Farm

Finca Maputo - Henry Gaibor

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Finca Maputo is owned and operated by Henry and Verena Gaibor. They produce their coffee in La Perla, Nanegal, located in the up and coming region northwest of the Pichincha Province, close in proximity to Colombia. The area where their farms are located has a very particular microclimate; even though it’s only at 1350 masl, the unique climate produces 88+ coffee. Humidity levels are high and mist usually covers the coffee fields in the afternoons. Temperatures at night drop significantly with respect to temperatures during the day.

Henry is extremely methodical with his coffee production and is just as dedicated and passionate as he once was with his profession. Verena manages processing to maintain the exemplary coffee quality Henry has cultivated. They are doing everything right when it comes to picking, processing, and drying and have produced some of the best coffees we have tasted.

Henry, a veteran war trauma surgeon, is as precise and committed to coffee as he once was in the emergency room. Henry met Verena Blaser, a war nurse from Switzerland, in Bujumbura, Burundi while they were both volunteering for Doctors Without Borders and United Nations. They continued to work together during conflict in Maputo, Mozambique (1977-1992 Civil War). They have since retired and have dedicated their skills to producing coffee in Henry’s home country of Ecuador.

Maputo is Henry and Verena’s main farm with about 7 years in production. It is quickly growing year after year.

Geo

Location
Pichincha, Ecuador
Altitude
1350masl

Coffee

Typica - Honey

Richly sweet, delicately savory. Lilac, chocolate fudge, pomegranate, frankincense, honey in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly savory structure with bright, juicy acidity; buoyant, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish is resonant with notes of lilac and pomegranate in the short and chocolate-toned frankincense in the long.

Typica - Washed

Sweetly bright, plush, floral. Rose, fresh-cut fir, peach, orange zest in aroma and cup. Quietly juicy acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The roses, peach and orange zest all resonate in a mildly drying but roundly balanced finish.