Las Codornices is one of three farms owned by the Ovalle. It is established in an area so dry that no one else ever thought of planting coffee trees there. To remedy this, they built two retention tanks to collect rainwater and be able to irrigate the 9 hectares of the coffee plantation at any time.
Diana and Hector are an example of a new approach to coffee production. Their farms and management style are focused on maximum efficiency and sustainability.
They also participate in the local community and try to find ways to support people who depend on coffee production. 150 sheep keep the farm weed free, generate natural fertilizer, and provide meat when needed to the workers. In addition, they planted trees that produce edible seeds rich in protein and fruits.
We are super happy to work with the Ovalle, being able to participate and be the last actors in a model that not only rewards the highest quality but takes care of nature and strives to be part of a sustainable activity
The Caturra varietal is the result of the mutation of a single gene of the Bourbon variety. It was discovered sometime between 1915 and 1918 in Brazil. This mutation causes the plant to grow shorter while keeping all the other characteristics of the well-renowned Bourbon varietal. This allows the farmers to plant the trees closer to one another and therefore increase the yield of a given area. Introduced in Guatemala in the 1940s, it is now one of the most economically relevant coffee cultivars in Central America.
As water is rare in the area, this is one of their only washed lots.
This coffee has a fine dark chocolate flavor, with a plum aftertaste and delicate forest berries-like acidity. This is our all-rounder, daily driver, perfect black or with milk, as espresso or filter.