Ecuador

Jorge Chuquimarca AA Bourbon Washed

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Cinnamon, Poached Pear, Rose

Jorge Chuquimarca AA Bourbon Washed
Jorge Chuquimarca AA Bourbon Washed
Jorge Chuquimarca AA Bourbon Washed
Jorge Chuquimarca AA Bourbon Washed

Ecuador

Jorge Chuquimarca AA Bourbon Washed

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Cinnamon, Poached Pear, Rose

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This complex, nuanced limited offering opens with aromas of honeydew and rose. We found notes of kiwi and graham cracker in the silky cup, alongside poached pear sweetness. The finish features notes of cinnamon and rosewater.

Producer: Jorge Antoliano Chuquimarca Velez
Region: Quilanga, Loja
Altitude: 1,153 masl | 3,783 feet
Varietal: Bourbon
Process: Washed
Roast: Medium
Notes: Cinnamon, Poached Pear, Rose

The province of Loja sits in the south of Ecuador on the western side of the sierra against Peru, which gives it its unique climatic conditions. Jorge Chuquimarca's farm is 30 hectares in total, with 2.5 hectares planted in coffee and plentiful shade from guabos and porotillo trees.

Jorge's parents were coffee farmers, and he learned everything he knows about coffee from them. When he was 10 years old his father gifted him a plot of land with 50 Typica trees, and since then he has been involved in producing coffee.

In 2012, coffee leaf rust struck the farm and decimated the Typica trees. They replanted with Bourbon, Sarchimor, and Typica Mejorada, but by the time the trees were mature enough for coffee production, in 2015, Jorge's parents had passed away. He was left with the farm where he lives with his wife Jhoana.

Jorge's production may be traditional, but nevertheless this Bourbon is impressively complex and nuanced. He hopes in the next few years to improve his infrastructure with a parabolic covered drying area and other equipment.