Fantastic Fig comes to us from our partnership with Red Fox and Rio Blanco. Rio Blanco is a new producer group led by Ismael Alarcon and sixteen other coffee producers located along the banks of the Rio Blanco River in Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary. Ismael began his profession nearly twelve years ago and has been around coffee production his entire life and organized Rio Blanco with a focus on helping smallholder producers get the best possible price for coffee through quality improvements. Several community projects have been implemented, such as developing organic fertilizers utilizing local materials and empowering producers through offering land management practices. Long-term sustainability offers a path to long-term profitability for smallholders.
This specific lot was grown by producer Jose Maria Zurita. With high elevations, diverse microclimates, high-quality soil, and varieties of Caturra and Bourbon, Fantastic Fig offers notes of candied apple, concord grape, dried fig, and a deep honeyed sweetness.
We are thrilled to work with Ismael and Jose this year and are proud to offer you the finest coffees of Cajamarca.