Peru - Sebastian Alcantara - Filter Roast
Tastes Like: Apricot, Peach and Hazelnut
Roast Level: Light Filter Roast (Best suited to Aeropress, Drip and Plunger)
Sebastian Alcantara is the owner of Finca Flor Morada (Pink Flower). Located in the north eastern region of San José del Alto, Flor Morada is only a stone's throw from the border with neighbouring Ecuador. Sebastian is the neighbor of La Palestina, one of the most famous farms in the area. Suffice it to say he is deeply ingrained in the community.
Since the unfortunate passing of his wife he has been in charge of his farm for the past few years, forging his own path. Despite this Sebastian will meet you with a strong face, dressed in formal attire. In many ways, he is a mixture of old and new. Formal attire, but delicious sweet and complex coffees that are far from what was typically found in the region only a few years ago.
Today Sebastian is cultivating primarily Bourbon and Catuaí on his 3.5ha farm however He is transitioning to Marcel, a variety that has great quality in the cup. Yields are relatively strong with an average productivity of 20 quintales of parchment per hectare (~1100kg/ha). Flowering occurs during September and October, with harvest spanning from June through to September.