Dagoberto Marin Ludeña La Chacra D' Dago Estate, Peru. Biodynamic. Organic
Dagoberto Marin Ludeña La Chacra D' Dago Estate, Peru. Biodynamic. Organic Dagoberto Marin Ludeña La Chacra D' Dago Estate, Peru. Biodynamic. Organic
Dagoberto Marin Ludeña
La Chacra D' Dago Estate

Pasco, Peru

Awesome Single Origin Espresso, Brew or Pour Over

 Grower / Farm: Dagoberto Marin Ludeña / La Chacra D' Dago
Region: Villa Rica, Oxampampa, Pasco, Peru
Varietals: Bourbon, Catimor, Catuai, Caturra, and Typica
Elevation: 1550 m asl
Process: Depulped, fermented and washed, then dried in the sun

Certification: Organic

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.

 The coffee from Chacra D’ Dago is anecdotal evidence that supports the argument that sustainably grown and harvested crops, including coffee, can be equally if not more delicious than their conventionally produced counterparts. This coffee is elegantly clean with a bright, clear acidity that reminds us of sparkling lemonade. You may pick up papaya and chile mango flavors, some oolong-tea-like notes, as well as subtler fruit flavors like pear and raisin. The sweetness is candy-like, reminding us of almond butter, caramel, and butterscotch.