"COMPETICIÓN" ECUADOR - La Florida Catucai Amarillo (Natural Carbonic Maceration)
COMPETICIÓN Ecuador - La Florida Catucai Amarillo 200g
Notes: Eucalyptus, Blueberries, Dried Fruit
Harvest: July 2021
Altitude: 1400-1600 masl
Variety: Yellow catucai
Process: Natural carbonic maceration
La Florida is an agroforestry farm run by the Coronel family. An extremely nice and welcoming family. The history of this farm started in colonial times when this piece of land was part of a large farm run by Spaniards. At that time, the Sozoranga area was used to produce a lot of food since it is privileged with a hot climate, abundant water and fertile land. At a certain point, this was a crucial region that fed the independence army.
Going back in nowadays, Sozoranga during the 20th century was a great producer of coffee, like many other areas of the province of Loja. But after the coffee crisis that brought coffee prices to the ground, along with the biggest economic crisis the country has suffered in the last 50 years, coffee crops were drastically reduced in less than a decade. These events are presumably part of the causes that generated the exodus of settlers from this area to countries such as Spain and the United States.
In 1993, this farm was acquired by the Coronel family and encouraged to produce some of the best coffees that we have right now in Nomad thanks to the brothers Ramiro and Fabrizio Coronel.
Florida is an example of integrated production where arabica coffee, sugar cane, fruits and vegetables are produced, and tilapia and pigs are raised. Cyclical agroforestry mechanisms have been implemented on the farm where soil health is prioritized and where each product benefits from the other. La Florida is one of the healthiest plantations that we can find in Ecuador.