This lot is a blend of washed Caturra, Pache, and Catimor varietals grown by Micaela Peña at her farm, El Romerillo, in La Coipa, San Ignacio. It was sourced in collaboration with the team at Origin Coffee Lab, who have been helping us identify the best coffees from Peru's northern highlands for nearly ten years.

Micaela is a member of Origin Coffee Lab's El Horcón committee of producers. The committee structure brings together producers who might otherwise be isolated, enabling them to share best practices, with Origin Coffee Lab providing crucial access and insights to and from the international market. Micaela's farm, El Romerillo, spans one hectare, but together with her committee members, they are cultivating over seven varieties of coffee on more than twenty hectares of land.

  • Country Peru
  • Flavor Profile Apple + Raw Sugar
  • Variety Caturra, Catimor, Pache, Geisha

The details

  • Country Peru
  • Producer Micaela Peña
  • Region La Coipa, San Ignacio, Cajamarca
  • Elevation Range 1800 masl
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method Raised Bed
  • Harvest May 2023 - September 2023
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2015

How To Brew

We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from

Recommended Method Pour Over

  1. 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  2. 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  3. 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  4. 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  5. 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  6. 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
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12oz of Peru El Romerillo
Peru El Romerillo