Producer LUIS ALFONSO ABAD ALBERCA
Varieties CATURRA, BOURBON
Altitude 1,700 MASL
We’re excited to kick off Ecuador season with a lovely little lot from Luis Abad in the canton of Zumba of the Zamora-Chichipe province. Luis’ farm, La Chorrera (The Stream), is only three hectares in size, but so are most of the farms in the area, the biggest of his neighbours farming only five hectares. To get to Luis’ farm you drive two hours from the nearest town, then walk for three hours through jungle and untouched forest; a highly biodiverse landscape with natural resources in abundance. In such a remote region coffee grows in harmony with its surroundings, and access to equipment and technology can be a challenge. We’re excited to see how the coffees from this exotic area of Ecuador will continue to improve and reach speciality coffee buyers all over the world!