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

Colombia San Juan

16 Sep

“The Blade of San Juan” is the name of the mountain range in the Risaralda region where a number of smallholder farms have come together with the united purpose of growing good quality coffee using environmentally friendly and sustainable practices.

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

notes of honey, strawberry, green apple

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$12/12 oz

DECAF Ethiopia

13 Sep

Top lots were gathered from the best growing regions in Ethiopia, then carefully decaffeinated using the Mountain Water process to preserve the beans’ unique characteristics. Considered the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia has some of the oldest varietals of coffee trees in the world.

Regions: Yirgacheffe, Sidamo
Harvest: 2014

Notes of milk chocolate, caramel

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$12/12 oz

Colombia Cristian

10 Sep

This exclusive single-estate lot is from a farm that until recently was used mainly to grow coca. However, with the help of DC-based Redeeming Grounds, Cristian has been able to convert his farm to grow coffee instead. We have been providing roaster feedback during this transition.

Region: Valle de Cauca
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Castillo

Tasting Notes: baker’s chocolate, orange blossom

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$13/12 oz

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

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

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

Costa Rica Guachepelin

5 Sep

Finca El Guachepelin is a family affair, run for the past 20 years by Minor Chincilla along with his wife and parents, he takes great pride in the cultivation of his trees on this 2 hectare plot. With technical assistance from the local coop, he has increased quality and yields.

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

Tasting Notes: smooth, dark chocolate, orange zest