Ecuador Lugmapata Typica Mejorado
Ecuador has always been one of our favorite origins. It often reminds us of what Ethiopian coffee would taste like if it were grown in South America. Often delicate and nuanced, like a fine tea, but with tons of structure and sweetness.
We featured Lugmapata's Sidra over the last few months, and now we introduce you to their Typica Mejorado. Where the Sidra offered juicy punches of citrus and pineapple, the Typica Mejorado is a pure balance of florals, caramel, and light citrus. Sweet and lightly syrupy with a silky smooth texture.
If you enjoyed the Sidra, this coffee is a different expression of the same farm. It really showcases how different varietals can thrive in their own unique way within the same terroir.
Check it out while it lasts!
Comfort- Round & Smooth
Luxury - Top Shelf
Fresh, Spring Honey, Orange Blossom
From the importer:
"Finca Lugmapata is a family-run operation located in Pallatanga, Chimborazo. Situated between 1,650 and 2,000 m.a.s.l., they grow several varieties, including: Bourbon Sidra, Typica Mejorado, Pache and Sarchimore. In 2012, the first 20,000 trees were planted and by 2022 they expect to have well over 50,000 trees planted.
In their first year of production (2016) they achieved 3rd place in the Taza Dorada and the following year they won first place! These achievements are no surprise given their meticulous operation. The process involves selecting only the ripest cherries, double washing in cherry to ensure consistency during fermentation, taking great care in washing and drying, as well as proper storage. In addition, the social component of this farm is really what makes them stand out. In order to help improve the lives of those in and around Pallatanga, their nursery prepared new trees of primarily Bourbon Sidra, which were destined for new growers in the area. The idea is to teach them how to
produce high quality coffees, create sustainable businesses and boost their livelihoods. Finca Lugmapata will be purchasing the cherry from their neighbors to ensure consistent cup quality year over year. This is our fourth year working with Finca Lugmapata and we couldn't more excited!"