Ecuador - La Balsa Bridge
Ecuador - La Balsa Bridge cupping notes: Winesap Apple, Honeydew, Barbados Sugar
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About Ecuador - La Balsa Bridge
La Balsa is a small bridge spanning the Rio Canchis that crosses the border of Ecuador and Peru. Near this modest international junction grows this vibrant organic coffee that displays vivid melon and apple flavors, balanced with a rich, earthy brown sugar sweetness.
Story of the bean:
Where La Balsa Bridge connects southern Ecuador to northern Peru, the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon Rainforest. ACRIM Cooperative producers use organic methods that work in harmony with the pristine environment to grow coffee in an area that is home to 5 endangered species - including the tapir, cougar, and Andean bear. Grown as an act of protection, the fresh fruit flavors this coffee creates reflect the purity and complexity of its origin.
"With enviable soil content, climate, and altitude, Ecuador is gaining a reputation as a specialty coffee powerhouse capable of bringing out the inherently sweet flavors of coffee in a unique way."
- Todd Carmichael, Co-founder & CEO
How It’s Made
Process: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1800 to 2000 (m. a. s. l.)
Producer: ACRIM Co-op
Region: Zamora Province
Bright, Citrusy, Tangy
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