Tasting Notes: Berries, cream, rasberry jam
Roast level: Medium
This organic honey-processed Peruvian coffee from Huabal has a velvety body and a pleasant dried fruit aroma. Berries and cream flavors are supplanted by raspberry jam in the finish. In a blind tasting Coffee Review awarded a past lot 93 points!
Located high in the Andes mountain range, above the city of Jaen, is the Huabal district. This is home to many farmers responsible for cultivating some of Peru’s best coffee. CENFROCAFE was founded in 1999 and represents more than 2,000 coop members of local associations in Cajamarca. Farmers from three local associations in Huabal contributed the coffee cherries that make up this particular micro-lot. Those associations are Brillante Perla Andina, La flor del Agua Colorada, Flor de la Manzanilla, Bosques Andinos, and El Sabor de la Nuevas Variedades .
These coffee cherries rested for a twenty-four hour period before being dried on raised beds to remove the moisture prior to being de pulped. This processing method is known as the honey process. It involves allowing the coffee to dry in its mucilage. That is, some of the fruit remains on the coffee bean as it dries which passes on sugars that affect the coffee’s aroma and flavor, as well as it’s behavior during the roasting process. A major benefit of honey processed Peruvian coffee is that it demands a lot less water than a traditional washed process coffee.
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