Despite our readiness, our long-awaited roastery and caffe grand opening will be waited upon for a little longer. But with the roaster up and roasting we’re excited to still be able to offer our freshly-roasted coffee at a quarantine special price delivered directly to your mailbox. Because being stuck inside is bad enough; without good coffee is just … let’s not even talk about it.
We’re taking all the proper precautions at the roastery as we roast, bag and ship.
We have five single origin coffees to offer, including a decaf:
Guatemala Huehuetenango | Cafe con Mano de Mujer (SOLD OUT!)
This coffee, whose name translates to “coffee with women’s hands,” comes from the ACODIHUE co-op in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala (Read more about it here.)
Guatemala Cafetores Swiss Water Process Decaf
We were pleasantly surprised by this decaf at the cupping table (post-roast tasting). It has the body and complexity of a coffee we’d be apt to enjoy regardless of its caffeine content. It comes from Antiguan estates and small holders in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala and was decaffeinated with a chemical-free process by Swiss Water.
|Variety||Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Typica|
|We taste||Black tea, gingerbread, orange, cardamom|
Colombia Tolima Exelso (O)
This organically-grown coffee comes from Planadas, Tolima, Colombia, produced by Asociación de Productores Ecológicos de Planadas (ASOPEP), a cooperative of 167 coffee-producing families.
We like this coffee for its down-to-earth balance without being the least bit boring.
|Co-op||ASOPEP Producer’s Association|
|Variety||Caturra, Castillo, Colombia and Typica|
|Altitude||1400 – 2100 masl|
|We taste||Chocolate, sour cherry, cinnamon, stone fruit|
We brought this coffee in to be the first special manual brew offering in the caffe, for the slightly more adventurous coffee drinker. While it meets our general criterion of offering a well-balanced cup, it presents some atypical tasting notes that we’re really enjoying.
This coffee comes from the Gacokwe Washing Station located in the town of Rango in Burundi’s Kayanza province. The 2,000 or so coffee producers who contribute to the station own less than half a hectare of land, on average, and in addition to growing coffee also grow crops like bananas, beans, yams, taro, and cassava, both for sale and for household use.
|Processor||Gacokwe Washing Station|
|Variety||Bourbon, Jackson, Mibirizi|
|We taste||Sweetened black tea, grapefruit/lemonade/citrus, banana|
Flores Wolo Wio (SOLD OUT!)
This coffee is an example of the green and white seal of certification not serving as the be-all for sustainably grown coffee. The nutrient-rich volcanic soil of Flores, an Indonesian island, allows for a fully organic growing process, but the farms and processor are not certified.
Wolo Wio is a blend of coffees from five neighboring towns in the Ngada District of Flores. Much of the kinship groups in these areas are matrilineal, with land being passed through women. Because of this, you see a lot more women in leadership positions at the farm and cooperative levels. Most of the coffees are processed on hand cranked or motorized depulping machines on the farm, fermentation in buckets or small tanks, and then drying on raised drying beds.
|Region||Kampung Wolo Wio, Ngada District|
|We taste||Mild dark chocolate, muted sweetness, good body|