ROOIBOS, NECTARINE, ALMONDS
Farmers: 30 families living near Las Pirias village
Region: Las Pirias, Chirinos - north-west
Harvest: August - October 2018
Variety: Caturra, Mundo Novo, Typica
Altitude: 1800 masl
Importer: Falcon Specialty Coffees
Cupping score: 86
About the Underdog project
Our goal and dream was always to be involved more in what is happening at the farms in the place of origin of our coffees. To have an opportunity influencing the quality of green coffee, gain and give the feedback and to carry out our ideas. Similar vision have also farmers who begin with specialty coffee. They have a great premises however low experience or knowledge. Nevertheless in spite of this they produce fantastic coffees. In symbioses of these thoughts the project Underdog was born. So what’s it all about? This project is about supporting the farmers who ambition to produce microlots under their name but their coffee reach only a cupping score around 85 points. However they have all the necessary conditions, drive and enthusiasm. We want to support them not only with consumption but primarily with finance. We will invest ten percent of the income from the sales of these coffees back with the farmers. Project Underdog should once serve as an incubator of farmers with who we will gradually build stable and firm relationships.
Second coffee featuring in this edition is finaly in cooperation with Falcons as it has been supposed from very begining. The idea of this project was partly born on 0. Bootcamp in 2017 in Krkonoše. And the selection of coffee could not be different than Peru. Simply because Falcons work with farmers on increasing the quality of their coffees especialy in Chirinos district. Eventhough the conditions for producing are ideal here the farmers often hardly covering their cost of production. Therefore it is very important to invest into their farms and motivate them in increasing the quality. Well and that’s why this edition exist. By the way the coffee is fantastic already! This year we plan to visit Las Pirias and local farmers to meet them in person and to understand better the needs of their community. So the collected finance contribute not only to our vision but also their daily needs.
Roasted whole coffee beans