COLOMBIA Organic Tolima del Rio – 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.
Degree of Roast: 2
Grower: 13 small farms
Region: Southern Huila
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Altitude: 1700-1900 masl
Processed: Fully washed and solar dried
Tasting Notes: Green apple honeydew melon, nutty, chocolate
Degree of Roast: 2.5
COSTA RICA La Amistad 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.
A blend of certified organics and shade-grown coffees. An exceptionally balanced decaf that is roasted darker and certified organic. The flavor and enjoyment without the caffeine.
Degree of Roast: 3.5
The lightest of the dark roasts. A perfect European-style after-dinner coffee. A blend of certified organics and shade-grown coffees.
Degree of Roast: 3
MOCCA JAVA Decaf -This is quite possibly the first real blend of coffee on the European continent back in the 16th century. It is a marriage of the first coffees brought North from Africa and Yemen and the newly acquired Javas from the Dutch colonies. The flavors are thick, low acid, and mouth-filling with the earthy overtones of Indonesia and the wild, exotic, and winy tastes of Northern Africa.