Peru El Milagro
$14.75 – $80.75
Maple | Candied Lemon | Hazelnut
Buttery body and lingering finish.
REGION: South America
FARM/CO-OP: El Milagro
PROCESSING METHOD: Washed
TASTE: Maple | Candied Lemon | Hazelnut
The Peru El Milagro has tasting notes of maple, candied lemon and hazelnut, with a buttery body and lingering finish. The co-op’s base of San José de Lourdes is located near the Río Chinchipe, and to cross the river a vehicle first must drive on to a flimsy-looking raft attached to a metal cable that keeps the raft from drifting away in the often-strong current. Even faced with such obstacles, El Milagro continues to look for ways to improve quality and succeeded in selling its very first single-producer micro-lot in 2015. In the years since then, they have doubled their membership and increased quality immensely.
Although the rides on the “ferry” across the river were certainly adventurous, the new bridge set to open in fall of 2019 will make transporting coffee out of the cooperative and to port so much more efficient, both in time and costs.