RANCHO CARMEN

Rancho Carmen is a bright and juicy coffee with a dense sweetness. We are getting tasting notes of pear, clementine, and date. Drinking this coffee will be reminiscent to sitting on a patio at sunset, sharing an orange sorbet with friends.

 Roast Level:
 
Clear

 

Description

Among the mountain forests of Ecuador, near the border with Peru, you can find a group of small-scale producers who are committed to deliver coff­ee of the highest quality. They can deliver a coff­ee with a balanced and vivid cup quality. In the canton of Chinchipe, located at the south of the Province of Zamora, it is situated a coff­ee coop called ACRIM. This region is considered one of the richest in biodiversity as it’s very proximate to the Amazon Rainforest, famous for its exotic flowers and native birds, where you can find the most unique species of flora and fauna. Inhabitants of the region work towards protecting the environment as agriculture is their main income. In this region, you can find beautiful nature and species and there is a special indigenous culture due to the old presence of the Inca ethnic group. Coff­ee from Rancho Carmen is grown in a very small community located in the region of Chinchipe, a community where people demonstrate to be strong and always united.

Rancho Carmen co­ffee has been produced for more than 30 years, being the livelihood and main economic activity of the producers in this region. They have their coff­ee trees in perfect and healthy conditions and they have the perfect varietals to produce the best coff­ees of the area. Coff­ee growers from this community work with ACRIM, which believes that “The sustainable progress and development of communities can only be done by getting together, working as a team, and respecting the environment together.”

Farm:             Rancho Carmen

Producer:      Small Scale Farmers

Region:          Zamora Chinchipe

Country:         Ecuador

Altitude:        1800 meters

Process:         Washed

Varietal:         Typica/Caturra

Taste:             Pear, ruby red grapefruit, clementine, date, caramel

Aromatics:      Grapefruit, molasses, date, orange

Acidity:      Bright/Juicy

Sweetness:  Medium

Pair this coffee with:
  • Morning mimosas
  • Fresh pineapple slices
  • Chocolate caramels

Recommended Brewing Methods:

Hario V60

20g in, 320g out

2:35 – 2:55 minutes

205 f temperature

Medium grind

Bloom

0-30 seconds

50 gram pour, pick up brewer and spin 3 times

Second pour

30-50 seconds

Pour from 50 grams to 220 grams, starting at 30 seconds and ending your pour at 50 seconds (8.5 gram per second pour rate)

Let drain until 1:25

Third pour

1:25 – 1:40

Pour from 220 grams to 320 grams, starting at 1:25 and ending your pour at 1:40 (6.6 gram per second pour rate)

Let drain completely

Final time

Drain should end between 2:35 – 2:55 minutes or brew to taste

Recommended Espresso Recipe:

Classic 9 bar recipe

20g in, 50g out (22 gram basket)

25-27 seconds

200 f temperature

Espresso grind

Flavor

This coffee on espresso is heavily sweet with notes of raisin and brown sugar. This sweetness is nicely balanced by a juicy tangerine like acidity. We love how these flavors play off each other and how the body builds the structure and coats your mouth after every sip.

Additional information

Weight 1.1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 2 in
Package Size

12 oz, 5 lb

Whole Bean / Ground

Whole Bean, Fine Grind – Espresso, Medium Grind – Pour Over / Auto Drip, Coarse Grind – French Press / Cold Brew