Peru El Guabo Organic Decaf


Bean name Peru El Guabo Organic Decaf
Country Peru
Region San Ignacio
Other info Decaffeinated CO2


This coffee is from the district and Province of San Ignacio grown in at an altitude of between 1,250-1,400m above sea level. The variety is a mix of Arabica Típica 25%, Bourbon 15%, Caturra 20%, Catimor 30%, Pache 10% and 100% shade grown and is processed by washing and sun drying on large patios.

El Guabo is made up of 4 small committees that include 120 families. The average size of each farm is 3 hectares. They come together in a co-operative type way to and pool their harvest to create this coffee

Enough of that, in the cup expect honey with a great lemon citrus rush. This is a delicate coffee with great aromatics.

I have only ever stocked one Peruvian (an organic, like they all seem to be) before as they tend to underwhelm me. Cupping this one, straight away I noticed how clean it was in the cup. For the uninitiated clean means free from taints or faults and means the flavours can come through. It has sharpness and clarity that lets the body, brightness and depth be delivered straight to your tongue. Like many Central American coffees its has a consistency and reliability that means each cup is great.

Note this is the same as the Peru we offer with caffeine It was interesting to cup them side by side, the tastes are very similar.

Cupping notes

Clean cup 6/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 5/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 6/8
Correction +36
Total 84

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