Cupping Notes

When we say we were jumping for joy to taste this coffee initially, we’re not joking.
From the moment we opened the GrainPro bag filled with raw, green coffee, we knew what we had in our hands. We knew we were going to have a special coffee. Sometimes, that’s all it takes for a truly impeccable coffee to “wow” a coffee roaster.
That being said, naturally processed coffees are not for the faint of heart. Truth be told, they are not ever a “perfect roast first time” coffee. You truly do have to work to nail a natural coffee.
After a few tries, we had it. The coffee we dreamed of!
Here’s what we’re tasting in this coffee:
  • Cherry Jolly Rancher. We know what you’re thinking. The Peregrine guys are ALWAYS putting some weird, left-field note on their label. Well, yes. . . but also, no. While “cherry Jolly Rancher” may seem like a stretch to those who haven’t had a cup, we felt it ultimately captured what we were experiencing. There is a unique level of  tartness accompanying a cherry-like note. It reminded us most of a sour and sweet cherry candy, particularly a Jolly Rancher. We find these honest notes and references to your childhood (or adulthood) favorites speak most clearly!
  • Milk Chocolate. Like with any good Central American coffee, there’s a fair amount of chocolatey goodness to be found. Here, it presents like silky smooth milk chocolate. It’s almost too good to be true.
  • Candied Grapefruit. We found this coffee to still have a very pleasant level of acidity to accompany the silky chocolate flavor. This acidity presented as notably citrus-like, however, not overly sweet. It had the characteristics of grapefruit acidity, with a pleasant tartness/bitterness.
With some truly complex flavors present, we’re sure this is going to be a coffee palate breaker.
So, go ahead and brew a cup!  Please join us in enjoying this truly unique coffee.