Brewology Peruvian Cecanor FTO Whole Bean Coffee 1lb
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Central de Cafetaleros del Nor Oriente (Cecanor), formerly Csecanor, is a cooperative of coffee farmers from the Lambayeque region of Peru. Established in 1999 as a partnership between three regional cooperatives, Cecanor strives to receive a higher profit margin through direct sales to international markets. Since its inception, the cooperative has been committed to quality production, environmental preservation, and community development. Twenty percent of Cecanor's members are women, and a woman represents the cooperative on Perus National Coffee Board.
Format: Whole bean coffee, 1lb (454g)
Roast Level: Medium roast
Cup Characteristics: Good body, slightly sweet, mild acidity
Certifications: Cafe Femenino, Fair Trade Certified, Organic
Elevation: 1,000 - 1,700 m
Processing: Wet processing and sun drying
About Cafe Femenino The story of Caf Femenino began in 2004 when women farmers from northern Peru began talking with their cooperative leaders about their desire to separate their coffee from the mens. These female members of Cecanor felt they put more care into their production, creating a superior product and wanted to know if there might be a market for womens coffee. Cecanor, having already established a partnership with Organic Products Trading Co. over the previous 10 years, collaborated with us to see how we might organize a womens only coffee for the international marketplace. Together we developed a full social program with the goal to empower female farmers using the production and sale of their own product as the vehicle to create social change. Today the Caf Femenino Program continues to have a huge impact in the daily lives of women around the world and creates greater gender equality in families, cooperatives, and communities.
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Whole Bean Grind Chart
If you are purchasing a bag of whole bean coffee on our website, you can select your grind method of choice (at no extra charge!) from the dropdown and we will grind and ship it to you. We grind the beans freshly for you at our warehouse in ECS Coffee Burlington right before your order is shipped, and reseal the package to maintain optimal freshness in transit.
If you are visiting us in store, you can also request for your beans to be ground in store before you take them home.
We use a commercial BUNN Burr Grinder to grind the beans.
Please note: Freshly ground coffee is non-refundable and not returnable. To ensure that you receive a ground coffee that is consistent with your brew method of choice, refer to our Grind Chart below!
|For use with espresso machines. Fine coffee grinds will have the size and feel of sand.|
Choose a medium fine grind if you are brewing with a Moka Pot, stovetop espresso brewers or an Aeropress.
Cone Filter - We use two medium settings depending on your brewer. The Cone Filter medium setting is a bit finer, and is suitable for pour-over drip brewers (cone style) such as Hario, Melitta, Clever. It is also used for cone style automatic brewers.
Flat Bottom Filter - This setting is suitable for coffee machines with a flat bottom basket filter, such as commercial automatic drip machines. It is also an appropriate setting for if you have a refillable coffee capsule for use in Keurig® machines. Medium coffee grinds will be around the same size as sea salt.
If you are brewing with a percolator, the grind setting is a bit coarser than your standard medium grind, to minimize grinds making it through the filter. We use a percolator-specific setting on our grinder.
Vaccuum brewers, Chemex.
For french press, cold brew coffee. A coarse grind is very chunky in look, like crushed peppercorns.
Remember that this coffee grind chart is a guideline! If you use a coffee brewing method that is not listed here, feel free to reach out and we will let you know which grind is the best for your brewer.
Click here to view a full resolution PDF of the chart with pictures of the grind sizes.
Love the Peruvian coffee. I blend it with ECS decaf. Tried it with Balzac's decaf (on sale) but it was too dark.
Coffee was delicious
Great for Cold Brew
The low acidity makes for a smooth tasting cold brew that really brings out flavour.
Very good aroma
A little light for a medium roast coffee
This coffee was unexceptional. It is ok as a coffee, but far from my favourite. For a medium roast it had more grassy/hay notes typically found in a lighter roast. Espresso: It made an ok espresso, but it was difficult to get a really clean pull through my bottomless portafilter. I tried repeatedly to get a good pull but it kept fracturing. I don’t think it was quite oily enough to hold together as well as it should for espresso, even so it produced a decent crema and the flavour was ok.
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