$19.00 – $38.00
COFFEE TASTE NOTES FOR CAJAMARCA, PERU
brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, Asian pear, caramelized peaches
CAJAMARCA SOURCING INFO
Peruvian coffee has evolved tremendously in recent history. Nowhere is this more evident than in the northwest region of the country. Cajamarca (pronounced kashamarka) receives top marks in the country’s Cup of Excellence competition for their microlot quality coffees. This most recent harvest is a washed process with a classic, sweet flavor profile. Anticipate hints of vanilla and cinnamon with fruity notes of Asian pear and caramelized peaches.
Awareness, innovation, and collaboration best describe the evolution of quality in Peruvian coffee. Lima Coffees (locally, LimCof Perú) is a cooperative association of approximately 600 smallholder farmers in Cajamarca. This association helps establish improvements that garner better quality coffee and higher prices, creating a mutually beneficial relationship for farmers and collaborators. One such improvement is incentivizing farmers to deliver coffee cherries to a mill instead of drying on the farm. This allows the mill to manage processing and to deliver a consistent offering for specialty coffee enthusiasts such as ourselves.
Although Peru is now among the top exporters of Arabica in the world, its coffee was mostly a domestic product until the early 1900s. As a result, microlot quality has been a more recent focus, guided by the leadership of Lima Coffees and partner organization Café Imports. Blueprint Coffee is privileged to share the results of this work with you in our third Lima Coffees harvest from Cajamarca, Peru. Since 2014, we’ve consistently been roasting coffees from Cajamarca. We admire their consistency, reliability, and forward sweetness in the cup.
- 1650 – 1800 MASL
- Caturra, Typica, Catimor, Mundo Novo, Pache
- July – September 2019
- Partnership Length:
- 3rd harvest
- Sourcing Partners:
- Café Imports (importer)