Variety:                        Bourbon
Region:                        Calcedonia, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Harvest:                        April – June 2018
Altitude:                        1510-1700 masl
Soil:                                    Sandy loam
Process: Fully washed after 78 hour in-mucilage fermentation. Left for 48hrs in silo, then moved to solar drying for 1-2 days , then back to the silo to complete drying.
Arrived:                        April 18, 2019

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Colombia La Esperanza Granja Geisha Buenos Aires-Peaberry-Not Available

Our Geisha coffee collectors are paid by day and not by collected quantity in order to motivate their work for quality and not for weight. They must use two different containers, one for coffee cherries with the appropriate ripeness level, and another one for coffee cherries with defects even if they are minimum; our quality control begins at this point. Collectors receive previous training to the harvest and are supervised by a promoter. Unlike other state farms, whose collectors go into each lot to harvest every 15 to 20 days, ours enter lots every 4 days, which allows us to keep a high coffee cherries quality uniformity level.

Cup Profile:

Fragrance and aroma: Citrus flower, sugar cane, lime. Taste and aftertaste: Panela, grapefruit, good apple acidity, creamy and dense body.
Manual and rigorous picking. Adequate equipment for the depulping process, which is done without water. Coffee is stirred and sensorial tasted to determine the ideal fermentation based on the cup profile wanted. Fermentation time for this coffee ranges between 18 and 20 hours.
Once coffee has been fully washed, is mechanically dried. The temperature is closely monitored and ranges between 35°C (95°F) and 45°C (113°F). The final humidity percentage is around 10,5%.y

Colombia Anteoquia High Altitude

We work with Expocafe to select specific Los Paisanos lots based on time of year and quality available. The main crop is between October to January and there is a mitaca crop between April and June.

Most of the the Los Paisanos that we selected are from various municipalities within the Departments of Antioquia and Risaralda in the Central Zone of Colombia. The region totals about 371 hectares of coffee. Antioquia is located in the northwestern part of Colombia, with a narrow section bordering the Caribbean Sea. The area is predominantly mountainous, with some valleys, much of which are part of the Andes Mountain range. The Department of Risaralda is located in the western central region of Colombia, and its capital is Pereira, where most of our Los Paisanos coffee is from. The territory is very mountainous and has many kinds of climates.

Expocafe works closely with various coffee producing communities located throughout the North, East, South and Central regions of Colombia. Coffees are hand-picked, sun-dried and separated by size. They strive to offer quality coffees and transparency for each lot. Traceability reports are available for each lot, and you can contact your trader to request a report.

Importers Note: SCA 83 Nice acidity, citrus, sweet

PPROCESSING: Washed and Sun dried
VARIETY: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica

Arrived:  August 30, 2019

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Brazil Fazenda Guarda Cerrado Yellow Boubon  Natural 

New 2018/19 crop!
Brazil grows a lot of coffee and they are the largest exporters of it in the world.  The vast majority of it is good but fairly common going by generic names like Santos (a port), and large regions like Cerrado and Mogiana.  They are usually a mixture of 2,3 or 4 varieties of beans. 
This offering is from one estate (Farenza) and 100% Yellow Bourbon.
Pulped Natural is kind of like a semi-washed coffee. After picking they pull off the skin of the fruit and then dry and mill. Still not washed but a hybrid processing method that leaves the coffee a bit more refined than full natural.  Unfortunately each country calls it something different.
Fazenda Guarda, located in the Cerrado Mineiro region, a protected origin within the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Tasting Notes: A great cup of coffee, a bit fuller bodied and very clean. A hint of floral upfront with a nutty/caramel/chocolate like undertone. A little hint of a soft fruit tone at the lighter roast points and on the sweeter side. Light roasts accentuate the nutty floral tones, a medium roast is where you see a little caramel, especially as the cup cools, darker roasts bring out the chocolate factor of the cup.
Roasting Notes:
Medium to dark roast beans and very easy to roast. A medium roast was preferred around here. The smooth and semi-sweet caramel tones were fantastic. Dark roast fans will think it to be a little mild at a medium roast and should take it into 2nd crack.
Importers roasting notes:  Honey, chocolate, cream, cane sugar

Grower:                        Fazenda Guarda | Jose Maria Domingos Junior
Variety:                        Yellow Bourbon
Region:                        Minas Gerais, Brazil
Harvest:                        2019 crop
Altitude:                        1100 meters
Soil:                                    Clay Minerals
Process:                        Pulped natural (Honey) and dried in the sun
Arrived:                        July 20, 2019

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Colombia Graja La Esperanza Bourbon Noire

It has bee a while since I have had any of the Colombia Granja coffees.  They only had this year this one and  one call Sudan Rume that cost about 5 times as much.
This iteration, dubbed “Bourbon Noir” is processed in such a way as to accentuate the wine-like (one might even say Pinot-esque) characteristics of the coffee, yet in a fully washed setting. Extended fermentation and rigorous cherry selection result in a flavor profile that is paradoxically familiar and unique. You can love it or leave it, but I guarantee you’ve never tried anything quite like it, and compared to the high cost of coffees from this farm, this delicious (and high-scoring, I might add) selection can be had at practically bargain prices.
 Frequently recognized by the brand Café Granja la Esperanza, brothers Luis and Rigoberto Herrera are the proprietors of a small group of farms in central Colombia: Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosí, and Hawaii. We’ve worked with a number of exclusive microlots from this innovative group of farms since the beginning of the Crown Jewel program. It seems like every harvest the Herrera hermanos come up with something new and innovative, exemplifying the stewardship undertaken by their father, who first diversified their coffees to include Yellow and Red Bourbon, Caturra, and Typica back in 1945.

Colombia Caicedonia Las Margaritas “Bourbon Noir” Crown Jewel is sourced from a family owned estate located in the municipality of Caicedonia within the Valle del Cauca department, Colombia.  Granja La Esperanza, consisting of four distinct farms (Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosi, and Hawaii), is managed by Rigoberto and Luis, two of eleven siblings following in the footsteps of their grandparents who began cultivating coffee in Valle del Cauca in the 1930s.  Rigoberto and Luis meticulously manage the various micro-climates throughout the four farms to ensure optimum adaptability and exceptional cherry maturation of the red bourbon variety at Las Margaritas. The brothers have also embraced innovation at their wet and dry mill to reduce water and fossil fuel consumption. Beyond coffee, the brothers focus on creating gender balance in the workforce, dignified wages, and educational opportunities for workers and their children..

Variety:            Caturra, Catuai
Region:            Coto Brus, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Harvest:            October – February
Altitude:            1200 – 1500 meters
Soil:                         Volcanic loam
Process:            Fully washed and dried in the sun and mechanical driers
Certifications:                        Organic
Crop:                        2018
Arrived:            April 18, 2019

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Growing Altitude:                        1,750 masl
Arabica Variety:                        Castillo, Colombia
Harvest Period:                        October-January; April-June
Milling Process:                        Washed, sundried
Crop Year:                                     2018
Arrived:                                    March 15, 2019

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Guatemala Mario Jordan Duarte Pacamara

Given the farm’s proximity to the Salvadoran border, perhaps it’s not so surprising to find that Mario Duarte is growing the Pacamara variety, a fascinating and heavily researched cultivar first developed in El Salvador at the Genetic Department of the Salvadoran Institute for Coffee Research (ISIC) over the course of nearly 30 years beginning in 1958. Despite only accounting for about 0.22% of El Salvador’s coffee plants, Pacamara has developed a cult following among specialty roasters noted for its herbal and savory cup character and its exceptionally large and long bean size.
We really appreciated this fully washed Guatemalan Pacamara for its seamless integration of unique flavors. All of its talking points are present – sweet herbs like sage and basil, clean citric acidity, a slight savory fresh onion note, and raw sugar cane sweetness. It’s really the harmony and balance of these elements, however, that wowed us..
 Pacamara descends from two naturally occurring variations, called Pacas and Maragogype, branching off Arabica’s two most common heirloom cultivars, Bourbon and Typica. Pacas has Bourbon heritage and was discovered by the Pacas family in the Santa Ana volcanic region within El Salvador, while Maragogype is a Typica mutation, first discovered in Brazil’s mountainous Bahia region. The large size of the beans, for which Pacamara is famous, is also a genetic trait of Maragogype.
 This Guatemalan Pacamara is pretty by-the-books in terms of what you’d expect from a green coffee analysis perspective of a standard washed Pacamara. About three-quarters of the coffee didn’t even pass through the first screen in my set, and the density is about as low as we’ve seen in awhile. Moisture is just a tick above average, as is the water activity. You should expect this to be a challenging, but rewarding coffee to roast.

Honduras Finca Liquidambar Yellow Honey Organic – Fair Trade  2019 Crop

Origin: Roberto Salazar
Finca Liquidambar

Finca Liquidambar, located in San Marcos Honduras, is a farm which through its innovative experiments has pioneered new organic fertilizers which have been adopted by many other farmers in the surrounding area. Roberto is very passionate about producing coffee in an environmental manner and is always looking for new ways of producing better coffee organically. He is also passionate about exploring new methods of processing coffee and this season has produced washed, honey & natural coffee from his farm.

Finca Liquidambar is an experimental farm that has pioneered new methods of producing organic coffee. This stunning yellow honey processed beans are  packed full of strawberries & cream with a sweet maple syrup finish.

This is a true  Micro Lot as only 13 bags were available of which I bought 2.

Costa Rica Familia Monge Black Honey Tarrazu

This Fun stuff here, this black honey process coffee is juicy and ripe with load of notes ranging from concord grape and raisin to molasses and cinnamon.

Rather than fermenting and washing the coffee after pulping, honey processed (sometimes called pulped natural or less frequently semi-washed) coffees like this one are left to dry with a bit of the sticky fruit still intact. Color designations tend to indicate the amount of fruit left: white honeys have nearly none at all, while red honeys are the “classic” style and black honeys, such as this example, are left to dry with as much fruit as possible. The seeds are left with a little reddish hue still clinging to the silver skin and a lot of bold, fruity flavors.

The Monge Family runs a 12-acre farm, called La Esperanza Familia Monge. Rodolfo Monge has more than 40 years of experience cultivating coffee but has only been processing the families coffee for the last four years in large part because of his son Gustavo’s interest in creating traceability for his family's coffee. The farm now has its own micro-mill where cherry selection, depulping, and drying are meticulously executed with a focus on balancing environmental impact with expressive cup profiles. This honey processed coffee is an example of precisely executed methods of drying coffee while the mucilage remains attached to the bean, which reduces water consumption by eliminating the need to wash the mucilage from the bean. Only 50 bags are available of this sweet, peachy coffee. Get 'em while they're hot!!

Tasting Notes:  floral, herbal, lime, dried fruits, blackberry, honey, dark chocolate

​Primary Attributes
Sweetness:                          Jammy, Fructose
Acidity:                        Tart Tartaric & Citric; Mild Wine-like Acetic
Viscosity:                        Sticky, Thick
Cleanliness:                        Herbal & Fruited

Region                        Apaneca, Ahuachapán, El Salvador
Harvest                       November – March
Altitude                      1450 – 1780 meters
Soil                             Volcanic loam
Process                       Pulped Natural and dried in the sun
Crop                            2019
Arrived                        June 4, 2019

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Peru Amazonia COOP Organic - SHB-Not Available

Coffee production came to Peru in the 1700s. After two centuries, the heirloom typica variety still comprises 60 percent of the country's exports. There are more than 110,000 coffee growers in Peru, most of whom are indigenous to these landscapes and speak Spanish as a second language. The average land-holding farmer lives on two or three hectares, hours away from the comforts of electricity and running water. Peru’s coffee exports account for two percent of both the national economy and the global coffee supply2, Peru is quickly building a global reputation for producing traditionally cultivated, shade grown, high quality Arabica beans.
Peruvian coffee farmers' landholdings are small, and the country's typical micro-wet-milling operation is even smaller. From May to September, farmers pick ripe cherries and carry them to hand pulpers and wooden fermentation tanks. This tradition of micro-wet-milling has protected Peru's water resources from the devastating effects of river-polluting pulping factories. After processing their coffee, most farmers hike their beans by foot or mule into the nearest town—a trip that can take anywhere from thirty minutes to eight hours. On Saturdays, the plaza of the closest town becomes a buying and selling station for the surrounding remote coffee growers. Farmers sell their coffee and buy goods for their homes before heading back up the mountainous foot trails.
This is an Organic certified SHB EP grade coffee from a cooperative in Peru. Located in the Lonya Grande district of the Amazonas region in Northern Peru, the cooperative currently includes more than 250 small scale farmers. This coffee is 95% over screen 15 and ranges in growing altitude from 1500 - 2100 masl. Varieties harvested by the cooperative include typica, caturra, pache, castillo, and bourbon. . 


Costa Rica Amistad Organic  SHG - EP

Roasting:  I've heard that the owner of the farm says that a light roast is the only way to drink his coffee.  I think he may be right, because you'll only be able to appreciate the subtle nuances and balance in the cup at a light to medium roast. Start on the lighter side of medium (City +), or just before the second crack and adjust upwards if you prefer, but we'd take it no darker than medium (Full City).  This coffee roasts very evenly!
Recommendation:  For people who enjoy a balanced, smooth cup.  Coffees such as this La Amistad were once passed off as high quality Kona coffee. The guy who did that went to jail, so don't get any ideas!  Just kick back and enjoy a well rounded very, very nice cup!
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
This below was taken off the internet:
Acidity & Brightness: Crisp, sweet, bright
Balance & Finish: Exceptionally balanced, crisp and quick finish
Body & Texture: Medium to light bodied, smooth texture
Flavor Traits:  Dark chocolate, lemon, orange and honey
Certifications: Organic
Grade:  Strictly High Grown (highest), very dense
Processing: European (wet), shade grown and hand picked.


This Decaf coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera ,a cooperative established in 1966 in the province of Chanchamayo, Peru. It has more than a thousand members who work together through the Occupational Learning Center for Sustainable Agriculture where farmers learn environmentally friendly farming and crop diversification techniques aimed at creating additional sources of income. The COOP also funds micro-financing for women who run household businesses, rural healthcare clinics, and infrastructure projects to maintain five roads, three potable water systems, and three schools.
 PERU Organic SELECT WATER DECAF is sourced from lots that the Royal team has selected based on cupping evaluations. After selection, the green coffee is pre-soaked in water to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The beans are then introduced to a solution concentrated with coffee solubles that extract the caffeine without extracting the coffee’s particular flavor. 

Grower            Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Florida
Variety            Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Pache, and Typica
Region                        Chanchamayo, Junín, Peru
Harvest            April - September
Altitude            1200 – 1400 meters
Soil                        Clay minerals
Process            Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications            Decaf, Organic
Crop                        2018
Arrived            April 18, 2019

Panama La Esmeralda Geisha "Private Collection"​

This is an SHB EP grade Rain Forest Alliance certified Geisha variety coffee from Hacienda La Esmeralda, which is located in the Boquete region of Panama. This Geisha lot is part of Esmeralda's Private Collection which means it is comprised of the best Geisha microlot harvests from the farms of Jaramillo, El Velo and Cañas Verdes located at 1,600 – 1,800 masl
Esmeralda Private Collection is where to look for dependable, consistent Geisha coffee quality. Private Collection lots are made up of a blend of micro-lots from our Geisha producing farms, selected for the signature taste of high-altitude Geisha coffees.
Private Collection coffee is offered both washed and natural processed. For information regarding sales, contact us here.
Esmeralda Private Collection is grown at Jaramillo, Quiel and Cañas Verdes farms at 1,600 – 1,800 masl.
Esmeralda Private Collection coffees exhibit the classic aromatics that have made people from all over the world fall in love with Geisha coffee: floral, fruity, high citric acidity, bold cup and juicy body. Every coffee in Hacienda La Esmeralda is picked at the absolute peak of ripeness, and this in combination with Esmeralda Private Collection’s high altitude leads to a sweet, bright, delicious cup.
​Panama Esmeralda Private Collection Geisha represents a great bargain in one of the world's most expensive and sought after coffees -Esmeralda Special - which is sold only through an privately held, international auction for roasters. Each year for the past several years, Hacienda Esmeralda has held a private auction of their prized Geisha varietal, each Esmeralda Special lot coming from a specific plot of land on their farm. Altogether there is not much coffee, only about 20,000 pounds, which must fill a big demand from all corners of the world (this may sound like a lot but is only half of one shipping container). Competition for the coffee is fierce and prices go very high. By the time the coffee reaches roasters around the world it is not uncommon for it to sell for more than $100 per pound or $5 to $7 when sold by the cup.

Region: La Libertad, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Elevation: 1750 - 2100 masl
Process: Fully washed after pulping and fermenting, dried in the sun on a patio, under parabolic shade, and in guardiolas
Cultivar: Caturra, Ethiopian Heirloom, SL-28
Harvest: January - April 2018
Arrived:                         July 25, 2018

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Region:                                    Chiapas
Growing Altitude:                        1,250–1,350 masl
Arabica Variety:                        Catuai, Bourbon, Caturra
Harvest Period:                        December–March
Milling Process:                        Washed, sun-dried
Flavor:                                    Chocolate, nutty
Body:                                                Balanced
Acidity:                                    Malic and citric
Screen Size:                                     80% Over Screen 16
Preparation:                                     European Preparation
Crop:                                                 2019
Arrived:                                    September 20, 2019

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Variety:            Catuai, Caturra
Region            : La Esperanza de Tarrazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
Harvest:            November-March
Altitude            1500 – 1700 meters
Soil:                  Volcanic loam
Process:            Pulped natural (Honey) and dried on raised beds
Crop year:         2019
Arrived:             August 10, 2019 

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El Salvador Cerro las Ranas Honey Process

Cerro Las Ranas (the Hill of Frogs) coffee is named after the farm’s lagoon that is populated by thousands of frogs, located in Apaneca within the department of Ahuachapan, El Salvador. The coffee is produced by JASAL, a family owned operation where Jose Antonio Salaverria and his sons take great pride in their meticulous attention to detail, from year-round farm management to quality control in the cupping lab, and everything in between. In the pulped natural process (also called a honey process), JASAL pulps perfectly ripened cherries and then dries the coffee beans, still covered in mucilage, on clay patios while constantly turning the beans to ensure even drying.

This mixed variety lot is sun-dried on combination of patio and raised beds, after processing. The hybrid “Honey” process, not at all dissimilar to a pulped natural or semi-washed, involves mechanically removing the coffee cherry skins by a depulper, but some of the flesh of the fruit is allowed to remain on the seed. Then, rather than fermenting in a tank to remove the mucilage, the coffee is taken directly into the sun to dry. The result is an extraordinarily flavorful coffee that retains some of the nicest qualities of both the fully washed and cherry-dried processes..

Variety:                        Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, and Typica
Region            :                        Marcala, La Paz, Honduras
Harvest:                        November - March
Altitude:                        1200 – 1650 meters
Process:                        Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications:                        Organic
Crop year:                         2019
Arrived:                        June 4, 2019

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Guatemala Atitlan La Voz  Organic-

This coffee comes from a region in the Western Highlands of Guatemala named for its picturesque volcanoes and beautiful lake, Lago Atitlan. Grown in fertile volcanic soils by a small farmer cooperative rich in Indian tradition, La Voz que Clama en el Desierto (“The Voice that Cries out in the Desert”) has been certified organic since 1992. The name pays homage to St. John, the patron saint of the village, San Juan La Laguna. The population is about 95% Tz’utujil.
La Voz’s coffee trees are cultivated under a rich shade tree canopy that includes many trees native to the region. This canopy provides a home to a diversity of migratory bird species. La Voz is a cooperatively managed farmer group with 161 partners. 100 partners are male owners, and 61 are female owned farms, a rarity in coffee farming. The associate farmers produce coffee on small plots of land (about 1 hectare each, or 2.5 acres) that are individually owned and maintained. Ripened coffee is harvested by family members and other coop associates. Sacks of coffee cherries are manually carried to the communal wet processing mill where La Voz’s management oversees the depulping, fermentation, sorting and patio drying. La Voz also recently has created other revenue by opening a language school and eco-tour.
 In the cup, expect sweetness, cane sugar, creamy chocolate and light citrus acidity. This coffee fully complies with our equitable commerce program, Home Grown .

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Harvest:   2017
Origin:      Valle del Cauca, Trujillo
Growing conditions: 1750 masl
Farm size: 2 hectares

Arrived:     January 9, 2018
Botanical variety: Geisha (Esmeralda special)
Process: Fully washed.

Colombia La Esperanza Geisha Buenos Aires 
1 - 4lb .          5 - 9 lbs.           10 - 14 lbs.            15-20  lbs.        22 lbs.

$17.00            $15.50               $14.00                  $12.50             $12.00

Colombia La Esperanza Granja Geisha Buenos Aires PEABERRY

1 - 4lb .          5 - 9 lbs.           10 - 14 lbs.            15-20  lbs.        22 lbs.

$15.00 .        $13.50              $12.00 .                $11.00             $10.50

Arrived:  September 19, 2019

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Honduras Raos Marcala Organic 

A sunset view of Marcala, Honduras - a region we've seen many arrivals from in the past few weeks. One remarkable producer is Cooperativa Regional Mixta de Agricultores Organicos de la Sierra (RAOS), an association with 200 members who produce coffee on small family-owned farmers in the Marcala growing region within the department of La Paz, Honduras. RAOS was founded in 1997, and was the first cooperative of small and medium organic coffee producers in Honduras. Leaf rust has caused considerable damage in the Marcala region, but RAOS is supporting the recovery with financing that has helped members start nurseries to replace damaged coffee trees and add additional shade trees. The coffee from RAOS has been coming in clean and sweet, with citrus and caramel notes. Give your trader a call to learn more!
Cooperativa Regional Mixta de Agricultores Organicos de la Sierra (RAOS), an association with 200 members who produce coffee on small family-owned farmers in the Marcala growing region within the department of La Paz, Honduras. Coffee produced in the Marcala region has a protected designation of origin (DENOMINACION DE ORIGEN CAFE DE MARCALA) to preserve the renowned reputation of the Marcala brand. RAOS was founded in 1997 and is the first cooperative of small and medium organic coffee producers in Honduras. Leaf rust has caused considerable damage in the Marcala region. RAOS is supporting the recovery with financing that has helped members start nurseries to replace damaged coffee trees and add additional shade trees.

I have donated a bag of this coffee to the charity Grounds for Health for their June auction.
Their bag (150 pounds) is Organic but it is also Fair Traded.  Goggle them, a very worthwhile coffee charity.

Costa Rica Finca El Cabuyal La Ortiga Tarrazu​

Costa Rica Finca El Cabuyal La Ortiga Tarrazu GrainPro is sourced from a family owned farm located in La Ortiga de Copalchi in the province of Corralillo, Costa Rica. Manuel Carranza Navarro and Maria De Los Angeles Molina Navarro received the 5-acre farm called El Cabuyal as a wedding gift from Maria’s father. Over the last ten years, the couple has worked together to produce specialty coffee on the farm, which has a micro-mill allowing for meticulous care in cherry selection, depulping, fermenting, and drying coffee. The income from El Cabuyal has helped the couple raise their two sons who are 8 and 2 years old.

Location:                      Chiquimula, Concepción Las Minas
Variety                         Pacamara
Altitude range:             4000 – 5100 feet

Type of soil:                 Loamy-Sandy
Harvest season:            December to March
Drying process:            Sun
Mill:                             Wet
Arrived:                       December 14, 2018

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ORIGIN:                       Peru
REGION:                      Amazonas
PROCESSING:               Washed
SCREEN SIZE:               95% over screen 15
ALTITUDE:                  1500 - 2100m
VARIETY:                    Bourbon, Castilla, Caturra, Catimor, Pache, Typica
CERTIFICATIONS:         Organic
BAG TYPE:                  Grain Pro
CROP YEAR:                2018
ARRIVED:                    January 9, 2019

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 is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Promotora de Desarrollo Cooperativo de Las Segovias (PRODECOOP), an umbrella cooperative operating in the departments of Estelí, Madriz and Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua. PRODECOOP operates a centrally located dry mill facility and cupping lab where coffee is received, processed and selected for export. The coffee is named after the Miraflor natural reserve, which has more than 200 species of orchids. Two small cooperatives operating in El Sontule, Estelí (Jose Benito Diaz with 21 members and Vicente Talabera with 36 members), cultivate, harvest and process coffee at farm level micro-mills before delivering dried parchment to PRODECOOP. The consistent quality of Miraflor year after year is attributable in part to PRODECOOP (a large organization that can efficiently provide producer financing, training, and technical assistance to improve coffee quality, as well as, fair trade programs that promote income diversification and education), and the other part to the small cooperatives, which provide tailored grassroots organization and commitment for the families that cultivate the coffee.
Grower:                        PRODECOOP | Coopetiva Jose Benito Diaz and Cooperativa Vicente Talabera
Variety:                        Catuai, Caturra, and Catimor
Region            :                        El Sontule, Estelí, Nicaragua
Harvest:                        December - January
Altitude:                        1100 – 1800 meters
Soil:                                    Clay minerals
Process:                        Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications:                        Fair Trade, Organic
Crop year:                      2019

Arrrived:                         June 4, 2019

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​The first Colombian Geisha arrived to Café Granja La Esperanza through Carleida state farm, located next to La Esmeralda state farm in Boquete Panama. This farm was leased by Café Granja La Esperanza for 7 years, and it is located in the Alto Jaramillo, Boquete, cradle of the amazing Panamanian Geisha. In 2008, Carleida farm obtained the first place on the annual competition of the best Panamanian specialty coffees, “The Best of Panama”, with its Geisha variety, and has remained among the first places in later years.  

The best seeds of the Panamanian state farm were sown in experimental lots on the three volcanic mountain ranges of Colombia, and the best Geisha bushes are being reproduced on commercial lots in Trujillo and Caicedonia area, from Valle del Cauca State. Geisha coffee trees, robust and cheerful, have grown in great terroirs of Cerro Azul, La Esperanza and Buenos Aires farms, in the foothills of the western mountain range; and in Las Margaritas farm, nestled in a large nest of the central mountain range.

Guatemala Huehuetenango La Libertad Finca Los Bromelias-Not Available

This week we’re releasing a unique and delightful microlot from the Vides family in Guatemala, each from a different farm the family owns and operates. The Vides family’s story in coffee began 3 generations ago in 1958, when Jorge Vides Molina, a prominent doctor, founded Finca la Bolsa as a passion project. His daughter and grandson now manage the network of farms in Huehuetenango and the accompanying export business.
While Don Jorge passed away in 1995, his daughter María Elena and her son Renardo Ovalle took over management. In 2002 they submitted coffee from their farm to the Cup of Excellence, its first year in Guatemala, and took home the prize for second place. With the potential to produce super-specialty microlots suddenly exposed, the farms underwent an overhaul in terms of production style, cupping day lots and individual varieties to separate quality and cultivating direct relationships with roasters and coffee buyers.
Finca Bromelias is the smallest of the three farms we chose, just about 6 hectares of land established in 2014, producing about 60 bags of coffee annually. The farm is planted with an interesting mix of cultivars, including Caturra, SL-28, and an heirloom Ethiopian variety.
Sustainability and traceability are among the family’s stated priorities, and the work shows in the attention to detail they’ve taken in harvesting, processing, and exporting. The results are clear in the cup – this is a delicious coffee, offering a bright citric acidity with a great complexity to its flavor profile, including lemongrass, apricot, peach tea, and subtle floral notes..
​Primary Attributes
Sweetness: Brown sugar, Caramel
Acidity: Bright, Citric
Viscosity: Juicy, Clean
Cleanliness: Sparkling, pristine


Background Details:
HONDURAS ORGANIC OCOTEPEQUE SHG EP is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Café Ventura, located in the community of El Playón within the municipality of San Marcos in the department of Ocotepeque, Honduras. Café Ventura is owned and operated by Lurvin Ventura and his family, who have been cultivating coffee since 1970 and started to export coffee in 2012. In addition to helping small producers to improve quality and export coffee, Café Ventura donated land for the construction of a kindergarten in El Playón and purchased water filters for the local elementary schools. Producers working with Café Ventura also diversify their income growing corn, beans, and vegetables.

Grower:                        37 coffee producers from Ocotepeque
Variety:                        Bourbon, Caturra, Icatu, Ihcafe 90, Pacas, and Lempira
Region:                        Ocotepeque, Honduras
Harvest:                        November - March
Altitude:                        1100 – 1750 meters
Soil:                                    Clay minerals
Process:                        Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications:                        Decaf, Organic
Crop:                                    2019

Mexico Siltepec El Jaguar Chiapas

Siltepec is located in the central part of Chiapas. This coffee comes from the high-altitude area of the Sierra Madre, bordering the biosphere reserve El Trifuno, which is the habitat of an Endemic Bird Area, “El Quetzal.” This ecological region represents 30 percent of the flora in all of Chiapas territory.
The microclimate in this region creates a cloud forest, due the Soconuscu rainforest zone around the Novillero River. The weather is humid with lots of shade, cool conditions at night and excellent soil, which together create a perfect environment for the development of specialty coffee.
Our El Jaguar comes from a group of small producers and is harvested and processed by hand. After harvesting it is de-pulped, fermented and washed before being dried in the sun.
 The plantations are located near The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo. In 1972 was named as a"Natural area" in Chiapas State, to preserve the "quetzal", a special bird that only lives in this place. In 1990, it became a federal "Protected area" with an extension of 119 thousand 177 hectares. The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo hosts 11 of the 18 recognized vegetation types in Chiapas; there are been identified about 1,500 species of plants, but maybe this number can grow to 3,000 because of the not classified varieties, which is about the 30% of the flora of all Chiapas territory.

Aroma:                                     Spicy, Cinnamon, Dark chocolate
Flavor:                                     Round body, vanilla, tangerine notes
Sweetness:                                    Brown sugar, caramel
Acidity:                                    Fine lemon grass

Variety:                         Icatu, Pacas, Catuai, IH-90, Pacamara
Processing:                     Yellow honey process
 Certifications:             Organic EU
Crop:                                    2019
Arrived:                        May 9, 2019

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REGION: Boquete
SUBREGION: Palmira, Jaramillo, and Quiel
PRODUCER: El Velo, Jaramillo, and Canas Verdes
VARIETY: Geisha​

Arrived:  September  19, 2019                
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Grower:                        Manuel Carranza Navarro and Maria De Los Angeles Molina Navarro | Finca El Cabuyal
Variety:                        Catuai, Caturra
Region            :                        La Ortiga de Copalchi, Cartago, Costa Rica
Harvest:                        February-March
Altitude:                        1800 meters
Soil:                                    Volcanic loam
Process:                        Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Crop:                                    2018
Arrived:                        May 9, 2019

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