Peregrinations: Monthly Coffee Club
February 2010 selection
Costa Rica, Lourdes de Naranjo, Herbazu Farm
This surprising single estate coffee from Costa Rica behaves quite a bit like a top Kenyan! The cup starts with distinct citrus and mixed fruit aromas with a clear sweetness. The brightness in the cup is definitely lemon blended with berries following with deeper caramel-sweetness notes – very Kenya! A great example of a bright, complex Costa Rican.
From the Importer:
“Cafetalera Herbazu is a well-known farm in the West Valley region, the Lourdes de Naranjo area to be exact. It is on of the early pioneers in independent, small mill coffee farms, the work of the Barrantes family. They grow a type of Villa Sarchi cultivar that they have used for so long, it has become their own mutation in a way. It’s quite a short plant (Villa Sarchi is a dwarf mutation of Bourbon, as is Caturra). The mill and drying patios are right in the center of the farm, which ranges from 1550 to 1700 meters. They don’t employ much shade on the farm, and their particular type of Villa Sarchi seems adapted to this exposure. This offering is a wet-process style estate grade, which is a forced demucilage process (as opposed to traditional fermentation wet-process).”
At Peregrine Coffee, we want to roast the perfect coffee or espresso for you. For your taste, for your lifestyle, in the amounts that meet your needs – for your morning cup, or for the special events in your life. Our bespoke service is at the heart of our business. From an in-depth consultation to scouring the world to find a year’s worth of your ideal bean, Peregrine Coffee can ensure that the coffee you drink is the coffee you want — sourced, roasted, and delivered as you desire.
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This outstanding organic coffee starts with a sweet, fruity, floral smell combined with some dustiness. The cup is balanced with a slight tilt toward the acidic, which fades fast. The flavors are big with loads of dark, dark chocolate and bright cherries mixed with a fruit flavor that comes from the tropics – perhaps mango. There are also subtle, delicate floral tones that sneak in. The mouth feel is thick and viscous and provides a nice juiciness. The finish is super clean with slight fruits, dark chocolate, and slight caramel and dulce-de-leche notes. A superb Indonesian.
We are thrilled to be highlighted in the Fall 2009 issue of Philadelphia Magazine Wedding.
We are proud to announce that Peregrine Coffee was featured in the May/June issue of Brides Magazine for our Bepsoke Coffee service, where we work with the bride and groom and the baker to pair coffee with the flavors of the wedding cake.