Ecuador

Gustavo Landiva

Hacienda Pillcocaja

Released February 27, 2019

Tasting notes

Sugar cane, grape
Medium bodied with medium acidity

Gustavo Landivar Heredia owns the 320 hectare farm named Pillcocaja, where he grows around a mix of varietals on the 7.5 hectares he’s dedicated to coffee..

At Pillcocaja, Gustavo uses using both washed and honey process on his harvests – though the lot you’re drinking is a washed process.

It was depulped the same day as harvest, before being fermented dry for 16-30 hours, then washed in canals.

After this, the resulting coffee was dried under shade canopies for between 20 and 30 days.

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

As with all hybrids, the goal is a combination of creating unique flavour profiles but also trying to optimise the genetics of the plant to produce that flavour in the local climate.

We’re also seeing more hybrids created to combat pests and disease, or to better handle a shifting climate at origin.

What makes up Ecuador Gustavo Landiva Hacienda Pillcocaja?

Varietals

Sidra varietal

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


The Loja region of Ecuador

Mountainous southern region with conditions suited perfectly to high quality coffee production

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.

Coffee delivery: coffee in resealable bag and farm information card

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