This award-winning coffee from Finca Lugmapata was a revelation for our coffee team — an uncommon variety (Bourbon Sidra) from a region not known for specialty coffee (Chimborazo) in an origin that hasn't been on our menu since 2015 (Ecuador). Please note, only available as 7oz bag.

  • Type Special Selection
  • Country Ecuador
  • Flavor Profile Caramel + Stone Fruit
  • Variety Bourbon Sidra

The details

  • Country Ecuador
  • Producer Merino Family
  • Region Pallatanga
  • Elevation Range 1916 m
  • Processing Method Honey
  • Harvest summer 2021

How To Brew

We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the bean. For our special selection coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave.

Recommended Method Pour Over

  1. 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  2. 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  3. 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  4. 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  5. 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  6. 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
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Ecuador coffee bean origin

Origin Story

Ecuador CoE #8

This lot was a revelation for our coffee team - a variety we have never tasted from a region where we have never sourced in an origin that hasn't been on our menu in more than five years.

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