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Peach Coffee Roasters

Peru Natural Utcubamba

Location: Johns Creek, Georgia

Origin: Utcubamba Province, Amazonas Region, north-central Peru

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Review Date: March 2019

Agtron: 53/77

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Fruit-forward, crisply sweet. Caramelized banana, hibiscus, cedar, pipe tobacco, rum cordial in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with round, gentle acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The quiet finish leads with banana and rum suggestions in the short, rounding to sweet pipe tobacco in the long.

Notes:

This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador for Coffee Review’s March 2019 tasting report.  This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Peach Coffee Roasters is an Atlanta, Georgia-based specialty roaster. Visit www.peachcoffeeroasters.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A natural-processed Peru cup with an appealing hint of cordial-like sweet ferment animating a layering of fruit, floral and tobacco notes.


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

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