Caramel, Blackberry, Rich

Caramel, Blackberry, Rich

Item information

Estrella Divina

Item information

La Coipa, Peru

Description

Variety: Bourbon, Pache, Caturra

Processing: Washed

Origin: La Coipa, Peru

Producers: La Coipa Small-Holders

Altitude: 1600-2000m

Estrella Divina is a neat communal producer project from La Coipa, Peru organized by Origin Coffee Lab. The project brings together small-holder farmers in the same region, providing training resources and financing for their farms in addition to organizing a communal lot composed of the top-performing coffees. The farms are generally small, family-owned operations with 1-2 hectares in production. They process their own coffee on-site in micro-beneficios and dry either on patios or in parabolic driers. Most of the farmers organize communal harvesting days, helping their neighbors with picking and processing ripe cherries in return for the same help on their own farms. It’s a very cool concept that’s generating some great coffees - and we’re glad our friends at Nordic Approach helped bring this coffee to the states!

Since this lot comes from multiple farmers in the La Coipa region, it’s a good cross- section of the flavors and varietals that are most common there. We’re tasting a rich, caramel sweetness that permeates the entire cup - it’s a smooth sipping coffee for sure. There’s a bit of brightness and a touch of berry tones, perhaps due to a few of the contributing farmers trying some different fermentations during processing. It’s a unique lot of specialty coffee that highlights the communal aspect of the beans - we hope you’ll keep the spirit alive by sharing a brew with a fellow coffee lover!

Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Wow

Holy s#$! this is good coffee! Definitely picking up on the pervasive and lingering caramel sweetness. There's a hint of bright acidity and some really interesting berry notes coming through to add complexity. Lovers of the classic roast series will likely especially love Estrella Divina. Bold yet smooth flavors with no bitterness. Rewards those who attend to the flavors without demanding your attention. Loving this coffee.

Ethan R

Sausalito

Member Since

October '15

4.5 out of 5

Estrella Divina was delicious

I made a few cups with frothed milk and some caramel syrup and was loving it with a Concha in the morning

Curtis Curtis

League city

Member Since

September '19

5.0 out of 5

Fantastic!

If I had to pick one coffee to drink every day forever this would be it... Silky smooth and rich with complex aroma. Just outstanding in every single way! Divine star this one is...

Daniel S Bieler

Bensalem

Member Since

September '18

3.0 out of 5

Decent.. super smooth

A little too soft/smooth— but still enjoyable.

Jason Melnyk

Gaithersburg

Member Since

December '20

3.0 out of 5

A refreshing change from burnt main stream coffee

This was the first and certainly not the last selection I will be trying from your establishment. I am not as descriptive with my words as some seem to be in other comments, but i will try. I found the taste pleasing and smooth. If I had a choice the "acidity" was a bit much for me, but there was no bitterness or bite afterward which I expected though was very pleased did not come.

Benson Benson

Minneapolis

Member Since

January '21

4.0 out of 5

Estrella Divina

Divina is divine! Coffee lovers who enjoy the subtle taste of light roasts will really delight in these beans. The bright, almost juicy berry top and smooth caramel base create a delicious cup, no matter how you brew it. If you're tired of burnt bean bitterness, give this light roast a try. It's like discovering light grade maple syrup after years of tasting the darker stuff. Best of all, Moustache subscribers can expect something different to try every two weeks: no coffee boredom here!

Randall LaLonde

Millcreek

Member Since

July '15

5.0 out of 5

Blown Away

I'm absolutely blown away with how delicious this coffee is. I'm not really someone you'd call a coffee "connoisseur", since my palate is really more experienced with higher proof brown drinks... but you can really get a nose and taste of blackberry from this one. I don't pick up too much of the caramel, but this is a very bold and smooth brew.

Robert Hall

Ludlow

Member Since

January '21

3.5 out of 5

Good flavour

I enjoyed the taste and I was able to find the fruity notes in it. A little too smooth for my taste, but that depends more on personal preference. Recommended for those who like to have a very soft coffee with noticeable fruity flavors in it.

Pablo Romero

Urbana

Member Since

January '21

4.0 out of 5

Estrella Divina

Love this coffee and the Moustache Coffee Club. Im new here and the beans are freshly roasted and delieveried. I also got the Aeropress and I've been experimenting and I love the inverted method. If you haven't tried this check out the "how to brew" section on the Moustache Website. There are also tons of YouTube videos with great recipes.

On 02/11/21 BJ said

Glad to hear you're using the "How to Brew" section Michael! A corner of the site that needs some more love for sure - anything you'd like to see us do an article on, or any questions you have?

Michael R Pedraza

Los Angeles

Member Since

February '19

4.0 out of 5

Good cup of coffee!

Estrella Divina is a solid coffee. No bitterness in the coffee whatsoever, and I really like the berry / caramel notes. Although, the flavors are not as bold as some other Moustache coffees I've had. Overall, another great selection by Moustache!

Michael Hill

Atlanta

Member Since

November '20

3.5 out of 5

Bright, smooth, but bold

This is my second coffee from MCC and I can say I really enjoy it. I am a dark roast/espresso bean lover, but the subtle notes of cherry/berry aroma blend well with the medium roast. The acidity note is there, but more of a bright flavor. This coffee was great but I prefer something deeper/darker for an everyday blend

Evan Fishel

Fountain

Member Since

December '20

4.0 out of 5

Very nice

Liked this one!

Mark Wilson

Chico

Member Since

January '21

4.5 out of 5

Divine!

Possibly my favorite Moustache coffee so far. Great rich flavor, no bitterness or what I call "graininess".

Justin Aleo

Chicago

Member Since

December '15

5.0 out of 5

Great Coffee - Didn't know what to expect, happily surprised

The Estrella Divina was a solid experience for me. At first I thought I did something wrong in my aeropress, because it looked a very light translucent color, but when I tasted it, it tasted rich and and properly made. Normally I use a dark roast, so that might explain it. I used a fine/very fine grind for mine, paired with an aero press. 14g of coffee with 140g of water at 190 F. Tried some minor temp/coffee variations with no significant differences. A solid experience.

Shashi Panchal

Seaside

Member Since

January '21

3.5 out of 5

My first taste of minerality in coffee.

This is an interesting one. The first thing I picked up was actually a mineral note. At a coarser grind, that came through as a not unpleasant saltiness, but when I dialed the grind in it became much more balanced. I didn't pick up specific fruit notes, but there is definitely a fruity acidity. The rest of the flavor profile is classic, smooth, and dark. Estrella Divina is a great middle ground between second-wave-style beans and single origins, with enough weirdness to keep it engaging.

Jacob MacDonald

Plano

Member Since

April '18