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Peru – Juan Encalada Sumalave – South Slope Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Peru - Juan Encalada Sumalave - South Slope Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Peru - Juan Encalada Sumalave
  • Roaster
    South Slope Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Asheville, North Carolina
  • Estimated Price
    $17.50 / 12oz
  • Flavor Notes
    White peach, raisin, pink lady apple
  • Process
    Washed and Fermented for 30 Hours, dried in raised beds for 15-20 days on raised beds
  • Varieties
    Typica and Bourbon
  • Country
  • Region
    Cusco – Yanatile
  • Elevation
    1600 MASL
  • Producer
    Cooperative: Valle Inca, Farm: San Antonio
  • Roast
  • Review Brew Method
    Flower, v60, Origami
  • Roast Date
    January 12, 2021
  • Review Date
    February 6, 2021

Coffee Scoring

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9 / 10
  • Balanced and approachable
  • White grape flavor note

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

South Slope is a roaster based out of Asheville, North Carolina. They recently started offering a monthly subscription service and this coffee is the one they are offering for their March 2021 subscribers.

The coffee begins with a subtly sweet fragrance with notes of chocolate, citrus and stone fruit. In the flavor I tasted much of the same with notes that reminded me of white grapes, chocolate, dried fruit and various stone fruits. The acidity was crisp and steady throughout. The body was smooth, though a bit thin. The sweetness reminded me of dried dates and figs with their sticky sweetness. While the aftertaste was fairly quick, it had a really nice chocolate sparkle that I enjoyed after each sip. One of the strongest attributes of this coffee was its approachability. It was extremely well-balanced and easy to drink.

The Bottom Line

This Peruvian coffee would appeal to a wide range of coffee drinkers. It’s flavor, while diverse was still very approachable.

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