Alterra Coffee Roasters
Peruvian Fair-Trade Organic
|Roaster Location:||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Quillabamba region, south-central Peru.|
|Review Date:||March 2004|
In the nose intensely roasty and intensely alive with pungently sweet fruit - passion fruit, or sweet grapefruit. In the cup the powerful coupling of sweet fruit and bitterish roast tones persists. Patient palates may read a raisin-toned dark chocolate in the roasty fruit.
Produced by the 150 farmers of the Cochapampa cooperative, this coffee is certified organically grown and Fair-Traded, meaning farmers have been paid a formula-determined price for their coffee that assures economic sustainability. Alterra is a quality-oriented small-batch wholesale and retail roaster with a small chain of cafes; locations in Milwaukee and environs. Visit
Who Should Drink It
This hugely roasty but roundly fruity coffee should please those who prefer their dark roasts powerful but free of burned bitterness.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2004 tasting report: Emerging Origins