Wild Goose Coffee Roasters

Peru Chirinois

Location: Redlands, California

Origin: San Ignacio Province, Cajamarca Region, northern Peru

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2019

Agtron: 56/76

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Balanced, deeply sweet, subtly spice-toned. Pear, almond, baker’s chocolate, wisteria, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart-savory structure with soft acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. A gently brisk finish quietly sustains all of the aroma and flavor notes from the cup.


This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador for Coffee Review’s March 2019 tasting report. 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. Wild Goose emphasizes its relationship-driven green coffee sourcing, and for every pound of coffee sold it purchases ten pounds of food for a local food bank, with over 750,000 pounds donated to date. Visit www.wildgoosecoffee.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A beautifully balanced Peru cup: fruit, flowers and nuts in crisply sweet harmony.

This review originally appeared in the March, 2019 tasting report: Revisiting the Andes: Coffees From Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia

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