CITRUS, SWEET, CHOCOLATY AFTERTASTE
The process of applying heat to green coffee beans to transform it’s chemical & physical properties, resulting in roasted coffee beans that can be brewed.
This is the first year we’ve gotten coffee from Ecuador. The country has a great reputation for quality, although it doesn’t produce a lot of coffee. We were impressed with our first lot, and we decided to get another one. To fully showcase the beans’ origin characteristics, we roasted them with your Fruity Profile, which is a light roast.
Similar to Napa Valley or Burgundy for wine, the region where a coffee is grown can tell us a lot about the coffee.
Zamora-Chinchipe lies in Southern Ecuador, not far from Peru. Elevations in Zamora-Chinchipe can reach 1,800 meters, and the region has the tropical temperatures, high rainfall and rich soil that are all necessary for growing great coffee.
The farm & mill where the coffee cherry is grown & processed.
CARLOS MINGA, JUAN CHAMBA AND MANUEL CORDERON
Carlos Minga, Juan Chamba and Manual Corderon are all members of the same small association. Their lots were chosen from all association members to create this unique, high-quality micro-lot.
The method by which the green coffee bean is removed from the fruit & then dried & stored can affect the taste of the coffee.
WET PROCESSED (WASHED)
This selection is fully washed, or wet processed. In wet processing, beans are only dried after all the fruit on the bean has been completely removed. (Letting the fruit ferment first makes removing it easy.) This processing method:
- Is the most common method used for coffee
- Generally creates clean flavors
- Produces a consistent profile
Most wine drinkers know whether they prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot. Similarly, the Arabica coffee plant has several botanical varieties, each with unique taste characteristics.
TYPICA, BOURBON AND CATURRA
This micro-lot is made up of three varietals:
- Typica, which is one of the two oldest coffee varietals
- Bourbon, which is the other of the two oldest coffee varietals
- Caturra, which is a derivation from Bourbon and is known for produce good beans at high elevations