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Recommended starting parameters: 20g in | 30-33 seconds | 38g out
*note above parameters were created using an 18g VST basket on an espresso machine set to 8.5 bars of pressure
Geronimo is one of the over 100 coffee producer members of Valle Inca, a group that came together in 2014 but was formally established in 2020. We don't know much more about Geronimo than this, but Red Fox Coffee Merchants has worked with Valle Inca since its inception and their team has cupped hundreds of lots from its members. The ones that stand out are kept separate and the tasty bet less unique lots are merged with others to create larger regional blends. This lot stands out with a delicate complexity that intrigues and sweetness so pronounced that it will make anyone excited.
We'd like to share more about the Valle Inca group, so we have this from Red Fox, from whom we purchased this coffee:
Nestled in the Yanatile Valley in the Department of Cusco in the south of Peru, Valle Inca functions as a producer group, where Prudencio Vargas Saenz, who created and runs the group, buys parchment from farmers, reinvesting premiums in the community's infrastructure to help them continue to improve quality. Prudencio, who lives in nearby Calca and brings the benefits of his former experience as an agricultural loan officer, used to operate outside the aegis of a collective, but after years of running Valle Inca informally, he formalized the organization this year in order to gain organic certification, Fair Trade certification (which he's currently working toward), and the ability to export on his own.
Member-wise, Valle Inca is growing fast, with 101 farmers currently in the fold. It's no surprise that more and more farmers want to work with Valle Inca; in the community, Prudencio is known for his honesty, trustworthiness, dedication, and drive to invest and reinvest in his community, genuinely engaging their goals and concerns. He also pays higher prices than farmers had access to prior to the founding of Valle Inca, which has helped to improve quality as well as overall community health over time.
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We want to draw your attention to a subtle change on our labels, all of our labels now include both filter and espresso symbols. The reason for this is simple: all of our coffees have been prepared so that they are well suited to any brewing method. Different brewing methods will highlight different aspects of our coffees, making each brew unique. We will continue to classify any coffees we deem especially suited for brewing espresso.