Red Rooster Coffee Roaster

Peru Finca Ecológica Agua Colorada

Location: Floyd, Virginia

Origin: Cajamarca, Peru

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $16.49/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2018

Agtron: 58/84

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Richly sweet, floral-toned. Wisteria, roasted cacao nib, almond, caramel, hint of musk in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly tart structure with juicy acidity; crisply velvety mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to a pretty cocoa-toned musk in the short, with almond and caramel resurfacing in the long.


This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 30 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2018. Produced by Gilmer Córdova at Agua Colorado farm from trees of the Red and Yellow Caturra varieties of Arabica. This coffee won sixth place at the 2017 Peru Cup of Excellence. Processed by the conventional wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. 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: A solid Peru cup: rich, deeply sweet, with the intrigue of a perfumy musk-like note throughout.

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