Yupanqui pepper is, without a doubt, the most peppery-hot of our black peppers. Its unique aroma, which is quite different from Asian or African varieties, makes it ideal for finishing.
Ecuador may not be known as one of the great pepper growing regions of the world- we were certainly surprised when we first encountered this upstart terroir- but it’s presented itself as a serious contender with its first crop.
This exceptional pepper is the fruit of the Yupanqui family’s labors. It was the father, who is from Peru, that first found the slice of the Ecuadorian land that would be ideal for pepper growing over 15 years ago. With time, the family has perfected its processing techniques, even working with neighboring farmers to develop the highest quality production in the region. They even founded a small research institute for refining their methods.