FARM: Elmer Mego, Santo Tomas
REGION: Cutervo, Cajamarca
ALTITUDE : 1950 MASL
VARIETAL : Pacamara, Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra
PROCESS : Washed
Elmer Mega bought his farm, Santo Tomas in 2005 and planted coffee for the first time in 2007. 16 years later the farm is producing a diverse a range of varietals including pacamara, bourbon, catimor and caturra.
Located nearby Peru's first national park, Park de Cutervo. Elmer runs the farm alongside his family. His daughter Veronica has ambitions of running Santo Tomas in the years to come. The high altitude of the Andes combined with rich volcanic soils and tropical rainfall means that Peru has the ideal topography and climate for producing high quality Arabica cherries.
The cherries produced for this lot are sorted and then washed. They are then fermented for 3 days in sealed bags and then sun dried for a period of 15 days due to the cooler than average micro-climate of the area.
The coffee is then taken for export in the town of Jaen, Cajamarca. Here the coffee undergoes quality analysis assessments with farmers receiving on average double the commercial rate for their coffee.