Peru Organic Mercedes Carranza Montenegro FTO


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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

This is an SHG EP grade Fair Trade and Organic certified coffee from Peru. This lot comes from the Asociacion de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco El Palto (JUMARP), also known as "El Palto." The cooperative is located in the Amazonian Andes in northern Peru. Founded in 2003 by 35 small farmers, the association now consists of 189 active members with a total area of 549 hectares in production. All members produce organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee. Women represent 40 of the organizations families, including continual representation on their Board of Directors. The Association's mission is to meet the demand of our buyers in specialty coffee allowing an increase in income for the farmer member and their family. This particular lot is grown by Mercedes Carranza Montenegro.

Cupping Notes: Lemon, clean, toffee, nutty.

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryPeru
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedYes
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)900-2,000
  • Brightness:5
  • Body:4
  • Aroma:4
  • Complexity:4
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:5
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:medium bean
  • Nutty:heavy bean
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:medium bean
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:-
  • RegionCajamarca, Provinces of Jaen, and San Ignacio
  • VarietyTypica, Caturra, Pache, Mondo Novo, Bourbon, Catuai, Catimor
  • HarvestJune - November
  • DryingSun dried

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by on August 5, 2020

I roasted the Peru green beans to light to medium roast. The batch turned out superb. My only concern was that I only ordered 1lb and the shipping was as much as the coffee beans, therefore I would recommend buy at least 3 lbs so the landed cost is reasonable.

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by on July 30, 2019

Bought this as a sample to compare with the Peruvian coffee that I normally buy. Very pleasant cupping and I would agree with the lemon, toffee nut tones. I roasted into first crack. Definitely a keeper.

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by on November 13, 2020

The green bean smell of cocoa powder. This is the 2nd time we have roasted these. Recommend no more than a medium roast. Coffee flavor is very smooth, without too much bite, chocolaty and nutty.

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by on September 3, 2020

Lovely coffee. I got the "lemon", "clean" and "nutty" parts but not the "toffee" which probably would require getting it a bit darker. I would actually call it more like lime than lemon, and it is the dominant lingering note in the aftertaste. I like lime! This coffee is definitely way off the beaten path, but posed no difficulties in roasting at all. I bought this because I had some Peruvian coffee in a coffee shop in Arlington VA while visiting my son. I found the citrus notes to be interesting. I've been meaning to try roasting a Peruvian for a while but kept putting it off. I'm glad I finally got some. I roasted them to the end of the first crack, so right about City roast. No grassiness or other unpleasant underdeveloped notes that some coffees have that light. At City roast, the body is a bit light, but a delightful cup nonetheless. Although it stands on its own in its somewhat quirky way, I think this would be an ideal blender to brighten up a heavy bodied earthy coffee.

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by on July 25, 2020

I bought beans from this region for years from a vendor but needed to find a new supplier. The vendors I found all only offered a medium roast, which is almost a criminal disservice to this wonderful bean. This bean demands a full dark roast to bring out its fabulous flavor. So I decided to start roasting my own. I bought a sample package, put the beans in an iron dutch oven, and roasted the beans in my oven at 460°. I should have done this years ago. I have rediscovered a source for my favorite coffee.

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by on March 27, 2020

Roasted my first pound a few days ago and used 1/2 pound to make a container of cold brew elixir. This gives me about a week of elixir that I just add hot water too for my, and my wife's, morning cup. I was quite pleased with the results of the cold brew and the remaining beans I grind for my second brewed cup later in the day. Both methods have a great taste with no bitterness or strong after taste. I will definitely order this again as one of my preferred beans.

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