Terrazas del Pisque | Honey Process - Java | Filter
We Nitrogen Flush all of our coffee when bagging for an inert shelf stable environment by locking freshness inside for up to 6 weeks prior to opening
Producer: Arnaud Causse
Farm: Finca Terrazas del Pisque
Region: Pedro Moncayo, Pichincha
Process: Honey Process
Altitude: 2100 masl
Terrazas del Pisque is a 38-hectare farm in the Pichincha region of Ecuador near the town of Pedro Moncayo. 15 hectares are used for growing coffee and the other available land is used for growing avocados and citrus fruits. The farm sits at the super high elevation of 2100 masl and is owned and managed by Arnaud Causse. Native shade trees, beehives and nitrogen fixing plants have been grown throughout to maintain a natural ecosystem and eliminate using pesticides and fertilizers. Arnaud's extensive agronomy experience with coffee is remarkable. After growing up in France, he declined his compulsory military service and so instead had to work on a coffee farm in Gabon. Arnaud spent many years working on coffee projects in Ethiopia and Rwanda before finding himself in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, then to Costa Rica and eventually landing in Ecuador.
The Java variety was introduced to the island of Java directly from Ethiopia by the Dutch in the early 19th century. In the mid-20th century, it was then brought to Cameroon. In Cameroon, It was highly successful in aiding farmers avoiding Coffee Berry Disease and was then sent to Costa Rica for this reason in the early 1990s. Today, farmers throughout Central America are slowly beginning to adopt Java for its low needs of fertilisation and outstanding cup quality at high altitude.