Peru Cajamarca HUABAL

  • Fruity flavors with apple, caramel and cola
  • Touch of dark chocolate
  • Smooth mouthfeel

Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica

Altitude: 1700 to 1900 masl

Processing: Washed

Importer: Cafe Imports

Rob Says: This is, in volume, our most important Peruvian coffee of the year. Our head roaster Jeff went to Peru to pick us some top class coffees. From dozens of great lots he picked one regional (that’s this one) and two microlots.

Producer lots are cupped and classified according to their quality. The 85–87-point coffees are placed into our regional select lots and the 87+ coffees are then further separated as producer microlots, highlighting Peru’s full potential. We are looking forward to seeing Peru become a powerhouse in coffee in the following years.

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Peru Cajamarca JOSE LUIS HERRERA GONZALES

  • Pineapple
  • Good mouthfeel
  • Sweet cup with long after taste

Lot: Microlot

Region: Agua Colorado, Cajamarca

Processing: Washed

Exporter: Centrocafe

Importer: Cafe Imports

Rob Says: As in 2017 all our Peruvian coffees come from the north west of Cajamarca, which is not only where the bulk of the country’s coffees come from, but also far and away the best-cupping lots. A small group of producers there have been developing microlot-quality coffees for several years, and we are excited to offer two of them this year.

 

Peru Cajamarca CHIRINOS Microlot

  • Sweet brown sugar/molasses
  • Fruity cup
  • Clean after taste

Variety: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra

Altitude: around 1700 masl

Processing: Washed

Imported by: Cafe Imports

Rob Says: Last year the Chirinos was one of the most popular coffees with our dealers all over Europe. Cause we think Peru is becoming a powerhouse in Specialty Coffee the upcoming years, we decided to visit the region where it’s produced by ourself and close some better relationships with both producer and exporter.

As an origin, Peru has all the conditions necessary to produce world-class coffee: Concentrated volumes of coffee growing at and above 1700 meters; a prominence of Typica, Bourbon, and Caturra; and a movement among the producing population away from subsidence-farming and toward quality coffee production.

Peru Cajamarca Hacienda LA ENCANTADA

  • Winey cup (meaning: plump, round, ripe fruit)
  • Notes of Fig and Prune
  • Hints of Chocolate and Lemon

Region: Cajamarca

Variety: Costa Rica, Bourbon, Pache, Caturra

Farm: La Encantada

Producer: Nehemias Flores

Imported by: Cafe Imports

Rob Says: Best Peruvian coffee i ever tasted. For years we have been cupping disappointing stuff from this country, but with all the hard work done by Cafe Imports at origin this is changing. After investments in infrastructure, transportation and lot separation, comparable to practices done in other well known coffee origins like Colombia, we are happy to see and taste the difference in the cup.

 

 

This lot comes to us from producer Nehemias Flores of Nuevo Trujillo, Peru. His farm, Finca La Encantada is a 2 hectare parcel of which 90% is planted with Costa Rica, Bourbon, Pache, Caturra, along with vegetables, wheat, and fruit trees. Nehemias first acquired this farm in 2011. This specific lot was harvested at peak ripeness, depulped, fermented on average for 14-20 hours, then moved to the parabolic dryer for an average period of 5-9 days.

THIS COFFEE WILL BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF FEBRUARY.

Peru Cajamarca CHIRINOS

  • Sweet and fat
  • Relatively low acidity
  • Floral and a touch of berries

Rob Says: Happy we can offer a couple of Peruvian coffees for the first time ever. This bean is a real espresso bean, due to its low acidity combined with this sweet and round body. When pulling espresso shots the acidic and bitter nuances tend to come forward, so we need to be very careful with our selection and roasting protocols.

Region: Cajamarca

Variety: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra

Altitude: around 1700 masl

Imported by: Cafe Imports

THIS COFFEE WILL BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF FEBRUARY