TASTING NOTES

DARK CHOCOLATE, VANILLA, CARAMEL

ROASTING

The process of applying heat to green coffee beans to transform it’s chemical & physical properties,  resulting in roasted coffee beans that can be brewed.

MEDIUM ROAST

It’s always great to have a classic coffee from a classic coffee country, like Peru. We’ve enjoyed the dark chocolate, vanilla and caramel notes that roasting this selection with our Classic Profile brings out. It makes a great hot or cold brew.

REGION

Similar to Napa Valley or Burgundy for wine, the region where a coffee is grown can tell us a lot about the coffee.

PIURA, AMAZONAS, CAJAMARCA AND SAN MARTIN

This lot comes from four different regions in Peru: Piura, Amazonas, Cajamarca and San Martin. All of these regions are in the mountains of Northern Peru and close to the ocean, which makes them ideal for growing coffee.

PRODUCER

The farm & mill where the coffee cherry is grown & processed.

NORANDINO

Norandino was founded in 1995 as the Central Piurana de Cafetaleros. The goal of the cooperative was to help farmers become Fair Trade Certified so that they could get a fair price for their coffee lots. As the co-op grew, it was renamed Norandino. Today, Norandino Fair Trade Certified and offers organic lots, like this one. The co-op also works with local government officials to better the coffee growers’ communities.

PROCESSING

The method by which the green coffee bean is removed from the fruit & then dried & stored can affect the taste of the coffee.

WET PROCESSED (WASHED)

This selection is fully washed, or wet processed. In wet processing, beans are only dried after all the fruit on the bean has been completely removed. (Letting the fruit ferment first makes removing it easy.) This processing method:

  • Is the most common method used for coffee
  • Generally creates clean flavors
  • Produces a consistent profile

VARIETAL

Most wine drinkers know whether they prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot. Similarly, the Arabica coffee plant has several botanical varieties, each with unique taste characteristics.

TYPICA

Typica is one of the two original coffee varietals. (Bourbon is the other.) Typica is known for producing a sweet and clean cup that has decent body.