Where is it from?
Finca Lugmapata is a family-run operation located in Pallatanga, Chimborazo, Ecuador. Situated between 1,650 and 2,000 masl (meters above sea level), they grow several different varieties, including: Bourbon Sidra, Typica Mejorado, Pache and Sarchimore. In 2012, the first 20,000 trees were planted and by 2022, they expect to have well over 50,000 coffee trees planted. In their first year of production, 2016, they achieved 3rd place in the Taza Dorada and in their second year of production, 2017, they achieved first place.
Due to their meticulous operation, including selecting only the ripest cherries, double wash in cherry to ensure consistency in the fermentation process, various fermentation experiments, taking great care in the washing and drying and proper storage of the coffee post-drying, these achievements are no surprise! In addition, the social component of this farm is really what makes them stand out. In order to help improve the lives of those living in and around Pallatanga, they prepared in their nursery new trees of primarily Bourbon Sidra, which were/are destined for new coffee growers in the area. The idea is to teach them how to produce high quality coffees, create sustainable businesses and improve their livelihoods. Finca Lugmapata will be purchasing the cherry from their neighbors to ensure more consistent cup quality year over year. This is our fourth year working with Finca Lugmapata and we couldn't be any more excited about their coffees and what's to come in the following years!