Kenya Nguguini

9 Jan

This small-lot coffee is selected from farms that lie between Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare Range. The coffee grows in the shade of banana and other indigenous trees. With fresh water from local rivers, the Nguguini mill can clean these beans while preserving their unique flavor.

Region: Kirinyaga
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietal: SL28

Tasting Notes: green apple, white grapefruit, floral

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$13/12 oz

Colombia El Ocaso

9 Jan

Finca El Ocaso is near the town of Salento and is owned by Gustavo Patino. He grows his coffee plants intermixed with native plants that are home to more than 60 species of birds. This micro lot is brought to us direct from Patino’s farm by our friends at Campesino Specialty Coffee.

Region: Quindio
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Tabi, Caturra

Tasting Notes: savory, burnt toffee, plum

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$13/12 oz

Rwanda Misozi Kopaki

9 Jan

Misozi Kopaki represents 800 smallholder farms in western Rwanda. Kopaki is a small cooperative that has banded together through the larger Misozi coop to support and improve final processing and export of their coffee. Both are Fair Trade coops to ensure transparency.

Region: Karongi
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietal: Bourbon

Tasting Notes: lime, Earl Grey tea, blackberry

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$13/12 oz

Nicaragua El Cipres

3 Jan

Don Jader’s farm is high in the mountains of Jinotega. Due to the altitude and increased cloud cover, coffee here grows slowly, allowing the beans to collect more nutrients and density. Jader harvests his coffee almost two months later than many of his neighbors.

Region: Jinotega
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Caturra, Catuai

Tasting Notes: maple syrup, herbacious, balanced and buttery

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$13/12 oz

Burundi BUMOCO

3 Jan

The Burundi High Mountain Coffee or BUMOCO Society owns and operates two washing stations located in Bururi. Also called mills, Nyamasaka and Nyagashiha process all of the local harvest that is collected from more than 200 small farms of the Burambi and Buyengero communes.

Region: Bururi
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietal: Bourbon

Tasting Notes: peach, rich, winey, honey

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$12/12 oz

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere

5 Aug

This coffee is from the best of the small farms near the town of Kochere, high above the valleys of central Yirgacheffe. The southern highlands of Ethiopia provide a fertile loamy soil for growing coffee and each subregion presents its own unique flavors and complexity. This lot undergoes additional sorting to remove virtually all defective beans.

Havest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: heritage

Tasting Notes: citrus, dark chocolate, cinnamon

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$13/12 oz

Flores Bajawa Ngura

9 May

The Indonesian island of Flores may be best known for the discovery of 18,000 year old hobbit-like skeletons, but a resurgence of coffee farming here is noteworthy. There are varieties of coffee trees that only grow on this island. The farms are organic and Rainforest Alliance certified.

Region: Ngada
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Wet Hulled
Varietals: Typica, Catimor, Timor Hybrids, S-795

Tasting Notes: chicory, cocoa, black pepper, currant

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$13/12 oz

DECAF Fair-Trade, Organic Mayan Blend

2 Mar

This seasonal blend of beans combines the best of harvests from Central American’s countries including Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico. The beans have been decaffeinated using a method that best preserves the natural flavors of the coffee. This lot has been certified fair-trade and organic.

Tasting Notes: earthy, cocoa, hint of walnut

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$12/12 oz

Bali Kintamani Natural

28 Sep

On the volcanic plateau of the Kintanami Highlands, coffee grows beneath orange and tangerine trees. Use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides are prohibited on Bali. This lot, with deep berry notes coming through from natural processing, is always one of our seasonal favorites.

Region: Kintamani
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Natural
Varietals: Bourbon, Typica

Tasting Notes: cherry, rye whiskey, tart finish

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$13/12 oz

Ethiopia Sidamo Ardi

2 Jun
Coffee Drying Beds

Coffee drying beds in Michicha, Ethiopia

This coffee comes from a group of smallholder farms in the Guji subregion of Sidamo. Whole coffee cherries are carefully sun dried, allowing the fruit to slightly ferment. This adds a depth and complexity to this creamy cup of coffee.

Subregion: Guji
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Natural, unwashed
Varietals: Sidama

Tasting Notes: sweet cherry, nut, chocolate

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$13/12 oz

Costa Rica Don Miguel

3 Jan

After inheriting his farm, Jose Angel Diaz named it after his father, who also taught him everything he knows about cultivating coffee. In Tarrazu’s Acosta province, Diaz has experimented with rare varietals and with natural processing in which the fruit is left on during drying.

Region: Tarrazu
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Natural
Varietals: Caturra

Tasting Notes: watermelon, plum, creme brulee

Kenya Chania Estate Natural Process

17 Dec

This medium-sized family owned and operated farm is located at 1525 meters above sea level near the town of Thika in Kenya’s central province. The Harries family has been growing coffee in the area for nearly a century. They currently grow 180 acres of coffee on the farm, including unusual varietals such as this French Mission, a heritage bourbon cultivar that dates back to the 1800s.

Red volcanic soil and lots of rain contribute to the unique flavor of this coffee.

The unique flavor of these beans is enhanced by careful natural processing in which the coffee is dried with the cherry still attached. The result is a blend of Kenya’s signature grapefruit notes layered on top of prominent black currant and lemon curd. It’s a flavor hard to fully describe and not quite like anything else we have tried. Chania Estate is a stabilizing force in the area by providing both steady and seasonal employment, staff housing and gardens. The family have also donated 50 acres of land to the local government and co-founded a technical institute to teach underprivileged children practical skills. This Qualia Reserve is available for preorder only and can be combined with other Reserve offerings. Your order can be picked up at our storefront in Petworth or add shipping if you would like it sent to you. If ordering multiple Reserve offerings to be shipped, only add shipping once.

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$14/8 oz

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