Coffee: Specialty/Direct Trade
Grown in the Peruvian cloud forest under a canopy of native trees, this coffee is among the best in the world having received a Q 80 or greater rating as set by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. It is well balanced with low acidity. Imported directly from a family owned farm, the highest level of sustainability is achieved through biodynamic farming practices.
This roast is full bodied, but never burnt or bitter. The finish is smooth and clean.
Working in collaboration with Choco Sombra we are pleased to bring you this truly exceptional experience in coffee.
Available in both whole bean and ground.
This Product's Story
The Roast Profile & Bean Quality
Roast Profile & Bean Quality
This coffee is among the best in the world having received a Q 80 or greater rating as set by the SCAA, Specialty Coffee Association of America. It is tested by an independent laboratory for taste and physical properties.
Extraordinarily balanced with low acidity, this coffee has the unique combination of being both specialty rated for quality and taste while being sustainably farmed and directly sourced.
Imported directly from a family owned farm that implements bio-dynamic farming, this method integrates the highest level of sustainability for the land and humanitarian practices for labor.
The cupping notes for this coffee are "subtle flavors of floral, herbal and sweet nutty attributes. The finish is smooth and clean". Our dark roast is full bodied, but never burnt or bitter.
Whole Bean or Ground?
Our coffee can be used for both drip and espresso
Choco Sombra has perfected its ground coffee to work for both espresso and drip coffee makers. It will also work with other brewing methods.
Whole bean coffee is the choice for discerning coffee drinkers as taste is optimal when it is freshly ground. When purchasing whole beans, keep in mind that a coffee grinder is required.
A note about espresso coffee: espresso begins with the same green beans (unroasted coffee) as regular drip coffee. It becomes suitable for espresso depending on how it is roasted and the size of the grinds. Our roast makes an exceptional cup of coffee regardless of the brewing method used.
Choco Sombra's Mission
Choco Sombra works to protect the Peruvian cloud forest and indigenous cultures by working directly with family owned farms, community organizations and university professors.
This coffee is imported directly from a single estate family owned farm. This farm practices bio-dynamic farming, a system that integrates the highest level of sustainability practices for the land and humanitarian practices for labor.
When you drink this coffee you are supporting the great people of Peru who are committed to producing the highest quality products while preserving the unique properties of this area of the globe. You are also supporting Choco Sombra, a USA based coffee roaster, that is committed to the highest standard of conducting business.