Peru - El Diamante

Peru - El Diamante

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  • Farm: El Diamante
  • Varietal: Caturra
  • Location: San Ignacio, Cajamarca
  • Altitude: 1700 - 2000 masl
  • Process: Washed

Cupping Notes

Mango, rhubarb, blood orange. An apple acidity, fudgey finish.

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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. San Jose de Lourdes is an area with huge potential for quality with a relatively unique microclimate compared to other areas in Cajamarca, in El Diamante for example it has much higher rainfall and cooler climate, which contributes to a very complex and acidity driven cup profile.