Tasting Notes: Vanilla, Lime Zest, Cola
Region: Sierras de Las Minas
Elevation: 1700-1800 MASL
Processing: Washed Process
Coffee Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
Don Higinio and his wife Doña Aura bought their first small plot of land in 1988, naming it San José Las Moritas. Before the purchase of Las Moritas, tomatoes, beans, potatoes and corn were grown on the land. Las Moritas would be the first of many farms Don Higinio would acquire over the years. Spanning between an altitude of 1,200-1,800 meters with various types of terrain, soil, and climates, this land makes for diverse growing conditions. In total, Las Moritas has 70 Hectares of land with 56 hectares devoted to coffee. Due to the dry climate Las Moritas uses reservoirs and a gravity fed irrigation system. The farm consists of plains, hills, mountains, and even cliffs that the workers somehow manage to harvest. The soil is different in each area, influenced by the crop that was cultivated there before. Las Moritas delivered around 4,860,000 pounds of cherry to Beneficio La Esperanza in last year's harvest.