Ecuador Las Terrazas Coffeebeans 250G
Raspberry, honey aromas
Farm owned by Arnaud Causse, Las Terrazas del Pisque is located in an area of extreme conditions for coffee between 1800 and 2100 meters above sea level. In the region of Pichincha near Quito, Vilcabamba's climate is desert, the average temperature in Vilcabamba is 25.7 ° C and the average rainfall is 192.4 mm.
The farm is 100 hectares and 50 hectares are planted with coffee. The arid region produces coffee only through an irrigation system Arnaud has installed on the mountain top. The farm has the same varieties as Las Tolas. Next to his coffee production, Arnaud also produces lavender which he intends to extract essential oil and vine.
So it's a crazy project!
The farm, in addition to producing coffee, also produces lavender, whose purpose is one day to make essential oil, as well as vine.
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the specifics of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of odor, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
Ø 80+: very good coffees
Ø 85+: The excellence of the specialty
Ø 88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare
|Character||Harmonious, fruity, greedy|
|Aromas||Raspberry, honey, blueberry|
|Roasting||Very light Light Blonde Amber Brown Italian|
|Coffee plantation||Las Terrazas del Pisque|
|Coffee farmer||Arnaud Causse|
|Variety||Caturra, bourbon, typica|
|Harvest period||October to November|