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This coffee brings back memories. Back when Rosetta Roastery last released a coffee from La Nueva Florida, the bags were still black and had somewhat esoteric movie references on them (some that might appeal to vintage Jack Nicholson fans). At the time that coffee was released, it was still fairly uncommon to get Peruvian specialty coffees in South Africa. Times have changed (for the better) and you could say that this coffee's predecessor(s) foreshadowed what was to come. We've had quite a few Nueva Florida releases from Rosetta since then that many coffee lovers across the country have enjoyed.
Today, Peru is an origin that you'll see on the menus of most specialty roasters in SA. The South American country has had a resurgence in interest around the world, and thanks to great growing conditions, the results are pretty delicious. Still, Peruvian coffees are often great value compared to other South American origins, simply because they had been out of focus for so many years prior.
At CCB, we love Peruvian coffees for their balance and broad appeal. They're coffees that both the hipsters and comfort-seekers will appreciate. This one is no exception.
Phaedon's tasting notes
This coffee is subtle. It doesn't have any loud flavours or zingy acidity. It's balanced, understated, restrained even. But it's also sweet, easy to drink, nutty and relatively full-bodied. It might be just what you're looking for on a cold autumn morning. Based on my experiments, it feels like this coffee was made for enjoyment in the AeroPress. There are lots of other great ways to enjoy it, but if you have an AeroPress, you are bound to be delighted.
Rosetta Roastery's notes
Flavour profile: Balanced, malty, brown sugar
Peru is a beloved coffee-growing region in part due to its numerous microclimates - variations in terroir allowing coffee cherries to develop distinctive regional flavour characteristics.
When a lot has such inherent sweetness, we can be more prudent with gas during the development time - employing a more conservative heat application to avoid any scorching while highlighting rich notes of butterscotch when paired with milk. As a black coffee, notes of orange peel and black tea also take the stage.
16 years ago, the poor growing conditions and agricultural debt forced Ccoillar’s oldest son, Florentino, to leave the Huancavelica region in the Andes of Peru. He found a plot of highland jungle that was for sale which he called ‘La Nueva Florida’, or ‘The New Flowering’ and there he planted his first coffee trees making the Ramos Ccoillar Family the original founders.
Common challenges in the Peruvian coffee industry centre around illiteracy, low wages and less robust infrastructure compared to most of Latin America. Along with unpredictable rains which can trigger coffee plants’ flowering cycle prematurely, the constant humidity makes drying a challenge.
Despite all of these challenges, The La Nueva Florida group has persevered over the years in producing high-scoring coffees and continue working closely with our sourcing partners on various projects with the farms.
- Altitude: 1,750m - 1,800 ASL
- Processing: Fully washed
Variety: Typica, Caturra, Bourbon, Pache
- Region: Rio Negro, Junin, Satipo
- Country: Peru
- Producers: Ramos Ccoillar and various smallholder farmers in the La Nueva Florida community
- Harvest: 2021/2