Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolates, Carmel, Fruit
When it comes to flavor this coffee does not disappoint. At our markets it is a top seller! We love that we can support the growing trend of speciality coffee in Malawi. Here's a little about their coffee story.
Nestled into southern central Africa, the Republic of Malawi forms a landlocked strip of a plateau surrounded by Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. It is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa with over 13 million people living in only 118,000 square kilometers, of which 20% is water. Coffee was introduced to Malawi in the late 1800's by the British and peaked in production at about 70,000 bags during the 1990's. Flowering happens from December to February, and a May to September harvest follows. Generally all coffees are washed, dried on raised beds, and exported in 60 kg jute bags.View full product details
Flavor Notes: Full Body, Bold, Smooth, Smoky
Sumatra is our darkest roast. What I love most about this lot of coffee is the people we are able to support when we purchase it.
Here is their story:
This lot comes from the female members of the cooperative Kopi Wanita, which is a part of a larger grower group called Koptan Gayo Maegan Berseri. Kopi Wanita is a Fairtrade-certified group which grows organic coffee in the Jagong District of Aceh, Sumatra.
Almost 40 percent of Kopi Wanita's members are female, many of them widowed or raising children alone as single parents. Agriculture is the primary source of income for most people in the area, and it is especially difficult for single mothers to tend to both crops and children, in addition to households and community obligations. The co-op hopes that by separating and marketing the women's coffee they will be able to return the profits to training programs for the female members, including farm training and education in other skills that will help them earn a sustainable living
Help us continue to support this great co-op and enjoy an amazing cup of coffee in the process!View full product details
Flavor Notes: Sweet, Citrus, (Great for making espresso's)
This coffee comes from the ASDECAFE co-op and is a women's producer lot. This means that the majority of this coffee is produced by single moms and widows, who often have a hard time providing for their families. A lot of the profits of this coffee go right back into women's agricultural education. I love that we can support these kind of programs and make their coffee's shine!
The Guatemalan Republic is one of the Central American countries with a long tradition in producing high quality coffee. Its microclimates, lush nature and topography allow it to produce exquisite coffees, often considered among the best in the world.
The Sustainable Coffee Association of Guatemala (ASDECAFE), is organized with the objective of making washed Arabica coffees of excellent quality from the Huehuetenango and El Quiche regions available to the international market. Among its partners are groups of producers who are members of various associations and cooperatives, with the future potential of including private plantations and family groups.
The concept of “sustainability” for ASDECAFE is based on a strong commitment to the protection of the environment, equal distribution of the generated profits, business transparency, and a desire to develop quality long-term relationships with clients and suppliers. ASDECAFE contributes to the local and national economy by generating employment, foreign exchange earnings and fiscal responsibility.
ASDECAFE currently has Fair Trade, organic, and Nespresso certifications. Its total production is 30,000 bags of exported coffee, which are distributed among the local and international markets.View full product details
Flavor Notes: Chocolate, toffee-nut, mild smooth
Our Brazil coffee has a chocolate toffee-nut flavor that will dazzle your senses.
Our Brazil coffee is sourced from a traditional coffee farm run by the Paiva family in the Minas Gerais region. The original family farm, built in 1840, pioneered much of the quality coffee production in Brazil. Homera Paiva, a nephew to the original coffee farmer has recently won the Cup of Excellence for planting outstanding coffee varieties and his innovative post-harvesting process.
The Paiva farms are dedicated to the planting of native trees and water preservation. When you purchase our Brazil coffee, you are supporting a family legacy of natural and responsible coffee farming.
Flavor Notes: Carmel, Cocoa,
Decaf? Who drinks decaf? We do! This is part of my wife and I's story. There are many nights that Jess and I will be sitting on the couch together and she will look over to me with a sparkle in her eye and say, "Will you make me some decaf?" So I get up and make a french press of decaf Colombia, and we sit together cuddling up to the warm cups of Joe engrossed together in the story playing out before us on the tube. If it has been a hard week we will spend the evening drinking our coffee and decompressing. Its amazing to me the role coffee plays in these encounters. If it wasn't present it would feel like something was missing, it would feel incomplete.
It is definitely the best cup of decaf Jess and I have ever had and it is perfect for winding down at night. If you add a little cream it makes the Chocolate caramel flavors really shine. Jess and I have come to love our decaf night coffee together.
Here's a bit about how the coffee is produced.
Origin Select Decafs are sourced green by Café Imports prior to decaffeination, breaking from the industry norm. By doing this, we are able to provide the highest quality water and E.A. (sugar cane) processed products available. Offerings with the "Farm Select Decaf" name go one step further: We have carefully chosen microlots to be decaffeinated, in order to offer an even higher-end line of traceable options.View full product details
Mild Dark Roast
Flavor Notes: Sweet, Smooth, Honey, Creamy
For our African coffee we choose to buy from a mircrolot in Congo for two reasons. The main reason is because their story really stirred my heart. I must admit that many stories from this continent have stirred my heart. However, this story is a little different because it is written by the people who live there and experienced it. I think what I love the most about this story is how the coffee tree is uniting at least this section of the country that has been in civil war for decades. Without further ado...
"We are over 5600 farmers from different ethnic groups in the Kivu Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, producing some of the finest coffee in Africa. After years of conflict and civil war, our coffee promotes working together for a better future.
We live in a beautiful but very difficult place. Our small communities are remote, scattered amongst the highlands of the mountains surrounding Lake Kivu in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Our coffee grows at an altitude of 1460m to over 2000 metres above sea level.
We have lived through civil war and in great poverty for many years, but since forming our cooperative Sopacdi, despite our challenges, we also feel full of hope. For the first time we have good buyers for our coffee, who buy from us directly. Our homes are basic, without electricity, running water and other amenities. But our families are back together and we are re-building our communities.
Our headquarters are in the town of Minova, and we have just finished building the first coffee washing station the region for over 40 years."
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