Price per 2 lb. 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.
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Grower: Ricardo Valdivieso
Region: Apaneca, Ahuachapán
Altitude: 1620 – 1730 masl
Process: Natural, dried in the fruit on raised beds in the sun
Tasting Notes: Concord grape, kiwi, pineapple, cacao nibs
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.
Price per 2 lb. GUATEMALA Huehuetenango El Limonar – Crisp green apple acidity pierces a lush, burnt sugar sweetness.
Price per 2 lb. 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.
Price per 2 lb. ETHIOPIA Washed Fair Trade Organic – This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Adado Cooperative located within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region, Ethiopia. The Adado Cooperative currently has 1,128 members. In 2002, the Cooperative joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), an umbrella organization established in 2002 to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Gedeo ethnic region of Ethiopia.