Red Rooster Coffee Roaster
Milepost Peru Rayos del Sol
Location: Floyd, Virginia
Origin: San Ignacio, northern Peru
Est. Price: $14.99/12 ounces
Review Date: April 2017
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.
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.