Returning to our list with a fresh crop from the 2020 harvest is this delicate and exclusive micro-lot coffee from producer Guillermo Lopes. Utilising the unusual Sidra varietal and an extended 14 hour fermentation in his washing process he is able to produce exceptionally clean and bright flavors with unusual and delicate florals. Whereas the lot we purchased last year was notable for its bright and sparkling grapefruit acidity, this coffee features a more rounded cup character with moderate acidity reminiscent of green apple and stonefruit.
Equador is somewhat overlooked by specialty coffee consumers and we are committed to using our buying platform to raise awareness of exceptional producers such Guillermo. There is growing interest in the Sidra varietal (a recent hybrid of Bourbon and Typica) and we hope that this leads to a greater focus on the origin. The delicate floral notes and high cup quality of Sidra makes it well worth seeking out and we are delighted to have this coffee on our Producer series once more.