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Quaffee - Ecuador Martin Vega

R 115.00

We receive fresh deliveries of these coffee beans several times per week. Please allow up to 2-3 working days after you order for dispatch in case we need to wait for the next delivery.

Ecuador is definitely a lesser known coffee origin, at least in South Africa. Despite neighbouring Colombia, one of the biggest coffee producers in the world, it only joined its Latin American neighbours in coffee production in the late 19th century. Still, it now produces about 1% of the world's coffee, which isn't insignificant, so we're happy to have an opportunity to taste one of its speciality lots.

Our friends at Quaffee have prepared this coffee as a medium-light roast, but it still has plenty of body. It has lots of those classic Latin American notes like cocoa and nuts, as well as some subtle honey-like sweetness and a malted grain quality. Overall, it's a very balanced coffee that should please classic palates.

Roaster's notes

  • Taste Profile: A four-star complexity coffee, deep cocoa flavours with sweet apple juice finish.
  • Roast Used: Medium charge with heat to start gently decrease to assist in reducing ramp rate. About a minute before first crack, the flame is dropped to 50%. Coffee is dumped 50 seconds after first crack.

Coffee details

  • Farmer: Martin Vega Carillo
  • Region: Cotacachi, Imbabura
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Processing: Fully washed at the farm and naturally fermented for 16 hours, fully sun-dried
  • Harvest Time: April – July (2018)
  • Varieties: 100% Arabica Caturra
  • Altitude grown: 1,500 meters above sea level (masl)
  • Packaging: GrainPro in hessian