Estrella Divina, Peru
$19.00 – $38.00
COFFEE TASTING NOTES FOR ESTRELLA DIVINA, PERU
orange, strawberry, toffee, caramel
COFFEE BACKGROUND FOR ESTRELLA DIVINA, PERU
Coffees from Peru’s Cajamarca region (pronounced ka-ha-mark-ah) are always something we look forward to having in our lineup. The quality of Peruvian coffee has evolved tremendously in recent history through the development of mutually beneficial relationships between smallholder farmers and collaborators. This offering is the result of a collaboration between 24 producers located in Estrella Divina. Estrella Divina is a small town in La Coipa, which is one of the highest altitude growing regions of Cajamarca. The microclimate is unique and ideal for coffee growing, with constant rainfall and a mix of warm air currents meeting with cool air descending from the mountains. Even the smallest producers in La Coipa process their own coffee. This creates a diversity of flavor profiles not seen elsewhere in Cajamarca.
Exporter Origin Coffee Lab started the Solidario program to give producers access to training, financing, and feedback about coffee quality. Through Solidario (in English, Solidarity) producers are given instruction on how to control fermentation and monitor drying time by hours of sunlight, which takes 12 to 20 days. These and other improvements garner better quality and higher prices going back to the producer. Future priorities of this collaboration include planting varietals, such as Yellow Caturra, which are new to the region.
This community lot is a washed process coffee with notes of sweet orange citrus and strawberry. Its texture and sweetness are reminiscent of caramel and buttered toffee. We hope you will enjoy the fruits of this collaboration between the farmers of La Coipa and Origin Coffee Lab.
- La Coipa, Cajamarca
- 1600 – 2100 MASL
- Caturra, Bourbon, Pache, Catimor
- May – July 2020
- Relationship Length:
- 1st Harvest
- Sourcing Partners:
- Atlantic Specialty (importer)