Whole Bean, Ecuadorian Coffee - Jose Capa's Plantation - Dark Roast
We first met Jose at the processing facility in Pinas, Ecuador, during the summer of 2018. Jose brought in his natural coffee to peel at the facility. Upon peeling, a fresh, powerful smell radiated throughout. It’s very difficult to find high quality natural processed coffees in Ecuador, so we knew this was the perfect partnership. We visited Jose’s farm and met his young daughter and wife. We were able to see Jose’s plantation and drying methods. He had cacao beans underneath his tarp where he was drying his coffee, symbolizing the power of micro-lot coffee plantations. The first batch of Jose’s coffee arrived to The States in August of 2018. Jose’s natural and washed processed coffees are harvested and processed with care. Through his micro-lot plantation, he is able to tend to each one of his plants, ensuring proper fertilization and water. Also, he utilizes advanced drying methods to fortify his coffees with a strong chocolate base.