This versatile coffee bean is grown in high altitude regions in Peru. Moderately acidic with a soft body and flavor, this bean is ideal as a blending coffee and make for an excellent evening brew. It has a slightly nutty flavor quality to it, much like other South and Central American coffees, but softer. This variety of Peru is best as a Light Roast to retain the delicate balance inherent in the beans, but is no less enjoyable in the darker range.
- “This is a great coffee for blending with other South American or African beans. Smooth to city roast (just after 1st crack), and allows the other flavors to come forward. Don't be afraid to try this one! CDB is the best place to buy from; great prices, excellent service.”
- “This is a mild roast at any level. We roasted it dark and med and it was a mild nice change smooth flavor no after taste my favorite for mild flavor”
- “I know a lighter roast is recommended for this coffee, but I roasted it about 3/4 of the way thru 2nd crack to a Vienna/French level. Even then it was very mild and smooth... exceedingly mild and smooth... dare I say - TOO mild and too smooth. It is definitely a blending coffee. I'm not sure what flavors I might have been able to pick up in a lighter roast, but the fact is, in 30+ years of drinking coffee I've never run across a light roast I liked. There are a few coffee's I prefer a medium roast, but even then it's at the darker end of the "medium" scale. This coffee was just too mild for my liking. ”