Unlocking the True Potential of Ecuadorian Coffee / by Amanda Jones

Hampered by factors ranging from the local to the international, Ecuadorian coffee has not been getting the attention it deserved in the most recent wave of coffee. Despite sharing preeminent conditions for growing with its well-regarded neighbours, Peru and Colombia, Ecuador had fallen off the map. Despite this, the coffee had never gone away, and our December single origin is testament to the work of dedicated farmers who know the value of their product. 

Located in the far north region of Ecuador, just one province away from the Colombian border, Milton Uribe has found a beautiful region to grow amazing coffee. Naming his farm ‘The Hunch’, he was going off a hunch about the land when he purchased it, and it has since been proven correct! Working in a close relationship with coffee importers from the US and Australia, Milton has been learning and growing his harvesting techniques, and as a result, seeing great improvement on the coffee in the cup year after year. With incentives and rewards for employees on his farm, Milton understands that producing excellent coffee means treating your staff well, and encouraging and rewarding attention to detail throughout the harvest. 

Brewed as espresso, expect rich and sweet tropical fruits and plantain to shine throughout the cup. With a sweet, mandarin-like acidity we’ve found that lingers into a smooth, peachy finish. BUY NOW

Name: Imbabura

Origin: Ecuador

Process: Fully Washed

Aroma: Tropical Fruit

Flavour notes: White Pear, Sweet Lime, Clean

Altitude: 1700-1900 MASL