Dagoberto Marin Ludeña La Chacra D' Dago Estate, Peru. Biodynamic. OrganicContrabean Roasting Company
Awesome Single Origin Espresso, Brew or Pour Over
Dried apricot, dried cherry, concord grape, brown butter, honey, dark chocolate.
This undeniably delicious, biodynamic, organic coffee is sourced from Dagoberto Marin Ludeña who owns the La Chacra D' Dago estate, which is located in Villa Rica in the Oxapampa Province within the Pasco Region of Peru. The 74 acre estate has been biodynamically cultivated since 2006. Biodynamics is an holistic approach to agriculture where the farm is managed as an interconnected organism that generates its own fertility. The Ludeña family also works with other local farmers to expand the biodynamic method throughout the region.
For more about the farm and biodynamic farming, check out this video.
Biodynamic farming began as a reaction to deteriorating soil and poor harvest and livestock conditions in the wake of increased chemical fertilizer applications in the 1920s. Emphasizing organic agricultural practices, in conjunction with synchronizing planting and harvest cycles to terrestrial conditions and celestial (especially lunar) movements, the philosophy attempts to promote ethical treatment of natural resources and harmonious human interaction with the natural world. The actions of humans, animals, and plant life are seen as interactive parts of a living system. Practically speaking, Biodynamic farmers set aside at least a portion of their land to promote undisturbed biodiversity (i.e., encouraging the ongoing existence of natural ecosystems) and attempt to be entirely self-sustaining with a conscious effort to return as many natural resources to the earth as are taken from it.