Alambi coffee, a fruity and light roast coffee, is from Ecuador’s Pichincha province. This coffee comes from three small-scale coffee growers: Maria Ortiz, Leonardo Cordova, and Melida Abad. The farms in this region are lush and in very moist conditions with a nice warm summer creating good conditions for growing coffee. The area has a unique microclimate that is wet throughout the year and has good temperature fluctuations ranging from 53°F to 82°F (12°C to 28°C), with an average of 68°F (20°C). This weather is well-suited for coffee cultivation, which is reflected in the quality of the coffee produced.
Alambi coffee is made up of rare varieties particular to Ecuador, which contribute to its floral aroma and fruity flavors. The Sidra variety is a hybrid coffee made from a cross between a Bourbon and a Typica variety, while the Mejorado is a Bourbon variety cross-pollinated with an Ethiopian Landrace variety.
These farmers participated in Caravela Coffee Importers’ PECA education program, which educates farmers and their families on best practices to increase productivity and improve quality. The program has a primary goal of making the farmers more profitable. Each year, they train over 2,000 coffee producers and make over 5,700 farm visits, covering almost 300,000 km of travel.
This coffee is a rare and special addition to the fruity profile from Driftaway Coffee, which is featuring it this month for its intense and delicious fruit flavors and aromas. The coffee traveled 2,835 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Queens. Alambi coffee from Ecuador is a unique and special coffee with fruity and floral characteristics. Its rarity and special taste make it a perfect addition to the fruity profile from Driftaway Coffee. With its fair trade price and contribution to World Coffee Research, it is also a socially responsible choice.
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