La Cascarilla is a village in the district of Jaen and is located relatively close to the city. La Cascarilla isn't well known for it's quality coffee, and until recently very few people were working to change that. Like many areas in Northern Peru, most coffee here is sold locally, to intermediaries and La Cascarilla is one area where local traders have aggresively promoted catimors and given fertilizer subsidies in order to increase the production, but by doing so they greatly lowered the price and trapped producers in a fertiliser dependency.
However, there are a number of producers that have maintained their typica, caturra and bourbon varieties, and the quality of these coffees has been impressive. This area has a cup profile that is quite different to other areas in which we are working, with lower acidity but lots of sweetness and creamy, milky flavours.