How It Tastes
One the finest Peru coffees you’ll taste. It’s a perfect palate cleanser for those who subscribe to our Small Batch series; seasonal with a refreshingly high acidity, perfectly situated between October’s spice-laden Bali Blue Moon and the hedonistic heavyweight that is our epic 2020 Holiday Blend. Lean into its timeliness and enjoy it now for its fresh floral aroma, elegant juicy texture, and savory papaya sweetness.
In addition to having an offset harvest, Peru is a specialist in organics, and the northern region of Cajamarca is known for the best—its reputation for quality stems from years of farming dedicated to sustainable production. Composting coffee cherry pulp to produce organic fertilizer, selectively pruning rather than stumping, eschewing herbicides for hand-removal of weeds, and mulching for elevated soil management means that farmers are substituting synthetic inputs with the sweat of their hard work. It’s what must be done to survive as organic coffee farmers. And the payoff is sweet.
We’ve just taken arrival of this rarified aromatic coffee from the northernmost region of Peru, which—despite its altitudes and abundance of 20,000-foot peaks—produces a bright and elegant cup: lively and bell clear, juicy with a clean finish. The best of Costa Rica and Guatemala—the new crop from Central America—is months from arriving at our roastery, so this in-season Peru is fresh from the farm and pretty perfect right now.