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BRAZIL Mantiqueira de Minas – Samir Rage Matuck has owned and managed Fazenda Santa Rosa for 20 years. Santa Rosa has a total area of more than 370 acres cultivated with coffee. Fazenda Santa Rosa recycles water during coffee processing and reuses coffee pulp as fuel for mechanical dryers and organic fertilizer to minimize environmental impact on the land.
Degree of Roast: 3
COLOMBIA Huila San Agustin – Each producer manages their own farm averaging just a few acres in size. Small enough for each producer to individually process the harvest with their own micromill, which allows for meticulous care in cherry selection, depulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. Mastercol ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process.
Degree of Roast: 2
COLOMBIA Tolima del Rio Fair Trade Organic – What makes Colombian coffees so desirable? In a word: balance. They are smooth, with brightness on the back of the tongue and a full, satisfying finish. If someone came from another planet and wanted to know what coffee is, perhaps a cup of Colombia would provide the best answer.
COSTA RICA Terrazu – Bing cherry and raspberry briskness transitions from juicy to a rich, milk chocolate finish. Clean and elegant, one cup is not enough.
COSTA RICA La Amistad Fair Trade Organic – The coffee from Hacienda la Amistad shines not only in the cup, but in its commitment to the environment and community. It’s remarkable that 97% of the land that Roberto Montero’s grandfather first purchased in the early 1900s has been dedicated to forest preservation, with 6,000 of the original 10,000 hectares given back to the government of Costa Rica for the preservation of La Amistad International Park, the largest natural reserve in Central America. With the 4,000 hectares that have remained in this third-generation coffee farmer’s possession, Montero has dedicated 300 hectares to organic coffee production and most of the rest is forested and teeming with wildlife. Roberto’s commitment to organic farming pairs harmoniously with his commitment to his community. La Amistad’s proximity to the border of Panama has attracted many indigenous people from that country who come to the farm during harvest season with their entire families. Roberto ensures their needs are met by providing housing and free access to medical care for the seasonal pickers. Roberto also takes pride in his ability to provide more than 100 full-time jobs to his neighbors from Las Mellizas, not only in coffee cultivation, but also in the dried fruit operation that he runs year-round at La Amistad. Roberto hosts an annual employee celebration to recognize all their hard work and he also distributes school supplies to their children each year before school starts.
ECUADOR Chiramoya – This coffee is a blend of various small family farms from the Pichincha and Imbabura provinces along with 150 hectares curated by Galo and Maria Alexandra. “Chirimoya” is the title of the small-farm blend, in honor of the native and uniquely delicious fruit widely grown and consumed across the Andes. This coffee is processed at home and dried on hand-made structures and greenhouses. This 350-hectare estate has been in Galo’s family for 80 years.
Degree of Roast:
EL SALVADOR Santa Leticia – Finca Santa Leticia was passed down to Ricardo Valdivieso during a time of great turmoil in El Salvador’s history. At the peak of the conflict in the 1980s, Ricardo came face to face with a firing squad in defense of his family’s land. He was not shot but spent many years in exile before he was able to return to Finca Santa Leticia. Over the decades, his career as a coffee producer has been challenged in just about every way you could imagine. Today, Ricardo works with his daughter, Monica, to protect and nurture their groves of Pacamara and Bourbon arabica. During the harvest, a great deal of care and focus is dedicated to picking the best quality of cherry and gently drying it on clay patios.
GUATEMALA Huehuetenango El Limonar – Crisp green apple acidity pierces a lush, burnt sugar sweetness.
GUATEMALA Organic – Smooth, creamy and balanced w. lemony brightness, but not over the top.
Degree of Roast: 2-3
HONDURAS Marcala Comsa Fair Trade Organic – This is a light, aromatic, eminently drinkable coffee
Price per 1/2 lb. JAMAICA Blue Mountain – This coffee is grown in rich volcanic soil with ample rainfall. To protect its unique qualities and freshness, this coffee is roasted and immediately packed whole bean in an 8oz vacuum-sealed bag.
Price per 1/2 lb. KONA Washed – This is the processing ’style’ of Kona we have been offering for the past 39 years. Here the coffee cherry is separated from the beans inside right after harvest. The result is a smooth, balanced, clean, aromatic cup with hints of floral and citrus flavors.
MEXICO Serrano Fair Trade Organic – This is a supremely quaffable, aromatic coffee that begs a second cup. High elevations and an unwavering commitment to organic practices is the common bond among the Serranos group. There are 200 small farms of 5 hectares (10 acres) or less. As a result of their organic practices, a protective buffer is provided for more than 800 plant species and 390 bird species that make their home in the El Triunfo biosphere reserve.
NICARAGUA Sabor de Segovia Fair Trade Organic – This fair trade organic is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Promotora de Desarrollo Cooperativo de Las Segovias. They operate a centrally located dry mill facility and cupping lab where coffee is received, processed and selected for export. The coop provides producers with financing, training, and technical assistance to improve coffee quality and strives to improve the quality of life for coffee producers and their families through projects promoting income diversification and education.
PANAMA Boquete Kotowa Mandarina – Finca Don K Mandarina is owned and operated by a fourth-generation family of a Canadian immigrant named Alexander Duncan MacIntyre. It is located on the eastern side of the Baru Volcano, an active stratovolcano that is Panama’s highest peak and the centerpiece of a 35,000-acre national park. Tucked into the Continental Divide, Pacific and Caribbean winds alternate at different times of the year creating cooler temperatures, overlapping rainy periods, and limited dry months. The result is an extremely lush and microclimate for the coffee to grow. To protect the virgin forest surrounding the farm, Don K Mandarina take measures to cut down on fire dangers through water conservation, continue to plant indigenous fruit and nut trees and prohibit hunting. This has resulted in a thriving local and migratory bird community that has captured the attention and recognition of UNICEF.
PERU Alto Urubamba Fair Trade Organic – From the fertile mountain valleys of eastern slopes of the Andes, this is a bright, clean coffee that is delightfully drinkable.