Peru Yanatile Lot 3
Peru Yanatile Lot 3
CHERRY & BROWN SUGAR
I hope you can float like a butterfly and sting like a bee ‘cause this balanced beauty from Peru is a dang knockout. So grab a bag quick and while you’re at it, you might want to get a bigger cup - you’re gonna need it!
Producer: Oswaldo Cusihuallpa Salcedo
Elevation: 1800 – 2000 MASL
Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra
It’s been a while since we’ve had a coffee from Peru. It wasn’t an intentional hiatus or anything; just a bit of off timing. I’m super stoked to say we have one now and it is a showstopper. The Oswaldo Cusihuallpa Salcedo is an elegant and balanced beauty that reveals its complexity as it cools. Its layers of yummy goodness will result in empty cups with the quickness. This is one of those coffees that both pros and schmos will flock to! Look for flavors of black cherry, vanilla, almond, caramel, and brown sugar.
Let’s brew this one in the Chemex. Toss 36 grams of coffee in the filter and pour 575 grams water over the top. Shoot for a final brew time of about 4 minutes. The resulting brew will be super sweet and balanced with layers of stone fruit and brown sugar for days.
This year we will purchase a small volume of micro lots — less than a container load — from an old friend in the Yanatile and Lares river valleys of Cusco, Prudencio Vargas. Prudencio has done a miraculous job of organizing a loyal group of twenty farmers in this remote corner of Cusco into one unified association. Production from each producer rarely reaches 10 bags annual. Typica is the variety of choice, though Caturra, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, and the dreaded Catimor can be found in the region. These valleys are arid and desert-like, creating an ideal environment for drying and storing parchment coffee. Altitude in the area can reach 2,200 masl, and quality is utterly exceptional from the group, often exceeding 87/88 points. Think pure fruit nectar with high intensity of sweetness and acidity.
Web-store orders are roasted and shipped to order Monday through Friday to ensure maximum freshness.