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Auction Lot #3
Our auction lot from Taza Dorada 2020 hosted by ANECAFE in Ecuador. This Washed Typica-Sidra from producer Galo Morales came in 3rd in the Taza Dorada contest, scoring 89.94 points.
Finca Cruz Loma has been in the Morales family for several generations - it is now managed by Galo, his wife, daughter and his four brothers (a complete family operation).
Producer: Galo Morales
Elevation: 1450 masl
Tea Rose, Lemon Verbena, Mandarin, Nectarine
An interesting variety from an innovative producer.
This is a black honey carbonic maceration coffee. Coffee was placed in a closed tank for 48 hours following carbonic maceration process. Commercial yeasts and cold water was added to regulate microbe activity. After depulping, the coffee was dried in mucilage (honey process) over four weeks in a multi-staged drying process.
We were drawn to this coffee on a recent cupping table from samples provided by La Nacional (a special thanks to them for introducing these coffees to us). After learning more about producer Enrique Lopez, we've grown more fond of this coffee and of Finca Chelin - they take experimental processing to another level, having developed over 20 different post-harvest processes. Finca Chelin is also a carbon neutral operation.
(Introduced and sourced by La Nacional)
Producer: Enrique Lopez
Variety: Pluma Hidalgo
Process: Black Honey
Elevation: 1600 masl
Pear, Grape, Dried Figs, Candied Pecan