Our small batch line-up has gained a sweet and delicate addition today – Reservoir Peru is now available! Grab it in one-pound bags for $22, five-pound bags (online only) for $90, and bulk coffee options at stonecreekcoffee.com. Or head to your neighborhood Stone Creek cafe and taste it remarkably brewed by hand when you order a V60 from our Brew Bar.
There are more than 110,000 coffee growers in Peru, after coffee production came to the country in the 1700s. A part of the coffee production located in Northern Peru is a cooperative called Santuario. We are inspired by their commitment to honesty and transparency, their dedication to education and growth, and their devotion to quality as a way to add real value to people’s lives. Their local coffee-growing community has been equally impressed since their membership has grown to 400 members in just three years. Santuario was born in 2017 when its small group of leaders left a corrupt organization they had become frustrated and disillusioned with. This experience led them to found Santuario, a coop whose core pillars are honesty, integrity, and making sure money gets back to the producers and works to uplift the entire community growing coffee, not a select few. Working with a mission to help smallholder producers get the best possible prices for coffee through quality improvement. Santuario offers agronomic assistance, sending individuals with agricultural experience and training to provide advice on soil fertility, cultivation techniques, harvesting, and post-harvest practices to improve quality. Some of Santiago’s long-term goals include helping farmers renovate their farms with the best-tasting and most resilient coffee varieties, controlling pests and soil fertility through organic means, helping farmers navigate the effects of climate change, and helping scale improved drying practices the coop grows. In addition to assisting farmers in accessing the specialty market, Santuario’s focus on long-term sustainability offers a path to consistent profitability for smallholders. Santuario’s home base is in Jaen, Cajamarca. They have members in the provinces of Jaen and San Ignacio and expanded into Cutervo this year. The lab is located in Jaen, and the coffee is milled at Norandino in Piura, all in Northern Peru. Ultimately, Santuario aims to help producers in one of Peru’s most impoverished yet promising districts to find sustainable markets for their coffee and improve their livelihoods.
The name “Reservoir” comes from an ongoing project in the region of Cajamarca. The governor has inaugurated 11 reservoirs, each with a storage capacity of 30,000 cubic meters of water, which will irrigate more than 117 hectares of crops in the districts of Cajamarca and surrounding areas. These reservoirs will significantly benefit small farmers across the region.
The coffee used in Reservoir Peru was milled at Norandino in Piura and is a mixture of Caturra, Pache, Bourbon, Typica varieties. It underwent a washed process, imparting sweet and delicate flavors.
In a cup of Reservoir, you’ll find notes of candied almonds, meyer lemon, and smooth milk chocolate. A delicate body and sparkling acidity round out these flavors. The care Santuario puts into their practices is evident in the cup. Grab a bag of Reservoir and see for yourself. Get yours with free carbon neutral shipping when you click the button below.SHOP RESERVOIR PERU