Peru - Rutas del Inca
Classic Peru, Elevated
Apple, Butterscotch, Chocolate
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This microlot coffee opens with hints of apple, grape, and plum, and finishes with sweet classic notes of chocolate, butterscotch, and caramel.
Producer Notes: This is the second year we’ve featured a micro-lot from the Rutas del Inca project. We are yet again surprised to be consistently finding Peruvian coffees of this quality, given that specialty coffee production there is still in its infancy and lots of this quality were extraordinarily rare prior to this 2021 season.
This micro-lot comes from 15 members of the Rutas del Inca cooperative.
This coffee is grown along the mountainous Eastern Incan Road, the longest, most extensive network in Pre-Columbian America, connecting roughly 20,000 miles of roads. Until recently, farmers in this region of Peru cultivated the potato, which is native to that area. Most lived in extreme poverty, but several NGO’s have been working over the past decade to help create a specialty coffee industry to bring jobs and money into the area.
Brew Notes: A medium grind and 204-206℉ water at a 1:15 brew ratio highlight the chocolate and butterscotch notes without overwhelming the fruit acidity
Varieties: Caturra, Typica, Catimor
Processing Method: Washed
Producer: Rutas del Inca Cooperative