Peru Cafe Capili
Size 12oz / 333gm
Varietals Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, Pache, Catimor
Flavor Notes Cane Sugar, Lemon, Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Coffee producers in Santo Domingo de la Capilla are very serious about picking only the ripest cherries, so it can take up to five pickings to complete a harvest. After each picking, the cherry is fermented for approximately 12 hours and then washed and dried. Farmers here only recently began growing coffee. Until about five years ago, they concentrated primarily on sugarcane, or yonke (pronounced jon-kay). Traditionally, yonke is grown at low altitudes, but these communities had adapted and were cultivating heirloom plants and distilling a popular Peruvian cane liquor. They’ve since been introduced to coffee, which is more profitable — especially in their capable hands — though yonke remains a popular side business. (Genuine Origin)
This coffee offering features layers of sweetness that lingers. There is a depth to the cup that keeps evolving as the coffee cools. Sweet cane sugars, honey, meyer lemon and pineapple can be found in the profile. This flavor combination has been identified as pineapple upside down cake and is a treat to share.
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