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Color Coffee Roasters is the culmination of years of obsession, backyard tinkering, and the desire to spread the gospel of great coffee.

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Peru Marisol

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Regular price $ 17.50




This fresh harvest gem presents juicy and soft flavors of red fruit and almond goodness. Grown organically and lovingly by Marisol Neira Condezo, we're excited to share this beautiful high scoring coffee!


ORIGIN: San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru
PRODUCER: Marisol Neira Condezo
ALTITUDE: 1480 masl
VARIETY: Caturra & Typica
FERMENTATION: 18-24 hours wet
DRYING: 18 days on cement patio under cover
HARVEST: July 2019
TASTING NOTES: Sweet cherry, red grape and almond brittle

Farm Level

Established on September 21 2004, Aprocanorsi started with the aim of improving the lives of its members through production, storage, marketing, and export of green coffee. Membership has grown to 177 members, coming from communities within the districts of San Ignacio, Namballe, San José de Lourdes, and Huarango, all in Cajamarca, Peru.

San Ignacio is arguably the most famous producing region in all of Peru, boasting the highest production and stable trade, as well as a terrain less arduous to navigate than much of the south of Peru. From their best coffees we see a powerful, high-character tartaric acidity like white or green grapes.

Most of these members are smallholders, manually depulping their cherry by hand and fermenting for an average of 18-24 hours and drying on raised beds made of wood and mesh lining. San Ignacio is heavily forested and supplies shade to coffee trees, encouraging not only healthier soil but greater potential for complexity in the cherry. The coop stores parchment in GrainPro immediately after drying, preserving the incredible potential of their coffees against the elements.

Aprocanorsi started as a non-profit and still offers several valuable services to its
members, including technical assistance and help with credit and financing. The co-op is certified Fair Trade Organic as well as UTZ certified. The biggest challenges members are facing on a regular basis is heavy rains which have grown more unpredictable as the climate changes, making drying more difficult. However, the tight-knit co-op structure is ideal for collaborating and finding solutions as a team.

General Brewing Instructions

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Brewing great coffee at home can be easy.  The essential tools are critical to making it happen.  They include:
  • Filtered water.  Spring water is ideal.  Removing chloride, sulfur, and iron is essential.
  • A burr grinder.  The more even the coffee particles, the better the coffee.  Burr grinders, whether manual or electric, will do a better job than "whirly-blade" grinders.  Invest in a burr grinder.  Your taste buds (and coffee roaster) will thank you.
  • A scale.  I know using a scale can seem a bit like you're doing something you shouldn't be.  Trust me, you can only brew consistently great coffee with a scale.  Water and coffee are hard to measure without one.
  • Clean equipment.  Properly cleaning your equipment is the only way to avoid stale and rancid coffee flavors entering your cup.  Please keep your equipment clean.  The sooner and more often you clean your gear, the easier it will be in the long run.  Add it to your ritual and thank us later.
  • Delicious and freshly roasted Color Coffee
Now that you have the tools, the rest is easy.  There are infinite numbers of ways to brew coffee.  Here are some of our favorites, with links to coffee professionals who we admire and trust:

Coffee Faq

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In many cases, yes. However, our first priority is quality and flavor. Sometimes these priorities align and our producers are certified organic and/or fair trade. We always pay well above fair trade rates (which are quite low and don’t guarantee sustainability or quality).

Often times, the producers we work with are too small to gain certifications. It’s expensive and laborious. Many of our producers are certified organic and fair trade, including many of our producers in Peru, Ethiopia, and Mexico.


We recommend drinking our coffee within one month of the roast date. Most of our coffees taste best however within 2 - 14 days of roast date.

For espresso, we recommend using coffee that has rested at least 7 days after roast date. This is because coffee gives off CO2 after roasting that can interfere with extraction. One way to get around this is to let your ground espresso dose sit for 30-120 minutes before pulling the shot. Email for more questions about this.

If you are pre-grinding the coffee, we recommend drinking the coffee within one week of grinding.


Yes, we can. Please select how you want your coffee to be ground at the time you place your order. Simply click on the arrow beside "Grind" and make your selection. If you need help choosing let us know the brewing method you will be using to prepare the coffee, in the notes of the order. And we will be happy to grind the coffee for you on our commercial grinder.


These are in the works! We are compiling a bunch and even shooting some video, to help you brew like us at home.

In the meantime...go here: Pour Overs Aeropress to get some expert advice.


A weak brew could the result of a couple things.  First of all, you want to make sure you're using the proper amount of water and coffee.  If you use too much water or not enough coffee, you won't be able to get the strength you need.  A digital scale will ensure you can get the measurements right.  Start with 1 gram of coffee to 16 grams of water and adjust to taste!
The second problem could be a grind size that is too course.  If the coffee bits are too big, you won't be able to pull enough flavor out and the brew will taste weak.  In general for drip coffee, the grind size should be the size of beach sand.  You can also use the brew time to help judge if you're grind is correct.  Most brewing methods should take between 3 and 5 minutes.  If it's going faster than this, it's likely your grind size isn't fine enough.  Grind finer and taste it!


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