• Touchy Coffee // Peru Anibal Alarcón

Touchy Coffee // Peru Anibal Alarcón

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The Alarcón family operates a famously epic and expansive farm in Cajamarca called La Palestina, where the bros split up supervision of 7 parcels and contribute distinct farming/processing expertise as well. Anibal is Palestina’s Master of Fermentation (unofficial title), and his lot is 100% Bourbon. Bourbon is one of the classic classic coffee varieties, and it’s absolute magic when grown under the right circumstances and processed with the right guidance. This is a perfect example of both, so what we’ve got is a luscious, round, red-fruit-meets-cola-meets-candy vibe that is simultaneously attention-grabbing and versatile. Truly a desert-island coffee, if we had to choose one.


Taste Notes: Dr. Pepper, Penny Candy, Cannonball Sensory Notes: molasses, green apple, satin sheets, soda-pop, cliff jump, round town, ebullient sweetness Region: Jaén, Cajamarca Grown By: Anibal Alarcón on Finca La Palestina Elevation: 1769 MASL Varieties: Bourbon Processing: Washed Importer: Apex


Roasted in New York, USA 

More About the Maker:
Touchy Coffee was founded in 2018 in a historic little city on the Hudson River called Troy, NY with a dream of highlighting the incredible work being done by coffee growing communities around the world. We roast coffees that people care about. Care is such an important part of the journey from seed to cup and is also the part most immediately felt. When the seeds are sown with care we know that it will be illuminated on the cupping table. When we accept stewardship of this luminous thing we also accept a responsibility to contribute meaningfully to the success of the farm. We do this by ensuring that adequate prices are paid to farmers, by supporting and encouraging healthy agricultural and environmental practices and by forging long-lasting partnerships with producers that share our commitment to quality. When we roast the coffee our goal is simple, but achieving it is complex. The plant’s genetic makeup, the earth underneath it, the careful tending and processing of the fruit – all of the things that make this coffee so special should be felt by you, the last hand to touch it. Roasting is the magic that gets the specialness of the raw coffee into your cup. The methods and equipment we use to draw out and highlight the coffee’s best attributes are high-tech and empirical but we like to feel our way through the process in equal measure. If when you take a sip you feel connected in some small way to the hand that planted the seed, we consider that the ultimate success.

*Seven Sisters Certified, Ethically Sourced, Ethically Made, Small Batch, Women Owned