Local, small batch roasted, veteran owned, Model Citizen Coffee Company showcases the Peruvian, which is not a newcomer to growing coffee. Peru is the number one coffee producer of fair trade coffees in the world. 99% of the Peruvian coffee are organic, but many small farmers cannot afford to pay for that license. Peruvian coffees are generally mild in acidity (mild sharpness to the taste meaning it's not flat or boring) and have a lingering sweet aftertaste.
Peruvians have been growing coffee since the mid-1700's. This particular Peruvian bean is not the typical "blender bean" Peru is know for; this bean has been carefully cultivated as a stand-alone coffee. The cooperative AGRARIA FRONTERA SAN IGNACIO adopted the logo of the Spectacled Bear to demonstrate their resiliency. The bear is an endangered animal that lives in the forest, around which many of the growers have their organic farms. Produced by 25% female farmers, the cooperative produces some of the finest coffees in the area. So sit back and enjoy our Peruvian selection ... we do, almost every morning.