Peruvian Tres Cumbres
|Roaster Location:||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Coffee Origin:||Chanchamayo growing region, south-central Peru|
|Review Date:||May 2003|
Blind Assessment: Delicate and soft, with a tart sweetness suggesting Meyer lemon. Supple, smooth, elegant.
Notes: 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 fine representative of this underappreciated type. FreshCoffeeNow claims to roast and ship coffee the same day it is ordered. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Expresses about 80% of the sweet, round genius of Peru coffees, which is considerably better than the many half-hearted 50% versions one encounters. Try it if you are curious about the flavor potential of this resonantly gentle, underappreciated origin.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2003 tasting report: Roasters without Stores