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We are fortunate to have yet another wonderful Peruvian release to share with you, sourced and roasted by our friends at Rosetta Roastery. This time it's actually a returning favourite of sorts.
This coffee was grown by Don Juan Asto; we were lucky enough to enjoy a previous coffee of his back in 2018. At that time, specialty coffee from Peru wasn't that common on the local market, and our friends at Rosetta were among the pioneers in this space. They are still doing an incredible job of showcasing some of the best Peru has to offer, and in 2021, a Peruvian specialty coffee is no longer such a rare find! We think that's a great thing, and if you've tasted some of Rosetta's recent Peruvians, no doubt you do too.
Phaedon's tasting notes
This coffee is a classic. You could almost compare it to Frank Sinatra. It's smooth, pleasant, easy on the senses, and should appeal to almost any coffee lover. It has those easily recognisable characteristics: it's nutty, it's sweet, it's not going to offend anyone. It should have wide appeal.
I may be stretching this particular metaphor a bit too far, but like Frank, you also have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy this coffee. It's perfect for those moments when you want something comfortable and familiar, not something newfangled and novel.
Quite appropriately, I found this coffee was best in a good old fashioned French press.
Flavour profile: Balanced, juicy & clean, currant and rooibos hints
We apply a relatively long development time to optimise the level of caramelisation in the coffee. Aggressive - but measured - heat application helps produce the requisite sweetness and body for espresso-based drinks, whilst avoiding scorching. We push the roast just far enough - and not to the point where we'd diminish its potential to produce lovely, juicy filter coffee.
Based in the small community of the Chinchaysuyo, Don Juan Asto prides himself in producing outstanding coffee lots from year to year and is known for his zealous, impassioned demeanour.
Much like Ramos Ccoillar of the La Nueva Florida farming community we also work with, the 'roja' plague that occurred between 2011 to 2014 had its effect on Juan as well. Many producers were hit hard resulting in many abandoned farms but as a long-term member of ACPC cooperative, Juan and some of his neighbours maintain a positive attitude and continue to strive to improve the quality of his coffee with each crop.
- Altitude: 1550 - 1650m ASL
- Processing: Washed.
- Variety: Caturra, Typica, Pache
- Region: Chinchaysuyo, Chanchamayo Province, Junin
- Country: Peru
- Producer: Juan Asto
- Harvest: 2020