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Peru La Margarita Gesha

This delicate and sweet Gesha variety is produced in Southern Peru by the Solorzano Family. Cusco is a fascinating growing region with soaring heights and unique microclimates, yielding coffees like this, bursting with acidity and complex sweetness. This coffee performs exceedingly well as a filter offering.


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Level: Expressive Light  |  Agtron # 75.2


Variety:
Gesha
Process:
Elevation:
1900 Meters
Cup:
Jasmine, White Grape, Black Tea, Refined
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Variety:
Gesha
Process:
Washed & Raised-Bed Dried
Elevation:
1900 Meters
Cup:
Jasmine, White Grape, Black Tea, Refined

Story

We met the Solorzano family through a mutual friend, Pepe Jihon. Pepe has known this family for quite some time, as he travels through Peru sourcing a bit of coffee for his roasting business in Ecuador. We connected with Neto in a whatsapp chat. Once samples were dispatched, there was one coffee that blew us away on the cupping table, their washed La Margarita Gesha. This coffee exuded clean florals and complex sweetness, immediately signifying immaculate processing, agronomy, and attention to detail. We purchased the remaining stock of this coffee, and we are very much looking forward to visiting them this coming year to see their impressive operation.

LA MARGARITA COFFEE RESERVE
La Margarita Coffee Reserve Company, established by the Solorzano family in the district of Valle de Ocobamba & Yanatile, within the department of Cusco, Peru, is a pioneer in promoting the cultivation, processing, and commercialization of coffee since 2017. The history of La Margarita begins in the picturesque region of Cusco, Southern Peru, where its founders, Neto and Ivan, produced their first coffees, which astounded judges at the 2021 Cup of Excellence in Peru. This recognition catalyzed a review of new specialty coffee processing practices in Peru.

Inspired by the diverse varieties of Central American and African coffees that thrive in their natural habitat, La Margarita embarked on a journey to develop coffee farms on prime land in the Cusco region, beginning in 2017. In the process, they restored forests and bolstered biodiversity. Today, the Margarita family continues to distinguish itself with its coffee reforestation efforts across more than 50 hectares of land. Their coffees have consistently impressed connoisseurs in recent years.

La Margarita is characterized by its perpetual state of evolution, constantly advancing its vision and mission through the nuanced flavors of coffee each season.

WASHED PROCESSED COFFEES
The washed process begins with coffee cherries delivered to the washing station, both from the primary market or from farmers bringing their coffee directly to the mill. The cherries are inspected, and an initial quick round of hand-sorting separates the defective coffees before placing them into the hopper. They are then funneled to the depulper, which removes the fruit from the seeds (beans). After that phase is done, the coffee is fermented underwater for approximately 12-36 hours. During this fermentation, a microbial de-mucilagation takes place, which allows the outer fruit and pectin layer to break down, making the coffee easier to dry. This phase also crucially alters the organic acids within the coffee, as sugars and organic acids are transformed, with the best washed coffees maintaining their complex fruit esters. Once the fermentation is complete, the parchment is emptied into the washing channels, where it is agitated with rakes to remove the last of the fruit layer. During this step, the water is refreshed to ensure its capability of separating the fruit layer from the seed. Once the washing is complete, the coffee is taken to the raised drying tables for sun drying.

Filter Brew Guide

Equipment: Origami Cone & Sibarist Fast

Coffee: 16.5g

Water: 290g @ 200°F

GRIND
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BREW

0:00 - Spiral Pour - 100g
0:30 - Center Pour - 200g
1:05 - Spiral Pour - 290g
Drain 2:05

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Green Cost

The subject of paying for green coffee is inherently complicated. While the amount paid is very important, the payment terms and type of contract negotiated during the purchase are also paramount. Paying $5/lb of coffee can be a great price, but could be detrimental to a producer if the payment terms exceed that of their needs. Here we will dive into not only what was paid for the coffee, but how the coffee was purchased. There is a glossary of terms to be found below which will aid in your understanding of industry terms.

Farm Gate - This reflects what is paid to the producer of the coffee at the farm level. Oftentimes in terms of our relationship coffees, FOB is fairly close to the farm gate price, except for countries like Ethiopia and Kenya, when it is very difficult to trace back all the way to the producer.

FOB - Free on Board. This means that the seller is responsible for any overland fees that happen before the coffee is on board the ship. This is our most frequently listed green cost, as it is the most simple way to present what we pay a seller, but it does not reflect what the person growing the coffee was paid.

EXW- This most often reflects the 'spot' price that we paid for a coffee. All of the cost is paid by the importer, and more often than not the FOB price as well as the transport costs are unknown.

$25.00

Transportation

We transported this coffee via airfreight, and the cost we incurred doing so is listed below.

$2.00

Production Cost

$5.45

Fair Trade Min.

$1.80

C Market

$1.81

Cup Score

88

Lot Size

Transparency Grade

A

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$32.45
$25.00
$2.00
$5.45
$1.80
$1.81
88
A

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$25.00
$2.00
$5.45
$32.45
$1.80
$1.81
88
400lbs
A
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