ESTRELLA DIVINA ORGANIC, Peru
We have said it last year and we will keep saying it: the quality of the Peruvian coffees is AMAZING!
Estrella Divina is one of our two Peruvian Organic Coffees of 2020. This particular one has a chunky and full bodied mouthfeel with stonefruit and a mild redberry acidity. You may expect flavour notes of cherries, plums, honey roasted almonds and cinnamon.
Estrella Divina is the name of a value added communal producer blend concept. It is a lot made up of coffee from producers in the surroundings of the village Rumpite in La Coipa. They are all smallholders with 1-3 hectares each and all are located at high altitudes. The producers are part of a coffee quality program through the organisation Origin Coffee Lab. All of them are certified ORGANIC and recieve high premiums on the prices and other benefits in return for premium quality. Origins Coffee Lab isn't all about coffee. Since late 2017 it has also started an ambitious public health project in the area, where clinics are sparse and access to health services is limited and where the kinds of basic check-ups we take for granted can be profound. Most of the smallholder farmers have been able to increase there income and living standard due to these kind of programs.
Region: Peru, San Ignacio, La Coipa
Producer: several smallholder farms, communal producer blend
Variety: bourbon, caturra, pache
Tasting notes: cherries, plums, honey roasted almonds, cinnamon, marsipan