Hints of stone fruits with caramel sweetness
£6.50 0.227 kg
Province: Rodríguez de Mendoza Farms
Members of Aprysa cooperative and organically grown
Altitude: 1400 -1900 masl
Varieties: Catimor, Typica, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Bourbon, Catuai
Harvest: March - September
Peru was divided into 24 departments before the 2002 addition of the Callao province and a collective renaming to regions. The Amazonas region in northern Peru borders Ecuador and is known for its dense cloud forests, rugged Andes mountain terrain and ancient ruins. Rodríguez de Mendoza Province, lies to the South East of this province, and has a huge importance based on the fertility of the soil. Such microclimates present perfect opportunities to grow coffee, and the cooperative offers it’s 257 members the chance to increase quality via improved access to services such as technical assistance, financial support, social services and the facilities to cup the crop they are growing. The harvest period here is longer than normal due to the larger fluctuations in geography and altitude, and they have a large number of varieties too.
Coffee is shade grown here, and cherries are picked and then taken to flotation tanks that day for initial sorting of twigs, leaves and floaters, before moving to fermentation tanks where they will stay for between 12-16 hours. They are then washed again and dried on raised beds or drying chambers before being sorted according to size, quality and taste, and prepared for export.
This is a lovely sweet and clean little coffee. Suits filter/cafetiere or if you like a brighter espresso this is maybe one to try. We get hints of stone fruits with caramel sweetness.