Tasting Notes: Melon, Cherry, Winey
Varietal: Caturra, Typica, San Salvador, Yellow Catimore
Sourced By: Coffee Quest
*Coffees are roasted every Monday and shipped Tuesday.
From our importer:
Finca Angamaza is located in Conganama, Loja, Ecuador and run by Angel Capa Carrion. The farm sits at an elevation of approximately 2,080 m.a.s.l. and consists of 19 hectares in total, 2 currently in coffee with plans to plant another 2 hectares. Of those 2 hectares currently in production, 25% are planted with Caturra, 10% Typica, 40% in San Salvador and 25% in Yellow Catimore.
Upon arriving to the wet-mill, the coffee is fermented for 36 hours and after washing, the coffee is dried from anywhere between 8-10 days, depending on the weather conditions. Angel has only fully dedicated himself to the production of coffee approximately 7 or 8 years ago. Around that time, a local association of growers was formed to help market and find buyers for their coffees; they even brought in agronomists and technical assistance as offered by the local municipality. This was a huge factor in motivating Angel to producer higher quality coffee and succeeded, receiving higher prices for his lots.
The association has since disbanded, but Angel continues to focus on producing high quality coffees, looking for buyers who value and appreciate his efforts. We actually met Angel by chance, and very much appreciate his efforts! While attending a regional competition in Loja, Ecuador in 2018, we ended up buying a lot from his cousin. After the event, we went to speak with his cousin and Angel was there as well, ready with samples. We met him late, so we were only able to lock in this small lot, but we are super excited for future harvests and the relationship we are building with Angel.