Origin: Moyobamba, San Martin, Peru
Varietal: Typica, Caturra, Catimor
Certification: Rainforest Alliance . Organic. Fair Trade.
Taste Notes: Black cherries & brown sugar. A sweet & juicy coffee with light acidity, medium body, and a sweet finish.
This single origin South American speciality coffee is produced by the Agraria APROECO cooperative, near Moyobamba, San Martin.
The varietals are Typica (90%) Caturra & Catimor. This is a washed Peruvian coffee & is grown at altitudes of 1000 - 1800 metres above sea level. It's a shade grown coffee, with the coffee being shaded by a canopy of trees, allowing for a much more natural environment conducive to organically growing, without the need for chemical pesticides.
Shade grown coffee farms are a paradise for birds and other wildlife. Although it may seem counter intuitive to welcome birds to attractive looking coffee cherries, studies like this one in Jamaica have shown that birds and other naturally concurring wildlife are part of a natural eco system that works perfectly if we don't mess with it.
When you try to keep birds away, you then have to find a synthetic way to do the job they would usually do of managing the likes of berry borers, this means chemicals, and chemicals, not being a natural part of the eco system, completely bugger it all up.
This is a triple cert coffee, which means it's certified as Organic, Fair Trade, and Rainforest Alliance. The SCA cup score is 82-83, and this is graded as grade 1 coffee.
Have tried so many different coffees but this is the best so far l am no expert but know what l like and will definitely be ordering more .
Rich but a bit too strong and not too refined for my tastes
Just got my new Sage Bambino and Smart Grinder Pro, and these were the first beans I tried. Lovely flavour using either Aeropress or double shot flat whites. Medium body and sweet…but couldn’t get black cherries :-)
Sorry but I found the coffee very weak and lacking in flavour. Doubling the shots jus made it bitter. Tried with Delonghi and aero press. Mixed one third Ethiopian from Black Bag Coffee to give some taste. My Son in Law is from Peru and occasionally we get kilo bags of coffee from his family. A guy sells door to door every week. Oh my God,?what a drink. Makes a strong dark chocolatey coffee with in shot and even if you make it extra strong there is no bitterness at all. My goal is to find an equivalent in UK but nothing comes close. Trying to track down in Lima but guy won’t let us haven’t supplier