Ecuador Galapagos Wilson Gonzalez Ramos Washed

Red grape, pomegranate juice, cinder toffee, maple syrup
TOP LOT
Log in to view price
Bag Weight 25 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001381-1
  • Out of Stock Bag(s)
Log In To Buy / Sample

About This Coffee

Wilson Gonzales Ramos is an Ecuadorian farmer based primarily in the Galapagos Islands. His 300ha farm Finca El Cafetal is situated on San Cristóbal - formerly known by its English name Chatham Island’ - the Eastern-most island of the Galapagos archipelago. Wilson also serves as an exporter for neighbouring farms, indeed this lot is constituted of coffee from 3 farms in total.

Due to the unique biodiversity of the Galapagos all pesticides, herbicides and fungicides are forbidden in order to conserve the native flora and fauna. These products may occasionally be used in exceptional circumstances (i.e. an outbreak of disease) but only under strict monitoring and control from the Galapagos National Park. Therefore while this lot is not organic certified, coffee farming in the Galapagos is for all intents and purposes an organic operation.

Origin Ecuador
Subregion San Cristóbal island, Galapagos
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Finca El Cafetal
Processing Washed
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Coffee Grade ECU CA WA SHG
Screen Size 15 Up
Soil Volcanic
Bag Weight 25 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Coffee was introduced to the Galapagos islands almost 200 years ago and over many generations, the unique terroir of the islands have allowed arabica to develop extraordinary characteristics and flavour profiles only found in the Galapagos. Thus, while coffee is not native to the islands, Galapagos arabica is considered endemic and unique. While altitudes do not reach the heights of origins on the south American continent, the climate is relatively cool, while mineral-rich volcanic soils provide abundant nutrients.

The Process

This lot is fully washed. Ripe cherries are pulped, fermented in water for 16 hours, washed, and then sun dried on raised African beds for 2 weeks. The parchment coffee is then transported to Guayaquil, mainland Ecuador, where it is stored in a temperature and humidity controlled warehouse to maximise quality and freshness.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion San Cristóbal island, Galapagos
  • Farm Name Finca El Cafetal
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
  • Coffee Grade ECU CA WA SHG
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • Origin Ecuador
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • Soil Volcanic
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001495-3
  • Price Per Kg £16.95