- 20% ETHIOPIA YUKRO
- 40% PERU MAPACHO
- 40% GUATEMALA FINCA SEVERA
Producer: Yukro Cooperative
Elevation: 1900 masl
Producer: Rio Mapacho Cooperative
Elevation: 1700-1950 masl
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra
FINCA SEVERA, GUATEMALA
Producer: Dr. Carlos Roberto Serrano Roa
Elevation: 1459 masl
Variety: Anacafe 14, Caturra, Pache, Sarchimor
Historically, the Peruvian coffee trade has suffered from a lack of exposure. The country’s sub-par infrastructure in places like Puno, which require a 15+ hour drive from any sort of major city, make the region easy to overlook. Lacking access to innovative processing, equipment updates, and work with the specialty market hasn’t done any favors for farmers. For these reasons, quality Peruvian coffees can be hard to find.
However, hidden in Peru are all the intrinsic qualities that make for great coffee: high altitudes (mostly at 2000masl) quality Typica varietals, and small 1-2 hectare farms run by farmers still holding to old world techniques like crank depulpers and small fermentation tanks.
Mapacho, a coffee from Puno, Peru is a direct result of how these intrinsic factors can produce high quality coffee. Mapacho is the perfect anchor for any espresso intended blend, with soft, subtle flavors begging to be highlighted by pressure extraction.
Unlike Puno, the Guatemalan coffee-producing region of Huehuetenango has been well traveled for many years and produces a high volume of quality coffee. Finca Severa is one of these coffees. With a flavor profile likened to chocolate and ripe red fruits, this is a classic example of coffees grown in Huehuetenango. This profile, similar to Mapacho’s, also is perfect for espresso extractions.
Finally, we wanted to round out this blend with some additional sparkle and complexity. To accomplish our goal we mixed in 20% Yukro, a famous washing station based near Agaro Town, Ethiopia. This coffee may sound familiar to you as it has been impressive as our mainstay “03” for the past few months. The flavor profile of this eco-pulped Ethiopian offers a citrusy crispness, stone fruit acidity, and delicate florals. These flavors brilliantly coat the soft and mild profiles of the Peru and Guatemalan coffees.
These three coffees offer an inviting and unique sensory experience known as our 01 Espresso Blend.
Net Weight 340g / 12oz