Burundi Kalico

25 Aug

Kalico is an exporter that also owns seven wet mills in North East Burundi. This selection consists of top lots procured from small farms that litter the hills of Kavumu, Mukerwa, Kiraro and Nyarunazi. Kalico maintains a focus on quality and incentivizes farmers to improve practices.

Region: Kirundi
Harvest: December 2013
Processing: Washed
Varietal: Bourbon

Tasting Notes: bright, syrupy, blackberry, citrus

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$13/12 oz

Sumatra Hasballah Mandago

5 Aug

This carefully sorted and double picked coffee is gathered from the best lots coming out of Takengon, Bener Meriah, Aceh and parts of Lintong. Mandago exporters was started more than 20 years ago by Hasballah Yunus out of a passion to introduce the world to Sumatran coffee.

Designation: Mandheling
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Wet Hulled

Tasting Notes: dark chocolate, syrupy, hint of cherry

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$12/12 oz

Colombia Asojardin

5 Aug

The Association of Asojardin, in the town of Mistrato, is made up of about 75 small producers, many of whom have been growing coffee for more than 30 years, over two generations. Asojardin is a reference to a local garden where several of the growers first planted coffee.

Region: Risaralda
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Caturra, Castillo, Colombian

Tasting Notes: peach, raspberry, orange

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$12/12 oz

Nicaragua Las Mercedes Natural

5 Aug

Roger Mairena is an agricultural engineer with an environmental and experimental bent. He processes all the coffee right on his farm, including this very rare natural preparation that is booming with fruit notes. Only three bags of this microlot coffee were produced in 2014.

Region: Jinotega
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Full Natural
Varietals: pache, caturra, bourbon

Tasting Notes: sweet, strawberry, dark chocolate

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$15/12 oz

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Koke

5 Aug

This coffee is from the best of the small farms near the town of Koke, 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.

Havest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: heritage

Tasting Notes: citrus, dark chocolate, cinnamon

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$12/12 oz

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

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

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

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

Panama Anselmito

5 Aug

This smallholder farm is located in Horqueta, with in view of the Baru Volcano and the city of Boquete. At an altitude of 1300-1500 meters, the trees yield dense, flavorful coffee beans. The farm, owned by the Perez Balladares family, is home to shade trees and lots of wildlife.

Region: Boquete
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Typica, Caturra, Catuai

Tasting Notes: Caramel, Lemon, Milk Chocolate