Germán Carranza Barboza
This coffee comes from Germán’s farm named El Bebedero, located in the scenic village Gracias a Dios, in the Peruvian department Amazonas.
Our relationship with German and his family started in 2019, which has allowed our business trips to origin to turn into visits with friends.
We’ve had the pleasure of visiting El Bebedero three times now, with Germán and his beautiful family as our hosts. We’ve walked among his healthy trees across the different plots in the farm, his new processing infrastructure and chatted plenty about his plans for future experimental fermentation and expansion. Having purchased as much as we could since 2019, we’ve seen growth not only in the cup scores and quality year after year, but also as a visionary leader among his family and community.
Peru is a coffee power house and we believe it does not yet get the recognition it totally deserves! It is often an origin associated with lower quality Fair Trade, or washed “blender” coffees. But Peru is an incredibly diverse landscape with micro climates all throughout where producers are doing amazing things and working to show that they have so much more to offer. Germán Carranza and his family are some of those producers who are pushing the boundaries and we are really excited to see what they will offer in the harvests to come.