Organic Apex Jeinner Cubas Vasquez Peruvian Microlot
Organic Apex Jeinner Cubas Vasquez Peruvian Microlot Organic Apex Jeinner Cubas Vasquez Peruvian Microlot

Lime * Peach * Bergamot

Jeinner's coffee is being sold in 10 oz bags.

This is a high quality washed Gesha that excellently demonstrates the characteristics coffee professionals associate with this varietal. In particular, the lemon-lime, peachy citrus notes work very well alongside some more rounded berry, star-anise flavors.

Floral notes top off a cup that is admittedly quite sweet and particularly bright, while also being wonderfully delicate and balanced, even as it cools. 

We're always pleasantly surprised when we find tropical or citrus fruit notes in our cup, which Jeinner's coffee has in abundance. This provides a delightful contrast in a drink that some might avoid due to coffee's typical earthy, dark bitterness. As more customers explore unconventional coffees through filter brewing systems, we hope they appreciate the varied expressions of sweetness in each cup.

We first purchased Jeinner's coffee in 2019, and we hope to still be roasting the beans he produces decades from now. Last year's iteration was sold in a blend with Rolando Ocupa's coffee, another great Peruvian producer. This year, however, we wanted to highlight Jeinner's coffee by selling it single origin; it's more than up to the challenge.

Cooperative: Sol y Cafe
Location: Finca El Ingenio, Cajamarca - Peru
Elevation: 1880 meters    

Variety: GESHA
Processing: washed
Roast level: light

: bright       
Body: slick
Cupping notes: Lime * Peach * Bergamot

Recommended brewing: Pourover
Recommended ratio: 16:1


As with many of our Apex coffees, we want customers to see the value in sharing these unique, fruity, so-called "modern" roasts with others who maybe don't drink coffee black. It's a valuable conversation piece, not just because of how it tastes, but because of how it stands out from the crowd in the pantheon of specialty coffees.

The story of this microlot begins in Panama, where Jeinner acquired the first seeds of his Gesha variety. It began with his curiosity to produce this type of coffee and curiosity about what it means to produce high quality coffee in general.

Jeinner’s parents live nearby at their farm and support him with the work during harvest. They are also members of the cooperative and plan to increase their production area.

Jeinner was also interested in developing the same excitement among other producers. At first, he noticed that people didn't seem to care very much, but as years went by and quality contests in Peru drew more attention to this variety, more people began paying attention. Currently, Gesha strains are now being planted in many places in this part of the country, far more than ever before.