El Diamante

£ 11.50 
Milk chocolate


This micro-lot of Red and Yellow Bourbon was produced by Isaul Regalado from the town of El Diamante in the San José de Lourdes district of Peru. We visited Isaul last September in El Diamante to learn about how he cultivates coffee and to get to know one another so we could build a trusting working relationship. It has a sweet and vibrant profile, bursting with wild berry and milk chocolate notes.

The story

Isaul Regalado has been working within a local support system set up by Orlando Flores (the brother of another of our producer partners, Raul Flores) and our export partners, Collective Bean. The system aims to support producers in the village of El Diamante to improve the quality and yield of their coffee, and connect them to a stable international marketplace.

Collective Bean makes an initial payment to Isaul for his coffee at an agreed price (providing him with a prompt and reliable return on his work). Together, they then “cup” (i.e., taste) and score samples of his coffee in order to determine which batches can be consolidated, based on their quality and profile. The amount of the second payment to Isaul is agreed based on the coffee quality, further increasing Isaul's profits.

As part of this process, Collective Bean also provide training and practical advice to Isaul so that he can continue to improve his farming practices and post-harvest production processes and increase both the quality and volume of his coffee (and therefore increase his income per harvest).

Production process

The coffee underwent a washed process: after the cherries were selectively harvested, they were fermented in plastic sacks for 24-48 hours (the exact timing depends on the air temperature at the time). They were then washed and laid on raised beds in tents to dry for 15-20 days.

Our relationship

This is our second year working with the Regalado family, and the second harvest of Red and Yellow Bourbon that we have exported from them. It was harvested between August and September 2023 and landed in the UK in December 2023.

We agreed the price of the parchment coffee (that is, the unhulled coffee beans still covered by a natural protective "parchment" layer) with Isaul and Collective Bean while Isaul was processing his coffee. We paid Isaul directly for his coffee, with the support of Collective Bean. We then worked with Collective Bean to process it (including removing the parchment layer and packing it into 46kg bags) and export it to the UK.

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