Peru Toro de Oro
District: Bellavista, Colasay, Huabal, Jaen, La Coipa, San Ignacio, San Jose de Lourdes, Santa Rosa
Tasting Notes: Milk Chocolate, Key Lime, Brown Sugar, Papaya
Process: Fully washed and fermented on each farm for an average of 35 hours
Altitude: 1,600 - 2,000 MASL
Varietal: Typica, Catimor, Bourbon, Caturra
Producers: Over 30 coffee growers from several communities in Cajamarca
Toro de Oro is a coffee grown on small farms located along the highlands that pass through several municipalities of Cajamarca. Among these municipalities, there is the city of Jaen, named after homonymous city, located in Spain. Jaen, as well as many other cities in Latin America, was founded by the Spanish who were searching for gold throughout the Andean Mountains. In those times, it was thought that there was an enchanted bull that produced gold and left the pieces of gold inside caves along the mountains that surrounded Jaen. It is said that today, the bull is tied to seven chains trying to escape. The geographic location of the farms in this region offers favorable conditions to produce coffee thanks to farm’s significant altitude, good soil, great climate. These farmers carry out careful and detailed post-harvest processes. All of these factors are reflected in the unique profile of this coffee. These producers are very committed to the production of specialty coffee with a focus on sustainable and social responsibility. This coffee is very floral and exotic. It has notes of chocolate, bright acidity, medium body and very balanced.