Peru - Cajamarca
Peru - Cajamarca
Region: Departamento de Cajamarca
Altitude: 2.300-3.500 masl
Varietals: Caturra, Catuaí and Catimor
Cocoa, light almond and hints of strawberry on the palate, sweet, good texture and balanced acidity.
SCA Score: 83.75
Roast Master Hennings Comments:
If you are in need for a proper morning coffee, look no further. We started roasting these beans for our Espresso in our Coffee Shop and are absolutely happy with it. It plays so well with milk. I admit to taking a bag of this coffee home every now and then to treat myself to a nice coffee in the morning.
Interesting facts about the region:
Cajamarca is located in the north west of Peru, Situated in between Ecuador to the north, the amazonas to the east, La Libertad to the south and Lambayeque and Piurain to the west.
Cajamarca, due to its altitude, is located in the Quechua region (between 2,300-3,500
masl) with a temperate climate - dry and sunny during day but cold at night. Its average annual temperature is 15.6°C. The rainy season is from December to March.
However, in its different regions, some cities have a tropical climate. Besides the proximity both towards the coast as towards the jungle, not to mention its proximity to the Equator, the region is said to have the best climate in the departments of the Peruvian Highlands.
The province of San Ignacio is one of thirteen that make up the department of Cajamarca.
The largest coffee growing provinces are Jaén and San Ignacio situated in between 900 and 1950 masl. The varietals Typica, Caturra and Bourbon are grown here.
Cajamarca coffees stand out for their sweetness, notes of red fruits and yellow and bright acidity.