Peru Elvis Tineo Rafael Microlot
Tasting Notes: honey, melon, yellow plum
Region: El Diamante, Jaén
Altitude: 1,700 m.a.s.l.
Variety: caturra, bourbon, typica
Elvis Tineo Rafael’s coffee has wowed us for two years running on the sample cupping table, and this year we went for it! We’re glad to be able to bring you this microlot, which has outstanding complexity and depth of flavour. We taste sweet honeydew melon, delicate florals and a long smooth caramel finish.
Rafael is a second generation coffee producer who farms on 3 hectares in the area of El Diamante near Jaén, Northern Peru. Elvis and his family work the land together, coordinating their picking, processing and drying and sharing 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. 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, 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.