Peru - El Diamante
Peru - El Diamante
Origin: El Diamante, San Ignacio, Cajamarca
Next Roast - Thursday 26th September
A delicious example of a South American bean, tropical fruits (Mango, blood orange) with Rhubarb also making an appearance that gives way to a well rounded fudgey finish. Lovely as espresso and milk drinks, and also well suited to Filter.
This coffee comes from the Lima Coffee cooperative, one of Peru’s quality focused cooperatives founded in 2016 by Rony Lavan Guerrero and a number of other coffee producers in Jaen. Rony had previously worked in quality control with one of Peru’s largest exporters, and was very aware of the quality and potential some producers have, but saw those coffees get blended into large commercial lots. With this Rony decided to set up a cooperative with a different structure, he wanted to base the membership on cup quality. He knew of areas and producers in Cajamarca who have great quality and approached them to buy their best prepared coffees, with the aim of selling them as microlots. In most cases cooperatives are formed by a group of producers with the aim of exporting large quantities of coffee, but Rony’s model is based entirely on quality.
This lot is a blend of day lots from various small holder producers in the El Diamante area of the San Ignacio province in Northern Peru. These day lots were purposefully blended together based on cup profile, one typical of the area, with a pronounced acidity, notes of citrus fruits and lots of complexity. Producers in Northern Peru have their own hand pulping machine and fermentation tank where they process the coffee before drying it on their patio or raised beds in their farms. The main variety grown in El Diamante is Caturra, with few producers planting anything else since rust isn’t a big problem yet, due to relatively new trees and the cool climate.
Please note 1kg will be shipped in two 500g bags to aid eventual freshness.