Notes: Candied Cherry, Cola
Farm: Terruño Nayarita
Altitude: 0 meters, average
Production Method: Natural Process
The Spanish word Terruño, means “my land” or “homestead.” It is used to identify coffees that come from the homesteads of the small-holder cooperative coffee farmers in Nayarit, Mexico. There are over 260 growers farming 650 hectares, in one integradora alone (an integradora…integrator…is an organization of cooperatives). Nearly all of these cooperative growers are clustered around an extinct volcano, Cerro San Juan, located immediately to the west of Tepic, the capital of Nayarit, which imparts its special characteristics of soil type and microclimate to help create bright, floral and citrusy coffee.