We receive fresh deliveries of these coffee beans twice per week. Please allow up to 3-4 working days after you order for dispatch in case we need to wait for the next delivery.
Many associate Rosetta Roastery with their progressively roasted coffees, with flavours that appear on the more eclectic quadrants of the flavour wheel, accompanied by lighter bodies and vibrant acidities, but, particularly of late, they've actually displayed an impressive knack for finding a coffee to include in each season's offering that even the most classic coffee palates can't help but enjoy. This winter that coffee is definitely Peru Apu Collective.
We don't get to taste a lot of Peruvian coffees here in South Africa. It is after all an "up and coming" coffee producer, but one only needs to take a couple of sips of this single origin to see that it does an impressive job of providing that delicious, classic Latin American profile that many seek from more established producing countries like Colombia, Costa Rica or even Brazil.
In the cup, this coffee is all sweetness and balance. It has something for everyone, with malty, honey-like, syrupy sweetness and some subtle nutty and spicy notes. You may find some whispers of fruit in some cups - it has a pretty decent acidity - but the prevailing quality of this lovely new offering is simply a well-balanced, very delicious coffee coffee. It will undoubtedly be a crowd pleaser on chilly winter mornings. We'd highly recommend you pick up a bag for any brew method you happen to enjoy.
Sweet malt, toasted almonds & juicy acidity
“You’re not some nutty stalker, are you?” asked Clementine, leaning back against the malt brown leather seat. “How could I be the stalker?” he asked. “You were the one who started talking to me!” “Oh please,” she retorted. “That’s the oldest trick in the stalker book!” “There’s a stalker book? Geez! I’ll have to read that one.”
These relatively high-grown Peruvians are surprisingly resistant to heat. We gotten best results with a rather long ramp, and aggressive heat before, during and after first crack. The end result, however, is anything but aggressive.
While it may not be Kopi Luwak, the coffee trees farmed by members of the Cenfro Cooperative are fertilized by bird guano (an exotic word for "pooh"), and cultivated according to the strictest organic practices. Farmers also engage in fairly progressive pruning to prevent over-production of coffee cherries, and achieve a higher quality coffee cherry.
- Producer: Smallholder farming members of the Cenfrocafe Co-Operative
- Region: San Ignacio Province, Cajamarca Region
- Country: Peru
- Variety: Typica, Caturra
- Altitude: 1,200m - 1,800 mASL
- Processing: Fully washed and sun dried in parabolic tents
- Harvest: 2018