We take our first trip to Peru to bring you the ‘Susana’ from San Jose de Lourdes, Northern Peru. Named after the coffee producer who owns and farms this coffee with her family, Susana each year dedicates a small 1.5 hectare plot of land to produce exceptionally flavoured coffee not always associated with Peru.
EL DIAMANTE VILLAGE
The ‘Susana’ unlike most Peruvian harvests has been blessed with the cooler climates and higher rainfall of the El Diamante village. This has resulted in a coffee bursting with rich flavour.
Can you taste it?
Although washed in process the ‘Susana’ is surprisingly fruity in nature with tasting notes of wild strawberry, stewed rhubarb and mango bubbling on the tongue.
Washed processed coffees tend to work better for espresso based drinks but given the fruity nature of this coffee it works nicely on filter. We would recommend any filter brew method but using a V60 goes down particularly well to bring out the clarity in flavour.
We recommend consuming this coffee between weeks 2 to 4 after its roast date, but of course, try it before or after too.