Taste Notes: Raisin - White Chocolate - Almond
A tasty community lot from the Huabel district of northern Peru. This is one of those solid South American coffees you can start every morning with. Tonnes of raisin and white choc like sweetness, a nice hint of acidity and a velvety almond finish.
Huabal is situated in the Jaén province of Cajamarca, an area of great potential for quality coffee. Poor infrastructure has unfortunately hampered access to resources and knowledge to unlock that potential. But things are getting there. And we reckon this coffee is a great showcase of what a washed northern Peruvian brew can offer.
Altitudes range from 1200 to 2100masl, with most producers above 1800masl. Farmers have been regenerating their farms with catimores, but with premiums for quality, caturra, bourbon and catuai are being replanted. Huabal's villages are centres of coffee production and the climate and soils vary greatly, producing diverse and delicious cup profiles.
Cajamarca Department of Peru shares a border with Ecuador to the north, and the Peruvian Departments of Amazonas to the east, La Libertad to the south, and Lambayeque and Piura to the west. The Andes mountains run through Cajamarca, and the fertile soil and mineral deposits make agriculture, dairy farming, and mining principal economies of the region.