Yanatile the Threequel! We sure did not expect to run three coffees from the same farm in the same year, but it just keeps winning on the cupping table. Smoothest of the bunch. Round mouthfeel, little bit of s'more action going on. Espresso friendly, and great daily go-to on drip.
Nestled in the Yanatile Valley in the Department of Cusco in the south of Peru, Valle Inca functions as a
producer group, where Prudencio Vargas Saenz, who created and runs the group, buys parchment from
farmers, reinvesting premiums in the community’s infrastructure to help them continue to improve
quality. Prudencio, who lives in nearby Calca and brings the benefits of his former experience as an
agricultural loan officer, used to operate outside the aegis of a collective, but after years of running
Valle Inca informally, he formalized the organization in 2020 to gain organic certification, Fair Trade
certification, and the ability to export on his own. Member-wise, Valle Inca is growing fast, with 101 plus
farmers currently in the fold. It’s no surprise that more and more farmers want to work with Valle Inca;
in the community, Prudencio is known for his honesty, trustworthiness, dedication, and drive to invest
and reinvest in his community, genuinely engaging their goals and concerns. He also pays higher prices
than farmers had access to prior to the founding of Valle Inca, which has helped to improve quality as
well as overall community health over time.