Abyssinia coffee comes from the coffee-growing regionof Guji and is produced by a family exporter that workswith different producers in the region. This family-owned exporter has a long history of putting a lot of emphasison the tasting of their lots to maintain the consistencythey want to give to their customers and building a solid family relationship with producers and customers.
- Terroir:Guji,1900 – 2000 m.a.s.l.
- Producer:Various Smallholders
- Aroma:Balanced, Sweet
- Flavour:Red Fruits and Berries
Mario & Angelica´s farm is called “Los Milagros” because it helps their family earn a living. They not only grow coffee but also grow cabbage, carrots, lettuce, potatoes and more.
A walk through their farm helps you understand why it´s called The Miracles- because it produces wonders of vegetables and coffee. In fact they are transitioning from vegetables towards greater coffee production.
Their kids are Elmer Leandro and Yader Antonio. When asked why the are converting to coffee from vegetable
production, they responded that coffee farming is betterfor the land.
- Terroir:Jinotega, 1400 m.a.s.l.
- Producer:Mario & Angelica, members of the Gold Mountain Producers
- Varietal:Caturra, Red & Yellow Catuai
- Aroma:Apple, Cherry, Vanilla
- Flavour:Pear, Black Cherry, Apple
The Mogiana region, which runs along the São Paulo and Minas Gerais border, is home to some of the most consistently sweet and well-structured naturals produced in Brazil. Selected lots from individual farms were processed together to create a rich, smooth, balaced and clean cup. The goal with this coffee
is to have a reliable profile from batch to batch,
making Mogiana a coffee that can be a base of our menu year-round.
- Terroir:Mogiana, 1400 m
- Producer:Various priducers
- Varietal:Acaia, Catuai, Caturra, Mundo Nuovo
- Flavour:Chocolate, almond, dried fruits
This naturally processed coffee by Cafex/Sambicoffee is from smallholders growing on Canika Hill in Kirundo province, northern Burundi. Cafex was launched by a Belgian-Burundian couple that wanted to combine the coffee production of their ancestral lands with sustainable development and a desire to improve the lives of the local population.
This lot is milled and exported by Ikawa Nziza which is specifically aimed at building and promoting the specialty coffee production in Burundi. Ikawa Nziza’s mill is the first purpose-built specialty drymill in Burundi, situated at altitude and designed to cater for high-quality microlot coffees.
- Origin: Burundi
- Terroir: Kirundo 1400- 1650 m.a.s.l.
- Producer: Various
- Varietal: Bourbon
- Processing: Natural
- Aroma: Fruity & Complex
- Flavour: Strawberry & Peach
Gold Mountain Coffee Growers is a social enterprise that works directly with coffee producers in Nicaragua to connect them with roasters abroad. GMCG is on the ground, constantly teaming up with producers willing to take the steps necessary to produce high-cupping specialty coffee. They are literally present on every partner farm during picking to ensure ripeness with refractometers and ripeness bracelets. GMCG also carries out sustainable development projects in communities, such as free computing classes for girls from coffee communities, medical assistance, microcredit, running water in schools, and educational supplies.
- Origin: Nicaragua
- Terroir: Jinotega 1300 – 1600 masl
- Producer: Gold Mountain Coffee Growers
- Varietal: Caturra Red and Yellow, Catuai Red and Yellow, Bourbon, Pache
- Processing: Washed
- Aroma: Hazelnut, raisin
- Flavour: Red cherry, Apple, Cranberry
Here is a bit on how Decaf Sugarcane EA is made. Green coffee is being steamed in a low-pressure environment. This process opens the pores of the coffee, allowing for easier caffeine extraction. Coffee is placedin a solution of water and Ethyl Acetate (E.A.), a naturally occuring compound and solvent derived through the fermentation of sugarcane. Beans are submerged in the solvent, which naturally bonds to the salts of chlorogenic acids within the coffee, allowing the extraction of caffeine. With time the beans get saturated and the solution hasto be changed. This manipulation is done several times. When the process is finished the beans are steammed again to remove all traces of EA, dried, get prepared for transportation and roasting.
· Origin: Colombia, Caldas
· Processing: Washed
· Decaffeination process: Sugarcane EA
· Aroma: Cinnamon
· Flavour: Gingerbread Cookies, Sweet Lemon
Our objective is to help people move on from commercial to specialty which means traceability, sustainability and a completely different appreciation of the sensory qualities of a coffee.
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