The 1616 collaboration series with Cxffee Black seeks to honor the African and indigenous peoples who cultivated coffee culture then and now. All proceeds from this collaboration support them and the work they are doing in Memphis. Check out their website to learn more.
Genji Challa is a semi forest produced coffee, meaning the forest canopy is kept intact to provide shade for the coffee and to help preserve native plants. It's produced by Nano Challo Cooperative in Gera, Ethiopia. Nano Challa has been doing incredible work in Ethiopia, challenging the region on what cup profile and quality are today. They partner with TechnoServe, an NGO, that focuses on providing infrastructure. Nano Challa is meticulous about keeping lots separate so the cup difference can truly be appreciated. This particular coffee is Lot #11 and was a late season harvest. Gera is known for its high elevations. All of these factors undoubtedly contribute to the sweetness in the cup.
Genji Challa is very close to Jimma, Ethiopia. Jimma is known as an educational hub in the region and there's particularly quite a bit of agricultural research done there. You'll notice the variety of coffee is JARC selections and indigenous landraces. Utilizing these varieties is an effort to get back to the roots of Ethiopian coffee to help heal the land and find varieties that grow best in the region. And NGO's like TechnoServe are working to create sustainable , eco-friendly solutions for the area - like the washing station they installed at Genji Challa. It uses less water than a traditional station and filters water for reuse by using vetiver grass. This limits the water run off impact on the local ecosystem.
We love the flavor of this coffee and we also love what this coffee represents - education, growth and innovation, just like Cxffee Black. Nano Challa Cooperative is helping coffee stay black and that's something we are here for.
Cafe Granja La Esperanza Coffee + Honey Set
From one of our direct relationship coffees comes a delicious and exciting coffee and honey set. Enjoy one of our most popular coffees paired with honey produced by bees on their farm! Rigoberto and his team at Cafe Granja La Esperanza grow world renowned, award winning coffee. They are an example to us of the importance of farming innovation. Their land is beautifully biodiverse and we can truly taste the difference in the cup. You're already familiar with Estate La Esperanza as a coffee - tasting like chardonnay and panela sugar. This honey was produced to help pollinate their coffee trees and truly has a bit of coffee taste to it, along with a spiced fruit, banana quality. The proceeds of the honey will help fund projects at the school on their property. Pickers can send their children here as they work to support their families. This is something near to Rigoberto's heart and we are proud to support the Cafe Granja team in this way.
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Finca Santa Elisa Pachup
Coffee Name - Finca Santa Elisa Pachup
Origin: Acatenango, Guatemala
Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai
Altitude: 1200-1600 MASL
Tasting Notes: Brown Sugar, Honey, Tangerine
FincaSantaElisePachup is a beautiful coffee that was grown in Acatenango, Guatemala. This region of the country is actually a stratovolcano. The mineral content in the soil plays a big role in the flavor of the cup. It tastes like brown sugar, honey and tangerine.FincaSantaElisePachup was grown on a farm with 360 hectares of land. 91 of those hectares is preserved for reforestation with cypress. This commitment to the health of the land not only impacts the coffee today, but for generations to come.
La Copia, Peru
Varietals - Various
Valle Verde was grown in northern Peru by the Assocacion de Productiones Agropecuaros Valle Verde. This co-op was started in 2017 and has 85 producers that contribute. They started the co-op so they'd have a chance to sell on the international market. It's a simple story we can all identify with - they wanted to make a better life for themselves and their families - so they found a way. They've partnered with Origin Coffee Lab to help upkeep standards and cup quality measures. Their team is incredibly experienced both in producing and with trading internationally. The cup quality is evident. We taste cocoa, lemon and red fruit.
Chin Up is balanced, approachable and utilitarian. This blend is made up of Latin American coffees and is designed to fit your every need - whether that's for a heavy bodied espresso, a trustworthy batch brew or a velvety smooth iced coffee. Chin Up reminds you that you've come this far and you can keep going. You have everything you need to succeed - starting with a great cup of coffee.
This is the perfect coffee to brighten up your day and remind you everything is going to be A-OK! This is an African blend with taste notes of apple and melon with a milky finish. When your to-do list starts piling up just brew up a pot of this juicy coffee and let your troubles go.
Up & At 'Em
Need your own personal cheerleader to get through the day? We got you! Get out there and up & at 'em with this juicy and sweet Costa Rican and Ethiopian blend. A combination of two of our favorite fruity coffees, combining to coat your mouth like a hug. We all need a little motivation from time to time. Up & At 'Em tastes like a strawberry smoothie with melon.
Hang Tough knows you've got a lot on your plate. This Guatemalan dark roasted blend is as familiar as trustworthy. With tastes notes of dark chocolate and toffee and a full body you'll get the jolt you need to keep keepin' on.
Easy Does It
Coffee Name: (Regional Select) La Palmera
Origin: Huila, Colombia
Process: Washed / Sugarcane EA Decaf
Varietals: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Altitude: 1200-2100 MASL
Tasting Notes: Lemon, Toffee, Creamy
Our Colombian decaf is one you can enjoy from start to finish. A mix of castillo and caturra and grown between 1200-2100 MASL - it is a washed, ethyl acetate decaf. All this means to you is that it's decaffeinated naturally using sugars and then steamed to ensure all of the caffeine is extracted. You'll taste caramel and toffee up front with a touch of lemon acidity. This is a sweet and creamy coffee that will perk up your taste buds only.
Estate La Esperanza
Coffee Name: (Single Estate) La Esperanza
Origin: Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Varietals: Colombia, Caturra, Castillo
Altitude: 1430-1760 MASL
Tasting Notes: Chardonnay & Panela, Buttery
Rigoberto & Luis Herrera come from a long line of coffee farmers. Their family has been farming the land at Cafe Granja La Esperanza since 1945! Excellence is core to who they are. They have won countless awards and baristas worldwide compete with their coffees - using them as an example of quality. Rigoberto & Luis are continually working to improve all of the land at Cafe Granja. They experiment quite a bit with coffee tree genetics in an attempt to create a more disease resistant and consistent cup of coffee.
Coffee Name: (Co-Op) La Palmera
Origin: Huila, Colombia
Varietals: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
Altitude: 1500 MASL
Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Caramel, Balanced
Palmera is a full bodied medium roast with notes of strawberry, grapefruit, brown sugar and chocolate. It’s a washed, dry milled coffee grown at 1500 MASL in Huila, Colombia made up of Caturra, Castillo and Colombia varietals. Palmera is sourced and processed with Aromas del Sur in Pitalito, Huila, where they have a new state of the art dry mill that sorts, cleans, and selects coffee prior to preparing it for shipment .
Coffee Name - (Regional Select) Paubrasil
Origin: Cerrado Mineiro, Brazil
Altitude: 1100 MASL
Tasting Notes: Cherry, Milk Chocolate, Sweet
Paubrasil is an example of a 100% traceable Brazilian coffee. Each container has a QR code that provides info on the producer and the growing practices. Each contributor signs a statement of good practices, abides by Brazilian labor laws and stores their coffee in certified warehouses. This gives us the peace of mind we need to purchase coffee from Brazil - and these extra steps that Ally takes to ensure the safety of their producers is not just good, it's necessary.
Coffee Name - Hutwe
Origin: DR Congo
Altitude: 1600-1800 MASL
Tasting Notes: Pineapple, Mixed Berries, Sweet
This beautiful coffee comes from the Hutwe washing station in the Kirumba zone of DR Congo. This area of Congo ecologically is perfect for coffee production - plentiful rainfall, high altitude and fertile volcanic soil. But it also currently deals with dangerous rebel groups, poverty and a lack of infrastructure. This has made producing quality arabica coffee difficult for this region. That's why Olam Specialty Coffee Importers started the Virunga Coffee Company. Their goal is to improve farmer's livelihoods and the land in Kivu. We think this coffee is a wonderful representation of the work being done and we are proud to carry it. It's a bourbon varietal grown 1600-1800 MASL and tastes like pineapple and mixed berries.
Coffee Name - Benti Nenka
Origin: Hambela Wamena, Guji, Ethiopia
Varietals: JARC Selections, Ethiopian Landraces
Altitude: 1925-2110 MASL
Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Stone Fruit, Juicy
Benti Nenka comes to us from Hambela Wamena in the Guji region of Ethiopia. If you don't recognize Guji you may recognize the region of Sidamo. But, over the past decade much work has been done to differentiate Guji as its own separate growing region. Eyasu Worasa works with 600 contributing farmers to run the Guduba processing station. Eyasu uses traditional Ethiopian underwater fermentation to wash this coffee. It spends 36-48 hours underwater and then 10-14 days drying on raised beds. We are particularly interested in the JARC & Ethiopian Landraces varietals in this coffee. All of this hard work contributes flavors of blackberry and stone fruity with a juicy body.
JARC stands for the Jimma Agricultural Research Center. They select, cultivate and breed varietals in Ethiopia. JARC is run by the EBI, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute. When you read Landraces you might liken it to heirloom varietals. And you wouldn't be totally wrong! Saying heirloom is a wide view of what landraces are. By being so specific about the varietals we've chosen to honor the research and intention that went into choosing these varietals for the land at Benti Nenka. We love that the EBI is specifically working to increase biodiversity in Ethiopia and are so happy to support their work!
Finca Cedral Alto Natural
Coffee Name: (Single Origin) Finca Cedral Alto
Origin: Central Valley, Costa Rica
Altitude: 1850 MASL
Tasting Notes: Cherry, Caramel, Creamy
Another selection from the 2nd year purchasing from Roble Negro'sFincaCedralAlto. Simply put this coffee and the farmer, Jorge, are absolutely incredible. Roble Negro is an example of a truly biodiverse, intentional piece of land that is working togethernaturallyfor the good of the final product AND the good of those around it. Jorge is very passionate about preserving the environment - particularly thenaturalsprings on the land. In addition to caring forFincaCedralAltohe also owns a recycling company that he started in response to Costa Rica's pollution levels.
If you were to take a walk at Roble Negro, like Sean got to last year, you would see the perfect picture of biodiversity. The water sources on the property provide drinking water for nearby towns and irrigation for the surrounding farms. There are waterfalls, orchids, bromeliads. It's a gardener's dream. You'd see oak, cedar, fig, avocado and guava trees. Cypress trees act asnaturalwind breaks. A short list of some animals you'd see are tiger cats, armadillos and mountain lions. Lemon, plantain and other fruit trees provide food for the workers and the animals. Jorge has also diversified his income by raising 10 cattle for milk and meat. You'd see him picking all the weeds by hand and never using an herbicide. Instead they harvest microorganisms from the humus layor of the forest floor to create a non-toxic insect control and to protect against leaf rust. While processing they take the cherry skins and reincorporate them into the soil to act as fertilizer. This coffee and Jorge's work should be celebrated and seen as an example of the beauty and efficacy of biodiversity. This coffee will taste like cherry and caramel with a creamy body.
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Las Margaritas Red Bourbon
Coffee Name: (Single Estate) Las Margaritas
Origin: Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Varietals: Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1570-1850 MASL
Tasting Notes: Cocoa, Vanilla, Red Fruit
We are so happy to partner with Rigoberto and his team at Cafe Granja Las Esperanza once again. This red bourbon comes from Las Margaritas farm in Valle del Cauca, Colombia, spanning 33.8 hectares, with a population of more than 94,000 coffee trees. This is the same farm that has produced Sean and Chelsea's competition coffees over the years. There is a very special place in our heart for the Cafe Granja team. Coffee farming is their passion and they bring curiosity and innovation into each growing season. This coffee tastes like cocoa, vanilla and red fruit.