Cupping Notes


There are coffees in the “coffee-verse” that eclipse other coffees in their prominence. In the Peruvian region, it had been an elusive task for us to find something that outshined others until last year.

Our cupping of Peru started with a set of 6 coffees. What ensued went something like this when we tasted them: “Good… Good… Ok… Good… All right…” and then “OH MY GOSH, WHAT IS THIS?!” That was Yolanda's coffee stealing the show from the others with glowing distinction.

“Silky” is the first thing that comes to mind when this coffee lands on the tongue. It is so silky that the texture is incredibly enjoyable, leaving a craving for that next sip.

In regards to notes, here's exactly what we're tasting:

Chocolate. On the heels of the deep silkiness is a dense sweetness. This sweetness is more of a nutty sweetness than a fruity one, making it a truly shining black coffee. This particular combination of sensations pairs well with a bittering chocolate note. This bitter chocolate offsets the sweetness just enough to make the overall flavor even more delightful.

Nougat. When the above flavors are melded together, we are led to land on nougat for a flavor note since nougat consists of sugar, honey, and nuts. It is delightful and unique.

Vanilla. While there are also complex spice and floral tones in the cup, what rises to the surface above these is a pure vanilla flavor. It is clean and delicious.

This coffee will satisfy those wanting a complex cup from Peru that surprises, this coffee doubles as a crowd-pleaser that will leave every drinker very satisfied.