Las Terrazas del Pisque is Arnaud’s Causse farm. It is located on the peaceful slopes of the Andes mountain range at an altitude of between 1,700 and 2,100 metres in an arid, desert microclimate. He began by planting a forest to create a microclimate that could accommodate his coffee trees, which include more than 25 species, some of which are endemic. As a result, his plantation grows entirely under the shade of castor-oil plants and Inga, acacia, papaya, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, avocado, tea, fig, cypress, ash, pomegranate, eucalyptus, broom and medlar trees, to name just a few!
The farm is named after the El Pisque river which flows below, fed by the melting snow falling from the Cayambe volcano. He is cultivating varieties as : Caturra, Yellow Caturra, Tekisik Bourbon, Pacamara, Pacas, Java and a brand-new Las Tolas hybrid, which is an Ecuadorian mutation of his Bourbon and some new Ethiopian plants., Arnaud does not use any pesticides on his farms and treats his coffee trees using tagetes, lavender and rosemary essential oils, which he produces himself.
Las Terrazas has its own micro-ecosystem.
District : Pichincha
Altitude: 1700-2100 masl
Process : Natural
Variety : Blend of varieties
Cup profile : Guarana, Pear, Apricot, Citric Acidity, Medium Body, Bitter Orange Aftertaste.