Alpaca Blend

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The sweetness and acidity of the Peruvian coffee is perfectly balanced with the strong and intense flavor of the Ecuatorian coffee, resulting in a bold and satisfying cup of coffee

PRICE PER CUP: 0,33-0,39 €

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This selection comes from small farms nestled in the heart of the country, just south of Mount Kenya, within the elevated plateaus of the Kiambu appellation. These plots boast altitudes reaching up to 1,900 meters.

The majority of Kenyan coffee producers are smallholders, with two-thirds owning approximately 300 shrubs on average, yielding between 1,000 and 1,500 kg of cherries annually. The remaining third consists of estate or micro-estate owners, all of whom collaborate within cooperative networks.

After harvesting their cherries, the producers deliver them to cooperatives for processing. Notably, Kenya boasts a distinct approach to preparing its green coffee, having inherited one of the most effective methods for cup quality enhancement from the British. This process, known as “Kenyan washing” or “double washing,” is considered a national specialty.

The unique preparation technique, coupled with specific local varieties (SL28, SL34, Batian, Ruiru 11) developed for their adaptability to the Kenyan terroir, has solidified the country’s position among the world’s most prestigious specialty coffee destinations. For years, Kenya has been producing coffees with a remarkable, bright acidity. Despite its undeniable advantages, the method does pose an environmental challenge regarding sustainable water management.

Velo de Novia is a captivating washed coffee with delightful fruity tones of lemon and chocolate, cultivated in the Santa Rosa de la Yunga terroir of the Cajamarca region, Peru. Harvested by twenty dedicated growers from the El Diamante Comité, spanning 83.5 hectares and led by Israel Vasques Contreras, this coffee is a testament to their commitment to biodiversity.

Grown under the shade amidst various plants and fruit trees, each cherry is meticulously handpicked between May and September to ensure premium quality. Following harvest, the coffee undergoes pulping and washing before a 24 to 36-hour fermentation period. Most producers opt for drying beds, though some use patios, with a minimum drying duration of 6 hours daily for 2 to 4 weeks. Origin Coffee Lab receives the coffee from the El Diamante Comité leader.

Origin Coffee Lab’s Comité system unites producers from a specific terroir, allowing easy blending of coffees of similar quality. In this Comité, each producer is individually compensated. Led by Israel Vasques Contreras, the committee includes Ariel Quispe Vargas, Melber Suarez Villoslada, Saul Suarez Terrones, Onias Guerrero Quispe, Glover Perez Hernandez, Aladino Linares Malca, Dilfredo Cieza Ruiz, Eyder Suarez Alarcon, Alexander Diaz Salazar, Winkler Guerrero Suaraez, Lucas Quispe Vargas, Jubencio Hernandez Sanchez, Malaquias Suarez Torres Derlis, Suarez Alarcon, Teofilo Alarcón Tello, Alipio Villoslada Guerrero, Wilder Suarez Alarcon, Ugo Quispe Vargas, and Nerio Quispe Vargas.

Santa Rosa de la Yunga, comprising the municipalities of Santa Rosa and La Yunga, spans 262.30 km2, with Santa Rosa as its capital at 1,249 meters above sea level. Known for its rich fauna, flora, and tourist attractions, Santa Rosa is a blend of Spanish colonial religious architecture, pre-Hispanic archaeological sites, and natural wonders like Pacuyacu Caves, Pongo de Puerto Salinas, Pongo de Rentema, Naranjales de Montango, the millenary stone of Tupay Tupana, and Baños del Inca hot springs. Situated between the high jungle (400 to 1,000 m) and the Yunga River (1,000 to 2,300 m), the climate ranges from 30°C to 20°C as you ascend the river Yunga.

Description

Our blends are created with the finest quality coffee beans, sourced directly from the farmers and communities that grow them. We take great care in selecting the perfect combination of beans to ensure that each blend has a unique flavor profile that is sure to delight your senses.

100% Arabica

Additional information

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 20 cm
Size

500g

Grind

Whole beans, Coarse (French press, Cold brew), Medium coarse (Pour over, drop), Medium (Machine drip, siphon), Fine (Moka), Extra fine (Turkish coffee pot)

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  • Victor

    March 24, 2024
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  • Maria Elena Gazzo Serrano

    Delicioso

    November 7, 2023
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  • João Horta

    September 13, 2023
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  • Maria Elena Gazzo Serrano

    Muy bueno

    June 4, 2023
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  • Mily Gazzo

    Delicioso

    Probé esta combinación y está increíble, desde el aroma … hasta la última gota de la taza.
    El pedido me llegó al día siguiente … muy rápido ! Muy cómoda y amigable la página
    Felicitaciones !

    May 5, 2023

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