Joe to Go
Peru Corona Royale
|North Hollywood, California
|Chanchamayo growing region, south-central Peru
A sweet, fruity Peru that suffers from musty, mildewed tones. The mild musty influence turns the fruit and floral notes pungent, dry, and bittersweet. Pleasantly so, aside from the rather heavy finish.
Peru coffees, surprisingly given their high growing altitudes, tend to be gentle, sweet, and delicate in acidity. This example from the Chanchamayo region near Machu Picchu is a sweetly floral version of the type that suffers from musty or mildewed tones acquired either drying or storage. Joe to Go claims to be "Hollywood's Favorite Coffee," offering coffee service to "100 of the biggest productions in the entertainment business" including The Tonight Show, Fox Sports, etc. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who value coffees that, like traditional Sumatras, for example, embody an edgy, musty fruitiness.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 2003 tasting report: Roasters without Stores