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Coffees of the World...Peru.

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Coffees of the World...Peru.

Carrie Masek

The new crop of coffee from Peru is here!  What a great excuse to introduce our new blog feature, Coffees of the World.  As new coffees roll in, we'll share with you the reasons why we love them.

It's hard not to love the coffee of Peru.  Grown high on the Andes mountains, the coffee beans are remarkably hard and shine at a wide range of roast levels.  Roasted light, Peruvian coffee is very similar to the coffee of neighboring Colombia. Peruvian coffees tend to be lively and balanced, with a medium-light body and a lovely hint of spice.  If we roast the coffee a little darker, we get more body and richness.  Unlike many light and lively coffees, however, Peruvian coffee takes even the darkest roast levels beautifully.  The beans won't burn, they just get bigger, darker and shinier.  The lively notes we enjoy at a light roast go sweeter and sweeter.  If you're looking for a coffee to try at a French roast level, Peru is the coffee for you!

And it is almost always organic! Thanks to a national push for sustainability, almost all of Peru's specialty grade coffee is organically certified.  A good example is our favorite, Organic Peru Norandino.

 Delicious, versatile, and sustainable, there's a lot to love in the coffees of Peru!