Ecuador Latitud 0º

Ecuador Latitud 0º


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Latitud 0º

Know your coffee

Britt’s Latitud 0 coffee is 100% Arabica, grown in Cariamanga in the Loja province at 1900 masl (6200 feet), shadowed under native trees. Around 20% of the Arabica coffee in the country comes from this mountainous region, and from a geographical perspective it has great potential for quality.

The micro-climate in this area is very particular. It’s very wet almost year-round and has good temperature. This weather is ideal for coffee growing and it reflects in the cup. Most of the focus from the specialty coffee sector is cultivated here.

The South of Ecuador has small-producers who own 1.5 hectares on average.

Our Latitud 0 blend is a balanced, full bodied coffee, with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate that has already become one of the team’s favorite.


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Frequently Asked Questions

An unopened bag will stay fresh for one year. Once a bag of coffee has been opened, it will stay fresh for up to 6 months if stored properly.
In the short term, keeping your coffee in its original bag, sealed tight and kept in a cool and dry place is always a best practice for coffee storage. For long term, it is possible to store your coffee in the freezer, however, once removed from the freezer, store it in airtight container in a cool and dark place.
The packaging we use for our Café Britt coffees is a durable triple-ply material that protects the coffee from sunlight and oxygen. Each bag has a one-way valve that allows gases that are produced during roasting to escape and prevents any air or oxygen from entering the bag.
Don’t worry! Your coffee is fine. What you’ve experienced are the effects of subjecting our one-way valved bags to a non-pressurized atmosphere, such as the baggage compartment of an airplane. When our bags are subjected to a low-pressure environment, the gas inside the bag expands and exits through the one-way valve. A properly functioning valve won’t let the gas re-enter and “inflate” the bag as it was before. This effect preserves the quality and freshness of the coffee. Sometimes, as the coffee continues “breathing” and expelling gases, the packages may even inflate again. But it’s perfectly fine to store your coffee in these brick-hard packages until you’re ready to use them.
Strictly Hard Bean is part of a classification system for Costa Rican coffees cultivated 1200 meters (4000 ft.) above sea level. In Costa Rica, coffee plants that grow at this altitude produce higher quality beans that have a higher density that holds in the nutrients and flavor during roasting. At Britt though, we go above and beyond just offering you Strictly Hard Beans. We have our own classification system that ensures we’re buying the highest quality strictly hard beans available.

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