Peru – Eli Espinoza Soberón

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Roast Filter
Process Natural
Notes Mango, Pomelo, Sugar Cane
Variety Caturra & Tipica
Altitude 1900-2100 masl
Weight 250g

Eli Espinoza is the owner of 4 hectares of coffee in the village of las Pirias in Chirinos.
He has a few parcels of land spread across the village, some planted mostly with Typica, others with Caturra and Bourbon. Eli processes all his coffee at his house, which sits at 1800masl.
Last year he started processing his coffee as a natural after investing in a large solar dryer with increased capacity which gave him greater control over the drying process.
Eli decided to process naturals after some trials in 2018 and having seen that the processing greatly improved the cup score and gave completely different cup profiles to his coffee. The coffee was washed and floated and then skin dried under shade for one day, before being moved to a solar drying tent, where it dried under controlled conditions for 35 days.
Chirinos is a district in the province of San Ignacio and is one of the most well-known areas for quality coffee in Peru. Whilst the coffee landscape in Chirinos is still dominated by middlemen and FTO certifications, there is a growing interest in specialty coffee and some of the biggest cooperatives in the area have been promoting quality for a number of years. However, for those producers that aren’t members of coops, of which there are many, there is still little access to market and little support to invest in their farms and improve quality.
We see huge potential for quality improvement in Chirinos, with small changes and investments producers can escape low market prices which rarely cover the cost of production and find a market for their coffee that pays well above the market with quality incentives.

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Weight 250 g
Type

Beans, Espresso, Moka Pot, Filter

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