Rony Leven, the founder of the cooperative Lima Coffees, has spent years working to carve out better and bolder coffees from small producers in Peru.
While the country is emerging as a specialty market after many years of focusing on bigger lots and certifications, Rony's passion is with identifying and developing the top scores and the best cups.
As president of the young Lima Coffees exporting organization, Rony has already established himself as standing at the fore of microlot-quality coffees in Cajamarca. His first year with Lima Coffees, he entered the national competition and won; with the introduction of the Cup of Excellence competition to Peru in 2017, the country is poised to enter the international spotlight for its finest offerings. Rony and his coffees will be the ones to watch.
A fully washed bean from Jaen, Cajamarca, this coffee is from one of the highest-quality cupping lot regions in all of Peru.
Notes: Soft with tangy acidity; lemon, grapefruit and toffee flavors with an herbal aftertaste
Region: Jaen, Cajamarca
Farm: 400 smallholder, high quality farms
Varietals:Caturra, Typica, Catimor, Mundo Novo, Pache
Elevation: 1,650 to 1,800 meters above sea level
Processing: Fully washed and dried on raised beds