Peru Cafe de Mujer Organic
Gentle, subtle, understated but far from boring. This delightful cup from Peru has gentle acidity and slight sweetness with a smooth, creamy texture and a clean finish that'll have you looking at the bottom of the cup before you know it. Expect notes of caramel, milk chocolate and almond.
Arrival Date: October 1st, 2021
Acidity & Brightness: Mild and slightly sweet
Balance & Finish: Well balanced, clean finish
Body & Texture: Medium to full bodied, smooth, creamy texture
Flavors: Caramel, milk chocolate, almond
Grade: SHB, grown at 1500-1800 masl
Certifications: Organic & Fair Trade
Processing: Fully Washed, hand-picked, sun dried
Grower: 124 women members of Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros de la Cuenca del Rio Marañón (APROCCURMA)
Region: Rodríguez de Mendoza, Amazonas, Peru
Varietals: Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Pache and Typica
Roasting: We like this coffee best at City+ (light-medium) but it's worth noting it's extremely versatile! Anywhere from the tail end of first crack to early second crack with produce pleasing results. Lighter roasts will be more fruity, bright and clean while darker roasts will emphasize chocolate and the gentler fruits such as peach.
Reminder: This coffee is raw, roast before enjoying!
Our Review: "PERU FTO CAFE DE MUJER APROCCURMA is sourced from 124 women producers organized around the Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros de la Cuenca del Rio Marañón (APROCCURMA), which operates in the providence of Rodríguez de Mendoza, Peru. Women at origin, who represent a large percentage of the labor input for the coffee industry, earn very little from the revenue generated because very few women own the land utilized for coffee production. For the past five years, APROCCURMA has working directly with women producers, to establish land ownership and then provide training on organic management and environmental practices. This lot is a result of those efforts, which will provide women producers with the revenue generated from coffee production on farms owned and managed by women." - Royal Coffee
Peruvian coffee has a reputation for subtlety that is commonly misconstrued as, well to put it bluntly, boring. I think that's just a misinterpretation of what is meant by the word subtle! I think of subtle as gentle, mild, understated. Subtle reminds me of a friend of mine who stays quiet during conversations in large groups of people, but when he speaks up, everyone listens because what he has to say is always thoughtful and compelling. Peruvian coffee is that friend. It's understated, it's quiet, but if you really take in the cup, you'll find it's got quite a bit say, in that calm, soothing voice that only Peruvian coffee can say it. This coffee has gentle acidity and slight sweetness with a smooth, creamy texture and a clean finish that'll have you looking at the bottom of the cup before you know it. Expect notes of caramel, milk chocolate and almond.