The Alchemist 003 </br> Finca Soledad - Ecuador </br>
The Alchemist 003 </br> Finca Soledad - Ecuador </br>
The Alchemist 003 </br> Finca Soledad - Ecuador </br>

The Alchemist 003
Finca Soledad - Ecuador

£20.00

Experimental Process (WAVE™ Natural)    

Pepe Jijon, Ecuador | Typica Mejorada, Natural

Sweet, Juicy, Bright.

After the success of 2020, we managed to get a small amount of this process from Pepe again. This is the third lot we've featured from Pepe, and we're looking for to an exciting 2022 harvest and origin visit!

The third character in our Profile Series, The Alchemist is born from One Hundred Years of Solitudes' Melquiades. The Alchemist should present us with new ideas on processing and allow us to experiment. These lots amaze us with new and crazy flavour profiles. The aim is to work with producers to develop pico-lots for limited release, this gives producers a platform to dive deep into experiments with the comfort of knowing the lot has been purchased, and it gives us the chance to taste some exciting coffees.

 

Producer Pepe Jijon
Farm
La Soledad
Region Intag, Imbabura
Country Ecuador
Cultivar Typica Mejorada
Fermentation Wave™ Natural
Drying
Sun Dried - 60 Days
Altitude 1550 masl 

Finca Soledad is an 8 hectare lot in the Intag Valley, on the Cotacachi Cayapas Reserve. Our producer Pepe Jijon is a Brazil born ex-professional climber, with a deep passion for economic and environmental sustainability for Ecuador. Pepe is very personable, and he's bonded with partners throughout the supply chain, his goal is making sure these coffees are understood, with the right context. He is the single most enthusiastic coffee lover I've ever come across, and his energy is super inspiring!

Unique to Ecuador, Typica Mejorado is a very unique variety, originally developed on a commercial farm by Nestle for yield and disease resistance. Confusingly named, this variety was originally mistaken for having Typica heritage, though genetic testing by World Coffee Research proved different. Mejorada actually has a Bourbon-Geisha quality and parenthood, most likely Bourbon cross-pollinated with an Ethiopian Landrace variety.

 Aroma & Fragrance Raspberry, Boiled fruit candies, Floral
Taste & Aftertaste Blueberry, Raspberry, Bing cherry, Malic acidity, Mango, Honey sweetness, Guava, Strawberry finish, light Cinnamon, Coconut water.

 

Clean Cup Sweetness
Acidity Mouthfeel Flavour Aftertaste Balance Overall Total
7 7 7.25 6.5 7 6.5 6.5 7 90.75

Makicuna - 89+

Origin

Producer Pepe Jijon
Farm
La Soledad
Region Intag, Imbabura
Country Ecuador

Coffee Specification

Cultivar Typica Mejorada
Fermentation Wave™ Natural
Drying
Sun Dried - 60 Days
Altitude 1550 masl 

About the Farmer

Finca Soledad is an 8 hectare lot in the Intag Valley, on the Cotacachi Cayapas Reserve. Our producer Pepe Jijon is a Brazil born ex-professional climber, with a deep passion for economic and environmental sustainability for Ecuador. Pepe is very personable, and he's bonded with partners throughout the supply chain, his goal is making sure these coffees are understood, with the right context. He is the single most enthusiastic coffee lover I've ever come across, and his energy is super inspiring!

About the Variety

Unique to Ecuador, Typica Mejorado is a very unique variety, originally developed on a commercial farm by Nestle for yield and disease resistance. Confusingly named, this variety was originally mistaken for having Typica heritage, though genetic testing by World Coffee Research proved different. Mejorada actually has a Bourbon-Geisha quality and parenthood, most likely Bourbon cross-pollinated with an Ethiopian Landrace variety.

Cup Profile

 Aroma & Fragrance Raspberry, Boiled fruit candies, Floral
Taste & Aftertaste Blueberry, Raspberry, Bing cherry, Malic acidity, Mango, Honey sweetness, Guava, Strawberry finish, light Cinnamon, Coconut water.

 

Cup Score

Clean Cup Sweetness
Acidity Mouthfeel Flavour Aftertaste Balance Overall Total
7 7 7.25 6.5 7 6.5 6.5 7 90.75

Makicuna - 89+