Peru La Capilla Single Origin Espresso
LICORICE · CHERRY · ROUND
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A light roast espresso.
La Capilla placed in La Coipa is located in the heart of the district. It has two different entrances but the both take the same amount of time to drive from Jaen. If its rainy season to cross the river, a vehicle first must drive onto a flimsy-looking raft attached to a metal cable that keeps the raft from drifting away in the often-strong current. Located at 1600 masl with cloudy weather, La Capilla shows much potential where it is very common to find flavorful and exuberant coffees. This little state, located just next to the border of Ecuador is as far north in Peru, as you can get. It has a potential for exceptional quality each year. It is known for producing some of the sweetest and juiciest coffees in Peru. For the last few decades, producers haven’t had access to farming and post-harvest techniques, but this is changing, now with more access to information they have struggled to get recognition for their coffees. More importantly they aren’t being rewarded for the quality coffee they produce. In the last two years, areas like La Capilla have had relative success in connecting producers with premiums for quality. This coffee demonstrates how La Capilla farmers from different altitudes leverage their skills to take the fullest advantage of the regional environmental conditions, which deserves at least part of the credit for the exceptional coffees we have been cupping.
In the cup expect flavours of cherry with licorice and round mouthfeel.
For all espresso we recommend the following parameters (for an 18g VST Precision Filter Basket):
- 18 grams of freshly ground coffee
- Timer for 28-32 seconds
- Pull 37-39 grams of liquid espresso
- Grouphead at 200° F
- 9 bars of pressure
- Producer: Smallholder Farmers
- Country: Peru
- Region: La Coipa, San Ignacio
- Elevation: 1750 m.a.s.l.
- Variety: Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, Pache
- Roast Level: Light Espresso Roast