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A juicy sweet coffee with notes of dark cherry, dark honey, apple and passion fruit.
Lucas Melo Pinchao purchased the farm, El Cairo, about 20 years ago and became the first producer to grow coffee at such a high altitude in his area. El Cairo is just twelve miles away from the active 14,000 foot high Galeras Volcano and the rich topsoil is black from ash that has fallen over millennia. While not certified, El Cairo has always followed strictly organic farming practices, using only mulch and vermiculture.
Before, the farm was dedicated to cattle raising. It was considered too high for high. So Lucas Melo’s neighbors, family and the National Federation of Coffee Growers called him crazy when he set up a coffee farm there. Now, with climate change, there are a lot of coffee farms around him.
El Cairo is on the north-facing slope of a deep cleft leading up to the very active Galeras volcano, fourteen miles away
The farm has a relatively flat part in the lower areas and then a steeper part in the higher elevations. With an always plentiful waterfall dropping from the hilly slopes of the Galeras volcano onto the farm El Cairo remains verdant throughout the year.
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