Tasting Notes: Red Currant, Golden Raisin, Stone Fruit
About the farmer
For Maria and her three sons, it's definitely a family affair. Each member of the family operates a neighboring farm and Maria’s farm, El Pajuro has 1 hectare planted with coffee, mainly Caturra and Pache. Maria is one of a few producers that has invested in producing higher qualities, and her results are outstanding.
Born in the San Luis de Lucma District, Cutervo, in 1954, Maria completed left formal schooling in order to support her parents. At the age of 22, she left her parents’ home to marry her “Prince Charming”, Ezequiel Chinguel. They were looking for a new life when she decided to dedicate herself to coffee.
Their farms are located in a high-altitude area with a favorable climate. Over time, they have implemented and improved their wet processing and drying methods, as well as introduced various varieties of coffee which have led her to be a successful producer doing very high-quality coffees that currently cup 87 and up.
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