Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

2 Mar

This coffee is collected from small farms near the town of Kochere, sitting on the border of Yirgacheffe and Southern Oromia. This lot, labeled YirgZ to denote zero defects, is made possible through a collaborative effort with small farms to remove all defective and irregular beans.

Subregion: Kochere
Harvest: 2014/15
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Heirloom

Tasting Notes: chocolate, citrus, hint of molasses

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$13/12 oz

Guatemala Corral Viejo

23 Feb

This small farm is owned and run, along with several other neighboring plots, by the Colom family, which has been farming there since the 1800s. In addition to supporting local education efforts, they are helping to conserve the rainforest and raise tilapia for local consumption.

Region: Palencia
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietal: Arabigo Bourbon

Tasting Notes: chocolate, nut, citrus, floral

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$13/12 oz

Zambia Mubuyu

19 Feb

Mubuyu is 80 kilometers from Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, at 1100 meters in the Munali Hills, made famous by the explorer David Livingstone. The farm, established 1971, started growing coffee about ten years ago and incorporates a flour mill, dams, worker housing, a school, and a clinic.

Region: Munali Hills
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietal: Bourbon

Tasting Notes: Brown sugar, tangerine, dried plum

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$13/12 oz

El Salvador Vivagua

19 Feb

This micro lot is made up of peaberry from a handful of small farms throughout Santa Ana that adhere to strict quality standards. Peaberries, coffee cherries that have only one bean instead of two, make up a small percentage of the total crop and are painstakingly hand sorted.

Region: Santa Ana
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Semi-Washed
Varietal: Red Bourbon

Tasting Notes: caramel, wild berries, clove

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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

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

Haitian Bleu

28 Apr

This organic-certified coffee is from an 8 hectare farm in the mountains of Haiti where our supplier,Cafe Kreyol, has been working to ensure the growers receive fair wages. The COOPACVOD coop has been using the higher profits to improve both quality and infrastructure. Jamaica may be famous for its Blue Mountain beans, but those heritage varietal trees were planted in Haiti first.

Region: Artibonite
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Fully Washed
Varietals: blue mountain, typica

Tasting Notes: buttery, hazelnut, toffee

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$15/12 oz

DECAF Guatemala Huehuetenango

27 Jun

The Huehuetenango region is famous for producing some of Guatemala’s finest coffees. This lot was carefully selected then decaffeinated using the Swiss Water process which doesn’t expose the beans to chemicals, but does a good job preserving their natural flavors.

Tasting Notes: sweet lemon, toasted almond

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$12/12 oz

Ethiopia Sidamo Guji

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

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

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