Origin - Peru
Region - San José de Lourdes, Cajamarca
Process - Washed
Producer - Dalila Flores Venegas
Altitude - 1850m
Variety - Caturra, Castillo
Tasting notes - Bourbon biscuit, sultanas, tangerine and blossom honey with a buttery body.
Cupping score - 86.75
Dalila Flores Venegas owns 2 hectares of land in El Diamante, San Jose de Lourdes, where she grows Caturra and Castillo varieties. Dalila picks her coffee with the help of family members before she pulps and ferments it in a small concrete tank. Once fermented and the mucilage comes off easily, Dalila rinses the coffee and places it on tarpaulin mats to dry slowly in the sun for 7 to 10 days. Once the coffee reaches 15% moisture, Dalila then delivers it to Roger Chilcon, a neighbouring producer, who takes the coffee to Jaén where he dries it down to 11% before delivering to the Falcon Peru warehouse.
El Diamante is one of the few areas in Jaén to have protected forests, which are home to a variety of flora and fauna native to the region. This thriving natural environment creates a beautiful setting to grow coffee, but also contributes to the richness and stability of the soils in the area. The cup profile of the coffees in this area is very distinct, with a heavily fruited cup and a pronounced acidity.