Grace Morales Flores is the third generation to farm on Finca Cruz Loma, high in the mountains of the Pichincha province of Ecuador. When her grandfather owned it, there were no roads or streets; the farm was only accessible by foot or horseback, and the only way in was two paths that crossed upon the summit. Where the paths crossed was visible from some distance, leading to the farm's name Cruz (cross) Loma (knoll). Cruz Loma is a large farm that only recently was coffee planted, covering only about 5 hectares of total area.
This year's Finca Cruz Loma, is a single varietal lot composed of Caturra that's grown at 1450 MASL. The coffee is depulped, dry fermented to a targeted Ph level, and dried on raised drying beds as a honey processed coffee. Caturra is a common varietal in this part of the world and produces some excellent cups of coffee, usually exceptionally juicy in body, this coffee is no exception. We are excited to have our 5th coffee from Finca Cruz Loma. The Morales family has created a reputation for their attention to detail. Due to this and excellent farming practices, this coffee has many beautiful qualities. It has an incredibly juicy sweet body that reminds us of a tropical punch. Flavorwise you should find notes of bright raspberry, fresh mango, and sweet red grape. This Caturra Lot from Finca Cruz Loma is juicy and refreshing. Our recommendation for enjoying this coffee would be a flat bottom pour over like a Kalita brewer, or If you are feeling like an adventurous espresso, this is a great option because it tastes ripe and finishes sweet.