Kenya Thithi

13 Jul

This microlot from Thikagiki Farmers Cooperative is collected from the Thithi wet mill, which processes cherries from only a small portion of the group’s harvest. The coop is part of the Coffee Transparency project which tracks both environmental and social sustainability.

Region: Thika
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: SL28, Ruiru 11, SL32

Tasting notes: Pink grapefruit, tea, berry

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$14/12 oz

Ethiopia Nigusse Lemma Limu

11 Jul

Located in the Deru Mountains of Limu Gennet, this family run farm processes all their coffee on site. The owner, Lemma Edeto, has 60 years of coffee-growing experience that he has passed along to his sons. It shows. This coffee won the 2014 African Taste of Harvest competition.

Region: Limu Gennet
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Natural
Varietals: indigenous varietals

Tasting Notes: strawberry, creamy, pineapple

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$13/12 oz

 

Costa Rica Fasoli

11 Jul

Finca Fasoli is located in the West Valley of Naranjo. The name means “family solidarity” and reflects the owner’s principle of including his family in making decisions about and the managing of the farm. Jose Antonio Vega says he loves what he does and hopes it shows in the cup.

Region: Naranjo
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Honey
Varietals: Catuai, Caturra

Tasting notes: sweet, berry, orange

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$13/12 oz

Honduras La Fe

19 Jun

is micro lot is from the fair-trade certified farm owned and operated by J. Socorro Diaz. Finca La Fe, located in La Paz. Coffee production has been at the center of Honduras’ fiscal recovery since the 2009 political upheaval and La Fe is one of over 110,000 growers who are the backbone of the country’s rising coffee industry.

Region: Marcala
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Catuai

Tasting Notes: tart, strawberry, peach

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$13/12 oz

Panama Hartmann Estate

19 Jun

Finca Hartmann, in Santa Clara, is a family run farm founded in 1940. They are progressive thinkers who were early to adopt sustainable practices, such as growing their coffee plants under shade canopy, maintaining bird-friendly foliage and recycling coffee waste into compost.

Region: Chiriqui
Harvest: 2013
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Typica, Caturra

Tasting Notes: tangy, s’more, medium body

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$12/12 oz

Colombia El Ocaso

9 Dec

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 Cafe Campesino.

Tasting Notes: savory, burnt toffee, plum

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$13/12 oz

Nicaragua El Diamante

8 Sep

At 1450 meters, el Diamante is high in the mountains of Jinotega. Owned and operated by Francisco Salgado and his wife, Blanca Nieve, they produce consistently exceptional coffee, while also observing sustainable practices like preserving part of their farm as natural forest.

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

Tasting Notes: syrupy, marzipan, beet juice

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$13/12 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 Mountain Water process which doesn’t expose the beans to chemicals, but does a good job preserving their natural flavors.

Tasting Notes: sweet lemon, cocoa finish

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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

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

Brazil Barra Grande

19 Jun

Sildes Caixeta is the proud owner of Barra Grande, a farm that his grandfather was forced to sell when Sildes was five. He bought the farm back in 1985 and started growing coffee with the patience he learned along the way. For him, good quality coffee is worth waiting for.

Region: Poço Fundo
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Natural
Varietals: Yellow Catuai, Mundo Novo

Tasting Notes: Cherry, Creamy, Caramel

Honduras COMSA Natural

19 Jun

Cafe Organico Marcala, or COMSA, was formed in 2000 by 62 farmers who wanted to reform the way they were growing coffee. In 2001, they were certified organic by Bio Latina and in 2006, they achieved fair trade status. Their FTO premium is applied to social projects and education.

Region: Marcala
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Natural
Varietals: Typica, Catuai

Tasting Notes: lime, honey, berry