Peru - Pacamama
Peru - Pacamama

Peru - Pacamama

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Tasting notes: Shortbread biscuit, roasted almonds, velvety. Works really well with milk based drinks

Roast Profile: Espresso 

Altitude: 1320 - 1990m

Process: Washed (organically farmed)

Variety: Bourbon, catturra, catimor


History message from Caravela about this coffee:

Although it is more common to think of a coffee grower as a male figure, arguably
overlooking the impact of women on coffee production, when you start looking more
in detail, this view is completely o. When women get fully involved in the production
of specialty coffee, the benefits can be seen with healthier families, better farm
management regarding incomes and savings. This limited edition seeks to recognize
and encourage these empowered, hard-working women, who are calling the shots,
either the ones who are just starting or the ones that have been in the coffee business
for a long time. Either the ones that work with their families, or the ones who manage
their own farms and sustain their families through the production of coffee. We seek to
show their faces and their impact in this industry. All of them are resilient, fierce and go
getters in communities where males usually dominate. We invite you to be part of their
journey, see them progress and give them all the recognition that they deserve.
Pachamama refers to the Incan goddess that represents Mother Earth, nature, all the
elements and their connections. It’s a perfect representation of female coffee
producers that we want to showcase in this limited edition. We find women who not
only produce amazing coffee, but who with their organic practices and deep gratitude,
believe in respecting and protecting nature. We also showcase women who face
adversities to achieve recognition in a historically male-dominated environment. This is
an opportunity to make them stand out and achieve their dreams.


The three women behind this coffee are Elvira Guerrero y Eudosia Puelles from Jaen
and Oralia Guerrero from San Ignacio, both areas belonging to the department of
Cajamarca in the north of Peru limiting with Ecuador. The three of them have learned
about coffee from their parents who already where producing coffee, and a such
have been closing to this beautiful tree from a young age. Elvira is the one who has
been the longest producing coffee starting in 1997 while Eudosia began in 2013 and
Oralia in 2014. The three of them started to look for quality in their coffee at around
the same year with Elvira in 2018, Eudosia in 2015 and Oralia in 2017. Both Elvira and
Eudosia started with their own coffee production after getting a divorce and the
drive of wanting to start something by themselves. In the case of Oralia, she works
the farm alongside her husband where each one participates in the production of
coffee. Since they started looking for high quality coffee at their farms, it has
brought only good things. In the case of Elvira, she has seen how her farm has
improved day by day, and her quality of life getting better. As per Eudosia she has
also seen a change in her quality of life, being able to be independent and working
in what she loves. On the other hand, being in specialty coffee has changed Oralia’s
way of life, improved the education of her kids, and sparked an interest for high-qua-
lity coffee. In the case of Elvira, at the farm she has the help of her oldest son, Jose
Carlos, who is an agronomist, while Eudosia has the help of her daughter Lesli.
The varieties found in these three farms ranges from Catimor, Catuai, Bourbon,
Typica, Caturra, and Pache, with the size of the farms ranging from 2 to 4 hectares.
The average way they process the coffee starts with a careful cherry picking of the
ripest which are then pulped. Afterwards, the coffee is fermented in open-air tanks
from 30 to 36 hours and then washed. As per the drying, it takes in average 15 days
but dependent on the climate with only Eudosia doing it in a solar dryer, Elvira over
a plastic tarp with shade and Oralia in a tarp at the patio. Elvira is the only one who
floats the cherries before pulping to take out any foreign material such as leaves or
branches, and the less dens beans.
As a parting message, the three of them would like to tell other women “Keep
pushing forward, don’t give up, as they can improve day by day and now a day are
an important piece of the world of coffee and are characterized as being fighters
who are making history.”



Eudosia Puelles Troyes
Elvira Guerrero Navarro
Oralia Garcia Alvarez