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The coffee story

This coffee is grown in the mountainous Palanda canton in the Southeast of the Zamora-Chinchipe province. Its topography is created by the eastern Amazonian mountain range, which houses great biodiversity. 20% of the territory sits within the Podocarpus national park, characterised by valleys and steep slopes forming mountains and hills. In higher altitudes, it’s possible to find plateaus with glacial lakes. These are the source of important river basins - hence receiving the name of Southern Ecuador’s “water heart”.

On top of rich biodiversity - including 70 species of trees, 63 species of orchids, and 606 species of animals - Palanda has a long history dating from 5,000 years ago. The canton is where the most ancient vestiges of Eastern Andean tribes were found.

This forest-covered region ranges from 500 m to 3,800 m above sea level. The climate is humid, with 1158 mm of rain all year round, though mainly from December to June. Temperatures range from 12℃ to 27,8℃, averaging 20℃. The arable soil has good drainage and is acidic.

Farmers who are part of APECAP (Asociación Agroartesanal de Productores Ecológicos de Café de Altura del Cantón Palanda) grow coffee in agroforestry systems, mainly under the shade of banana trees. Typica and Bourbon are the most cultivated varietals followed by Caturra, Pacas and San Salvador. The harvest lasts 8 months, from March to October, peaking in July and August. Most of the crop is considered high-quality selective picking coffee. 

In general, the sensory profile of APECAP’s coffees is as follows:

  • Fragrance: Panela, floral, chocolate, malta, honey, lemongrass.
  • Sweetness: Medium with caramelly and fruity notes.  
  • Acidity: Medium, mandarin-like.
  • Balance: Well balanced.
  • Body: Creamy.
  • Aftertaste: Sweet and lingering.

FAPECAFE's zone of influence in the South of Ecuador


This coffee is being offered by FAPECAFES (Federación Regional de Asociaciones de Pequeños Cafetaleros Ecológicos del Sur), a nonprofit organization created in 2002 to gain market access for smallholders' coffee. FAPECAFES is a member-owned institution formed by 6 grassroots associations in the provinces of El Oro, Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe. There are around 1200 members, 95% of whom are small producers. The Federación is both Fairtrade and organic certified. 

The process

Fully Washed. The cherries are floated to remove floaters and foreign matter, then pulped, fermented for around 15 hours and rinsed. Drying occurs on “marquesinas” or raised beds made out of wood and concrete inside polytunnels used to protect the coffee from rain. Drying stops once the seeds reach the optimum 12% humidity level.
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Palanda Fully Washed Blend - Association APECAP

  • $7.1741 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
  • $7.1741 USD / kg FOB FairTrade
  • $7.1741 USD / kg FOB Organic
  • $7.1741 USD / kg FOB FairTrade + Organic
Origin
Ecuador
Variety
Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, Pacas, San Salvador
Process type
Fully washed
Altitude range
1200m - 2100m
Harvest period
May, 2021 - August, 2021
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
85.25 points
Available quantity
275 X 69 kg bags
  • Green or roasted samples are available
  • Upcoming shared shipments
    • Release from warehouse in Bremen from February, 2022
      Orders possible until 2021-11-15
  • Custom shipments available
  • Doorstep delivery available
    We can arrange delivery to your roastery
FAPECAFES
Produced by APECAP
  • Cooperative
  • FairTrade, Organic
Offered by FAPECAFES
  • Ecuador
  • 1 sales on Algrano
  • 1 Average orders per roaster
  • 1 Roaster relationships
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The coffee story

This coffee is grown in the mountainous Palanda canton in the Southeast of the Zamora-Chinchipe province. Its topography is created by the eastern Amazonian mountain range, which houses great biodiversity. 20% of the territory sits within the Podocarpus national park, characterised by valleys and steep slopes forming mountains and hills. In higher altitudes, it’s possible to find plateaus with glacial lakes. These are the source of important river basins - hence receiving the name of Southern Ecuador’s “water heart”.

On top of rich biodiversity - including 70 species of trees, 63 species of orchids, and 606 species of animals - Palanda has a long history dating from 5,000 years ago. The canton is where the most ancient vestiges of Eastern Andean tribes were found.

This forest-covered region ranges from 500 m to 3,800 m above sea level. The climate is humid, with 1158 mm of rain all year round, though mainly from December to June. Temperatures range from 12℃ to 27,8℃, averaging 20℃. The arable soil has good drainage and is acidic.

Farmers who are part of APECAP (Asociación Agroartesanal de Productores Ecológicos de Café de Altura del Cantón Palanda) grow coffee in agroforestry systems, mainly under the shade of banana trees. Typica and Bourbon are the most cultivated varietals followed by Caturra, Pacas and San Salvador. The harvest lasts 8 months, from March to October, peaking in July and August. Most of the crop is considered high-quality selective picking coffee. 

In general, the sensory profile of APECAP’s coffees is as follows:

  • Fragrance: Panela, floral, chocolate, malta, honey, lemongrass.
  • Sweetness: Medium with caramelly and fruity notes.  
  • Acidity: Medium, mandarin-like.
  • Balance: Well balanced.
  • Body: Creamy.
  • Aftertaste: Sweet and lingering.

FAPECAFE's zone of influence in the South of Ecuador


This coffee is being offered by FAPECAFES (Federación Regional de Asociaciones de Pequeños Cafetaleros Ecológicos del Sur), a nonprofit organization created in 2002 to gain market access for smallholders' coffee. FAPECAFES is a member-owned institution formed by 6 grassroots associations in the provinces of El Oro, Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe. There are around 1200 members, 95% of whom are small producers. The Federación is both Fairtrade and organic certified. 

The process

Fully Washed. The cherries are floated to remove floaters and foreign matter, then pulped, fermented for around 15 hours and rinsed. Drying occurs on “marquesinas” or raised beds made out of wood and concrete inside polytunnels used to protect the coffee from rain. Drying stops once the seeds reach the optimum 12% humidity level.
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: September, 2021
FAPECAFES
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
Algrano
85.25
Seller (Pending)
-
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Citrus fruit, Cinnamon, Cedar, Floral, Spice, Herbal, Licorice
Seller (Pending)
-
Quality comment
Algrano
Interesting combination of citrus, spice and light florals, especially in the finish, with medium citric acidity and lighter, but still pretty smooth and elegant body.
Seller (Pending)
-
Sensorial radar

FAQ


Shipping
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

Currencies
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2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:

1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.

3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.