About the beanOur coffee from Peru is one of our most popular offerings. Often described as mild in character and a good bean for blends, coffee from Peru nevertheless varies depending on the region it is from.
Our Peru SHB Organic is sourced from the wonderful Norandino Cooperative in northern Peru. Founded in 1995 by 200 coffee farmers, Norandino now represents thousands of smallholder growers and has diversified into other crops – it has become particularly well known for its organic cocoa.
What to expect
We taste tested both a Full City and City roast profile. The City was the favourite and tasted just as we expected: a sweet and fruity medium-bodied coffee with notes of orange and a nutty, milk chocolate aroma. We gained more chocolatey notes with the Full City roast and a flavour that brought to mind sweet popcorn. The fruit was delicate at this level. Overall, a great morning cup of joe; pairs well with food.
Process: Fully washed and sun dried
Harvest: July - December (long and late!)
Region: Cajamarca, northern Peru
Source: Norandino Co-op
Roasting recommendation: City - literally, the sweet spot! For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart.
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About the bean
A traditional European-style espresso and a perfect balance of bittersweet notes. Jubilee is rich in flavour with an almond colouring and thick crema.
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About the bean
Coffee in the relatively compact region of Yirgacheffe in southern Ethiopia is typically grown by small holders in "gardens" with coffee trees mixed in with other plants and trees cultivated for food and other essentials. There is little to no use of chemicals by these small holder farmers; they can't afford them, and, as such, it would be safe to assume all coffees produced by these gardens are organic.
What to expect
An excellent coffee. This Yirgacheffe offers a well-balanced cup no matter where you move on the roast spectrum. At an American (light) roast, the Yirgacheffe is particularly aromatic - fresh and fruity. Acidity for this one is high but the cup is so nicely balanced, it remains widely pleasing. We enjoyed notes of orange and peach, enhanced by a lemony caramel flavour.
At a Full City roast, the Yirgacheffe inevitably loses some of its note power but it does gain a chocolatey, brown sugar sweetness with a discreet citrus brightness that some of us preferred. Very balanced, sweet aftertaste; a wonderful morning coffee and a great pick for espresso. This bean is a gem.
Roasting recommendation: To bring out the Yirgacheffe's subtleties, roast medium. Consider blending to add nuance to other coffees. When roasted dark, it becomes sharply pungent but very thin, bereft of all its flowery and fruity notes. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart.