Peru Dionisio Pintado
Milquiades "Dionisio" Pintado Huaman is a classic Peruvian producer; humble, hard-working and always aiming to excel with the one thing he knows and that is coffee. Dionisio and his wife Fredislina along with their kids, Yover & Rosmery, have been producing coffee in this land for the past 20 years, and about 20% of their annual income comes from coffee with the other coming from vegetables such as Yuca, Plantains & Potatoes, which all grow in abundance in the Ihuamaca area of the San Ignacio province in Northern Peru.
The Farm, Aguas Cristalinas sits on 3 hectares at an elevation of over 2,000 masl and is a blend of Caturra and Bourbon, which are varieties typical of this region. Expect lots of red fruit and chocolate while also exhibiting a balanced acidity. We think it tastes like Grenadine, black tea and hibiscus. After the ripe cherries are picked, Dionisio de-pulps the coffee and employs a 24 hour fermentation cycle, after which the coffees is collected and transferred over to his solar dryer for a period of 20-24 days.