Process: Washed; Fermented 20 hours, sun-dried 18-20 days. Variety: Etiopia
Ecuador Pichincha Etiopia
A rare variety and one of the most lovely coffees we have had the chance to roast in the past year. Incredibly floral with delicate aromas of chamomile, white tea, lemon grass, and jasmine.
Ecuador is a tiny country straddling the Equator, and an even smaller producer of coffee. But what they lack in size they more than make up for in quality. The traditional growing area is Loja in the south near Peru. But it's the smaller, newer region of Pichincha, not far south from Narino, Colombia where some truly stunning coffees have been coming from recently. Much of the coffee in this area are caturra or typica selections, but a few other unique varieties from a nearby coffee research garden are planted here as well.
This Etiopia Variety from Fire Fly farms is one such variety only found in this area. Originally brought from Costa Rica, it is likely one of the Many Wild Ethiopian Varieties brought to Latin America to be experimented on at the CATIE coffee research center. Exactly which one of the hundreds of such varieties it may be is still unknown. But what we do know is it makes for aromatic coffee along the lines of the best Yirgacheffe coffees from Ethiopia.
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- Continent: South America
- Country: Ecuador
- Farm: Fire Fly Farm
- Process: Washed
- Region: Pichincha
- Variety: Etiopia
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