February 08, 2019

Single Origin Release: Andrés Giraldo

Andrés Giraldo is a small farm coffee producer from the Urrao region of Antioquia, Colombia. For most of his life, Andrés worked as a picker on various farms throughout the region before buying his own two hectare parcel at the age of 30. Working with his father-in-law Herlindo Sepulveda and other small farms in the region, Andrés produces award-winning microlots while also ...
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February 07, 2019

Mexico Comon Yaj Noptic

For many years, Mexico was overlooked as a reputable and dependable source for Specialty Coffee-grade offerings. Things began to change 10-15 years ago with importers, roasters, and green buyers spending more time and money travelling to and working with the farmers to take advantage of Mexico’s perfect climate, altitude, and varietals already being produced. The Comon Yaj N...
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February 07, 2019

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 Kian...
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February 07, 2019

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 21...
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February 07, 2019

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 establis...
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February 07, 2019

Single Origin Release: Brazil Serra do Cabral

The Flanzer family began farming in the 1970’s in the Serra do Cabral plateau in the state of Minas Gerais. Originally planted for forestry, brothers Marcelo and Roberto decided to diversify their land when they took over management from their father, Henrique, in 2000. Coffee had never been produced in the region before so Marcelo and Roberto started with a blank slate. The...
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