El Diamante (The Diamond)
Tasting Notes: Gentle pink grapefruit, cherry and red apple acidity, milk chocolate with a long sweet finish.
We recommend as an espresso based drink or a balanced sweet cafetiere
Aromas del valle ("Aromas from the valley") is a young and innovative coop founded in 2015. Merely Cruz Rivera and Ivan Cruz Rivera started the coop with the producers in Pindo, La Coipa, and San Ignacio. Their goal was to create real opportunities for the producers in the region. The coop works transparently with the farmers and is focused on quality.
The coffee cherries are handpicked, selecting only the best cherries. The cherries are fermented for 18 hours, in a tank with water. This fermentation also doubles as a floatation to remove any coffee beans with less density. When the fermentation is complete the coffee is washed, changing the water three times. Finally the coffee is sun dried following a strict protocol. The coffee is dried under shade on raised beds, for about 18 days until it reaches about 12% moisture.
El Diamante is a very charming place with the perfect climate for growing quality coffee. It has an urban center that belongs to the district of San Jose de Lourdes, this is one of the seven districts of the province of San Ifnacio in Cajamarca.
In the region there are mant stories, One of the most impotant local legends is the story of the Chinuna who is an elf that lives in the fields, This elf can transform into a handsome man or beautiful woman depending on who sees it. Legends says that the Chinuna wanders through the fields at night and to kidnap those who are enraptured by its beauty. Those who have managed to survive, never speak again. Moral of the story is, don't walk the fields at night!
We are really excited about this coffee!