This represents a coffee relationship that we have been cultivating for over 2 years now.
We first learned about Uptown Roasters in NYC from one of our friends that spent 6
months of his time in the city in a humanitarian outreach. He shared contact info with
us and after we called and chatted with one of the owners for awhile we decided to give their
Peru a try. They sent us samples and it has been ongoing since then. We soon learned that
Paul was the guy we would deal with the most and that he spends most of his time in Peru
and Columbia working with coffee farmers. This has had a bit of a novelty feeling when we
put in a call to Peru and visit about what has been going on there on the farms and try to decide
which producer we are going to try next. So this past year (2018) we finally felt like we were in
a position to buy a single lot (5-10 bags of ML02 Geysha) from one producer and hope to build a
permanent relationship with him. This makes for some very exciting possibilities that we hope
to reach. These include talking with the producer about different processes like natural, yellow
honey and washed. In the future we are hoping that everything will come together for us to
offer a never before seen, Peruvian coffee with two different processes side by side. This will
give us the opportunity to showcase what major differences can be achieved just by one small
change in one of the many steps of coffee production.
We have a passion for this coffee and this country and want to offer it as our mainstay that we
will always have on hand for our customers. Cheers!
Here are a few pics of the producer, our
importer friend, and the beautiful farm.
This shows Paul together with the growers.
Paul is second from Left
Hector Heres cupping his harvest
The coffee plants are just to the left of this
picture but this shows a small part of the valley
that they can look down on from the farm.
The last picture shows the full coffee bush.