Light to medium roasts develop flavor notes of honey biscuit, rindy citrus accents, hazelnut syrup, almond paste, and subtle accents of golden raisin and dried apricot. Rich bittersweetness with deeper roast development. City to Full City.
|Region||Nuevo Trujillo, San Ignacio, Cajamarca|
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-dried|
|Arrival date||December 2018 Arrival|
|Bag size||69 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||Caturra, Typica|
|Appearance||.4 d/300gr, 16-19 Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City to Full City|
|Type||Organic/Fair Trade, Farm Gate, Certified Coffees|
"Nuevo Trujillo" is a single farm coffee from a village of the same name within San Ignacio Province. Altitude starts at 1800 meters above sea level, and farmer Yordin Garcia has seeded his farm almost entirely in Caturra and Typica varieties. He's a member of the relatively new Santuario cooperative group in the La Palma community, who've worked to unite over 260 farmers in the Cajamarca region, not only affording the small farmer transparent access to the global market, but also work as a collective to increase their coffee's value by providing technical assistance for both pre, and post harvest practices. This is a fully washed coffee, meaning that after most of the fruit is mechanically removed from the seed, the remaining sticky layer of mucilage is broken down by fermentation, in this case without water and for around 30 hours. This lot is certified Organic, and Fair Trade.
The dry fragrance shows confectionary sweet smells of almond bark and toffee-coated nut at City+, and a dried stone fruit scent shadows close behind. The wet aroma has a cream and caramel sweet smell that reminds me of flan, and breaking through the crust reveals more fruited undertones, and a honey-like floral quality. City roasts have a honey biscuit flavor note when hot, and a rindy orange accent note comes off as mild citrus-like acidity. When the cup temperature cools off a bit, sweet nut tones like hazelnut, and almond paste come through, and dried golden raisin and natural apricot accents highlight the cup profile. You can develop rich bittersweetness by stretching roast times beyond the end of 1st crack, and Full City roast bring about a tasty mix of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a subtle dried cherry accent in the finish.