Ecuador Henry Gaibor 250g
- La Perla, Nanegal
- Finca Maputo
- 1,350 MASL
- Washed Process
Tasting Note: Cane juce, raisins and Enlish Toffee
Finca Maputo is a farm and mill owned and operated by Henry Gaibor and his wife, Verena. They produce their coffee in La Perla, Nanegal, which is in the province of Pichincha, relatively close to the border of Colombia. The area where the farms are located has a very specific microclimate: Even though it's relatively low altitude for Ecuador around 1350 meters, humidity is high and a visitor often sees mist covering the coffee fields in the afternoons. It becomes much cooler at night, as well, and the unique combination of characteristics gives their coffees a very special quality. Together, they are doing everything right when it comes to picking, processing, and drying coffees, and Cafe Imports senior green-coffee buyer Piero Cristiani says the Gaibors are producing "some of the best coffees I have ever tasted." The Gaibors grow several different varieties, which are clearly divided and marked on their properties: They grow Typica, Bourbon, SL-28, Sidra, Kaffa, and Caturra.
Espresso : 20g : 60g 21-23 seconds, 94°C (1:3 ratio)
V60 : 15g : 250g 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96°C (1:16.5 ratio)
Batch Brew : 1:16 ratio, 94-96°C
Roast every Monday.
Ready for shipping every Wednesday.