- Smooth and sweet
- Buttermilk chocolate and raw cane sugar
Varieties: Caturra, Typica
Altitude: 1500-1700 MASL
Rob says: It’s 4 years ago since we did a coffee from this country. Their export is very low: only 100 containers a year; mostly cheap commercial lots. So, we are very happy that we finally found this special bean for you.
Just as the Vilcabamba, which finished 3rd in the espresso of the year ranking in 2013, the Caturra and Typica beans are picked around 1600 meters above sea level, washed and sun dried.
Loja is not only known as the musical and cultural capital of Ecuador and an area of great natural beauty, it also grows some of its best coffee and is responsible for about 20% of the Arabica they export. This lot is the collaborative work of 10 smallholders from Amaluza, who each wash, ferment and sun-dry their parchment at their individual farms before consolidating at the dry mill. The Ecuadorian coffee industry has great potential and is slowly becoming more attuned to the specialty market.
AVAILABLE FROM MID FEB 17