Unroasted - Peru Fair Trade Organic HB MCM


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About the bean

Most coffee from Peru is grown in the northern part of the country by small farmers organized into cooperatives. Peru is a go-to source for organic coffees known for their bright effervescent snap and gentle sweetness.

Our organic, Fair Trade offering from Peru is sourced from the Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Aprocanorsi LTDA - a cooperative that brings together 159 small producers, 29 of which are women. Established in 2004 with a strong emphasis on social and environmentally responsible principles, the Aprocanorsi cooperative offers Fair Trade, organic and UTZ certified coffee, among others.

Expect a bright, sweet and floral coffee with a medium body; fresh ripe fruit is the lingering note. Coffees grown at altitudes above 3,000 feet are described as "Hard Bean" or HB. The higher altitudes and lower temperatures produce a slower maturing fruit and a harder, less porous, more desirable bean.

Cupping scores and notes

Region: Cajamarca
Altitude: 1300 and 1950 masl
Botanical variety: Caturra, Nacional, Catimor, Pache, Bourbon and Castillo
Certifications: Fair Trade and Organic
Aroma: 7.5
Acidity: 7.8
Flavour: 7.6
Body: 7.5
Balance: 7.8
Uniformity: 10
Clean Cup: 10
Sweetness: 10
Defect Points: 0

MCM: Most coffee from Peru is either an MCM / Grade 2 category, or MC / Grade 3 category. These coffees offer a medium acidity and body with a pleasant and clean flavour. Grade 1 is the highest quality on this scale, distinguished by a very good acidity and body with a lovely aroma.

Roasting recommendation: Dark to medium.

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