Monte Grande - Peru


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A solid washed coffee from Peru sourced by Caravela Coffee Importers, a certified B-corp who are leading the industry towards a more sustainable and inclusive coffee economy which works for everyone. Nice work guys!

In the cup, you can expect gentle red apple acidity, black cherry and nectarine flavours, followed by maple syrup sweetness and brown sugar finish. It makes for a super clean and well balanced brew with a medium body and velvety mouthfeel.

In espresso, the light fruity acidity is quite prominent, but it's super pleasant. As a flat white we get hints of plum and milk chocolate. Utterly delicious, no matter how you brew it!

Origin:  Jaen, Cajamarca, Peru

Varietals: Caturra, Catuai, Pache

Processing: Washed

Roast degree: Medium (

Suitable for: All Brew Methods (read more)

Q Score: 85.5 (what's this?)

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Notes from the importer....

Monte Grande is the name of an archaeological site located in the province of Jaen in the department of Cajamarca. It is a ceremonial temple that dates back to more than 5,000 years ago. A 2009 study found that this site was part of a culture that developed on the border of Peru and Ecuador and extended to both countries. First, they thought that this site belonged to the Bracamoros culture, but after some studies in the US, they noticed that they belonged to a much older culture. The researchers in both Ecuador and Peru want to build a binational touristic archaeological park that shows the uniqueness of this joint culture that existed more than 5,000 years ago.

One of the most important discoveries in this area was evidence of the presence of cacao being consumed, proving that cacao was born in this region and that the oldest cacao in the world can be found here. Today, there is a group of farmers that grow coffee in the highlands that surround Montegrande, from Jaen to San Ignacio (next to Ecuadorian border), they are not only committed to protecting their land and the environment but proud to be the direct descendants of one of the most resilient cultures in the country.

This coffee has notes of red fruits and is sweet, brilliant and refreshing.

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