Ecuador El Sauce
Ecuador El Sauce

Ecuador El Sauce

Regular price$21.00

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COUNTRY: Ecuador
FARM: Communal
VARIETY: Typica, Bourbon
PROCESS: Washed, Yeast Inoculated
ELEVATION: 1700-2000 M
CUPPING NOTES: Butterscotch, Milk Chocolate, Toasted Marshmallow


El Sauce comes from Quilanga, Loja, Ecuador and is a communal lot of coffees produced by Maria Bersabe Calva, Abel Cueva and Homero Abad. The range of elevations in this region sits between 1,700 and 2,000 m.a.s.l, one of the highest in Quilanga. In addition to coffee, growers in the region also grow citrus such as lime and orange, plantains and cherimoya (a fruit Mark Twain describes as “the most delicious fruit known to man). This lot is named after the town El Sauce and is comprised of primarily Typica (Criollo) and Bourbon, with the remaining a mix of Pacas, San Salvador and Catimor. The producers generally follow a very similar fermentation and drying process: 24 hours de-pulped followed by 10-12 days drying, depending on the weather. Some of the farmers in El Sauce have begun experimenting with yeast-inoculated fermentations, using yeast to both alter and control the fermentation step that breaks down the coffee’s fruit in the traditional washed process. As a result, this year's coffee from El Sauce has a predominant fruit forward tone to it, reminiscent of blackberries and concord grape.  Its super sweet and the fruit forward cup profile is a welcome one this time of year while we are waiting for the fresh crop Ethiopian natural processed coffees to land on our shores.  We've been enjoying this one as a flash chilled iced coffee on the hotter days and as a traditional drip on the cooler mornings.

We ship freshly roasted coffee Monday through Friday via UPS ground. Most orders placed before 2pm EST will ship same day.

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cannot control what happens when your package leaves the roasting
facility. Once the package has been picked up, it is out of our hands. 

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packages being lost in transit. We cannot refund orders that are marked
as delivered with a tracking number, even if a customer is stating they
haven’t received the package. 

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In order to balance getting your coffee out to
you as quickly as possible with freshness of roast we ship all coffee as
ordered within one week of the roast date. We typically roast
Wednesdays and Fridays.

In our experience most coffees
taste best after a few days rest, and high quality coffees stay at peak
flavor up to six weeks post roast.

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For over 20 years,

Lydia and Georgio

Have made coffee their liveliehood. Carrying on that tradition, we continue to search for the best coffees possible and we pay a sustainable price to the farmers who work hard to produce quality focused coffees on their farms.

Craft & Science

We roast all of our coffees in small batches on our vintage Probat roaster, ensuring only the best and freshest coffees make it to your door.

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