Dios Te De
Members of the Sol y Cafe Co-operative
1500 - 2050 masl
Bourbon & Catuai
Peru was divided into 24 departments before the 2002 addition of the Callao province and a collective renaming to regions. It is the Cajamarca region, home to many great coffee producing provinces that Sol Y Café members grow their coffee, from the slopes of the Andes mountain range to the Amazon rainforest and its diverse flora and fauna. There are many protected areas around, and this means production leans towards an organic methodology with the aim of preserving as much of the biodiversity as they can. The cooperative has just over 1000 farmers spread across 12 districts in total. Their aim is to improve the living conditions of their members through the increase in productivity, production, and profitability as well as quality and the positioning of themselves within niche markets. They support this with the provision of financial support, production of fertilizers and technical assistance. The fertilizers have taken a huge step forward with the joint cooperation of another of our suppliers from Honduras, using microorganisms to faster create organic compost the farmers need, whilst preserving the integrity of the landscape. This constant innovation means they are also carrying out their own version of a multilocational varietal trial to be able to better advise their members which plants to grow. Coffee is picked, pulped, and dried at farm level, and then brought to Jaén, where the headquarters are located and where there are additional drying facilities. The Dios te Dé selection is just that – the highest scoring lots from the cupping lab are a gift from God, and so chosen to be separated from the main lots. The Toucan forms the logo as it is said that the croak of this bird is the sound of God sleeping. The trees favoured by the Toucan are the larger trees from the tallest parts of the forest, found at the highest altitudes, where they almost seem to touch the heavens. This parallels nicely with the high altitude of the coffee, the extra premiums it commands for the growers, and the floral quality in the cup, reminiscent of nectar, drink of the gods. Once dry, coffee is stored in parchment here before being sold, when it is transported to the dry mill facilities at Norandino, in neighbouring Piura.
We aim to ship all orders on the same day. For roasted coffees the cut off is 10 am for same day roasting and shipping. All customers in the UK benefit from flat rate postage at £2.95 (up to 2kg) via the Royal Mail 48 Tracked parcel service*, with the option of expedited postage via the Royal Mail 24 Tracked parcel service for a flat rate cost of £3.95.
Pricing for coffee purchases outside of the UK is as follows;
Coffee is 0% VAT. Equipment pricing shown on our website is inclusive of VAT.
Roastery is open Monday – Friday excluding Bank holidays.
Orders received before 10 am will be roasted and shipped the same day.
Orders after 10 am will be roasted and shipped the following day.
Royal mail 24 takes 1-2 days.
Royal mail 48 takes 2-3 days.