El Rocio

El Rocio

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Roasted samples are roasted using the most suitable representative profiles.

Key Details

Processing method
Washed
Varietal
Pacamara
Species

Arabica

Body

Medium Bodied

Moisture content

11.0 %

Original packaging

Grain Pro in jute sacks

Screen

15


SCORE

Cup score & notes

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Description

This lot, handpicked between May and July 2023, features a harmonious blend of stone fruits, malt, and caramel flavors. The cherries are pulped with some mucilage left intact and then fermented in tanks for 48 hours. After fermentation, the coffee is washed and placed on drying beds to achieve the perfect balance of flavors.

Farm Gate Price: USD 13/kg

Flavours

Stone Fruits

Malt

Caramel

Producer Information

Julio has been the owner of El Rocío since 2013 and started producing coffee in 2015. The farm mainly produces washed coffees, with some honey and experimental fermentations. Varietals include Caturra, Bourbon, Typica Mejorado, Gesha, and Sidra.

El Rocío is located in the humid cloud forests of the Andes mountains, where it gathers moisture from the Pacific Ocean. The climate fluctuates with cold nighttime winds and daytime temperatures reaching up to 30°C. Maintaining consistent humidity during the drying process is challenging, so Julio uses dehumidifiers in polytunnels at night and moves the coffee inside during the day.

Julio embraces organic farming methods to preserve the farm's rich biodiversity. He studies the root morphology of each variety to tailor plant management and inputs, ensuring healthy plants and good cherries, though this requires time and patience.

Julio has worked as an aeronautical engineer for the Ecuadorian armed forces for over 20 years, but coffee production is now his main focus. Despite the devastating rainy season of 2022, which severely impacted coffee growing in Northwest Ecuador, Julio remains positive and continues to move forward, recovering from significant losses.

Harvest Date

May-July 2023

Environment

Location

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Regular price $36.00 /kg
As low as: $27.96
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Regular price Sale price $36.00 USD
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  • Washed
  • Borbon
  • Notes of Stone Fruits, Malt & Caramel

In stock 30kgs

Samples

Roasted samples are roasted using the most suitable representative profiles.

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