The Galápagos is a difficult coffee to find, and a coffee of exceptional quality!! It’s rich taste has an aroma of caramel and a delicate acidity that gives it a slight citrusy undertone. It has a good length on the palate and one can easily perceive a light chocolate taste, as well as notes of tobacco and leather and even salted herbs. The “Medium roast” seams to be best suited for this delicate coffee, as a darker roast would mask the subtleties of its flavors and aromas.
As the name suggests, it is cultivated on the island of San Cristobal, where the use of fertilizers and chemicals are strictly prohibited, which makes it an organic coffee (though not officially). When ripe, the fruits are hand picked and washed naturally and ecologically in pure water. A unique climate, tropical rain and a fertile volcanic soil gives this Ecuadorian vintage a rich and slightly acidic aroma. An excellent example of the balance between full bodied flavor and relative acidity.