Peru - Aprysa (Washed) - Espresso
This is a washed Peruvian coffee that delivers a rich and sweet espresso. It offers medium acidity, with complex fruity notes and a honey sweet body.
This is one of current (Jan 2018) four single origin espresso's on rotation in our cafes, with Aprysa geared more towards milk based drinks. It also makes up 20% of our new Clockwork espresso blend, giving the blend it's extra layer of complexity and sweetness.
This coffee has flavour notes of malted biscuit, honeydew melon, maple syrup, and velvety.
The Amazonas region in northern Peru borders Ecuador and is known for its dense cloud forests, rugged Andes mountain terrain and ancient ruins. Rodríguez de Mendoza Province, lies to the South East of this province, and has a huge importance based on the fertility of the soil.
Such microclimates present perfect opportunities to grow coffee, and the cooperatives that supply this coffee offer the chance to increase quality via improved access to services such as technical assistance, financial support social services and the facilities to cup the crop they are growing. With cupping and grading providing the final sorting options, it means the control is there for a great quality cup, and the extra revenue this earns can be reflected in the price paid to the farmer.
The coffee cherries are picked and then taken to flotation tanks for initial sorting of twigs, leaves and floaters, before moving to fermentation tanks and then drying facilities. Beans are sorted according to size, quality and taste, then prepared for export.
- Farms: Aprysa
- Varietal: Caturra, Pache, Typica
- Process: Washed
- MASL: 1200-1650
- Weight: 250g
- Roast: Espresso