Greater Goods Coffee Roasters

Peru La Salina

Location: Austin, Texas

Origin: Jaén Province, Cajamarca Region, northern Peru

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2019

Agtron: 52/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Deeply rich, sweetly savory. Fine musk, toffee, red currant, sandalwood, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Bright, sweet-savory structure with juicy acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp finish consolidates to toffee and narcissus.


This coffee tied for the highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador for Coffee Review’s March 2019 tasting report. Produced by Tomas Fernandez entirely from trees of the Caturra variety 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. Founded in 2015, the Greater Goods mission is to enrich the lives of coffee-drinkers through passion, creativity, innovation and commitment to the consistency of the specialty coffee the company roasts, and through the local causes supported with its proceeds. Visit greatergoodsroasting.com or call 512-858-2680 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A nuanced Peru coffee characterized by red fruit notes, rich aromatic wood, and a throughline of sweet musk-like notes.

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

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