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Ecuador

Grace Morales

Grace employs natural and washed processes in coffee production. She believes in offering many profiles to cater to various tastes. In this lot, we’re getting red apple, grape, and honey.

Body     Acidity
Roasted omni for filter and espresso

50 years ago, there were no streets or roads leading to this farm. People could only access the area by walking or on a horse. There were two routes, which still exist today, crossing the summit and forming a cross visible from afar; this is how Grace’s grandfather named the farm. Even when Grace’s father took over, there were still no suitable roads for transporting heavy goods. He aimed to mechanize various processes on his land but faced difficulty in transporting the required machinery. He began studying mechanics and eventually had the machines brought up in small pieces, then reassembled them on the farm. Thanks to his dedication, this farm became the first in the region to have some mechanized processes.

The farm sits amidst virgin jungle, harboring a diverse array of species that can be observed while wandering across the land. Although coffee is the primary crop, it occupies less than 2% of the farm’s total area. The rest of the 350-hectare land is dedicated to growing various other fruits and vegetables for sale and export. It holds special significance for the extended family, serving as a hub for gatherings and holidays. Today, Grace employs natural and washed processes in coffee production. She believes in offering different profiles to cater to various tastes, reflecting her passion for high-quality food products and the desire to provide something truly exceptional. Working primarily with her brother, the entire family comes together to lend a helping hand whenever needed.

Grace and Bryan are relatively new to coffee production, having planted their trees merely three years ago. After eagerly awaiting their first proper harvest, they are now excited to embark on their coffee journey. Grace’s dedication to her craft and her desire to offer exceptional products reflect the family’s legacy on this farm. As they continue to expand and innovate, the farm stands as a testament to the hard work and passion that have shaped it over the decades, remaining a cherished place for generations to come.

 

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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
ratio

To brew in infusion/fed brewers (V60, Chemex) use a ratio of 1:16.7 ratio of beans:water.

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g 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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g 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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g water
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Producer

Grace Morales

Farm/Coop

Finca Cruz Loma

Country

Ecuador

Region

Pichincha

Altitude

1450m above sea level

Varietals

Caturra

Process

Honey

Harvested

September 2022

Body

Acidity

Tasting notes

Red apple, grape, honey

Roast style

Omniroast

Varietals

Caturra varietal

Caturra is a natural mutation of Bourbon that was originally discovered in Brazil in 1937, considered to be the first naturally occurring mutation ever discovered.

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

Honey process

This technique leaves some flesh on the coffee cherry as it is washed and dried. This tends to give a slightly sweeter flavour, but can also reduce the quality and longevity of the coffee due to the fermentation of the sugars in the flesh.


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