Fratello Coffee Roasters
Ecuador Lucas Vera Typica
|Roaster Location:||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Vilcabamba, Loja Province, southern Ecuador.|
|Est. Price:||$16.85/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2013|
Intense; richly and crisply bittersweet. Almond, dark chocolate, honey, a hint of flowers and a distinctive tart berry note suggesting, perhaps, acai. Crisp, gently juicy acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. The chocolate note in particular resonates in a long, deep finish.
Farmer Lucas Vera produced this very small, “nano” lot of fine coffee entirely from trees of the traditional Typica variety of Arabica. Calgary-based Fratello is a second-generation boutique coffee roaster owned by three brothers who focus on responsible trade relationships with coffee growers. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy naturally crisp, pleasingly bittersweet sensations. This definitely is not the bittersweetness of darker roasted coffees, for example, but is a very graceful bittersweet tartness reminiscent of certain fruits and berries.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2013 tasting report: The Andes Cup: Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador