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Ecuador Loja Coffee

Limited Coffee Release on Rotation

Regular price $22.00

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Orange Curd | Chocolate | Lychee
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HOW MUCH Coffee SHOULD YOU BUY?

When brewed properly, a 12oz. bag of coffee will yield 24 cups and a 5lb. bag will yield 160 cups.

RECEIVE COFFEE AT ITS OPTIMAL FRESHNESS

Our coffee is expertly roasted in-house to your order and ships within 2 business days of its roast date from our Phoenix, AZ Roastery.

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FIND YOUR Coffee MATCH

Not sure if our Ecuador Loja Coffee is the best choice for you? Let us help.

CUPPING NOTES FROM OUR HEAD ROASTER

Expect a rounded body, with light citrus acidity, rich milk chocolate, and tropical sweetness on the tail end.

ORIGIN

Farm: 15 Producers organized around FAPECAFEs
Region: Loja
Process: Washed
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica Mejorado
Elevation: 1700-1900masl

Coffee production in the Loja Province of Ecuador has a long history, dating back to 1820. The region is known for its unique microclimates, which allow for the cultivation of a variety of coffee beans.

FAPECAFES, or the Federación Regional de Asociaciones de Pequeños Cafetaleros Ecológicos del Sur, is an organization that represents 1800 small coffee producers in the region. The organization was founded in 2005 and works to promote and support coffee production among its members.

In an effort to maximize their milling throughput, FAPECAFES began leasing the use of their dry mill, and local exporter Capamaco Trading began using it to process coffees for export. Over time the groups began collaborating on coffees, with Capamaco curating select producers from within the FAPECAFES group, and marketing their coffees internationally.

PROCESS

This lot is a small blend of 15 FAPECAFES smallholders who cultivate coffee in the Quilanga municipality. Each family farm is responsible for all harvesting and post-harvest processing on site, which typically consists of one small depulper machine, a single fermentation tank, and a small set of covered raised beds for drying.

Once picked, coffee is typically fermented in cherry for 12-24 hours prior to depulping, and then fermented in mucilage for another 24-36 hours depending on the climate. Final washing is done in plastic or cement tanks with fresh water, and the coffee is then moved to the drying tables, where it’s turned continuously for 15-25 days.

Finished dried parchment is stored on site in nylon bags to help prevent the humidity from rising before delivery to the city of Loja, where each grower’s coffee is analyzed and cupped for quality by the FAPECAFES team. Coffees from the Loja region are known for their unique flavor profiles, which can be attributed to the region's microclimates and variety of coffee beans.

More Than An Online Store

The Press Coffee story begins in 2008 with Steve Kraus and wife Tram Mai who had a passion for great coffee. Not finding the quality they were looking for, they decided to start a specialty coffee shop of their own. Opening just months before the recession of 2008 Steve and his wife were tested from the very start.  Fortunately, their passion and commitment for making great coffee won the loyalty of their customers and kept them afloat. They were able to survive what was a difficult time for many much stronger and Press Coffee was born. 

Over 14 years and 9 valley locations later, Press Coffee has become an Arizona staple among specialty coffee enthusiasts while earning national recognition for their coffees. Although Press has evolved over the years, they have stayed true their beginnings: sourcing the best possible product, using only the best equipment, but most importantly finding team members that share the Press passion for amazing coffee. Remaining quality driven and community focused Press Coffee not only supports Arizona charities but the coffee farmers around the world supplying our passion.

We share our passion for specialty coffee by providing the highest quality coffee, service and knowledge with our customers and community every day. We roast our coffee Monday - Friday to ensure the freshest cup, whether you're in one of our cafes or your brewing coffee by PRESS at home.

Why Choose Press Coffee Roasters?

What is specialty coffee?

Specialty coffee is a category of coffee that is formally rated and scored at least 80 out of 100. Coffee is scored using a scaled that has been created by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) to establish specific desirable attributes within coffee. You’ll often hear the term “specialty coffee shop” which refers to a cafe that serves exclusively coffee that scores over 80pts.

How do I brew my coffee?

Every way to brew coffee can be a great way! We use a Chemex in our cafes, but there are more methods available than we could begin to mention on this FAQ. The keys to great coffee for any method are grinding fresh, using great water, and maintaining an ideal ratio of coffee to water.

Is your coffee fair trade?

With every coffee we purchase, we are committed to positively impacting the communities we work with on the social, economic, and environmental level. This includes supporting sustainable growing practices, paying fair prices, and sourcing through direct relationships. With every coffee we source, we are committed to improving the lives of smallholders farmers, combating climate change, and the preservation of heirloom coffee varieties.

Is your coffee organic?

We always aim to buy the best coffees available and establish long-term farming relationships. Often times these coffees are certified organic, although they are always coming from farms that have good farming practices. If a coffee is certified organic you will see that noted on the coffee’s page.

What is the roast level of your coffee?

We roast each coffee differently from each other to bring out the best qualities of each lot. Our coffees are a medium to light roast, which promotes more flavor from the beans.

What's the shelf life of coffee?

Coffee is an agricultural product at its core and, although coffee never spoils, its quality does diminish over time. We recommend using coffee within 60 days of its roast date, although we’ve had excellent cups of coffee upwards of 90 days.

What's the best way to store my coffee?

We typically recommend storing coffee in sealed Press coffee bags, in a cool, dark place like a cabinet. For larger quantities of coffee like our 5lb bags, you may choose to use an air-tight container to reduce oxidation and promote a longer shelf life.

When will my order ship?

All of our coffees are roasted to order. We roast, package, and ship coffees Monday - Friday. We typically roast on the 1st business day after and order is placed, package and ship on the 2nd. Ex. If you order on Tuesday, your coffee will be roasted Wednesday and shipped Thursday.

What is your return policy?

Because our coffee is a consumable product with a limited shelf life, we are unfortunately unable to accept returns or exchanges for online orders and subscriptions except under certain conditions such as:

- You received an incorrect item from what was ordered

- Your item was damaged in transit

If you received an incorrect item or your item was damaged in transit, please contact us by emailing info@presscoffee.com with the following information:

Your Full Name, Your Order ID, An attached photo(s) of the item(s) received

Press Coffee customer support is available Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:00pm AZ MST. We kindly ask that you do not call our retail locations for assistance with an online order as online order fulfillment and customer support is managed by a separate team. Thank you.

Help? I have a problem with my order.

Please contact us. Our friendly customer support team is available to assist Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm AZ MST.

Coffee Farm

With every coffee we source, we are committed to improving the lives of smallholder farmers, combating climate change, and supporting the preservation of heirloom coffee varieties.

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THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS BAD PRESS

We share our passion for specialty coffee by providing the highest quality coffee, service and knowledge with our customers and community every day. We roast our coffee Monday - Friday to ensure the freshest cup, whether you're in one of our cafes or your brewing coffee by PRESS at home.

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Have a question about our coffee or placing an order online? Press Coffee customer support just an email away.

Customer Support Available Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm AZ MST

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