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Peru Organic La Florida FTO


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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

La Florida Peruvian coffees continue to evolve and are beginning to show signs of real character and depth. This year's organic coffee crop of La Florida shows a sophistication that is mature and makes for a great cup of coffee.

As a press pot, this cup is not overly complex, but balanced with a medium body, pleasing brightness and a caramel note that lends a touch of sweetness within its flavor profile. This would compare to the older Columbian standard with more fruitiness and balance than expected. There is a slight lingering bitterness and acidity comparable to an I.P.A. or a porter for beer drinkers. It isn't much, but you know you have just enjoyed a great cup for a few minutes after. This is one of those roasted coffees that develops after the medium roast has settled for 24 to 48 hours. We had much better cups after two days than on the first.

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryPeru
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedYes
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1200-1400
  • Brightness:4
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:7
  • Complexity:4
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:3
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:light bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:medium bean
  • Flowery:light bean
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:-

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by on February 25, 2019

I can attest that allowing the roast to rest for 24 to 48 hours produces a very good cup. One of the best SA or CA coffees I've had. I hope to vacuum freeze several pounds to preserve this seasonal crop, just in case next year's might decline. Recommend a medium roast (City + to Full City) and using pour over brings out all the nuances. Coffee Bean Corral supplies very good quality green coffees.

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by on May 8, 2019

Coffee is good, not that distinctive but good. The lower rating is because of the poor packaging for mailing. The plastic bag opened during shipment, spilling out about 1/4 of the contents into the padded paper mailing envelope. Only a couple of beans were lost this time, but a past order had the same thing happen and I estimate about ten percent were lost through an opening in the corner of the mailer.

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by on August 11, 2020

Great roasting bean with prominent first and second crack. These beans are large so if using an SR500 (or similar) be aware. I roasted just into second crack for a good 5-7 seconds, bagged, waited, and was wowed by the flavor. Can't wait to run out so I can order MORE.

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by on August 1, 2020

It has an ashy taste up front at full city roast, with lingering aftertaste that’s unpleasant.

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by on June 9, 2020

The tobacco nose on this bean at City + roast is amazing. Smells like a fine cigar. As an avid homebrewer , the descriptions of IPA and Porter caught my attention and I'm experimenting...wish me luck.

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by on May 29, 2020

This was my first try at roasting and I used my toaster oven on the front porch. It turned out great and the taste was awesome! I haven’t tried the other two yet.

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by on April 26, 2020

Perfectly packaged! Fast Delivery! Delicious!

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by on December 6, 2019

The Peru La Florida is an amazing bean, and in my family of 14, it is an all around favorite in Polder house! So delicious, and kept in stock. Thank you for the wonderful coffee beans you offer!

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by on May 3, 2019

This is a customer favorite. Due to customer requests we needed to find a bean that would lend itself well to roasting far into 2nd crack. This bean fits the bill. Roasted to a light french, it has a rich and spicy aroma and robust yet smooth flavor. Note that when roasted dark, the bean size is quite large. We haven't had any complaints, but I know that some prefer smaller beans.

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by on February 7, 2019

Really exceptional.

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