THE STORY BEHIND LOS ALISOS
In the mountainous San Ignacio province in Northern Peru there is a town called Chirinos, home to coffee cooperative La Prosperidad. About three thousand people live in Chirinos, 1600 meters above sea level. Agricultural land is valuable at such high altitudes, so the town is compact, with houses built tall to maximize space for farming.
Los Alisos is sourced directly from co-op member and producer Sergio Palermo’s farm. Named after the surrounding alder trees, the coffee is harvested in a cool and misty setting.
Sergio is well known in the community for producing high quality coffee in this unpolluted haven of forest. He makes his own organic compost, contributing to the large compost facility at the co-op.
Los Alisos is a light, fruit-forward coffee with sweet notes of cotton candy and papaya and maintains a mellow acidity.