Process method: washed Origin: Peru Region: Jaén, Cajamarca Farm/Producer: 400 smallholder farmer members of Lima Coffees Elevation: 1650-1800 masl Variety: Caturra, Typica, Catimor, Mundo Novo, Pache Retail Price: $15/12oz. box
Rony Lavan is an ambitious and quality-driven cupper who has spent his career trying 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. Green-coffee buyer Piero Cristiani met Rony before Piero was buying coffee for Cafe Imports, and the two have not only stayed professionally connected all these years, but they have also become great friends.
As president of the 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.
Along with our new packaging launch, we have chosen to raise the prices of our blue and red tier whole bean coffee. Due to the challenges facing the industry at the global level, coffee is becoming more expensive to produce and we must adjust in order to remain sustainable.
Feel free to email contact@velocoffee with any questions regarding this decision. We would be happy to share more about this with you!