Anemone - Espresso
Our sweet, fruity andbright espresso. This washed Peruvian has a pronounced citric acidity with gentle orange and peach notes and a white chocolate sweetness in the finish. For those that like to brighten up their espresso kick.
|Producer||Roberto Perales Perez|
|Taste Notes||Lemon, Orange, Peach, White Chocolate|
||Taste Note Card (PDF)|
Roberto’s 3 hectare farm lies between 1950-2000 masl where temperatures are less extreme. The terroir, altitude and climate offer great potential for bright, fruity coffees. Roberto has been steering his farm more towards specialty coffee in the last years. Historically, he had a lot of the lower quality but higher yield Catimor varietal. Back then nobody was paying premiums for quality and the government promoted Catimor to farmers. Roberto was forced to focus on volume even though at his altitude, Catimor wasn’t even that efficient as in the lower regions of Huabal.
Roberto knew he was underutilizing his terroir’s potential but needed buyers that were willing to pay premiums for a higher cup quality. With the growing popularity of Peruvian specialty coffees, he got that opportunity and seized on it. With the help of our importer, Falcon Coffee, he started regenerating his lands with other varietals, mostly caturra. In the last years his patient work has started resulting in greatly increased cup quality. We found this washed lot to really showcase the potential of Roberto’s farm’s terroir and altitude. A strong citric acidity and orange-like sweetness. Truly a fruity, bright cup.
Specialty coffee has had a tricky relation with Peru. The Cajamarca region where Huabal lies, holds massive potential for quality coffee, with ideal growing conditions and great varieties, but quality is often lost in picking, processing and drying, with producers lacking infrastructure and knowledge. Even worse, the premiums that were paid by western importers rarely made it back to producers because of complicated buying structures with too many middlemen. Our importing partner, Falcon Coffees, has been the driving force in changing these dynamics. They set up a warehouse in Jaen and started buying parchment coffee directly from producers which gave them full financial traceability. They made sure that premiums flowed back to producers, encouraged them to associate in coops and offered on the ground education and training. It’s been a long road but the cup quality has increased dramatically in the last 2-3 years, making coffees from producers like Roberto highly sought after. We’re very happy to feature this coffee on our Anemone series.
We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday with DPD Parcel Service. We’re pretty fast in completing and shipping your orders. But just to be on the safe side it’s best to take in account a total delivery time of 2-5 days.
Roasting & Freshness
We aim to deliver fresh but rested coffee you can dig into right away. That means most coffee we ship is 2-10 days old. If you prefer the hyperfresh stuff, let us know in the order notes box on your cart page. Our coffees taste best 1-6 weeks after roasting but can be enjoyed for up to 3 months or more if vacuum packed and/or freezed.
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