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Single Origin Release: Kenya Kiandu

This offering comes to us from the Kiandu Coffee Factory, a washing and milling station in Central Kenya. It is brought to the station by numerous smallholder farmers, all of whom are members of the Mutheka Farmers Cooperative Society, or FCS. The FCS formed in 2004 and uses the motto "Urumwe, Utheri, na Utonga," which translates to "Unity, Trasparency, and Wealth." The Kiandu station is one of Kenya's largest. Boasting over 1,900 members and producing 2,500 metric tons annually, they have recieved numerous Kenyan coffee awards for greatness.

Single Origin Release: Guatemala San Isidro

San Isidro was founded in 1897 by Felix Maldonado Robles and has been passed down through four generations, remaining 100% family owned to this day. It is located at the foothills of the Lacandon Hill in San Marcos, a nature preserve for the national bird, the Quetzal. While this 1,048 Hectare farm is fairly large, the coffee production area is very small in comparison at 218 Hectares, and is reserved to the highest elevation of the property.

Single Origin Release: Colombia Caicedo

This coffee was produced in the Caicedo region of Antioquia, Colombia as a collaborative effort between 20-30 farmers. Though the region is renowned for its agriculture, it suffers from lack of infrastructure due to its remoteness and drug trade related violence that ensued throughout the 1990’s. In an effort to rebuild, farmers formed co-ops and teamed up with more established coffee producers and exporters in nearby areas to improve the quality of their coffees and gain access to markets that would otherwise not be available to them.

Single Origin Release: Colombia Familia Gomez

The Gomez family is a great example of the benefit of coffee growing being passed on through generations in rural Colombia. Their 6-hectare farm is situated in prime coffee-growing land and at an altitude of nearly 2,000 meters above sea level. With 100% Caturra varietal being grown, the Gomez family continues to produce truly delicious coffee. Originally belonging to their father, the farm is currently being managed by four brothers and sisters (Alvaro, Juan, Gloria and Fabiola) and their families.