Plum, Currant, Cherry
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai
Origin: Bomboca, Peru
Producers: Duber Vasquez
Vista Alegre is a 2-hectare farm in the Colasay district of Jaen, owned and operated by Duber Vasquez and his family. They grow some guava and plantains, but their main focus is specialty coffee, with Bourbon, Catuai, and Catimor varieties planted. Like most Peruvian coffees - this lot of Bourbon and Catuai was processed at a micro-beneficio on Mr. Vasquez's property and dried via patios on-site. As a first-generation coffee-grower, Mr. Vasquez is still getting his processing facility built-out to his preference, and the additional premiums he receives through Origin Coffee Lab for his high-quality coffees are helping fund the continued buildout.
This lot of coffee is very rich with plenty of flavors to go around. We're tasting some fruity-and-tart tones like plum, currant, and cherry that all play nicely together to create a harmonious cup. It's somewhat of a coffee 'buzzword' to talk about mouthfeel - but this coffee, in particular, has a body that's full and juicy and just a delight to drink. Coffees from Jaen continue to surprise us with their variety and depth of flavor - here's to many more!