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Ecuador

Chito

A clean and floral washed Typica, produced in the hills surrounding the town of Chito in Southern Ecuador


  • Clean jasmine aromas are followed by crisp citrus and a delicate tea-like finish
  • Coffee expression
    A floral & balanced coffee
  • Whole Bean Coffee
    250g (8.8oz) or 1000g (35.3oz)
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$21.00

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Producer
Chito Farmers

Varietal
Typica

Process
Washed

This lot is the work of 55 farmers in the hills surrounding the town of Chito, in the far south of Ecuador

TYPICA

The Chito Community

This year, CafExporto have expanded their operation to include coffees from talented producers across Ecuador, those who have great potential to produce high-end speciality lots, but haven’t had access to the market for them. During their travels in Ecuador, the CafExporto team were shocked by the incredible quality of lots they found being sold into the national market, losing transparency and denying the producer any chance of adding value to their work. The coffees they tasted in the Chito community were one such revelation. Clean and floral cups, with character formed by their healthy soils, careful processing, and mainly Typica varietal stock. The farmers of Chito also grow other varietals, mainly Catucai and Caturra, but CafExporto are assisting each producer with seedlings of Typica Mejorado, Sidra and Geisha, alongside agronomic advice. This is a very rural part of the country; with a majority of the population stemming from native Ecuadoreans, one hears a mix of Spanish and native dialects here. The Chito sub-region lies in the far south of Ecuador, bordered by Peru in the East, and the Mayo River in the West. The town itself sits in the bottom of a valley, surrounded by fertile farming lands in the hills. The farms are very small, averaging less than a hectare, so individual lots would be too small to export alone. For this reason, CafExporto selected the highest quality lots and created a Community lot, consisting of the work of 55 producers across the Chito sub-region. This washed lot, mainly of the Typica varietal, has a clean and floral character, with jasmine aromatics followed by green tea and citrus in the cup.

Part of a long-term project by CafExporto to transfer more value to the producers of rural Ecuador, by enabling their access to the speciality coffee market

ECUADOR

CafExporto

We’re excited to continue our collaboration with Juan Peña, owner of Hacienda La Papaya and CafExporto. Since meeting in Aarhus in 2018, we have purchased many small experimental lots, continuing a conversation through high quality coffee. Over the past two years, Juan has expanded his work, exporting more Hacienda La Papaya coffee to Europe together with us, and starting the CafExporto project, working with farms across Ecuador. We are more than excited to expand our collaboration with Juan, and to share his excellent work with a wider audience. We were able to visit Juan and his team in November 2021, both at the Hacienda and at CafExporto’s base in the nearby city of Cuenca, towards the very end of harvest. Here, we were able to cup an extensive selection of the harvest, and made decisions on the coffees we’re so proud to share with you now.

Technical Data

  • Producer

    Chito Farmers
  • Region

    Zamora Chinchipe
  • Altitude

    1600 masl
  • Varietal

    Typica
  • Process

    Washed
  • Harvest

    July 2021

Washed Process

The washed process involves completely removing both the cherry and the mucilage from the outside of the parchment with the use of friction, fermentation and water. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is then sliced open by either a metal or a sharp plastic blade.

The two seeds (also known as beans) are pushed out of the cherry, which leaves the seed with mucilage as their outermost layer. It is essential in the washed process that all mucilage is removed from the seed which leaves only the flavour that developed in the cell structure of the seed prior to processing.


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