Elmer Tineo Mendoza is a first-generation coffee farmer and is the owner of around 10 hectares of land. Although he owns the farm, it is separated out into thirds which he has given to three of his children. Elmer's son, Elvis, manages the process and drying of the coffee and Elmer carries out most of the picking, coordinating temporary staff and general farm work and crop management.
This year Elmer and Elvis have started to process natural coffee, based on the fact that they have some land at medium (1600masl) altitude and this required extra processing to reach higher cup scores.
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. Not only that, but 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.
|ALTITUDE||1,600 - 1,900 masl|
|OWNERS||Elmer Tineo Mendoza|
|FLAVOUR||Poached Pear, Grape, Pecan|
Notes from the team:
There are some great things going on in Peru at the moment. We work with importers who are setting up a revolutionary supply chain model, with Peru as the breeding ground. The plan for this 'Blueprint Project' is to enable each stage of the supply chain to be logged, so that coffee can be traded with absolute transparency.
It's great to know that not only can we enjoy this delightful coffee, but we can be a part of something so groundbreaking.