Fidel Huancas Huancas placed 4th in the Cup of Excellence competition in Peru, with this coffee – all ‘placed’ lots are considered winners. Fidel has done an amazing job squeezing out every bit of flavour from the otherwise fairly pedestrian Yellow Caturra, on his La Esperanza farm. In fact, this is no coincidence: when first taking on the farm, he pulled out all the old plants and specifically identified Yellow Caturra as the choice varietal for this particular terroir.
This is actually unique in that it ‘only’ scored 89 but we had to make a PENG exception this time.
Can you taste it?
We’ve unusually opted for Washed process coffee for this particular coffee, which gives a more subtle and deeper flavour on the tongue. Expect tasting notes of black tea, florals, winter berries and tropical fruit.
As with all our most prestigious coffees we recommend drinking black (ideally using paper filter) to accentuate the complex tasting notes, but don’t be afraid to try it with milk as it still cuts nicely.
We recommend consuming this coffee between weeks 2 to 4 after its roast date, but of course, try it before or after too.