• Touchy Coffee // Peru Los Garmas // Whole Bean Coffee

Touchy Coffee // Peru Los Garmas // Whole Bean Coffee

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Finca Las Garmas, run by husband and wife team Maximiliano and Esperanza Garmas, produces several varieties of coffee in El Huabo, Cajamarca, Peru, including Parainema, which impressed us with its unique attributes. Despite being a hybrid variety, Parainema has yielded exceptional lots in its home country of Honduras and elsewhere. Las Garmas’ rendition is delicate, dynamic, complex, silky, and tart. While challenging to perfect on espresso, it makes for an entrancing filter coffee. The herbal qualities remind us of stepping into a very expensive oils and aromatics boutique, while the fruits are piquant, tropical, and refreshing.

Taste Notes: Eucalyptus, Star Fruit, Secret Garden

Sensory Notes: Delicate, alluring, expensive household aromatics, northern California, Aesop, silky, mystery novel

Region: El Huabo, Cajamarca

Grown By: Maximiliano & Esperanza Garmas Elevation: 1750 MASL Variety: Parainema Processing: Washed 

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