77% Ecuador | Dark – Onyx Coffee Lab

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SHIPPING DELAY

Due to a winter storm in Northwest Arkansas all orders are temporarily delayed. As soon as it is safe for our employees to return to work we will get all orders shipped as quickly as possible.

TRENDING COFFEES

Honduras COE #1 Benjamin Paz Colombia Aponte Village Panama Elida Estate Krampus BigFace x Onyx Coffee Framily Ethiopia Nano Genji Colombia Inza Nilson Guatemala El Socorro Gesha

THE ROASTERY

It's 2023 and we have boots on the ground sourcing coffees for the year. While its Winter here at home, East Africa is in full harvest. We'll be soon traveling through Kenya and Ethiopia to cup through hundreds of micro-lots and meet with producing partners and cooperatives for purchasing. Small releases of Colombia and Late Harvest Ethiopia are also hitting the roastery now.

TEA

New Teas are launching this week now in sachets. We've taken weighing to the tenth of a gram out of your hands so that each cup is perfect. We suggest trying Onyx Tealight which has organic oats and honey along with black tea and cinnamon to create a complex sweetness and silky mouthfeel tea experience.

ECHELON SEASON 2

Season 2 is here with new options in 2023! OPTION 1: FULL MEMBERSHIP As a full member, you will be provided with not only a year of the world's best coffee, but also all the equipment and ways control every aspect of brewing, even down to the water chemistry. OPTION 2: COFFEE ONLY MEMBERSHIP This year we are expanding the Echelon program to offer a coffee only option. This is a very exclusive and limited project due to the fact that sourcing these rare coffees is an arduous and extremely delicate process.

JON'S WISDOM:

Your soul and palate still pay for "free" coffee...

77% Ecuador | Dark
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77% Ecuador | Dark

A dark chocolate for the purists. With only organic fine-flavor cacao and organic cane sugar used, there is nothing to hide behind...only the flavor and aroma of great, ethically sourced cacao. Aside from being a nearly flawless preparation of cacao, this Ecuadorian single-origin has a nice classic cocoa base with a touch of nutty and fruit flavors. Enjoy it on its own, break it up on a charcuterie board, or pair it with a nice red wine, black coffee, or whiskey.


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Sustainability Report
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Origin:
Ecuador
Process:
Raised-Bed Dried, Concrete Patio Dried
Elevation:
Meters
Notes:
Fudge, Almond, Cherry
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Origin:
Ecuador
Process:
Raised-Bed Dried, Concrete Patio Dried
Elevation:
Meters
Notes:
Fudge, Almond, Cherry

Story

Less than 10 miles inland from the town of Muisne in the Esmeraldas province. Cacao orchards were established six years ago on former cattle pasture with very steep terrain. Establishment of cacao, timber, and other fruit trees has reduced erosion on the farm site. Esmeraldas has an unusual climate, with little variation in average temperatures. The region has relatively short wet season from January to May each year, but during the dry season, the weather is almost always overcast with light drizzling rain.

Costa Esmeraldas is a family owned and operated 100-hectare cacao farm. All members of the Salazar family (Fredy, Monica, and siblings Freddy and Indira) actively participate in the cacao business. Freddy is directly responsible for managing operations at the farm and post-harvest center. Management of the cacao orchards create over 40 full-time jobs within the local community in rural Esmeraldas.

Fermentation is executed using a five-tiered cascade system. Cedar wood boxes with ~450 kg capacity. The fermenting mass is turned once at 36 hours, and then every morning until fermentation is complete. Total duration of fermentation is 5 ½ days. All cacao is sun dried on sliding mesh racks. High-walled polyethylene tunnels cover all drying structures. Gradual drying is practiced during the first three days. Finish-drying to a moisture content of 7% is on concrete patios. All dry cacao is stored in breathable jute bags for at least two months to allow oxidation and volatilization of acidity. After aging, beans are checked for moisture content, and if necessary, spread for re-drying.

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FOB Price

$5.79

Transportation

$0.00

Equivalent NYSE Commodity Cacao Pric

$2.36

Fair Trade Min.

$0.00

C Market

$0.00

Cup Score

Lot Size

kg

Transparency Grade

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$8.37
$5.79
$0.00
$2.36
$0.00
$0.00
kg

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$5.79
$2.36
$8.37

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