Peru Organic Cusco Canelon Small Producers

Canelon is a small micro-region in the area of Cusco and Quillabamba Peru. Light roasts have a malty-caramelly sweetness with apricot and peach, mild and straightforward. Like the Tomas Ovalle lot, the body is surprisingly round and thick, making for a very balanced cup profile overall. Full City+ roasts turn to bittersweet chocolate with only a backdrop of fruit notes that the lighter roast displayed, and a bit less body as well. But this roast taste is very pleasing, laced with spice and a bit of peppery zest. City to Full City+ roast level.
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  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Farm Gate Yes
Grade SHG
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City roast produces a straightforward cup with great fruited character, whereas FC to FC+ has extremely pleasant chocolate and spice roast notes. It works either way!
Weight 1 LB
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Canelon is a small micro-region in the area of Cusco and Quillabamba Peru. It's one of the small associations that are part of the greater Capacy cooperative we work with in the area, and this group has consistently produced some of the best coffees as well. Our Tomas Ovalle lot is from the Canelon group, but there are other neighbors of his at similarly high altitudes (nearing 2000 meters) that produce great coffee. The only problem is they have so little of it, we can't get it exported. It's such a small amount that the dry mill cannot handle it. So instead of exclude them from the shipment, we chose to blend lots from 3 specific small producers: Virgilio Moreira, Pedro Sanchez and Alejandro Luza. We also had this coffee packed in mylar bags to protect it in shipment, and I think it came in with a great cup quality. The dry fragrance is sweetly fruited at the City-City+ roast range with a touch of panela, turning to semi-sweet chocolate at FC+ level. The wet aroma has a buttered toast character, and mild caramelly sweetness. The lightest roasts I did have a nice apricot-peach fruit note, with a bit of tea-like quality in the finish. Light roasts are malty-caramelly in the sweetness, and not very aggressive in flavor ... mild and straightforward. Like the Tomas Ovalle lot, the body is surprisingly round and thick, making for a very balanced cup profile overall. Full City+ roasts turn to bittersweet chocolate with only a backdrop of fruit notes that the lighter roast displayed, and a bit less body as well. But this roast taste is very pleasing, laced with spice and a bit of peppery zest. Like the other Canelon coffees, this bear a lot of resemblance to a really good Oaxaca coffee, and since both are Typica cultivar, this is not entirely surprising ... although this Peru is grown at a much higher altitude, and has more brightness in the cup. I made some really interesting espresso from the FC+ roast, but had a little trouble getting it dialed in exactly. I will try again with some new roasts...