Peak Q2 2023

May Peak Subscription Box

This month we are featuring producer Servio Gonzales in Ecuador. Finca Clara Luz had traditionally been planted with the typica variety, but in the last 9 years it was replanted with high quality varieties such as geisha and sidra. The farm is located in the province of Loja at an altitude of 1720 masl, providing a unique climate with an average temperature of 19°C, loose soils with an annual rainfall of 800-1000 mm. The coffee is all shade grown to promote the health of the coffee while protecting the biodiversity of the region. Finca Clara Luz has been the winner of several accolades in recent years, including rank #5 in the 2021 Cup of Excellence and rank #1 lot in the Taza Dorada 2022 auction. The farm was named in honour of producer Servio Gonzales’ late mother.

This subscription set is special in that both coffees are grown on the same farm and processed with the same method; allowing us to experience the differences that can be presented in these two renown varieties of coffee.

The coffee cherries are carefully selected during harvest to target a ripeness of 22 brix before floating and washing. The coffee then undergoes 96 hours of anaerobic fermentation with an average temperature of 19°C. Afterwards, they are dried in full sun for 24 hours to stop fermentation before being moved to slow drying for around 30 days until a final humidity of 10.5%.

Clara Luz: Natural Green Tip Geisha

Origin: Cantón Quilanga, Loja, Ecuador

Roast Profile: Light

Tasting Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Grapefruit, Peach, Pepper

Clara Luz: Natural Sidra

Origin: Cantón Quilanga, Loja, Ecuador

Roast Profile: Light

Tasting Notes: Blackcurrant, Pineapple, Prune, Brown Sugar


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