rica and Oxapampa. These fertile lands provide optimal growing conditions and are well known by coffee connoisseurs around the world.
The tribe have always and continue to live in harmony with their land and the environment. Coffee farms are managed in a non-extensive and diversified manner.
In order to be certified organic, coffee beans must be grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides.
The Incas harvested nitrogen- and phosphorous-rich guano on the coast and hauled it up to the highlands to fertilise terraced crops. The practice worked then and it’s still working today – so much so that Peru is the world’s second-largest producer of organic coffee
Coffee grows along with citrus trees, medical plants and precious woods.
It’s a big mission for a very small operation: the coffee you’re drinking comes from one of just four containers sold each year.
It’s worth noting that while there are a number of Peruvian coffees called Yanesha, this is the real deal, certified organic and responsibly grown in the Peruvian highland jungle by the Yanesha Indians
- Flavour 5/5
- Body 4/5
- Medium Roast 3/5
- Acidity 4/5
This is a medium roast coffee with a gorgeous range of aromas that reflects its jungle heritage. See if you can smell sawn oak and a trace of stem ginger in the dry aroma, then after brewing look for caramel and honeysuckle, followed by just a hint of pear.
Convection Roasted - Packed in 50 x 44mm single pods in per pack. 7 grams per pod