Galapagos Coffee - Exotic and Unique
Galapagos Coffee is a flavoursome, full bodied coffee, as individual and unique as the place it originates from. The Galapagos Islands are considered one of the most spectacular locations in the world to visit, and a nature lover's paradise. They consist of an archipelago of nineteen islands and numerous islets, with a wealth of sun-drenched beaches surrounded by beautiful turquoise seas. Here, coffee bean trees are grown in the mineral-rich soil of volcanic slopes, in a microclimate perfect for coffee cultivation.
The Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean, spread on either side of the Equator, and are part of the Republic of Ecuador. The islands are home to a myriad of exotic flora, fauna, and indigenous wildlife; a number of species found only on particular islands. Here you will find the giant tortoises that the islands are thought to be named after, as well as marine iguanas, frigate birds, albatross, and Darwin's finches; so named after Charles Darwin's visit to the islands in 1835, and subsequent theory of evolution.
Coffee is thought to have been introduced to the Galapagos Islands in the second half of the nineteenth century, when coffee seeds were brought in from Caribbean French colonies; unfortunately too late for Darwin to enjoy! Galapagos Coffee is unusual in that it is cultivated at lower altitudes than most other coffees, and is predominantly shade-grown, with a good balance of sunlight and rainfall. The beans tend to grow larger than other coffee beans, and ripen slowly in cooler temperatures, bringing out subtle and complex flavours. They are then hand-picked and left to dry naturally in the sun.
Coffee-Direct.co.uk's Galapagos Coffee is a medium roast that has a deliciously unique flavour and fresh aroma when brewed. Its taste can be described as slightly nutty with a chocolatey finish, and it has a pleasant acidity. It is suitable for bean-to-cup, cafetière and filter machines. Galapagos Coffee is just one of over 100 wonderful coffees from around the world that can be roasted and delivered directly to your door. We roast to order, so your coffee will always arrive in the freshest condition possible, and offer a range of grind options as well as whole beans. We also offer a sumptuous range of teas, as well as our ever-popular coffee gift hampers.