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El Diamante

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Producer: Roger Chilcon Flores
Varietals: Caturra
Region: Cajamarca
Elevation: 1900 meters
Process: Washed
Farm Size: 3 Hectares
Drying: Raised Beds
Aroma: Blueberry Compote, Milk Chocolate
Tasting Notes: Honey, Tangerine, Strawberry Shortcake, Caramel

El Diamante is a high-altitude village in the San Ignacio province of Peru, part of the Cajamarca region which has become one of our favorite places to source coffee from. Roger Chilcon Flores, the farmer, has planted his land entirely with red and yellow Caturra. Since Roger's production is small, he has been buying cherry from neighboring farmers, who also grow Caturra and have plots at the same altitude. Roger has plenty of space on his farm for processing and drying the coffee, which allows him to control his whole process to ensure quality is controlled and is as good as possible. El Diamante has a relatively unique micro-climate compared to other areas in Cajamarca, since it is much colder and has higher rainfall. This climate, combined with coffee growing at high altitude, gives a really complex cup profile with high acidity.