PERU FINCA EL DIAMANTE
Producer: Apolinar Arevalo
Region: San Jose de Lordes, Cajamarca
Variety: Bourbon, Typica
Tasting Notes: Green apple, grapes, jasmine, rose, lime zest, marzipan
Apolinar Arevalo is a founding producer member of Lima Coffees, and his farm is one of the highest in the region at 2000 meters. He takes meticulous notes about his fermentation for each lot, but typically he picks his coffee selectively, depulps it the same day, and ferments it for about 30 hours on the highest part of the farm. He then dries it under solar covers for about 15 days. He is constantly working on fermentation experiments in an attempt to improve quality and consistency and it shows in the cup! This is one of the most delicious Peruvian coffees we’ve ever had - it is complex, sweet, and floral with a bright malic and citric acidity up front (apples, grapes, lime) and has a lot of rosey florals, mild sweet almond/marzipan in the finish with a milk chocolate sweetness and medium body. Another wonderful coffee from our friends at Cafe Imports.