Among the mountain forests near the border with Peru, you can find a group of small scale producers are committed to deliver coffee of the highest quality. They can deliver a with a balanced and vivid cup quality. In the Canton of Chinchipe, located ar the south of the province of Zamora, it´s situated a coffee coop called ACRIM. This region is considered considered one of the most rich in biodiversity as it’s very proximate to the Amazon considered one of the most rich in biodiversity as it’s very proximate to the Amazon Rainforest, famous for its exotic flowers and native birds, where you can find the most unique species of flora and fauna. Inhabitants of the region work towards protecting the environment as agriculture is their main income. The beautiful nature and species that you can find in this region and the indigeneous tradition and culture that this place has due to the old presence of the Inca ethnic group, perfectly reflects the name of the blend; Jardín del Inca, or, The Inca Garden, in English.

Jardín del Inca coffee has been produced for more than 30 years, being the livehood and main economic activity of the producers in this region. They have their coffee trees in perfect and healthy conditions and they have the perfect varietals to produce the best coffees in the area. Coffee Grouwers from this community work with ACRIM, which believes that ” a sustainable progress and that “The sustainable progress and development of communities can only be done by getting together, working as a team, and respecting the environment together.”

General Info

Producers

Around 10 small-scale producers, members of the ACRIM Coop

Location

Canton of Chinchipe

Zamora. Ecuador

Altitude

1,800 – 2,000 masl

Varieties

Caturra/ Typica

Technical Info

  Processing Method

Fully Washed process in micro-mills at each farm and traditionally fermented

  Shade

Plantain, Guabas and Nogal trees

  Preparation

EP EuropaScreen 15+ SCA Specialty Grade.

  Harvest

August- November

  Drying Method

Fully sun dried on patios or raised beds

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