Peru - Cajamarca Lima, Washed

Peru - Cajamarca Lima, Washed

Why we picked this coffee:

We wanted something that is approachable, that great for the morning cozy coffee lovers. And while it has those qualities it's also a little brighter than that.

We selected it as a contrast tot he Costa Rica coffee we picked. Together you get to try two very different coffees that also taste great.

Taste Profile

Fragrance/Aroma Sweet candy, cocoa, cranberry, dried blackberry, red gummy candy, vanilla, approachable


White grape
Baked apple, red fruit, chocolate candy, almond
Sweetness Cane sugar, a touch of cherry coke
Body/Mouthfeel Velvety, round
Finish/Aftertaste Clean and pleasant


Coffee Region

Origin: Costa Rica
Region: Sabanilla de Alajuela
Mill: Finca Las Lajas
Variety: Caturra and Catuai
Process Method: Yellow Honey
Altitude: 1400-1600 masl

Oscar and Francisca Chacón are third-generation coffee producers, but the coffee is more than just in their family heritage: It’s in their hearts and souls as well. The couple is committed to quality and innovation, and are among the very first farmers in Costa Rica to produce Honey and Natural process specialty coffee.

In 2005, after years of delivering their cherry to a cooperative for the going market price, they decided to join the brand-new “micromill revolution” and buy their own depulper to have more control over the quality and the price they received for their lots. “At first, we didn’t know what we were doing,” Oscar explains. “We were just experimenting.” That experimentation led to some of the most exciting new flavor profiles we have ever tasted: Now, the Chacons produce a wide range of Honey process coffees, modulating the drying time in order to create different effects in the cup.

Necessity bred more innovation for the family when an earthquake in 2008 wiped out electricity and water to their area during the harvest. Unable to run the depulpers or to wash the mucilage off to produce Washed lots, Francisca took inspiration from her knowledge of African coffee production and quickly built raised beds on the property. Their Natural lots caught the attention of Cafe Imports’ founder Andrew Miller, and the rest is both history and our-story.

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