Ecuador La Fortaleza Bourbon
Variety Bourbon
Process Washed
Altitude 1300 masl
Harvest June - Oct
Flavours Cranberry l Dark Chocolate l Caramel

This is the second year we are offering coffee from La Fortaleza in Ecuador. This year we have purchased a lot of Bourbon offering a different experience to the Typica we brought in last year. 

This Bourbon is sweet, chocolatey and has a nice citrus acidity. It also has some complex florals that can be teased out in brewing. We think this is a great espresso. It is clean and easy and pairs perfectly with milk. It makes a pretty mean pourover too.

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.

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