Peru Chancamayo La Florida

Peru Chancamayo La Florida

This Peru La Florida co-op now has around 2000 farmers. It is certified fair trade and organic and birdfriendly.  They empower small families to earn a living by growing coffee on their own land and selling it into the co-op and being secure in knowing they will be paid fairly for their crop. The co-op provides healthcare services in rural areas, technical assistance in crop diversification to create additional income, maintenance of five roads, portable water systems, schools, a bridge, a health clinic, and they have purchased machinery and land to assist with coffee production.

This is a well sorted, nice Peruvian coffee with sweetness, a little citrus and chocolate and nuttiness in the background, and very clean -- no earthiness! At a light roast (full city, 412 degrees) it's smooth and sweet and clean and mellow and easily drinkable --- could sip on a coffee like this all day. 

Medium roast (just barely into 2nd cracks) is a nice solid everyday coffee. Nothing too complex, but no bitterness, nice and smooth, creamy, easy drinker. 

Take it deep into the 2nd cracks for a French roast if you like a smoky, dark-roasty taste with a dark chocolate aftertaste.

Peru isn't a coffee that particularly gets me excited, but this one is above average and supports a traceable co-op. It is from the Chanchamayo region on the Western Slopes of the Andes.

US Arrival January 2024

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