Ethiopia Worka Natural

20 Oct

The WORKA cooperative is made up of 305 smallholder farms near Worka, Gedeb in the Gedeo Zone. It is one of 24 small coops that operate under the umbrella of the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, which helps purchase equipment and oversee tree management efforts.

Region: Yirgacheffe
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Natural
Varietals: heirloom

Tasting Notes: strawberry. green apple, peach

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$13/12 oz

Costa Rica Don Miguel Natural Process

20 Oct

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
Varietal: Caturra

Tasting Notes: watermelon, strawberry, juicy

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$14/12 oz

Brazil Serra do Salitre

26 Sep

The town of Serra do Salitre is high in the mountains of Triângulo Mineiro, a region of Minas Gerais that is bordered by three rivers forming the triangle. It has a unique climate that is a blend of the tropics, with lots of rain, and high altitude with variation in temperature.

Region: Minas Gerais
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Natural
Varietals: Catuai, Novo Mundo, Acaia, Topazio

Notes: juicy, milk chocolate, toasted almond

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$11/12 oz

Costa Rica Los Pinos

22 Sep

Finca Los Pinos is in the Palmichal region at about 1260m. Owner Eduardo Padilla, a second generation coffee farmer, has been working hard to improve both production and quality. The farm grows about 40 bags worth of beans a year with the help of the ASOPROAAA coop micro mill.

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

Notes of honey, nectarine and lime

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$13/12 oz

Nicaragua Idealista Natural

16 Sep

Finca Idealista is the epicenter of a group of farms in Matagalpa and Jinotega who have been innovators in the direct-trade of small, specific and high-end lots of coffee. This carefully cultivated and processed batch has been sun dried in the fruit for unique and rare flavor.

Region: Jinotega
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Pulp Natural
Varietal: Paca

Notes of juniper & ripe strawberry

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$16/12 oz

Nicaragua Santa Cruz

16 Sep

Darling Rodriguez’s farm is so high up the mountain that his coffee ripens two months later than most of his neighbors lower on the mountain. Slow ripening fruit means the beans have more time to absorb nutrients and are denser than faster maturing beans.

Region: Jinotega
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietal: Catuai

Notes of sweet caramel, nut and floral

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$13/12 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

DECAF Ethiopia Sidamo

8 Sep

Careful dry processing of this coffee with the fruit still attached allows the fermentation of the cherry to impart a slightly fruity essence to the beans, adding a layer of complexity to the cup, while preserving its silky body. Decaffeinated using a water process to preserve flavor.

Tasting Notes: floral, mild cherry, creamy finish

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$12/12 oz

India Pambadampara Estate

12 Aug

This coffee is from Pambadampara Estate in Kerala, Travancore, bordering the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The Rainforest Alliance certified farm has coffee trees interspersed with native plants and has been repeatedly recognized for producing the top coffee lots to come out of India.

Region: Kerala
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietal: SLN9

Tasting Notes: syrupy, nutty, hint of raw honey

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$13/12 oz

 

Papua New Guinea Kimel Estate Peaberry

21 Nov

The Kimel Estate, in the Wahgi Valley, was established in 1974 by an Australian, but is now cooperatively owned by the areas’s traditional landowners, such as the Opais tribe. Coffee grows among shade trees and the pulp from their cherries is composted for use as fertilizer. The coffee trees are grown at high altitude under strict quality controls. This lot has been sorted to included only peaberry, which makes up only about 2-3% of the average harvest.

Region: Banz
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Mondo Novo, Blue Mountain, Typica, Arusha, Caturra, Catuai

Tasting Notes: lime, raspberry, green grape, tangerine

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$12/12 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

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$13/12 oz

Sulawesi Sapan Minanga

26 Sep

Sapan Minanga, a subregion of Tana Toraja, produces only about 60,000 bags worth of coffee per harvest. Wet-hulling, known locally as giling basah, is a method developed in Indonesia that blends elements of dry and washed processing, which reduces acidity and increases body.

Region: Tana Toraja
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Wet Hulled
Varietal: Catimor

chocolate, berry, buttery, white grape

Guatemala El Naranjo

24 Sep

The Naranjo Estate is located above 1220 meters on the south side of the Atitlan Volcano in Chicacao, the department of Suchitepequez. Coffee grows among native shade tree species, such as Chalum and Inga. Washing and drying on site preserves the beans natural flavors.

Region: Lake Atitlán
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Catuai, Caturra

Notes of orange, lemon and honey