Coffee Reviews

Guillermino Cardenas Enriquez – Apes & Peacocks

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Guillermino Cardenas Enriquez
  • Roaster
    Apes & Peacocks
  • Roaster Location
    New York, New York
  • Estimated Price
    $18.00 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Stone fruit, orgeat, creamy
  • Process
    Washed
  • Varieties
    Typica
  • Country
    Peru
  • Region
    Junin
  • Elevation
    1830 - 1980 MASL
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, cupping, espresso
  • Roast Date
    September 18, 2019
  • Review Date
    September 28, 2019

Coffee Scoring

8.8
Aroma
9.5 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
8.5 / 10
Cleanliness
8.5 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
8 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Unique flavors
  • Attributes all well-balanced

Cons
  • Not as complex as other coffees

Apes & Peacocks is a roaster based in New York with one of the best names that I’ve heard to date. They sent a few of their current offerings for me to try and I was really impressed with this washed coffee from Peru.

The coffee begins with a strong fragrance of tropical fruit and floral notes that gets imbued with sweet citrus notes as you begin to brew. The aroma was big, bold and unique and one of my favorite attributes of the coffee.

As I began to drink the coffee I tasted a wide variety of stone and tropical fruits including mango, apricots and pineapple. The floral notes from the aroma were still in the flavor, but subdued as an undertone to the more prominent fruit notes. The coffee has a full, satiny body and a gentle, balanced acidity. It carries a subtle sweetness throughout and everything consolidates together in a balanced finish.

The Bottom Line

While this coffee didn’t have a single stand-out attribute, it was incredibly enjoyable to drink. It has all the attributes of a great Peruivan coffee: balanced, sweet and full-bodied. It lacks some of the complexity found in other coffees, but makes up for it with a flavor profile that is unique and a lot of fun to explore.

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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