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Agroloja Sidra

Agroloja Sidra

country Ecuador
region Malacatos, Loja
farm Finca Agroloja
producer Angel Reyes
altitude 1500-1850 masl.
varietal Sidra
process honey
importer Forward Coffee
notes mango, melon, nutmeg
profile sweet, silky, sweet finish

style

roast level

Finca Agroloja is located in the province of Loja, in the sub-region of Malacatos. The altitude ranges from 1500 to 1850 masl. Angel Reyes, the owner of Agroloja, produces Caturra, Typica Mejorado, Sidra and Geisha varieties on his 28 hectare farm, that's 50% planted with coffee.

The crop is strategically distributed into lots by variety and planting season. The focus is on ensuring maximum utilization of the soils and topography, while maintaining a rotation of the cycle in which the different varieties ripen. Within the coffee plants, you can find other plant families intercropped, such as orange, lemon, mango, avocado, banana, plantains and yuca, plus other localized species. Ecuador is known for immense biodiversity, and Angel has maintained this throughout Finca Agroloja.

An agronomist by profession, Angel comes from a coffee producing family with long line of tradition in the practice, with his roots coming from the province of El Oro, previously known as Zaruma. Once upon a time, his family was well known for producing high altitude coffee, exquisite aroma and flavour. The coffees of Agroloja are no different, showcasing wonderful flavours and expression in the cup.

This project began by finding land in the "Valley of the Eternal Spring" as the region of Malacatos is known. The land is fully worked by hand with much of the product being available in Malacatos and contributing to the economics of the local area. Employment comes from the local area and gives security to the people as it's a well paid opportunity.

With constant research and education going into process and agronomic practices, Angel believes he can continue to elevate the cup profile of his coffees and find pathways into further local markets, and international markets.

The flavour profile of this coffee is super unique and rich. It has peach and dried apricot qualities, with red apple, plum, mango and interesting complimentary notes of nutmeg and coconut. The finish is long, the profile is round and it's a conversational coffee. This lot won 19th place in the 2021 Taza Dorada.

Schedule

Our weekly ordering cutoff is Tuesday at 9am. All orders placed before this time will be roasted, packaged and shipped by Wednesday. All orders received after this time are subject to shipping the following week depending on overflow.

 

Shipping Rates

Our current shipping rates are as follows:

Local Delivery Rates within 2km
$5.00 for orders between $0-$20
$2.50 for orders between $20-$40
FREE for orders over $40

Canadian Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$36
$10 for orders between $36-$75
FREE for orders over $75

US Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$100
FREE for orders over $100

Packaging

Biotre 2.0

Biotrē™ 2.0 has outer layers are made from wood pulp and cellulose from wood pulp. In Biotrē™ 2.0 with Natural Kraft paper on the outside, the outer layers make up approximately 60% of the material by weight and have been shown to break down into healthy compost in 12 weeks when tested using conditions from a test method called ASTM D6868. The interior, sealable layer in Biotrē™ 2.0 is made of a plant-based, renewable resource, sugar cane. This is a durable i.e., non-biodegradable, layer made from renewable plant sources. The greenhouse gas CO2 is absorbed and reduced during the plant’s growth.

Biotrē™ takes a comprehensive approach to being environmentally friendly.

  • Waste Reduction – Biotrē™ can reduce the amount of packaging that ends up in long term waste storage like a landfill.
    • Biotrē™ 2.0 – with the outer layers breaking down naturally in a composting environment in a relatively short period of time, packages can be processed in a home compost to convert 60% of material (Biotrē™ 2.0 are not recommended for municipal or industrial composting). The inner layer can be removed from compost if found and disposed of with normal trash. 60% less material goes to the landfill.
  • Climate Change – The plant-based components that go into Biotrē™ (wood pulp, sugar cane, and corn) absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 through natural plant respiration prior to being used to make Biotrē™ packaging. Absorbing and reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere helps stem the tide of global climate change.
  • Natural Resources - Biotrē™ preserves our natural resources by reducing the use of finite fossil fuel and mineral resources and promoting the use of cyclical, sustainable sources. While most barrier packaging is made from almost exclusively petroleum-based plastics or aluminum foil, Biotre® film layers consist of anywhere for 60% to nearly 100% renewable plants.

Volume Discounts

We're dropping the bomb on exclusive volume discounts on our entire coffee collection. Mix and match any single origin and/or blends and get the following discounts automatically applied at checkout.

15 - 44 bags 10% off
45 - 89 bags 15% off
90 - 179 bags 20% off
180+ bags 25% off
Regular price ¥292.00 CNY
Regular price Sale price ¥292.00 CNY

15 bags, mix & match = 10% off
Discounts automatically applied at checkout.

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