Peru Espiritu De Wari Espresso - Single Origin.
The Wari was one of the most important prehistorical cultures in Peru who settled in the mountainous valley of the Ayacucho in the centre of the country. The main site was the city of Wari, now a massive structure of ruins that covers about 15 square km. They were the first community known to implement terraces for agricultural purposes and it is said that they were also the first culture to use military force to conquer surrounding civilizations. The Wari reigned over much of the highlands and coast of modern Peru with their empire expanding all the way to the forests of the Convención in Cusco.
Recently in 2017; archaeologists discovered the ruins of a huge Wari temple in the district of Vilcabamba in la Convención de Cusco. Due to the symbolic and expressive location of these ruins, they believe that it must have been a place where the Wari Culture carried out rituals or used for astronomical observatory. The original city of Wari is located far from where these new ruins were found. Surrounded by history, ancient cultural artefacts and breathtaking views, the highlands along Vilcabamba are home to a group of small-scale coffee growers. These farmers produce their coffee in a sacred location where for centuries there has been historic human activity, hence the name ‘Espiritu de Wari’, of which this collection of coffee has been named.
Here the coffee is planted and shaded amongst native Pacay trees. The cherries are fully washed, and traditionally fermented for 16 hours, and dried on covered patios and raised beds with shade.
REGION: LA CONVENCION DE CUSCO
ELEVATION: 1300 - 1700M
VARIETAL: TYPICA, BOURBON, CATURRA
CUP: LEMON, COOKED PEAR, TOFFEE & SUGARCANE