Ecuador

Ecuador, is a country in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Ecuador has 3 distinct regions. One is the central highlands. The second is the Oriente (Amazon basin). The third region is the coastal plains.

Pruning Vetiver Grass

Did you know that pruning of the vetiver grass, at its right time works like a carbon bomb? Pruning of vetiver fences up to a height of 30 to 50 cm. Makes them thicker and consequently more effective in filtering runoff water and erosion. BTW vetiver has more than 1000 uses (construction materials, forage for livestock, landscaping and ornamentals, mulch, compost, veneer, fiber board, ash for concrete work, and insecticide).

Coffee Ecuador Beans

Coffee harvesting at Don Vitaliano Merino

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The goal of our minga last Saturday, was to harvest 1 quintal (45kg) of coffee cherries. In Sangre de toro (Red, ripe). To prepare a micro-batch of special coffee, double fermentation, of unique origin. There where a total 9 people helping with the collection of ripe cherries. Later on those same coffee beans will be transformed into coffee and sold at Permatree Tipikas Coffee.