Dark Chocolate & Orange
Harvest: September 2018
Producer: Group of Smallholder farmers
Region: La Convención, Cusco
Variety: Typica, Caturra, Bourbon
Altitude: 1,600 - 1,800 masl
Arrival: February 2019
Today nearly half of coffee production comes from countries predicted to lose more than 60% of land suitable for growing coffee. As temperatures rise and extreme weather becomes more frequent, coffee farming is becoming increasingly difficult and less profitable for many producers across the globe. World Coffee Research is a non-profit organisation providing farmers with the tools, knowledge, and plants necessary to adapt in a changing climate. Together with our importing partners Caravela, we are donating €1 from every kilogram of TEAMWORK Seasonal Espresso to support their work.
As the seasons change so does TEAMWORK, highlighting the very best single origin coffees throughout the year. We’re looking for coffees that are perfectly balanced, sweet and clean, delicious in milk and with enough complexity to be enjoyed straight up.
We were so pleased with the first lot we bought from Cusco this season, we couldn’t resist squeezing in another! We tasted the pre-ship sample of this coffee back in December, but at the time we felt the coffee was perhaps a little too fresh. Three months off the tree, the flavours were closed, unbalanced and the mouthfeel didn’t quite fit the brief. Purely by chance, we came across the same coffee on the cupping table two months later and what a transformation! We could hardly believe it was the same lot. Syrupy sweet, well structured with a beautiful sparkling orange acidity, it’s amazing to see a coffee flourish like this. Shade grown, NOP Organic Certified, fully washed and dried on raised beds, this coffee ticks all the boxes and is nothing short of delicious.
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