Among the mountain forests near the border with Peru, you can find a group of small scale producers who are committed to deliver coffee of the highest quality. They can deliver a coffee with a balanced and vivid cup quality. In the canton of Chinchipe, located at the south of the Province of Zamora, it’s situated a coffee coop called ACRIM. Zumba is the main city of Chinchipe and is the main conection of Ecuador with Peru. This region is 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 gold mine activities are very popular in the region, but many coffee growers have decided to dedicate to coffee instead, because is better for the environment.

Jardín del Inca coffee has been produced for more than 30 years, being the livelihood 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 of the area. Coffee growers from this community work with ACRIM, which believes 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

Bourbon/ Caturra/

Typica

Technical Info

  Processing Method

Fully washed process in micro-mills at each farm and traditionally fermented for 18-24 hours

  Shade

Native trees, plantain, nogal trees

  Preparation

EP EuropaScreen 15+ SCA Specialty Grade.

  Harvest

July – December

  Drying Method

Fully sun dried on patios or raised beds

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