These coffees will have a longer development roast curve to increase sweetness and body in preparation for pairing with milk

Ethiopia CM Series – Amber 0313
Ethiopia CM Series – Amber 0313
Chocolate Truffle, Orange Compote, Rum   Recommended as: Filter Officially launched in 2018, the CM Selections are a series of experimental coffees created through collaboration with producers across the globe, using the carbonic maceration method of fermentation. The Carbonic Maceration (CM) process was first introduced to the coffee world by Project Origin founder, Saša Šestić during the 2015 World Barista Championship in Seattle. Since then, Project Origin has researched and developed a range of CM techniques in a variety of countries. CM Selection coffees exist in washed and natural processes and involve the careful control of specific yeasts during fermentation to create particular flavour experiences. This particular coffee is from the Amber series, specifically Amber 0311 lot, the same series that Sarah Jin used to win 1st place at the Australia Northern Region Brewers Cup championship.   Roaster's Notes: This is not a delicate coffee. A rich flavor rich coffee that we have found to be extra excellent in espresso. The experience is similar to having a chocolate truffle - imagine a rich chocolate layer, melts to a orange compote middle and just at the end, the rum takes over. Excellent   Area: Kochere, Yirgacheffe Process: Carbonic Maceration Variety: Heirloom Altitude: 1950-2300 meters  
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Ethiopia Bensa Shantawene Washed
Ethiopia Bensa Shantawene Washed
Bergamot, Honey, Floral & Complex   In 2006, brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo founded Daye Bensa, a coffee grower and exporter in Ethiopia. Daye Bensa exports coffee from its farm, in the Shantawene Village, as well as from "out-growers" (or smallholders) in three villages: Shantawene, Karamo and Bombe. Ethiopia Shantawene is named after the village where the majority of the people who work on the farm, many of them women, are from. Daye Bensa stretches between 1,900 and 2,217 meters. The delivered cherry from comes from out-growers' farms higher up the mountain, between 2,000 and 2,400 meters.Daye Bensa owns 15 washing stations across three districts, and they handle all the coffee they export. Its two farms, in Kaffa and Sidamo, are Organic, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and C.A.F.E. practices certified. This coffee is processed as natural, of the 74158 variety, and was awarded with a high score of 89.21, placed 7th in 2020 Ethiopia COE Assefa Dukamo, a father of nine is the owner of Daye Bensa Gatta Farm in Sidama zone, Bensa woreda, Shenetawene kebele.  Assefa owns 31 hectares of land on which he grows organic, Rainforest Alliance- and Utz-certified coffee. He has 11 permanents and 30 temporary employees. The farm has its own washing and hulling station and processes 96,153 kilograms of coffee annually. Its processing method includes washed-pulped red cherry, fermented for 36 to 48 hours in fermentation tank then dried on African bed; natural red cherry dried on African bed/raised bed; honey-pulped red cherry and dried on African bed; and anaerobic-fully sealed and oxygen-deprived cherry dried on African bed/raised bed. The farm’s coffee is exported to the US, Europe, and Asia. This year, Assefa’s coffee scored 89.21 - “I am very happy and proud that my coffee is one of the top-scoring coffees, and I hope that this competition will be a good opportunity to reach new market destinations,” he said.   Roasters Notes: This washed version carries the classic bergamot aroma & flavor really prominently. Expect high and complex sweetness similar to honey, and with the florals, it reminds us of orange blossom honey. We've been enjoying washed Ethiopians this year as they have been surprising us with very long and sticky sweet finishes. We hope you will enjoy them too!   Area: Bensa Distict,Shantawene Village Process: Natural Variety: Heirloom Altitude: 1900 - 2300 meters
 
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Ethiopia Bensa Shantawene Natural
Ethiopia Bensa Shantawene Natural
Raisin Chocolate, Osmanthus, Strawberry   In 2006, brothers Asefa and Mulugeta Dukamo founded Daye Bensa, a coffee grower and exporter in Ethiopia. Daye Bensa exports coffee from its farm, in the Shantawene Village, as well as from "out-growers" (or smallholders) in three villages: Shantawene, Karamo and Bombe. Ethiopia Shantawene is named after the village where the majority of the people who work on the farm, many of them women, are from. Daye Bensa stretches between 1,900 and 2,217 meters. The delivered cherry from comes from out-growers' farms higher up the mountain, between 2,000 and 2,400 meters.Daye Bensa owns 15 washing stations across three districts, and they handle all the coffee they export. Its two farms, in Kaffa and Sidamo, are Organic, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and C.A.F.E. practices certified. This farm & harvest placed 7th in 2020 Ethiopia COE Assefa Dukamo, a father of nine is the owner of Daye Bensa Gatta Farm in Sidama zone, Bensa woreda, Shenetawene kebele.  Assefa owns 31 hectares of land on which he grows organic, Rainforest Alliance- and Utz-certified coffee. He has 11 permanents and 30 temporary employees. The farm has its own washing and hulling station and processes 96,153 kilograms of coffee annually. Its processing method includes washed-pulped red cherry, fermented for 36 to 48 hours in fermentation tank then dried on African bed; natural red cherry dried on African bed/raised bed; honey-pulped red cherry and dried on African bed; and anaerobic-fully sealed and oxygen-deprived cherry dried on African bed/raised bed. The farm’s coffee is exported to the US, Europe, and Asia. This year, Assefa’s coffee scored 89.21 “I am very happy and proud that my coffee is one of the top-scoring coffees, and I hope that this competition will be a good opportunity to reach new market destinations,” he said.   Roasters Notes: Bensa has really done a great job on this coffee. Complex and dynamic - depending on short or long extraction, you will get something different in each. The highlight in this coffee is the deep floral nuances that highlights the mids and a fresh strawberry like acidity that keeps the finish long and refreshing. We have both the natural and washed version of this harvest and enjoy them both.   Area: Bensa Distict,Shantawene Village Process: Natural Variety: Heirloom Altitude: 1900 - 2300 meters
 
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El Salvador Los Pirineos
El Salvador Los Pirineos
Ripe Strawberries, Caramel, Syrupy   Los Pirineos Coffee farm has been in the Baraona Family from more than 120 years, since 1880. Gilberto Baraona is a 15 times winner of Cup of Excellence in El Salvador, 6 of which were in the top ten. The Farm is located at the top of the Tecapa Volcano, in the Tecapa Chinameca Coffee Region. The late Mr Gilberto Baraona passed in June when this lot's harvest was making it's way to us but no doubt his legacy will be carried on by his dedicated family An interview and view of the farm: [kad_youtube url="https://youtu.be/_guA8cjuAyE" ]     Roasters Notes: This is your morning pick me up coffee. A luscious, rich coffee with loads of complex sweetness that keeps giving from sip to sip. Just the right amount of strawberry acidity that keeps everything fresh. Holds up very well in milk as well   Area: Tecapa Volcano, Usulutan Process: Natural Variety: Bourbon Altitude: 1400 meters
 
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Malaysia Sabarica Fabian Williams
Malaysia Sabarica Fabian Williams
Green Apple, Brown Sugar, Herbal   Sabarica is a coffee producer for Sabah’s coffee (Coffea arabica species) harvested with love through our sustainable management practices with local coffee plantations in the foothills of Mt Kinabalu, Sabah, Broneo. Plantation of coffee was introduced to locals at Mount Kinabalu in 1950s yet commercial harvesting with good processing methods was re-introduced to locals again in recent years through the collaboration between Sabarica and the local coffee farmers and with support from our Agriculture Dept. With Sabarica’s sustainable management of the coffee plantation, local cafes and restaurants can enjoy the taste of freshly roasted coffee beans while helping local smallholder farmers and their coffee farms grow. Sabarica supported plantations are located in Ranau, Sabah. Sabarica now supplies wholesale of green beans to cafes and coffee roasters worldwide as well as roasted coffee beans for local consumption and retail   Roaster Notes: I've had the pleasure to meet Sabarica founder - Jackz Lee and enjoyed his passion towards building up our very own Malaysian specialty coffee. He has spent much effort and time to bring together all the scattered smallholder farmers around Mt Kinabalu region and has committed to pay higher price/kg to the farmers to encourage them to continue growing coffees in this region. This is our second time working with Sabarica and have continued to be impressed with the consistency and uniformity of the beans year over year. This gives us great pride to be able to showcase our own specialty grade national coffee to all of you - Malaysia Boleh! This coffee has been delightful as espresso. Initial sips gives you tart green apple acidity followed by a long brown sugar sweetness; finishing with a touch of herbal tone, true to this lot of Catimor varietal. The typical herbal & earthy notes of this varietal is very well controlled here so expect a clean and balanced cup.     Area: Mt Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Process: Honey Variety: Catimor Altitude: 1300-1450 meters
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Costa Rica Tarrazu Jaguar
Costa Rica Tarrazu Jaguar

Honey, Prunes, Caramel, Bright Acidity

 

Costa Rica’s volcanic soils, mountainous terrain and plentiful rainfall provide ideal conditions for the cultivation of high-quality coffee beans. Jaguar coffee beans are hulled from parchment that is 100% sundried in a greenhouse especially designed to cater to wet weather conditions, thus to ensure a better coffee quality. This coffee is produced by the most sustainable coffee mill in Central America, San Diego Mill operated by Beneficios Volcafe. Jaguar is an innovative brand designed by Jürgen Plate - a great coffee specialist and one of the coffee pioneers in the country. His fluency in coffee blending, blend design, let to creation of ‘Jaguar,’ a name that commemorates Volcafe as a leading sponsor for the Jaguar Conservation Program in Costa Rica.  

 

Area: Tarazzu

Process: Honey

Variety: Caturra, Catuai

Altitude: 1200 - 1300 meters

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Brazil Fazenda Dutra Jatoba
Brazil Fazenda Dutra Jatoba

Caramel, Roasted Almonds, Mild Citrus

 

Fazenda Dutra is a family run farm owned and operated by Ednilson and Waltin Dutra—brothers and great friends. Ednilson is the commercial manager; Waltim handles day-to-day production and PR. They have been coffee producers all their lives—their father started the farm with one hectare, buying a second and third hectare from the farm's profits until he had grown his land to 500 total hectares. The different lots in Fazenda Dutra represent the original names of the individual farms that Don Dutra absorbed into his property. Don Dutra passed away in an accident on the farm when his sons were young, but Ednilson and Waltim have continued operations of the Fazenda in his honor and in the family name. The brothers have been growing their operations year by year, and have won a number of national competitions, including the 2014 Cup of Excellence.  

 

Area: São João do Manhuaçu, Minas Gerais

Process: Natural – beans are patio-dried with mucilage intact while they are still in the cherry

Variety: Catuai Amarelo

Altitude: 700 - 1300 meters

 
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Sumatra Mandheling
Sumatra Mandheling
Spices, Dark Chocolates, Big Bodied   The northern most part of the country is ‘Daerah Istimewa Aceh’, one of 27 provinces in Indonesia which has special status. The Mandheling coffee is grown around lake Tawar, near to the town of Takengon. The soil is rich and volcanic and has grown coffee for many years. Many areas work on the single stem pruning system, and cut the main trunk every 3 years or so – this gives a very solid central producing wood. The surrounding district is pretty tropical rainforest, with coffee sometimes growing wild amongst other trees, other times in cleared areas. The coffee is produced on many small holder plots, and usually pulped and sun dried on patios, without being fermented. There are very few plantations. The final quality is determined by the exporters, who are based in Medan, close to the port, where they hull and polish the green beans. Area: Lake Tawar, Takengon, Daerah Istimewa Aceh Process: Giling Basah (Wet Hulled) Variety: Catimor, Typica Altitude: 1200 meters
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Panama La Esmeralda 1500
Panama La Esmeralda 1500
White Florals, Raspberry, Raw Sugar   The Peterson family coffee farm in Panama (Hacienda La Esmeralda) has been the gold standard for growing the Gesha (sometimes spelled Geisha) coffee variety around the world. The "1,500" portion of the title refers to the minimum meters above sea level of where the coffee is grown. This translates to about 5,000 ft. where most coffee in the world is grown between 1,000-3,000 ft. In 1973, Price Peterson absorbed the role of management of the Hacienda from his father. Price had moved to Panama a few years earlier and began to play a much bigger role at the farm. He had studied neurochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania and received his doctorate in 1961. His background in science has been a major benefit to the farm since absorbing management responsibility. In 1987, large sections of their property were planted with coffee trees. They installed a beneficioto process coffee directly on the farm. In 1996 the Petersons came together to purchase another farm in the area, Esmeralda Jaramillo. It was on a section of this farm that they discovered the famous Esmeralda Special, Geisha trees, which had not been damaged by leaf rust as badly as other varieties on the farm. Their discovery of this rare varietal was groundbreaking in the coffee world. In 2004, the farm won the Best of Panama competition. Following that competition, they set a world record for the price paid for coffee at auction. That price has been shattered several times as they have garnered a reputation as one of the world's elite coffee producers. All farms at Hacienda La Esmeralda are Rainforest Alliance Certified, attesting to Esmeralda's sustainable practices: reuse of leftover coffee pulp as a fertilizer; forest maintenance along watersheds; timing coffee tree pruning around bird nesting season; use of hydroelectricity and sustainable wood burning to run the coffee mill; and more. Hacienda La Esmeralda is a family owned company that produces specialty coffee in the highlands of Boquete, located in the South-West mountains of Panama, and is home to the famous award-winning Esmeralda Special Geisha Coffee. At Esmeralda, we take pride in achieving the highest standards of sustainable coffee production. We devote time and attention to the details and fine touches that have always distinguished us from other coffee producers in the world. Hacienda La Esmeralda is owned by the Peterson Family.   The Esmerelda Farms Situated amongst volcanic mountain ridges surrounding the Boquete River Valley, the farms offer a range of lush micro-climates, fed by two ocean breezes. Jaramillo Farm: The Jaramillo Farm is where the Geisha Variety was first discovered in 2004 by Daniel Peterson (Grandson of Esmeralda founder Rudolph Peterson). The geisha variety form Hacienda La Esmeralda first competed and won in the Best of Panama in 2004, and continued to win for many years after. In the Jaramillo micro-climates, the Geisha’s bright, floral aromatics express themselves boldly.  With cooler temperatures and massive shade trees that have been standing for ages, Jaramillo is the perfect place for this variety to have landed. To this day many of our top performing micro lots of Geisha coffee (with names such as Mario, Bosque, Noria and Reina) come from little patches on the slopes of Jaramillo. This area is influenced from both the Atlantic and Pacific ocean, and enjoys a high humidity level year round. Cañas Verdes Farm: On the slopes of the majestic Volcán Baru, Cañas Verdes is part of the original Peterson holdings since 1967. Cañas Verdes has a distinct three to four months dry season, producing balanced and fruity Geisha micro-lots with structured acidity and a high complexity in the cup. Coffees from this farm have also set world auction records in the Best of Panama.   Area: Boquete, Chiriquí, Panamá Process: Washed Variety: Gesha Altitude: 1500 meters  
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Brazil Natural 17/18 NY 2/3 SSFC
Brazil Natural 17/18 NY 2/3 SSFC

Caramel, Roasted Almonds, Kit-Kats, Balanced  

 

Brazil is a well known coffee producing giant. They source around one-third of the world's coffee, making them the largest coffee producer in the globe! Of course, most of this is lower grade Arabica. However, this country is capable of producing specialty coffees. This particular type is a standard specialty quality coffee. Itt is dry-processed, meaning the beans are patio-dried while they are still in the cherry. Since the coffees are dried in contact with the sweet mucilage, the coffee's cup profile will be heavy in body, sweet, smooth, and complex. The 17/18 screen size has a more consistent flavor without the pungent fruit notes that can turn up in smaller screen sized beans, which is an indication of varying bean maturity. This type carries three quality classifications:

  • NY (New York) 2/3;  specifies the quality is standard to the Green Coffee Association of New York. 2/3 refers to the amount of defects permitted in the lot; a maximum of nine secondary defects, and no primary defects.
  • SSFC (Strictly Soft Fine Cup); Strictly Soft beans are grown at relatively low altitudes (under 1200 meters). Beans grown at lower altitudes mature quickly and produce a lighter, less dense bean. This term also means the beans are free of hard rioy taints. Fine Cup means it is a specialty grade coffee.
  • 17/18 refers to the screen size. These beans are one screen size larger than 14/16, denoting a larger bean. Larger bean size is generally linked to higher quality.

 

Area: Mogiana, Sul de Minas, or Cerrado (Or a blend of regions)

Process: Natural

Variety: Mundo Novo, Icatu, Acaiá, Catuaí, Tupi

Altitude: 800 - 1300 meters

 
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