Mario Guerrero has put a lot of work and love into his farm. Formerly a carpenter, he is glad to focus on on his farm, where he also cultivates bees and harvests honey. The farm is located in Pocaron, Palanda, Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador in a beautiful forest surrounded by many native trees. The elevation ranges from 1,500 to 1,700 meters above sea level. The harvest season in this part of South America begins in June runs through October. Mario combines three different coffee varieties - Bourbon, Typica and an Ethiopian hybrid - to create the intriguing mixture of flavors we find in his coffee beans. He harvests and pulps the coffee at the farm, then brings it to his house an hour away to wash and ferment it. He also dries the coffee in raised African beds. It is a pleasure to work with someone as serious and passionate about their work as Mario Guerrero. He is very happy to be able to sell his coffee directly to us and you!
Region: Palanda-Zamora Chinchipe
Elevation: 1500-1700 masl
Farmer: Mario Guerrero
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica and Ethiopian Hybrid
We Taste: Tangerine, Dark Chocolate, Cashew