Chocolate, Cola, Apple
Mexico Altura HG EP is sourced from the southern states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico, where there are mountain ranges that provide higher altitudes and ideal climates for cultivating coffee. The vast majority of farms are family-owned with less than 10 acres of land. The coffee harvest typically begins in October and ends in March.
Chocolate, Cola, Apple
NICARAGUA FTO SEGOVIA is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Promotora de Desarrollo Cooperativo de Las Segovias (PRODECOOP), an umbrella cooperative operating in the departments of Estelí, Madriz and Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua. PRODECOOP operates a centrally located dry mill facility and cupping lab where coffee is received, processed and selected for export. In addition to marketing coffee internationally, PRODECOOP provides producers with financing, training, and technical assistance to improve coffee quality. PRODECOOP also strives to improve the quality of life for coffee producers and their families through projects promoting income diversification and education.
ORANGE ZEST, BROWN SUGAR, PINE, BUTTERSCOTCH
Sumatra Bener Meriah Mandheling Grade 1 is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the KSU Gayo Mandiri cooperative located in the Bener Meriah regency within the Aceh district, on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. KSU Gayo Mandiri was founded in 2008 and currently has 1218 members. On average, producers cultivate coffee on 2.5 acres of land using their own micro-mills to depulp and dry coffee. The cooperative hosts regular trainings on best agricultural practices to assist small producers with their organic certification while improving the quality of their coffee. KSU Gayo Mandiri also invest premiums generated from certifications in roads to help producers overcome problems transporting their coffee. The cooperative also recently purchased an ambulance to improve access to emergency healthcare.
DARK CHOCOLATE, ROASTED ALMONDS, CARAMEL
Brazil Mogiana 17/18 FC SS is produced by farmers organized around cooperatives in the Mogiana growing region split between the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Mogiana region is the most renowned of three major Brazilian growing regions. This region has rolling hills and uneven terrain lending to farms that are small to medium in size. As the world's largest coffee producer, Brazilian lots often come from larger estates that use highly mechanized processing strategies to manage larger volumes. Our current offering is Fine Cup (FC) and Strictly Soft (SS), the highest cup category in the Brazilian coffee grading.
CHOCOLATE, CHERRY, DRIED APRICOT
Ethiopia Sidamo 4 Natural is sourced from family owned farms within the Sidamo growing region of Ethiopia. Coffee producers deliver their ripe cherries to washing stations, where coffee is carefully sorted and immediately placed on raised beds and dried over a period of 15 to 20 days. The raised drying beds are carefully constructed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for an optimal drying process. Cherries are also turned regularly on the beds to prevent damage during the drying process. The cherries are stored in a local warehouse after the moisture is reduced to between 11.5 and 12 percent, and then milled and exported. Samples are then sent to the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) where the coffee is made available through auction.