ECUADOR LOJA ANGEL CAPA – *51756* – 25439 – 8.2 kg Slack Bag – SPOT RCWHSE

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About this coffee


Angel Benigno Capa Chamba


2050 masl


Caturra, Typica


Clay minerals


Cangonama, Loja, Ecuador


Fully washed and dried in the sun


June - September



Coffee Background

Have you ever paused to think about all of the amazing origin countries that the equator passes through? The most obvious, Ecuador, might not be the first to come to mind. Ecuador is one of the more elusive origins, likely the result of a high cost of production, which makes it more difficult to compete in a global market. A producer’s survival here depends on an ability to make a premium to cover the higher costs of labor. This is the strategy taken by Angel Beningno Capa Chamba, who cultivates coffee along with lemons, oranges, bananas, papaya, yuca and corn on a 50-acre farm called Reina de la Asunción. Angel focuses on quality, which was recognized with a tenth-place finish in the 2018 Best of Loja coffee competitions. The entire harvest is meticulously handpicked by Angel, his wife Maria Carmen Cogitambo Lojan and a handful of employees. Next the cherries are washed, floated to remove less dense and damaged beans, and hand sorted. Then Angel depulps, ferments, washes and gently dries the coffee on raised beds at the farm. The finished parchment is stored in grainpro bags until it is time to mill and export.