Peru - Regional Select - Cajamarca
Mellow, soft and citric with praline and lemon flavors.
|Fragrance:||Fudge, sarsaparilla, caramel|
|Aroma:||Key lime, sweet butter, pear, caramel|
|Acidity:||Kiwi, soft, balanced|
|Flavor/Nuances:||Sweet tea, vanilla, pear, cocoa, fudge, caramel, bubblegum, red apple, blackberry, red punch, cherry, orange|
|Sweetness:||Orange candy, white grape|
|Body/Mouthfeel:||Soft, round, milk chocolate|
$5.44 / lb
|Farm:||Various smallholder farmers|
|Variety:||Catimor, Caturra, Costa Rica, Typica, Bourbon|
About the producer
The Regional Select program at Cafe Imports was created to highlight the unique profiles that are inherent to various microclimates in coffee producing countries. Local variables like wind patterns, soil quality, sunlight, elevation, and other environmental influencers have much to do with the common characteristics that separate, say, a Northern Colombian from a Southern Colombian coffee, just as they inform the differences between a Colombian and a Kenyan.
Regional Select offerings are lots built as blends from coffees that cup out between 84–87 on our 100-point cupping scale, and come with regional and often micro regional 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.