Costa Rica La Pastora

16 Apr

La Pastora comes from CoopeTarrazu in the Los Santos region of Tarrazu. Since 1970, the coop, has worked with EarthWatch on research and development of sustainable agricultural practices. It also implements strict quality control measures across its member farms.

Region: Tarrazu
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: caturra, catuai

Tasting Notes: lemon, lime, honey

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$12/12 oz

Ethiopia Sidamo Chire

16 Apr

Unlike the classic coffee from this fertile growing region, these beans have been wet processed to highlight more of their inherent flavor, instead of the strong berry notes usually linked to these beans. This lot is collected from small farms around the town of Chire.

Region: Sidamo
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Sidama

Tasting Notes: aromatic, nutty, apricot

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$12/12 oz

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Natural

16 Apr

This coffee is collected from the small farms near the town of Kochere, which sits along the border of Southern Oromia. This lot has undergone an extra sifting to remove defects. Unusually, it  has also been dried with the fruit still on to add another layer of flavor.

Region: Kochere
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Full Natural
Varietal: heritage

Tasting Notes: creamy, tart, mulberry

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$12/12 oz

Colombia Peaberry

8 Apr

Sourced from top growing areas, peaberries represent only a small percentage of beans from each harvest, and are picked out by hand. This unusual offering was made availble to us by the owners of Altos Del Tío Conejo, a small coffee farm in the Manizales region.

Harvest: December 2013
Processing: Fully Washed

Tasting Notes: raisin, red wine, berry

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$12/12 oz

Brazil Barreiro Natural

16 Mar

This small farm is in a mountainous part of the Barreiro region of Minas Gerais. The Alves family has run it for more than 40 years, with the men handling the harvest, while the women coordinate drying, a delicate process.

Farm: Sitio da Laje
Harvest: 2013
Processing: Full Natural
Tasting Notes: smooth, tart, dried mango, peppery

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$12/12 oz

DECAF Mexico Chiapas

16 Mar

This coffee comes from small farms in the Chiapas region of Mexico. Select lots have been chosen for careful decaffeination using the proprietary Mountain Water Process that minimizes the use of chemicals while also preserving the beans’ natural flavors.

Region: Chiapas
Processing: fully washed
Harvest: 2013

Tasting Notes: milk chocolate, hint of almond

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$12/12 oz

Sumatra Aceh – Ketiara Cooperative

16 Mar

This woman-run cooperative was started in 2008 by Ibu Rahmah after managing a family coffee business for 20 years. Drawing from farms in the Takengon Highland, the coop got its fair trade, organic certification in 2012.

Cooperative: Ketiara
Harvest: 2013
Processing: Wet Hulled
Varietals: catimor, bourbon, typica, caturra
Tasting Notes: clove, orange zest, peat

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$12/12 oz

Burundi Musigati

27 Feb

Kanovera is a sub-coop of the larger COCOCA cooperative. Comprised of small farms in the Bubanza province near the border of Rwanda, this lot is from Ntamba washing station, where it’s wet milled then sun dried on raised beds.

Tasting Notes: rhubarb, lime, black tea

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$12/12 oz

Rwanda COOPAC

8 Feb

The Cooperative pour la Promotion des Activities Café is a fair-trade coop that went from 110 members in 2001 to nearly 2200 growers throughout the Lake Kivu region. The group has reinvested profits in quality improvement and infrastructure, seeing coffee prices rise as a result.

Tasting Notes: coconut, citrus, currant

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$12/12 oz

Brazil Cerrado

25 Sep

Cerrado is a vast tropical savanna that spreads over the Brazilian states of Goias and Minas Gerais. Although agriculture is relatively new to the region, its level terrain has lent itself to rapid development and modest mechanization. It is now a major source of coffee exports from the country.

Tasting Notes: creamy, bittersweet chocolate, nut 

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$11/12oz