These coffee beans Las Terrazas del Pisque from Ecuador is a Specialty Coffee and a Grand Cru which will deliver lovely gourmet notes of milk chocolate, caramelised almonds and pralin biscuits as well as floral and fruity notes. 200g coffee beans.
A Closer Look at Appellations:
This coffee Las Terrazas del Pisque is a Terroir Coffee.
|A Label Coffee: a superior-quality coffee that corresponds to a certain coffee-growing region|
|A Terroir Coffee: high-quality coffee, renowned for the distinctiveness of its soil|
|A MicroLot: a terroir coffee grown on a specific plot known for its exceptional quality and specific preparation|
Find out more about the different appellations of specialty coffee on our blog.
What Jérémy, Coffee Roasted at Cafés Lugat, Has to Say:
This coffee offers an intense and fruity espresso. At first you'll experience an acidulous taste thanks to the notes of granny smith apples, followed by a gourmet and rounded body with an aftertaste of caramelised almonds.
( Jérémy from Cafés Lugat)
About the Farm:
Las Terrazas del Pisque is Arnaud’s second farm. Historically dedicated to cow breeding, he took the farm over in 2012. It is a more experimental farm than his first, Las Tolas, and is located on the peaceful slopes of the Andes mountain range at an altitude of between 1,700 and 2,100 metres in an arid, desert microclimate.
He began by planting a forest to create a microclimate that could accommodate his coffee trees, which include more than 25 species, some of which are endemic. As a result, his plantation grows entirely under the shade of castor-oil plants and Inga, acacia, papaya, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, avocado, tea, fig, cypress, ash, pomegranate, eucalyptus, broom and medlar trees, to name just a few!
As Arnaud so aptly puts it: “The trees at Las Tolas all know each other well, coffee is the only intruder, whereas at Las Terrazas all the trees are strangers to each other so they don’t reject the coffee, which is no more of an intruder in the ecosystem than they are.” The farm is named after the El Pisque river which flows below, fed by the melting snow falling from the Cayambe volcano.
About the Producer:
Passionate about gastronomy, high mountains and rugby, Arnaud Causse is a charismatic character who loves challenges. His passion for coffee, which has driven him for many years, has taken him to every corner of the world. His first coffee experiments took place in Kenya, Costa Rica, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire on behalf of federations or semi-governmental organizations. His discoveries and multiple experiences led him to develop projects around specialty coffees with the creation of the cooperative of the Palmas in El Salvador, then a second to the Galapagos. Driven by its thirst for discovery and plunged into the search for excellence, this Aveyronnais then created the incredible project of Las Tolas, aiming to implement a production of coffee where nobody would have thought, in the heart of a natural forest.
Cafés Lugat boasts a team of enthusiastic young coffee roasters who select exceptional coffees and create irresistible recipes just for you. Through their range of coffee beans, ground coffees and Nespresso® compatible capsules, their mission is to bring you the unique flavour and aromas from the world's best coffee-producing areas!
Their passion for coffee has even won them awards. Marco, the brand's head roaster, was awarded the French Barista Championship title at the 2017 French Championships.
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