Ecuador La Fortaleza
|Harvest||June - Oct|
|Flavours||Milk Chocolate l Lemon l Bergamot|
La Fortaleza is back baby!! Another outstanding offering from Ecuador and a crowd favourite this coffee is sure to please just about everyone.
We have been working with Carmen Gagnay for a few years now and we are consistently impressed by the quality of the coffee at Finca La Fortaleza. Carmen is a master of the Washed Process which produces a Clean & Crisp cup of coffee. The Bourbon Variety really showcases itself in this cup of coffee. It has a good body, some nice citrus acidity and a beautiful floral note that adds some complexity.
From the importer:
La Fortaleza is a 4-hectare farm with 3 hectares planted in coffee, primarily Bourbon and Sidra varieties. Among the coffee trees, there are also other plants, such as yuca, beans, corn, and sugar cane. For four months out of the year, the coffee is picked ripe and depulped the same day, fermented dry for at least 15 hours. the coffee is then washed until the mucilage is completely removed, and dried in a combination of raised beds and under canopies. Drying takes about 10 days, give or take based on weather conditions.