La Tortuga

About 100 small-scale producers from the “Asociación de Cafetaleros de Santa Cruz”

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.


Farm Varieties



Isla Santa Cruz




200-450 MASL

Technical info

1st semester harvest: December – February
2nd semester harvest: July – September

Processing Method

Traditionally fully washed and processed in micro mills. Dry fermented for 14-18 hours.


Cedrela, Guabos and native trees.

Drying Method

Sun dried in parabolic covered patios and African beds.