Agua Colorada is a village located in the Peruvian district of Huabal. Sixty families live there & all of them are dedicated to the cultivation & care of coffee, other crops & are stewards of 3000 hectares of forest.
The main producer of this Peruvian coffee is Ciro Perez Alacorn, who relocated to Huabal in 1990. Upon relocating, he bought 10 hectares of land in Agua Colorada.
Ciro began growing coffee in 1997 with 1/2 hectare of the Caturra variety. Over the years his coffee operation has grown to include 3.5 hectares of Caturra, Catimor & Bourbon varieties.
Unfortunately, in 2012, his Caturra & Bourbon trees were attacked by the deadly coffee leaf rust fungus which slashed his coffee production by 50%.
Ciro’s harvest season usually lasts from July through November.
During the off-season he raises cattle & does carpentry work as well.
We’re proud to partner with Ciro Alacorn & Keffa Coffee Importers to bring you this exceptional, certified organic micro-lot.