Marcial Diaz grows coffee on four hectares of land at Nuevo Trujillo, a large village in the region of San Jose de Lourdes, northern Peru.

Some of the very best Peruvian coffees can be found here. We love the distinctive cup profile - the flavours are citrusy and buttery. Marcel’s harvest is a wonderful example ...
Producer: Marcel Olivera Diaz
Region: San Jose de lourdes, Cajamarca
Process: Washed, shade dried.
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra

Marcial Olivera Diaz grows coffee on the outskirts of Nuevo Trujillo, a large village in the San Jose de Lourdes region of Cajamarca, northern Peru. Marcel owns four acres of land where he has a mixture of coffee trees; mainly caturra plants alongside some bourbon and a little castillo.

During harvest Marcel is helped by friends and family from the village, they will carefully select ripe cherry before washing, floating and fermenting them. Finally the harvest is dried under shade and in a wooden drier that Marcel has built in the form of a small extension to his house.

In Peru we have worked with Falcon Speciality for several years now. Falcon’s dedicated team are based in Jaen, allowing them to help farmers like Marcel with hands-on training and support, incentivising higher qualities and ensuring financial transparency with guaranteed premiums for producers.

Sourcing in Peru ...

Falcon Speciality are our partners in Jaen, they have been working directly with farmers in this area of Peru for several years, allowing for greater control and improvement on quality. Full financial traceability helps us to pay higher prices for the top quality coffees, ensuring producers receive a fair price that is significantly above the market price.  

Falcon's Simon Brown is now based full-time in Jaen, where Falcon have an incredible set up including a purpose-built warehouse, complete with in-house cupping lab, an agronomist, and a Quality Control team.

Simon has been instrumental in working with producers to improve processing methods and this year’s lots continue to show good progress. Despite a difficult year due to the pandemic, the quality from the 2021 harvest has been fantastic and we are delighted to showcase the coffee from Marcel and celebrate the growers’ achievements on an international stage. 

Anyone looking to learn more can re-visit our interview with Simon from 2018, a link to the post is below:

Read our Journal post on sourcing in Peru here.