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.
- “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. ”