Peru, El Ciprés / Light Roast

Peru, El Ciprés / Light Roast


Tasting Notes: brown sugar, plantain, cranberry

Producer: Jose Herrera 

Origin: Huabal, Cajamarca (Northern Peru)

Elevation: 1,800 masl

Variety: 90% Red Caturra, 10% Yellow Caturra

Process: Washed

From out importer Farm to Roast: Jose Herrera’s Finca El Ciprez is a small family run farm located adjacent to a protected forest and the majestic Chorro Blanco waterfall. The trek to the farm 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.

The farm itself is modest in size covering between 3 to 5 hectares, and is located near several other small parcel farms. Cypress trees, the farm’s namesake, along with sugar cane, and banana trees, abound on the farm providing biodiversity and shade coverage for the coffee. Jose and family have been producing coffee here for 4 - 5 years with production producing a modest 4,000 – 5,000 kg of SHB Coffees. They have done an amazing job with this relatively young farm, winning the regional coffee competition in Jaen, beating out over 50 competing farms before going on the the national competition.

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