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Branch Street Coffee Roasters

Peru Rayos del Sol Single Farm

Location: Youngstown, Ohio

Origin: San Ignacio, northern Peru

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $13.25/10 ounces

Review Date: April 2017

Agtron: 56/81

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet, spice-toned. Praline, cedar, baker’s chocolate, fig, clove in aroma and cup. Soft, bittersweet acidity; richly drying, syrupy mouthfeel. The deep-toned, resonant finish consolidates to fig and cedar in the short, with a suggestions of praline 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. Branch Street Coffee Roasters is a small-batch specialty coffee roaster in Youngstown, Ohio. Under the careful eye of owner/roaster Matthew Campbell, each coffee is individually profiled and cupped to ensure peak flavor and consistency. Visit www.branchstreetcoffee.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A straightforward cup with an appealing throughline of sweet nut and fruit tones and gentle acidity.