La Fortuna is reminiscent of apple juice with its malic acidity accented by a soft warming spice complexity.
El Sauce, Santa Barbara
1600 - 1700 Meters
January - May
Cinnamon, Apple Juice, Elegant
The Madrid family is steeped in coffee growing excellence. Not only is Franklin joined by his father and brother coffee farming in the El Sauce region but his son, Denilson, is a formidable up-and-comer to the trade.
La Fortuna, situated just meters above other Verve favorite, La Patepluma, is a beautiful Catuai farm that sits engulfed by the dense fog that cloaks the Santa Barbara mountain. It’s to this fog - which keeps daytime temperatures low - that Santa Barbaran coffees like Franklin’s owe their distinct complexity and dynamic acidities.
After depulping, coffee seeds undergo a dry fermentation before a short soaking to remove excess mucilage.
The Madrid family is dedicated to growing their specialty production alongside of Verve and has this year invested in an immaculate new solar dryer to accommodate the production of their El Sauce farms.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel. We are verve. Made in santa cruz.