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Peru La Florida

Organic, Fair Trade, Fully Washed

Full Bodied, Dark Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Pear

La Florida is a co-operative of small-scale coffee farmer producers from the Chanchamayo region of Peru.
The revenue from their Fair Trade sales has brought education, infrastructure, credit, and environmental consciousness to this rural area.

General Flavor Observations
Peru La Florida

This wonderful Organic and Fair Trade Peru La Florida coffee provides a rich, full-bodied cup.
The aroma is slightly spicy, and the finish is clean and sweet, with a pleasant, mild acidity.

The coffee offers a profile with notes ranging from brown sugar, cocoa, mild spices, almonds, and pear.

Up front, the dark chocolate presents a nice edge, but as the cup cools it mellows into more of a milk chocolate.
The cup's sweetness is most noticeable on the backend, yet is maintained throughout.

This is a delicious coffee that works well at all roast levels.

Roast Level Profile Notes
Peru La Florida

My favorite roast level for this FTO Peru La Florida coffee is a Full City roast.

We are always happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
The notes below illustrate how changing the roast will alter the profile.

City Roast (light roast)

This lighter roast will bring out pleasant herbal qualities and notes of almond and cocoa, with hints of lemon on the finish.
The body will be medium, and the finish bright and a little tart (acidity).

Full City Roast (medium roast) - Preferred

This roast level will provide the best overall balance between body, acidity, and flavor attributes.
Here you will find that nice brown sugar sweetness and creamy mouth-feel, with plenty of dark chocolate and caramel.
The body is full; the finish smooth and round, with notes of pear.
As the cup cools, the chocolate will become smoother and like milk chocolate.

Full City (+) Roast

This is also a great roast level and will provide more defined dark chocolate quality.
The mouth-feel is smooth and remains creamy, and the body is full, but with more depth, and the acidity is very mild with a longer finish.

Vienna Roast

A Vienna roast will provide a syrupy mouth-feel, with pointed dark chocolate tones in a full, rich body.
The finish is long and tapered with mild sweetness and soft acidity.

French Roast

A French roast will be similar to Vienna, but you will mostly perceive dark Chocolate and little else. I recommend this roast level for those who truly like the darkest roast level.

Additional Information
Peru La Florida

In 1965, a group of 100 small-scale coffee farmers from the Chanchamayo region came together to establish the La Florida Cooperative.
Today, the coop is still run by small-holder farmers who work together to continuously improve the fine quality of coffee La Florida produces.

Revenue generated from their Fair Trade sales has brought education, infrastructure, credit, and environmental awareness to this very rural area.
The coop has established "The Occupational Learning Center for Sustainable Agriculture", which offers training in environmentally-friendly farming techniques, as well as providing healthcare services in rural areas, technical assistance in crop diversification to create additional income, maintenance of five roads, portable water systems, schools, a bridge, a health clinic, and they have purchased machinery and land to assist with coffee production.

Fair Trade - guarantees that a premium price will be paid to farmers, regardless of market conditions, effectively providing them with a 'living wage.'

Organic - Organic certification means that the coffee has been certified by a third-party agency as having been grown and processed without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or similar chemicals.

  • Origin: Peru
  • Region: Chanchamayo
  • Traceable: La Florida Cooperative
  • Elevation: 4,003 ft.
  • Process: Fully Washed
  • Drying: Sun Dried on patios
  • Varietal: Bourbon, Catimor, Typica, Caturra
  • Certifications: Organic and Fair Trade

5 Stars
Big mouth feel
This is a beautifully rich, tasty cup of coffee!
Reviewed by:  from Upstate NY .

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