Northern Peru is legendary for producing coffee with bright, rich flavors. At some of the highest global growing elevations, the “Amazon Andes” yield some of the best-developed flavor profiles in the world. This is the first year we have had the pleasure of working with Finca El Cipres and are excited to be able to build a connection with them and offer their wonderful coffees.
Jose Herrera’s Finca El Ciprez is a small family run farm located in Huabal, Peru adjacent to a protected forest and the majestic Chorro Blanco waterfall. The trek to the farm is nothing short of impressive as it is accessible only by foot or horseback via a 30 – 40-minute hike through beautiful mountainous terrain from the village of Agua Colorada. Because of this Jose and his family make the farm home during the harvest season.
Coffee production at El Cipres consists of 90% Red Caturra and 10% Yellow Caturra. Don Jose and family have done an amazing job with this relatively young farm. This is evidenced by the fact that El Cipres was the winner of the regional coffee competition in Jaen, beating out over 50 competing farms before going on the national competition.
Tasting Notes: Red Berry, Rhubarb Wine, and Caramel