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Peru, Monte Grande AA - Single Origin Espresso

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Our Peru Monte Grande hails from the well known coffee region, Cajamarca - celebrated for producing the best cupping lots in the country. Located in the north of Peru, on the Peru/Ecuador border, the department of Cajamarca is lush, mountainous and perfect for growing coffee.

The coffee is clean, incredibly sweet, complex and smooth - a classic and approachable washed coffee. It’s a great example of a high quality Peruvian coffee.


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Single Origin Coffee Description


Our coffee comes from a district called Jaén within the Cajamarca department. There are over 50 producers who generally contribute to this particular coffee yearly. However for this lot, there are six - Victor Delgado, Mario Alberca Neira, Merrado Juan Araujo Ramirez, Giovani Huaman Cruzado, Walter Sarango Fernandez and Denilson Perez. Each one amazing and with their own inspiring story to share.

This lot has a combination of caturra, catuai and pache varietals, grown at an altitude of 1600-1800 metres above sea level. The cherries were harvested between May and November last year, fully washed during processing and sun-dried on covered beds and patios.

The coffee, Monte Grande (Great Mountain), is named after the archaeological site located in the province that dates to more than 5,000 years ago. Back in 2010, the group had discovered the Montegrande archeological temple situated under an abandoned Catholic church near Jaén city.

After a significant amount of research, they discovered that the site was originally a ceremonial temple, built by a culture that developed on the border of Peru and Ecuador. One of the most important discoveries of this culture is that archaeologists found the presence of cacao, proving that cacao was born in this region.

Today, there is a group of farmers that grow coffee in the highlands that surround Montegrande, from Jaen to San Ignacio (next to Ecuadorian border), they are not only committed to protect their land and the environment but proud to be the direct descendants of one of the most resilient cultures in the country.

The coffee is clean, incredibly sweet, complex and smooth - a classic and approachable washed coffee. It’s a great example of a high quality Peruvian coffee.

Coffee Breakdown

Washed - Caturra, catuai and pache varietals grown and harvested at an altitude of 1600-1800masl in Peru's Jaen region in the Cajamarca province.

In The Cup


Espresso Recipe

  • DOSE - 21.5g
  • YIELD - 38g
  • TIME - 28-30secs
  • TEMP - 94°C
  • RATIO - 1:1.76

This recipe is for espresso and developed on a commercial coffee machine. Use as a guide to achieve your desired flavour preference. If you are unable to reproduce the exact result on your home machine, don’t panic, an alternative is to simply adjust your recipe using the ratio so it works best for your set up.

A small to big bag of happiness guide – to help your coffee loving ways.


1 – 2 cups daily
250g per week

2 – 4 cups daily
500g per week

6 – 8 cups daily
1kg per week

Note – These guidelines use an estimate of 16–21 grams of coffee to allow for difference in dose size.

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