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Upper Left Roasters

Peru Andino Blend

Plum, chocolate, caramel.

$18
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12oz / whole bean / free shipping

Plum and chocolate, and caramel, oh my! Deeply sweet and versatile, this coffee presents classic a Peruvian flavor profile. Sweet acidity and silky body put the cherry on top.

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Country
Peru
Region
Cajamarca
Farmer
Peru Andino
Elevation
1760m
Variety
Caturra
Process
Washed Process

Meet Peru Andino

In the coffee world, Peru is known for having a large crop of mildly flavored fair trade and organic certified coffees, and a harvest cycle that occurs opposite most coffee producing countries. Being in the Southern Hemisphere means that Peruvian coffees are fresh just as coffees from Central America are starting to show signs of age.

That only amplifies the appeal of a sweet, complex Peruvian coffee, and Upper Left manages to source some pretty remarkable lots. They roast them to highlight their sweet, nutty, apple notes and then combine them in this all-Peruvian blend, Andino.

About the Region

High in the mists of the Northern Andes of Peru lies the Cajamarca region. Here the ancient Inca people ruled for centuries, and their descendants still possess gold, though not of the type which their last ruler, Atahualpa, once gave as his ransom. Coffees from here have been called “Cajamarca Gold.” The people are proud of their heritage and of their coffee, and work very hard to produce specialty quality beans.

Many towns in the Cajamarca region can be accessed only by gravel roads, which rains can render impassable. Electricity is not a given, nor is a telephone system readily available or reliable. Schooling and medical service, too, lags behind, but as coffee producers work with each other and their cooperatives, they are making improvements to their lives and communities.

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Location
Portland, OR

Upper Left Roasters

When one of the original food entrepreneurs in Portland decided to open a coffee business with his daughter, Jim and Katherine Harris did it right. A true Portland-style neighborhood café, Upper Left opened Autumn 2015 in a beautiful, light-filled space that integrates roasting with daily café operations.

Upper Left has quickly built a strong team of coffee professionals and is forming a reputation for delicious coffees, roasted by Chris Alspach on site. Upper Left offers coffees carefully sourced from around the world, to a broader audience through Crema.co.

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