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Peru Sergio Chinguel
Peruvian Single Origin Coffee
Peru Coffee
Peru, Sergio Chinguel
Peru, Sergio Chinguel
Peru, Sergio Chinguel
Peru, Sergio Chinguel
Peru Sergio Chinguel
Peruvian Single Origin Coffee
Peru Coffee
Peru, Sergio Chinguel
Peru, Sergio Chinguel
Peru, Sergio Chinguel
Peru, Sergio Chinguel

Peru, Sergio Chinguel

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TASTING NOTES Red Apple, Redcurrant, Caramel
Bag Size 250g
Grind Whole Bean (Recommended)

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Producer Sergio Chinguel Alberca
Farm/Mill
Sergio Chinguel Alberca
Cultivar Caturra
Process Washed - 48 Dry Fermentation
Location Sport Piura, Huabel
Altitude
1,850 - 1,900 masl
Harvest November - January

 

Expect notes of Red Apple, Redcurrant, Caramel.

Carbon negative coffee



Sergio and his family pick their coffee together. Since their farm is fairly small, they can manage most of the harvest themselves, calling in the odd favour from neighbours at the peak of the harvest. These favours are always returned, forming the basis of a work exchange system which dates back to Incan times and is called Ayni.

Once picked, coffee is washed and floated before being pulped and fermented in GrainPro bags. Sergio likes to ferment coffee in GrainPro bags because, according to him, they keep the coffee wrapped up in the honey or fermentation juices, imbuing it with extra flavour. Coffee is usually fermented after 48 hours, but this depends on the weather, so the finishing time is always determined by the smell and how it feels to the touch.

Once fermentation is complete, the coffee is placed to dry on covered raised beds which protect it from the elements and allow for a slow, even drying. The drying time ranges from 15 to 20 days, sometimes up to 30 days if the climate is particularly cloudy.

Sergio Chinguel Alberca is a second generation coffee farmer from the village of Sport Piura in Huabal, Jaen, Cajamarca. Sergio grows caturra and yellow bourbon varieties on his family farm over an area of around three hectares. Although not certified, Sergio uses organic fertiliser on his farm and doesn’t use any agrochemicals, this is in part due to the cost of chemical fertilisers but also because of a personal preference for all things natural.

Sergio has planted a lot of shade trees, despite the high altitude, which are leguminous species that create a natural source of nitrogen in the soil. The shade provides a number of benefits to his farm, reducing weed growth rate, reducing the need for fertilisers and providing more stable conditions for the coffee plants themselves. Sergio has combined both modern and traditional farming practises, giving the farm a very presentable appearance with neat rows and well-spaced plants, while incorporating many sustainable agricultural practises that have been used for generations.

We don’t label our coffee as espresso or filter. Instead, for each coffee we create a unique roasting profile, designed to bring out the best flavours from its origin, farm and milling method. That’s why, instead, we label our coffee based on the experience it brings to the cup.

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We believe that coffee can be a powerful force for good. That’s why we’re proud to source ethically, roast responsibly, and to be a totally carbon negative coffee company, with all of our coffees, coffee pods and coffee products certified carbon negative. 

And that’s not the only thing we’re doing to protect our planet, and our people.

KISS THE HIPPO CARES

We believe that coffee can be a powerful force for good. That’s why we’re proud to source ethically, roast responsibly, and to be a totally carbon negative coffee company, with all of our coffees, coffee pods and coffee products certified carbon negative. 

And that’s not the only thing we’re doing to protect our planet, and our people.

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