Peru - Cajamarca
CARAMEL, RED GRAPE, TART
12oz box of whole bean coffee
Process method: washed
Farm/Producer: various smallholder farmers
Elevation: 1700-1900 masl
Variety: Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Costa Rica, Typica
For our Regional Select offerings, we source based on cup quality and character, seeking a balance of “taste of place” with availability and price. These lots are built as blends from coffees that cup out between 84–87 on our 100-point cupping scale, and come with regional and often microregional traceability, but are not farm or producer-specific.
As an origin, Peru has all the conditions necessary to produce world-class coffee: Its high elevation; prominence of good varieties like Typica, Bourbon, and Caturra; and a quality-focused movement among smallholder growers, especially in cooperatives utilizing organic husbandry, is very encouraging for the future recognition these lots will deservedly receive. We seek a softer profile in our Regional Select coffees from Peru, with a marriage of cocoa, lemon, toffee and caramel, almond, and soft fruit like plum or sweet cherry.
Along with our new packaging launch, we have chosen to raise the prices of our blue and red tier whole bean coffee. Due to the challenges facing the industry at the global level, coffee is becoming more expensive to produce and we must adjust in order to remain sustainable.
Feel free to email contact@velocoffee with any questions regarding this decision. We would be happy to share more about this with you!