El Bosque, Peru (Dark Filter)

El Bosque, Peru

A sweet, complex, and truly beautiful coffee from Jaén, Cajamarca, Peru, that beguiles with melon, roasted oolong tea, and floral notes.

Roast Profile

Light

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Dark

Flavor Profile

Earthy

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Citric

Suggested Brewing

Espresso

That Sweet Sweet

When we visited Peru last fall, one of our very favorites—out of all six tables of coffee we tasted—came from Elmer Cruz Guerrero, a member of Asprocafe Alpes Andinos, a fairly new co-operative with an estimated 92 members and growing. Elmer's coffee was beautifully floral like our favorite oolong teas, had a mild berry tartness, and a mellow but persistent sweetness like ripe honeydew melons.

Varieties

Typica, Caturra

Roast

Dark

Processing Method

Washed

Drying Method

Raised Beds

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Mighty Ambitions

Elmer has been producing coffee on his farm, El Bosque, for 6 years, but learned the coffee business from his father (and next-door neighbor), who still produces commercial coffee. Elmer is incredibly motivated to improve his quality, increase production, and expand his business. He's submitted 8 bags of his current lot to Peru's Cup of Excellence, and has several nurseries of gesha, yellow bourbon, and yellow caturra on deck to plant. Like Elmer's farm, this is a relationship we can't wait to cultivate.

Country

Peru

Region

Cajamarca

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Municipality

San Ignacio

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Altitude

1900 masl