Get out your sandals: this sweet summertime cup is back for a second year in a row! Ecuador Peñaherrera is a special, limited microlot from Blossom Coffee Roasters (formerly Vashon Coffee Company). Light-roasted, this Ecuador is gentle and vibrant, with a tumble of soft fruit flavors: red grape, plum, tropical fruit, a touch of rose water. The body is light and creamy, with a nutty roundness and a caramel-like finish that reminds us of salt water taffy. As the cup cools, a shadow of light citrus lingers on your tongue. Like this one, the best Ecuadorian coffees are refreshingly crisp and super-clean: perfect hot, or over ice, this coffee will ease you into summertime, sip by sip.
There’s a lot to adore about Ecuador, home to the Galapagos Islands and an incredible amount of biodiversity. This cup comes from the Parroquia Peñaherrera, a remote area on the Western side of the Andes within the cloud forest belt. Ecuador’s cloud forests are a spectacular place to grow coffee: the misty, high-altitude terrain is lush and green, with ideal climates and the rich soil of the mountains. Ecuador’s new wave of specialty coffee is a major force for environmental preservation within the region; coffee farmers are working hard to defend their land against encroaching mining operations. As the coffee-loving world learns to appreciate Ecuadorian coffee, the easier it will be to protect the land that produces these fantastic beans.
From the misty mountain rainforests, to your morning cup: this soft, sugary roast is everything we love about the rare Ecuadorian coffee. Ecuador Peñaherrera is smooth and delicate, with crisp, fruit-candy notes and a clean caramel finish. This small lot won’t be around for very long, so act fast! Reserve a bag of Blossom Coffee Roasters’s limited-lot Ecuador Peñaherrera, and treat yourself, or someone you love, to an early sip of summertime in a mug.
||★★★★★||★★★★★ This is really really good. I brewed over ice and it was almost like iced tea, but better.|