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La Coipa Peru

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Eulogia Carrillo Julca harvested and processed this micro-lot on her 7.5-acre farm located near the community of San Ignacio in the Cajamarca region. She has her own micro-mill where carefully harvested cherries are depulped, fermented, washed to remove the mucilage, and then gently dried on raised beds over a period of 21 days. While Eulogia has designed farm management and post-harvest solutions to fit her needs, she also has a strong alliance to bring her coffee to the international market and earn fair prices. With the help of Aroma del Valle, a cooperative where she is a member, she has been able to successfully produce micro-lots that are gaining international recognition. Aroma del Valle is an organization established to assist small producers access the specialty coffee market. With more than 50 years of experience cultivating coffee, Eulogia has become the cooperative’s model and inspiration for other producers who also want to sell coffee in the specialty coffee market. Eulogia and other members of Aroma del Valle are also currently focused on family gardens to cultivate food for their own households. Eulogia has incorporated fruit trees and other species of hardwood that serve as another source of income and as shade to protect the coffee.

Coffee Review

90 pts      Aroma: 8    Acidity/Structure: 8   Body: 8    Flavor: 8    Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment: Rich, roundly bittersweet. Nutmeg, peach, caramel, spicy chocolate, carnation-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced and crisp in structure; buoyant and lightly satiny in mouthfeel. Sweet and flavor-saturated in the short finish, tapering to richly drying in the long..

The Bottom Line: A richly expressed, crisply bittersweet microlot from a tiny, woman-owned and operated farm in Peru.

Review by Kenneth Davids, Coffee Review, Feb 2020. Review at Coffee Review.

La Coipa Peru

Aroma and Flavor notes: 
Apricot. Macadamia Nut. Orange Blossom.
Citric & Mild
San Ignacio. Cajamarca. Peru.
Eulogia Carrillo Julca
Caturra. Pache. Typica.
Growing elevation: 
1850 Meters
Washed. Sun-dried.
A Female Forward JBC Coffee

Weight: 12 oz