Coffee Reviews

Finca Matapalo (Cup of Excellence) – One Village Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Finca Matapalo - One Village Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Peru Finca Matapalo Cup of Excellence
  • Roaster
    One Village Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Souderton, Pennsylvania
  • Estimated Price
    $20 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Grape, melon, milk chocolate
  • Process
    Honey
  • Varieties
    Gesha, Bourbon, Caturra
  • Country
    Peru
  • Region
    Junín (Junín Region > Chanchamayo Province)
  • Elevation
    1750 MASL
  • Producer
    Shared-X/Tony Salas (Farm: Finca Matapalo)
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Chemex, espresso
  • Roast Date
    July 28, 2020
  • Review Date
    August 8, 2020
  • Other Notes
    Cup of Excellence winner

Coffee Scoring

9.0
Aroma
8.5 / 10
Body
9.5 / 10
Flavor
9.5 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9.5 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
9.5 / 10
Aftertaste
8.5 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Rounded and balanced, yet unique
  • Approachable

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I had the opportunity to try an Ethiopian coffee from One Village Coffee via Crema.co back in February and was very impressed. When I saw One Village had a Cup of Excellence winner on Crema.co a few weeks back, I knew I had to give it a try. Finca Matapalo comes from the Junín region of Peru and placed 38th in the Peruvian Cup of Excellence competition last year.

The fragrance began with rounded notes of chocolate underlaid with sweet and nutty elements. In the flavor there were intense notes of milk chocolate with a mellow, rounded sweetness with muted honeydew notes. The sweetness continued to grow as the coffee cooled and became rich and creamy as the coffee approached room temperature. The coffee had an incredibly smooth body that was thick and almost syrupy. I was incredibly impressed with how balanced, clean and approachable the coffee was.

The Bottom Line

Peru Finca Matapalo was another very impressive coffee from One Village Coffee. While not the most complex coffee, it is an incredibly approachable coffee that almost anyone could enjoy.

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