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Red Rooster Coffee Roaster

Milepost Peru Rayos del Sol

Location: Floyd, Virginia

Origin: San Ignacio, northern Peru

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2017

Agtron: 62/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, richly sweet. Lilac, roasted cacao nib, vanilla bean, tart quince, aromatic frankincense in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet acidity; lush, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The gentle finish is quietly flavor-saturated, leading with fruit and floral tones in the short, cocoa in the long.

Notes:

Produced by Percy Pintado from trees of the Red Caturra, Yellow Caturra and Bourbon varieties of Arabica. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.

The Bottom Line: For those who enjoy the virtues of decidedly light-roasted coffees, this Peru offers a delicately floral cup with high-toned cacao notes throughout.