Caturra, Bourbon, Pache
Dry Fermented, Washed, Dried on Raised Beds
July - November 2019
La Coipa, Cajamarca
Productores de Estrella Divina
Estrella Divina, or “Divine Star,” is the name of a small community found within La Copia, the highest coffee growing region of San Ignacio, Peru. Cultivating coffee in the thin mountain air, the community is made up of a patchwork of small farms, each averaging no more than a modest 25 bags of coffee per year.
With a sweet and slightly fruity profile, Peru Estrella Divina is exceptionally layered. At these lofty altitudes, the cherries ripen more slowly, concentrating the sugars in the seed and creating a more complex cup. Farmers in this region also often “hold cherry” overnight, an uncommon practice where the fresh picked cherries are sealed in a bag for up to 24 hours before starting the washing process, to impart a subtle fruit flavor. These nuances combine to add a little something extra to an already delicious coffee.
For the past few years our partners at Origin Coffee Lab have worked closely with a group of quality focused producers in Estrella Divina to offer training to refine their post-harvest processing, as well as provide financing and better access to markets. This particular lot is made up of coffees from just 27 of those producers, whose coffee impressed us over a series of tastings on our most recent visit to Peru this past fall. By investing in quality, Origin Coffee Lab is able to offer the farmers they partner with a premium for their coffee and support the future of specialty coffee in the region.
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