16 oz. Bag
Roast Level: Light
Tasting Notes: Candied orange, raspberry
Aroma: Vanilla frosting
Region: Cloud forests of Southern Ecuador (Province of Zamora-Chinchipe)
Elevation: 4,200 to 6,500 feet
Co-Op Details: APECAP is an organic, Fair Trade coffee growers cooperative with 185 members. An outbreak of coffee leaf rust (roya) cut its coffee production in half, but because they replaced affected trees and contained the mold with organic spray solutions and innovative soil composting, production levels had recovered by 2017.
To encourage the highest standards of quality among its members, FAPECAFES (the acronym for a larger coffee cooperative organization that includes APECAP) holds an annual cupping competition as part of its “Bracamoros Coffee” festival. The goal is to encourage Ecuador’s budding coffee industry while revealing how its cherries are distinct from those just across the border in Peru.
“FAPECAFES” is an acronym that stands for “Federación Regional de Asociaciones de Pequeños Cafetaleros Ecológicos del Sur,” which translates to “Regional Federation of Small Organic Coffee Growers Association of Southern Ecuador.”