Epos Organic Fairtrade® 100% Arabica coffee single origin from Perú SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) that comes from the Chanchamayo province, located in central Perú.
It grows between 1200 and 2000 meters above the sea level.
The farms belong to small producers with less than 2 hectares of land that generate around 3000 lbs of coffee per harvest.
It is a shade-grown coffee, cultivated at high altitude in order to produce denser beans and a more complex result in cup, achieved in its maturation process.
In addition, the producers have made a remarkable effort to produce a high quality bean by only using sustainable farming practices.
This coffee gives in the cup a fruity fragrance combining a balanced flavour and cocoa aroma.
This coffee gives in cup a good acidity with a full body.
Origin Technical Specifications
Arabica – Perú Strictly Hard Bean
- Growing area: Chanchamayo Valley
- Soil: Volcanic
- Harvest: April to June
- Altitude: From 700m to 2000m above sea level
- Selection: By hand
- Working Process: Washed
- Grade (Size): 18-19
- Shape: Long and wide
- Colour: Blueish Green
- Moisture: Max. 12.5%
- Caffeine content: 0.8 – 1.42%
About Epos Caffè
Epos Caffè is a young Italian company founded in 2011, that decided to enter the coffee industry to make a difference through choosing excellence, respect for culture and renewing the tradition while also paying attention to the fairness toward coffee producers across the world.
Epos’s mission is to offer the highest quality thanks to the professionalism, passion and wisdom of people who deeply love their work and to the care we devote to each stage of production, so that the demanding British coffee consumers and connoisseurs can re-discover forgotten flavors and traditions.
The careful selection of green coffee, the separate roasting by individual types and origins, the meticulous preparation of the blends, the grind and finally the correct packaging, give to our coffee an unmistakable and consistent aroma.
Ethics behind Epos Caffè
At the heart of our focus is to source only from those who pay particular attention to the economic, social and ecological sustainability of coffee, in compliance with the conditions of cultivation, since only through such conditions a good coffee can be crafted: good for producers, good for businesses and good for consumers.
Epos’s blends and Single Origin coffees are composed of certified washed coffee, that is always guaranteed from the same origins.
This allows us to guarantee a consistently excellent quality product, distinguished by a truly unique identity that is manifested through their taste, aroma, mouthfeel and aftertaste.
Meaning of Epos
Epos is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation.
The reason why Epos decided to take this name was because it wanted to use Ancient Greek heroic deeds to identify some of their blends. Sicily being known as The Italian Greece it only made sense to use this set of analogies.
Organic: Certified organic by the European Union with ID No ITBIO008-791Y.
Fairtrade®: Certified Fairtrade® by Fairtrade Italy with ID No FLO-ID 35553.
Organic & Fairtrade® Range
Epos’s Organic & Fairtrade® range consists of an amazing Italian blend called Natura, 4 single origin coffees (Colombia, Honduras SHG, Sumatra Mandheling, Peru SHB), as well as a Peruvian CO2 Decaffeinated.
The blend is perfect to use as your main coffee, and the single origins are perfect to be used as special coffees, that your curious customers can enjoy by having single origins isolated, so they can understand the blend’s identity in depth.