La Peña Blanca

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<b>Variety: </b> <a href="https://www.moustachecoffeeclub.com/coffee-varietals">Catimor</a>
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<b> Processing: </b> <a href="https://www.moustachecoffeeclub.com/washed-coffees">Washed</a>
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<b> Origin: </b> <a href="https://www.moustachecoffeeclub.com/Peruvian-coffee">Cajamarca, Peru</a>
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<b> Producers:</b> Roxana Rafael 
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<b> Altitude: </b>1800m
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<b>Farm Size:</b> 80 Hectares, 4 in production
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Roxana Rafael's farm La Peña Blanca is in the Cajamarca region of Peru, where she lives with her husband and their young child. They farm 4 hectares of catimor plants that are wet-processed and dried on-site under shaded raised beds. They also grow some cassava and corn to eat, but the majority of their land is preserved as forest, which helps keep the biodiversity of the region up, and provides ample shade for the coffee trees.</p> 
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We're loving how sweet and bright this coffee is - rich tastes of creamy chocolate and some lemon acidity make for a cup that's equal parts mellow and energetic. It's a tough balance to strike, which is why we get so excited when we find delicious coffees like this to share with the club. </p>

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Lemon, Cream

Variety: Catimor

Processing: Washed

Origin: Cajamarca, Peru

Producers: Roxana Rafael

Altitude: 1800m

Farm Size: 80 Hectares, 4 in production

Roxana Rafael's farm La Peña Blanca is in the Cajamarca region of Peru, where she lives with her husband and their young child. They farm 4 hectares of catimor plants that are wet-processed and dried on-site under shaded raised beds. They also grow some cassava and corn to eat, but the majority of their land is preserved as forest, which helps keep the biodiversity of the region up, and provides ample shade for the coffee trees.

We're loving how sweet and bright this coffee is - rich tastes of creamy chocolate and some lemon acidity make for a cup that's equal parts mellow and energetic. It's a tough balance to strike, which is why we get so excited when we find delicious coffees like this to share with the club.

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Randall LaLonde

Millcreek

Member Since
July '15

La Pena Blanca

This is another well balanced coffee from Moustache. I enjoyed the immediate citrus pop of the brew, followed by the chocolate bottom. I love it. I usually use a French press grind, but I'm sure any brewing method would make a delicious cup of coffee.

07/28/20

Steven Gilmer

Huntington Beach

Member Since
June '20

Too Acidic and Blah for Me

It seems I really like El Limonar and Apricossi thus far in my coffee journey. The other three have been too acidic and upset my stomach. This one was too acidic for me too. I noticed the bean is Catimor from Peru. I'll start looking at the bean and country from now on before selecting. I'll be tossing this one too. I will have tossed three small bags thus far totalling $39. I think El Limonar is incredible and Apricossi is a very close second. I can taste the zestiness and fruit if you will in both of these.I didn't taste anything resembling a fruit in La Pena Blanca unless shoe leather or old socks is now considered a fruit. On the positive side it wasn't the worse of the three I didn't like and threw out after only one cup.

08/02/20

J. Fox

High Point

Member Since
June '14

Good if not special

Enjoyable, drinkable, but not one for which I gotta rush for more.

08/04/20