Monte Grande A Washed

Toasted Marshmallow, Chocolate Mousse, Cara Cara

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This smooth, sweet cup opens with aromas of brown sugar and vanilla. Toasted marshmallow and chocolate mousse notes in the cup are balanced by fresh raspberry acidity, with a touch of Cara Cara orange in the finish. 


Producer: Caravela Community Lot
Farm: Smallholders
Region: Cajamarca
Altitude: 5,249-5,906 feet | 1,600-1,800 masl
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai, Pache
Process: Washed
Roast: Light-Medium
Notes: Toasted Marshmallow, Chocolate Mousse, Cara Cara

The Story

Monte Grande is the name of an archaeological site located in the province of Jaen in the department of Cajamarca. A ceremonial temple there, with rocks arranged in a spiral shape, dates back more than 5,000 years.

Research that began in 2009 discovered that this site was part of a culture that developed on the border between Peru and Ecuador and extended into both countries. The researchers in both Ecuador and Peru want to build a binational touristic archaeological park that shows the uniqueness of this culture that existed more than 5,000 years ago.

Today, there is a group of farmers that grow coffee in the highlands that surround Monte Grande. They are committed to preserving their culture and history as well as protecting their environment and lands.

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