€12.00 – €35.00
Owner – Elvis Tineo Rafael
Location – El Diamante, Jaen
Altitude – 1900 masl
Process – Macerated Natural Catuai & Castillo
Variety – Catuai & Castillo
Cup Profile – Dark Chocolate, Tropical Fruits, Syrupy Funk
- Additional information
Elvis Reinerio Tineo Rafael is a second-generation coffee producer who owns land in the El Diamante area of Jaen.Elvis himself owns 3 hecatres of land, which is planted with bourbon, caturra and catuai and sits at an altitude of1750 to 1900masl. Elvis and his family work the land together, coordinating their picking, processing and drying andsharing their facilities. Over the last few years Elvis has been investing in improving the quality of his coffee,improving the quality of picking and experimenting with pre-fermentations and different fermentation methods.Elvis has participated in the Cup of Excellence competition two years in a row, in 2018 he finished 7th and in 2019 in the top 30
This coffee is a mix castillo and catuai varieties from the highest part of Elvis’s farm. The cherries were picked, washed and floated before being macerated in the cherry for 48 hours. The coffee was then dried under shade for 30 days.
El Diamante is one of the closest coffee producing areas to the city of Jaen and therefore has a huge cooperative presence, at least in the lower elevations. The main varieties grown in the medium altitudes is catuai and castillo, and at higher altitudes it is all bourbon, caturra and typica. El Diamante is one of thefew areas in Jaen to have protected forests, which are home to a variety of flora and fauna native to the region. Not only that, there are also many water sources that supply much of the water to the city. 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.
Peru Overview: Falcon Specialty, our green coffee supplier, has been working in Northern Peru for several years, buying specialty coffee from cooperatives and associations with whom they have built lasting relationships. Whilst a lot of the arrival quality has been good, they have struggled to impact upon that quality or make improvements in the supply chain. More importantly, the premiums paid for quality rarely makes it directly back to producers, something they have had very little control over in previous years.In Peru,like some other origins, coffee farmers are sensitive to market changes and often lack basic training and the incentive to produce higher qualities of coffee, as premiums often don’t materialise. For these reasons they decided to change the way they buy coffee in Peru and work directly with producers, giving control and improve upon existing quality and have full financial traceability. Ensuring these two factors would help them to pay higher prices for the coffees and to make sure that producers received a fair price for the coffee they delivered us,above the market price. In order to do this, they set up a warehouse in Jaen and started to buy in parchment directly from producers.The Cajamarca region holds a lot of potential for quality coffee, with ideal growing conditions and great varieties, but quality is often lost in picking, processing and drying, with producers lacking infrastructure andknowledge. The most vulnerable producers are those that are unassociated – those who aren’t members of acooperative, association or organisation – and they represent 75% of producers in Northern Peru. These producers don’t have access to training sessions or premiums for quality or certifications, and their income is totally dependenton the market price. Often, local aggregators – a buyer who lives in the same area – will come to the farm or houseof a producer and buy their coffee for cash before selling it on; in some cases, directly to an exporter or more oftento other traders and middlemen. This results in the producer being paid very little for their coffee and a lot of qualitycoffee is lost.This shift in approach to sourcing will allowed them to forge long term relationships directly with farmers,improve the coffee quality we can offer from these areas and increase producer household income through accessto quality premiums
Whole Bean, Coarse (Chemex/Cafetiere), Medium (V60/Kalita/Aeropress), Fine(espresso/moka)