$20

Agua Colorada - Peru

Fuji Apple, Green Grape, Brown Sugar

Organic • Limited Time Offering In a tiny region called Agua Colorada in the mountains of Northern Peru, you'll find Finca Ecológica, a farm with an admirable commitment to environmental sustainability and a remarkable focus on quality. Producer Gilmer Mejia Cordova may only be in his 20s (he inherited the family farm from his father), but this subtly complex microlot proves he knows his stuff. With fresh notes of Fuji apple and grape sitting atop a lightly caramelized brown sugar foundation, you'll be glad you nabbed a bag.

 

Details

Profile Light-Medium 
Producer Gilmer Cordova - Finca Ecológica
Region Agua Colorada, Jaén, Cajamarca
Process
Washed
Elevation 1850 masl
Variety Caturra 
Harvest May - Oct

Source

Gilmer Mejia operates the beautiful Finca Ecológica, a farm his father, Filadelpo Cordova Mejia, acquired for coffee growing in 1990. On his 7 hectare (approximately 17 acre) plot, coffee cherries mature under the protection of wild shade trees and are hand-picked at the peak of ripeness. He uses compost and guano to fertilize his farm, no herbicides. Gilmer is a young and innovative producer who is committed to and passionate about quality in every way, from the management of his farm to the final taste in the cup.