This is a great micro-lot chop from the Cenfrocafe. Rated a couple points higher than the last batches due to it being a little cleaner cup with a little more jazzy acidity.
The Peru coffees have been great this season and this offering is no exception. Cenfrocafe coffee is sourced from family owned farms and is an umbrella cooperative established in 1999 that supports 80 organizations and 2,000 coffee producers in the region of Majorca, Peru. CENFROCAFE provides training and financing aimed at improving coffee quality and yields to increase farmer earnings.
Tasting Notes: A very clean jazzy Peru offering. This cup has awesome depth of flavor and is solid medium to dark roast coffee. Lighter roasts have some stronger lemony acidity, a bit of soft fruit, some herbal and a bit of nutty caramel with some lingering hints of a chocolaty undertone. Medium roasts develop more of a chocolaty sweet tone with reduced acidity – hint of the nutty/caramel/soft fruit can still be found. Darker roasts turn strong and edgy but retain good sweetness; mostly chocolaty with some smoke and toasty tones.
Roasting Notes: Easy to roast and good from light to dark. Not a high acidity coffee but if you roast it light, it will have some. Medium and darker roasts will be low acidity. Set-up helps get a smooth cup – day two really brought the cup together nicely.