PERU El Carmen

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PERU El Carmen

18.00

Varietal:  100% Arabica (yellow caturra, typica). GR. 1 Shade Grown

Certification:  Fair-Trade, Organic

Harvest: 2018-2019

Processing Method:  Washed (Wet-Processed)

Village: El Carmen

Region:  Cajamarca, Santuario Cooperative. St. Ignacio Province, Northern Andean Mountains, Peru.

Growing Altitude:  1900 masl

Tasting Notes:  Light-medium body, well-rounded with white peach and chamomile notes.  Present acidity with milk chocolate notes and dried fruits, vanilla custard.  Syrupy caramel finish with darker roasts.  Easy drinking drip/pour-over but accepts milk/sugar as espresso brew also. Fresh-crop, a very versatile coffee. 

Roast Level:  LIGHT-MEDIUM

12 oz. per bag.

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Region: San Ignacio in the Cajamarca Region, Peru

A very remote area in Northern Peru with breathtaking landscapes that is a mecca for growing organic coffee. When visiting here, the producers always offer upon arrival a shot of homemade aguardiente, anise-flavored firewater booze that the locals make and store in plastic Coca-Cola liters. The coffee culture here is relatively new and the region is only just beginning to gain access to basic infrastructure, such as electricity and paved roads. It's a rugged trek but the region produces incredibly expressive organic coffees.