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Flor Del Norte (Huabal)

This lot is comprised of two different farms that have been selectively hand-picked by our exporting partners in Peru, Alpes Andinos. El Aliso and La Palta are managed by two women who are actually sisters-in-law – Emelina Coronel Cervera and Dina Davila Diaz.

Emelina lives in a small village called Agua Colorada which is roughly one hour from the town of Flor del Norte. Her 3-hectare farm, El Aliso, is named after a tree present throughout the land, grown for household wood usage. She primarily grows the Bourbon varietal.

On the other hand, Dina’s 2-hectare farm, La Palta, is situated in Flor del Norte, and is named ‘the avocado’ after the fruit that is common within this area of Peru. She grows Typica and Caturra on her farm; and works with her husband Orlando who also grows coffee in the region. All three of whom have been members of Alpes Andinos since 2021. From Flor del Norte, it is roughly a 4-hour journey to Jaen, the association’s headquarters.

  • Farm Flor Del Norte (Huabal)
  • Varietal Caturra & Bourbon
  • Process Fully washed
  • Altitude 1,900 metres above sea level
  • Town / City Flor del Norte and Agua Colorada, Huabal
  • Region Cajamarca
  • Owner Emelina Coronel Cervera and Dina Davila Diaz
  • Tasting Notes Fruity, pulpy, nectarine
  • Farm Size 5 hectares
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Flor Del Norte (Huabal)

All association members are trained in renovation techniques, and each has a nursery that they have seeded themselves. Pruning takes place at the end of each harvest to ensure productivity and plant health. Consistent ‘selective’ tree pruning is conducted to maintain the quality of the crop and to increase its yield. Farmers work in 15-year rotations, focusing on each variety individually. When a plant reaches the end of its 15-year life cycle, it will be dramatically cut back using the ‘Zoqueo’ practice. This sees the tree cut back to the stem just 30 centimetres from the ground, stimulating the emergence of new growth. In preparation for this event, trees of the same variety are planted two years in advance, meaning there is an uninterrupted supply of mature cherry.

About Peru

Coffee was introduced to Peru in the mid-18th century via neighbouring Ecuador but was not commercially exported until the late 19th century. Production was only increased significantly after the turn of the 20th century, when Peru’s default on a loan owed to the British Government saw over two million hectares of land transferred to Britain (under the name of ‘The Peruvian Country’) as a repayment. A full quarter of this was put under agricultural production, including coffee, and it was at this point that export trade began in earnest.