Coffee Reviews

Peru Huabal – Kickapoo Coffee Roasters

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Peru Huabal
  • Roaster
    Kickapoo Coffee Roasters
  • Roaster Location
    Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • Estimated Price
    $16.50 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Citrus, tart cherry & milk chocolate
  • Process
    Dry fermented, washed, raised bed dried
  • Varieties
    Typica & Caturra
  • Country
    Peru
  • Region
    Huabal, Cajamarca
  • Elevation
    1800-2100 MASL
  • Producer
    Centrocafe Cooperative
  • Roast
    Light - Medium
  • Brew Method
    v60, cupping, French Press

Coffee Scoring

8.9
Aroma
8 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
10 / 10
Flexibility
8 / 10
Pros
  • Have to work (in a good way) to uncover all of the complexity in the cup

Cons
  • Aroma not as intense or complex

This is the second coffee review in a series from Kickapoo Coffee Roasters. Be sure to refer back to the first review to learn more about Kickapoo.


The key feature that stuck out to me about this coffee was its complexity. There was a lot going on within this cup of coffee and I really needed to work to uncover the various flavor notes and overall profile of the coffee. The flavor included deeper stone fruit notes—not like the bright, berry notes found in some coffees. There was also a nice, citrus-like acidity that blended really nicely with the flavor. The medium body complimented the coffee well and the nutty sweetness evolved as the coffee cooled. Even at the end of each sip, the complexity continued as tart fruit notes came through in the aftertaste.

The Bottom Line

This coffee continued to surprise and delight. The coffee evolved as it cooled toward room temperature, but it also seemed to deliver something a little new every time I drank it making it an exciting one to come back to day after day. Kickapoo Coffee Roasters delivered again with a coffee definitely worth trying.

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