Finca Bruhwer is located in Quilanga, Loja, Ecuador, and is run by Karla Garcia (our main contact in the region) and her partner. The farm sits at an elevation of approximately 1,900 meters and consists of 3 Ha of coffee, all planted with 100% Typica (or “criollo” as they call it in Ecuador).
Upon cherry arrival at the wet mill, the washed lots are fermented for 48 hours and then taken to dry on African beds, inside parabolic dryers for approximately 15 days, depending on the climate; the natural lots are dried between the sun and the parabolic dryers, for approximately 20 days, until reaching 10% moisture.
The operation at Finca Bruhwer is more than just a farm. Run by two partners, they also buy in cherry for a local roasted brand that they have in Ecuador. The cherry they purchase, they buy from neighbors near their other farm, in Zamora, but they are interested in potentially buying cherries from neighbors in Quilanga, who also have farms at higher elevations, with lots of Typica.
This is our 2nd year working with Karla and we are super excited about future harvests; not only the continual improvement in quality at their farms, but new varieties that should enter in production over the coming years. This year we purchased both washed and natural lots from Finca Bruhwer.
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