Until relatively recently, a now-defunct cooperative union dominated the region, making it difficult to work within our model of investment and paying smallholders fair wages; when the union dissolved, we were able to go back to Incahuasi and the larger region of Cusco and reinvest in what we’ve always known to be a truly unique origin.
More and more, we see Incahuasi investing profits back into infrastructure and growth, and when we’re out in the field talking to producers, their respect for and positivity towards Claudio is unmistakable. While this region is notoriously difficult to traverse, with each trip involving several flights, dozens of hours in the car, and challenging hikes to get into and out of the producing valleys, the quality and the people make it more than worth the effort.
Variety: Caturra, Typica, Bourbon
Altitude: 1800-2500 MASL