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Ecuador

Fausto Romo

Finca Carolina

Fausto Romo owns the 6-hectare farm Finca Carolina, where there are 3 hectares planted in coffee. The coffee is picked ripe and depulped the same day, then fermented dry for 16 hours. The coffee is washed about five times to remove all the mucilage and dried on a rooftop for 15–18 days.

Body     Acidity
Roasted omni for filter and espresso

Fausto Romo owns the 6-hectare farm Finca Carolina, where there are 3 hectares of coffee planted.

The coffee is picked ripe and depulped the same day, then fermented dry for 16 hours. The coffee is washed about five times to remove all the mucilage, and dried on rooftop for 15–18 days.

For a long time most of Ecuador’s coffee production was for commodity grade export or the production of soluble coffees (freeze dried coffee). Only in the last few years has the potential of the country’s coffee production been really explored. We’re very excited about the potential Ecuador and have some truly exceptional coffees

A northern border with Colombia and southern with Peru means Ecuador shares an ideal climate and geography for high quality coffee production. The country’s elevation ranges from sea level all the way up to over 2,000 meters, which represents a great level of variance of both terrain and climate.

These factors, along with the Ecuador’s location on the equator, provide a unique set of challenges for coffee growers.

The few coffees we have received from Ecuador have been of exceptional quality and we’re excited to continue working with Ecuadorian producers like Fausto Romo to share their coffee with you.

 

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1:3
dose:yield
ratio

To brew on espresso, we recommend using 20g of beans (dose) to get 60g of espresso out (yield), during 24-28 seconds.

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1:16.7
beans:water
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1:14.3
beans:water
ratio

To brew in immersion brewers (plunger, AeroPress, Kalita, batch brewer) we recommend using a 1:14.3 ratio of beans:water

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1:12
beans:water
ratio

To brew as cold brew we recommend using a 1:12 ratio of beans:water

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Producer

Fausto Romo

Country

Ecuador

Region

Quito, Pichincha

Altitude

1300m above sea level

Varietals

Sidra

Process

Washed

Harvested

August 2018

Body

Light

Acidity

Balanced

Tasting notes

Rose-hip, honey, violet

Roast style

Omniroast

Varietals

Sidra varietal

Sidra (also known as Sydra or Bourbon Sidra) is a new hybrid varietal, made of Red Bourbon and Typica and combines characteristics of these two varieties. It has acquired the sweetness and the body of Red Bourbon and the bright taste and acidity of Typica.

The location

Coffee from Ecuador

For a long time most of Ecuador’s coffee production was for commodity grade export or the production of soluble coffees (freeze dried coffee). Only in the last few years has the potential of the country’s coffee production been really explored. We’re very excited about the potential Ecuador and have some truly exceptional coffees

Farm processes

Washed process

Machines are used to remove the flesh from the coffee cherry before being fermented in water, washed again, and finally sun dried. This process tends to result in more distinct, cleaner flavours.


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