ECUADOR TERRAZAS DEL PISQUE CIDRA
GRILLED PEACH, BLACK CURRANT + VIOLET
This unique coffee offers a range of fun and unexpected flavors complemented by some familiar ones. Jammy flavors of grilled peach, black currant, and violet highlight this delicious cup. The Cidra variety will keep you guessing and coming back for more!
This will be a limited roast - Super small quantities available.
Also, important to note, that $10 from every bag will go directly to the staff at Color; a relief program to support our staff during these tough times.
Bag Artist: Rachel Stark
ORIGIN: Pichincha, Ecuador, South America
GROWN BY: Arnaud Causse
ARTIST: Rachel Stark
ELEVATION: 2000 masl
TASTING NOTES: Grilled peach, black currant and violet
ROAST TYPE: Light/Medium
Arnaud Causse is the number one reason why Red Fox sources from Ecuador. He
is one of the finest producers we know and his coffees are just so unique. After spending many years in El Salvador as a coffee agronomist he brought his Caturra, Pacas, Bourbon Tekisic, Pacamara and Java seed stock to Ecuador. Arnaud has been cultivating coffee in Gualea for more than two decades now on Las Tolas. In 2013, Arnaud began a project farm just north of Quito named La Lolita, where he grows and distils herbs and cares for six different coffee varieties which makes up Terrazas del Pisque.
Arnaud has an interesting story himself. He grew up in France in the mountains outside of Provence. After declining mandatory military service, Arnaud was shipped off to work on a Robusta plantation in Gabon, his first ever experience with coffee production. When his service was up, his interest in coffee was just taking off. Arnaud spent many years working on coffee projects in Ethiopia and Rwanda before finding himself in the Dominican Republic. From there he moved to El Salvador, then to Costa Rica, and eventually landed in Ecuador. Arnaud’s extensive agronomy experience is unique. He has worked in more facets of coffee production than anyone I’ve come across in the past 12 years.
Arnaud is an active leader in Las Tolas-based coffee production. He’s shared his varietals with three other farmers in the area: Gilda Carrascal, Hernan Zuniga, and Christian Marlin. In addition to the Bourbon, Caturra and Pacamara from Arnaud’s farm, Las Tolas, we are also offering both Bourbon and Pacamara from Gilda’s farm, as well as Caturra from Hernan Zuniga. He has helped each of these farms get off the ground by providing the proper varietals and coaching them through production. The coffees from this season are delicious and we expect them to improve annually for the foreseeable future.