PERU GILMER CORDOVA #13SINGLE ORIGIN
One of Coffee Review's
TOP 30 COFFEES OF 2023!
"This washed Peru has a dessert-like sweetness coupled with a spice-toned floral nose and a chocolate fudge throughline -- decadently rich and harmoniously composed."
Ken Davids, Coffee Review, November 2023
- Tasting Notes
- Harvest Notes
- Farm Notes
Roast Level: Light
Aroma: Tropical, floral
Flavor: Peach, pineapple, papaya
Body: Marshmallow, pillow-like
Finish: Honey, lavender
Altitude: 1850 masl
Varietals: Catimor, Caturra, Bourbon, Typica
Harvest: May - October
Production Method: Washed
We LOVE this coffee. The delicate tea-like florals and amazing pillow-like body - more reminiscent of an African origin - absolutely blow us away. Initially cupping this blind, a couple of us assumed it was an Ethiopian! The subtle citrus and sweet florals work together haroniously. It is soft. It is sweet. It is elegant. It is a must-try.
The coffee hails from Gilmer Mejia's beautiful Finca Ecológica Agua Colorada, a farm his father, Filadelpo Cordova Mejia, acquired in 1990. It is a 7-hectare plot, on which 4 hectares grow Caturra and other common varieties. The ripe cherry is shade grown and hand-picked. He uses compost and guano to fertilize his farm, and uses no herbicides. Gilmer is a young and innovative producer who is committed to and passionate about quality in every way, from the management of his farm to the final taste in the cup.