Peru - Cajamarca
SWEET & SAVORY, TOFFEE, LEMON, RED GRAPE
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.