We have only enough to keep this coffee around for about 3 weeks. We hope you enjoy.
Producer: Around 5 small-scale producers from vereda Peñaherrera in Cotacachi, Imbabura
Variety: Caturra, Typica, Burbon
Crop year: 2019
Altitude: 1,700-1,900 MASL.
Notes: juicy berry, cocoa, hazelnut
The Parroquia Peñaherrera is located in the south area of Intag, a remote, partly mountains area in the Cotacachi canton. This area is known for the Intag River and the presence of the Intag Cloud Forest Reserve, an area with much biodiversity and many microclimates. The Parroquia was founded on August 13th, 1920 and its inhabitants settled on the west side of the mountain range. This region is one of the most important water sources of Intag because it is home to the forest of Pajas de Oro, which is the source of the majority of the rivers that eventually will reach the Intag River.
There are very few growers in this region. Co ee production is not very popular here due to the lack of pickers and workers. A long time ago, when the area used to produce a lot of there were some merchants that proved not to be trustful, so many farmers decided to give up on and start growing other products. Many producers in this region don’t have micro-mills at their farms, so they sometimes sell their coffee as cherries while other grower in the region will process the coffee using the micro-mill of the few individuals that do own them.
*canton=a subdivision of a country established for political or administrative purposes.