La Tortuga, Galápagos
La Tortuga, Galápagos

La Tortuga, Galápagos

Regular price $22.80

Country:  Ecuador

Municipality: Isla Santa Cruz

Department: Galápagos

Altitude: 250 masl

 La Tortuga is a coffee characterized for its unique and magical geographic location. The Galapagos Islands are a beautiful Ecuadorian archipelago of volcanic islands located in the Pacific Ocean, 906km from continental Ecuador. The Galapagos are famous for being the place were Darwin developed his theory of evolution, due to the vast number of unique species that he found there during his voyage in 1836, including the famous 100-year-old giant tortoises.

Galapagos is not only home to birds, sea lions, iguanas, dolphins, and gulls, but also to the exotic coffee of La Tortuga. The Cooperativa de Cafetaleros de Galapagos, composed of more than 80 producers, started in 1997 with the purpose of protecting the coffee industry while conserving the natural environment. All the farmers in the Galapagos are very conscious of the animals and plants that inhabit in the island. In fact, they consider themselves temporarily inhabitants and strongly believe that the real owners of the land are the animals and the native plants. This particular lot comes from a single producer, and member of the cooperative.