Fredy Bermeo Guevara is the owner of the 5 hectare farm – El Shimir – in San Pedro de Churuyacu, Tabacones. The Churuyacu area has long been regarded as one of the best growing areas in Northern Peru, with a very unique cup profile; reminiscent of some of the best coffees from Huila, Colombia.
Fredy is part of a large family who all have coffee farms in the area. He inherited his initial 5 hectare plot from his father, and has since acquired a further 7 hectares from neighbouring landowners. He has grown coffee for around 15 years, but since 2011 he has incrementally increased his focus on improving production and quality, not just at El Shimir but on all of the family farms.
Fredy’s focus on quality has lead him to compete in the 2017 Cup of Excellence, where he placed 3rd with one of his Caturra micro-lots. Besides Caturra, the farm is planted with a number of other varieties, Bourbon, Catuai and Icatu. This particular lot from El Shimir is Organic certified. In the cup expect chocolate, dried fruits and pear. Very sweet and balanced with a chocolate finish.