Coming from the Cajamarca region of Peru, this coffee was grown under the supervision of Eber Tocto and his brothers (known as the Tocto brothers), who took over operations of Finca Churupampa from their parents.
The Tocto brothers have become known in the region as a leading example of growing coffee in both an environmental conscious and economically efficient way. Not to mention, the coffee is delicious.
A lively spring morning with jasmine in the air. A honey-topped bowl of fruit to start the day.
Located in Chirinos, Cajamarca, Peru, Finca Churupampa is a coffee farm managed by Eber Tocto and his brothers. At the heart of the Tocto's farming operations lies a steadfast commitment to organic production. Integral to their farming practices is a rigorous soil management program.
By constantly reinvesting in their farm's facilities, equipment, and processing and drying methods, the Tocto brothers have transformed it into a shining example of sustainable coffee production that prioritizes meticulous quality control protocols. With their QC team sampling over 4,000 cups a year, their commitment to improving their practices has not wavered. This has resulted in a farm that not only operates with economic efficiency, but also in an environmentally conscious manner.
Finca Churupampa is more than just a coffee farm to the Tocto brothers — they view it as a social enterprise that aims to revive the economic and social landscape of their city. They also run a training center where they train farmers to enhance their production techniques and eradicate the long-standing poverty crisis. Since the brothers took over the management, the community of farmers in Chirinos has shifted their focus from subsistence coffee farming to prioritizing quality and sustainability.
Our coffees are purposefully versatile, for brewing whichever way you like — but we’re excited to brew pour overs on our Chemex to enjoy this sweet and complex coffee. We recommend starting with a water-to-coffee ratio of 16-to-1 (16g of water per 1g of coffee), or even bumping up the water to a 17-to-1 ratio, for a more tea-like body. Adjust the recipe to taste from there to taste.
Region: San Ignacio, Cajamarca
Producer: Tocto Brothers, Finca Churupampa
We Taste: Graham cracker, honey, jasmine
Over the years, we've honed in on a tried-and-true medium-coarse grind setting that works well for a range of home-brewing methods, including pour overs, coffee machines and french press. With this grind setting, you have the power to adjust the flavor of your coffee through your coffee to water ratio and water temperature. Feel free to email us with questions or for brewing help!