La Granadilla by Sergio Chinguel Alberca (Organic)
Sergio Chinguel Alberca is a farmer and a member of the Cedros Cooperative in Cajamarca, a group we started to work with last year. Lorenzo is part of the micro-lot program of the cooperative, and this year he just proved he could make it. He has a 3 hectare farm and 2 hectares planted with coffee. The farm sits above 1900 masl in Sport Piura, mainly growing Caturra and Bourbon. The coffee is depulped, wet fermented for 22 hours, then dried in a parabolic dryer.
Sergio is the son of coffee producer Maria Esminda Espinoza. Maria’s success last year, when she delivered one of the best coffees we had from Peru, inspired her three sons. Each has his own farm, and this year they all delivered outstanding micro-lots, meaning we have four from the same family.
The support and quality control is managed by the cooperative. For the lots to qualify for our micro-lot program they have to cup above 87 points with distinct flavours, have good physical properties and be within our standards on humidity and aW to maximize shelf life.
All the coffees are certified Organic, and the producers also receive a significant quality premium for the coffee delivered to this lot. Cedros is also under the umbrella of a sustainability project called “Cafe Selva Norte” to which 0.11 USD/kg is indirectly contributed by you through Nordic Approach.
Cafe Selva Norte is a coffee quality and training program and the cooperative is committed to reforestation as part of their sustainability initiative. For more details and to learn more about the sustainability project, scroll down to the origin section, or ask us for more information.