Lehmus Roastery ”Peru Huabal”—amazingly flavorful!

A few days ago, I received a generous package from the award winning Lehmus Roastery (Lappeenranta, Finland). Thank you so much! It’s always nice to have some Lehmus coffee. After all, they are one my favorite roasteries.

This is what I got: Peru Huabal, Lehmus’ new limited edition coffee that comes from the Urbano Ramirez Vasquez farm in San Antonio, Huabal district, Peru. On the label, we are told that this is natural Catuai, which has been lightly fermented and dried over the course of 30 days. According to the company, the coffee is ”softly sugary and sweet”.

As always, I used both the AeroPress and my good old Bialetti Moka for brewing. Either way, the results were absolutely amazing.

First, the mouthfeel was classic Lehmus: Incredibly creamy. I was even reminded of the ”oiliness” of some Charles Liégeois products. I loved it.

Flavor-wise, Peru Huabal was amazingly flavorful, yet very well balanced. I detected the following notes (from top to bottom):

  • fresh cut tropical fruits—the natural sweetness and fruity tartness made me think of kiwifruits
  • nougat
  • hazelnuts
  • a pleasant bitterness

All in all, Peru Huabal tasted sweet indeed, but in the midrange, there were many other flavors as well. I could almost have called it robust. It was so flavorful and sophisticated that I found myself thinking I should probably get a few packs more to really tease out all the nuances. For now, suffice it to say that I was left craving for more. It was very, very good.

Get yourself some while it lasts! You can now use the discount code ”blackcoffeejournal” to get 15% off all 15€ (or more) purchases of coffees, teas, and cocoas at the Lehmus Roastery website. The offer is valid through March 20, 2021, in Finland only. The code cannot be used in conjunction with other discount codes. Happy shopping!


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