La Dante, Peru

Cast Iron Coffee Roasters

Regular price $18.00

Profile: A buttery mouthfeel of rich chocolate & hazelnuts with fruity orange undertones.


  • From the Region of San Ignacio
  • Grown in an altitude of 1,500-1,800 masl.
  • The varietals include Caterra & Typica 
  • Washed Process
  • Grown in Peru's Northern Highlands
  • Certified Organic


The San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru coffee story:

La Danta is a blend of coffees produced along the highlands of San Ignacio, Cajamarca. The blend is named after the Andean Tapir, also known as the Mountain Danta, also known in Quechua as “Sacha Huagra”.  The Andean Tapir, an endangered herbivore, is commonly found roaming the Andes mountain range, especially in northern Cajamarca. 

The coffee comes from around 70 smallholder farmers who each farm approximately 2 hectares of land.  La Danta is brought to us from importer Caravela who promote community and a more conscious coffee-producing culture that places nature and coexistence with it as an utmost priority.


When enjoying San Ignacio coffee, expect a full-bodied, rich espresso with good complexity and a long finish.  We recommend as a starting point trying 18g of coffee for a 36g shot in around 28-30 seconds at 9 bar.

For filter, why not try this delicious Peruvian coffee as an Aeropress?  We like to use the following recipe - 13g dose with 200g of water at 85degC and a course grind.  Brew inverted for approximately 1 min 30 seconds before plunging to give an overall time of 2 mins.



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Here are our general Frequently Asked Questions

If I place an order, when will it be dispatched?

We ship our orders from Monday through to Friday and we aim to ship every order received before 1pm, on the day it is received.

How long will it take to receive my order?

For UK orders, our standard shipping is with Royal Mail Tracked 48 hours so please allow two working days.  For an additional cost we can ship Royal Mail Tracked 24 hours.  For all orders over 3kg in weight we ship with DPD.  For overseas orders please allow 7-10 days for delivery.

How long after roast date should I wait until I brew my coffee?

For filter coffees please wait 5-7 days before using and for espresso please wait 7-10 days.  It will be worth it, honest!

How long will my coffee stay fresh?

Our coffee is at its optimum between day 7 to around day 30 after roast date and will be absolutely fine for up to 3 months.  Ground coffee will lose its flavour faster.

What days do you roast coffee?

We are roasting everyday, Monday through to Thursday.

Can I visit your workshop to collect my order?

Yes!  We welcome visits to the workshop.  Please do phone or email ahead for directions.

When will my subscription order be shipped?

We ship all subscription orders on the third week of every month.

Can I choose the coffee for my subscription?

Yes of course. If there is a particular coffee you would like repeated or are keen to try then please do get in contact and let us know.

What if I want to return my order or it is damaged?

We want all our customers to be 100% happy with their purchase.  If for any reason your order does not arrive in perfect condition then please email us and we will rectify the situation.

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