|Roaster Location:||Viroqua, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Cajamarca growing region, Peru.|
|Est. Price:||$11.75/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2013|
Blind Assessment: Pure, powerful, sweetly bright. Chocolate, honey, orange zest, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Richly and roundly tart acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is tart, resonant and flavor-saturated.
Notes: Wonderstate Coffee has developed a direct relationship with farmers surrounding Huabal village, from whom it buys this impressive coffee via Cenfrocafe, an umbrella cooperative with over two-thousand members. This coffee is certified organic, and although the words "Fair Trade" appear on the label of the attractive valve-topped can, judging by the absence of trademarked seal this coffee may not be certified Fair Trade by FairTrade USA (formerly TransFair USA). However, Wonderstate is affiliated with the Fair Trade Federation, a membership (rather than certifying) organization devoted to "providing fair wages and good employment opportunities to economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide." Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for their commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar powered roastery. Visit https://wonderstate.com for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a classically structured morning cup: bright, big-bodied, but balanced.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2013 tasting report: The Andes Cup: Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador