Peru Exploration Edition
Our Roasters Brew Box exists to help roasters learn more about coffee through sensory experiences. By tasting new coffees, processing methods, and roast styles, we reach a better understanding of our own preferences and the possibilities of coffee.
Coffees from Peru regularly rank among our favorite cups. We love the comforting and familiar flavors found in Peru's three main producing regions. We’ve been fortunate to discover some very unique coffees from small groups and single producers. Those are the coffees featured in this Brew Box, which explores coffees from several parts of Peru to better understand this popular and high-producing country. Adding a decaffeinated coffee brings us another layer of understanding of how terroir can still be celebrated even with additional processing.
Join us for a live virtual cupping to taste these coffees with us and calibrate on flavor, aroma, and impressions. Dates for the cuppings can be found below.
Join us for a live virtual cupping of these coffees:
Tuesday, May 23 at 12pm Central Watch the live cupping on YouTube
Tuesday, July 18 at 12pm Central (Order your brew box on or before July 11)
In Each Brew Box
Four different coffees highlight the diversity in flavors, varietals, and characteristics of the coffee-growing regions of Peru.
All profiles were created on the MCR500 Sample Roaster and the MCR-2D 2kg Roaster.
Lima, Women Producers – Cajamarca
Versatile, round, and sweet with notes of red fruit and dark chocolate. A complex regional blend of coffee from the Cajamarca region that’s great for blending or for use as a single origin.
Edwar Guivin Fernandez – Amazonas
Clean and sweet with notes of cola, pear, and red licorice. This is a blend of Bourbon and Caturra varietals grown by Edwar Guivin Fernandez in the Alto Mayo Protected Forest, this cup is layered and balanced.
Luis Angaspilco Inga – Amazonas
Single farm-produced, this blend of Typica, Bourbon, and Caturra varietals creates a cup that is delicate and lightweight by Luis Anngaspilco Inga, who also produces in the Alto Mayo Protected Forest.
Decaf Mountain Water Process – Cajamarca
A clean decaf with low acidity and hot chocolate-like sweetness. This chemical-free decaffeination method allows the unique flavors of this offering to shine.
Our importing partners
The most important determining factor to the success of a roaster is a high-quality green coffee. When a roaster starts with excellent green coffee the rest is simple: maintain and highlight quality in the cup. Cafe Imports has been thoughtfully sourcing specialty coffee and building relationships at origin for over 30 years. As our partner for green coffee and education, we rely on their experienced sensory and sales teams to provide us with fresh-crop coffees that are interesting and appealing to our students and customers. We sourced the Decaf Cajamarca and the Women Producers’ coffees from Cafe Imports.
For this iteration of our Roasters’ Brew Box, we also sourced single-producer coffees from Red Fox Coffee Merchants who’s home base is in California, but also has an office in Lima, Peru. The team at the Lima office continues to develop producer relationships and work closely with those partners – like the COOPBAM cooperative – where producers Edwar and Luis produce.
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