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Hibiscus, Nectarine, Nougat
This coffee comes from the Kochere region of Ethiopia, a sub section of the Gedeo zone, located south of Yirgacheffe. The Kochere zone has long been know for it’s incredible coffee. It’s easy to produce amazing coffee when you have some of the best growing conditions in the world. High elevations and fertile soils combined with strict processing produce some of the best coffees I’ve ever tasted.
Still, sourcing can be tricky through the Ethiopian Comodity Exchange (ECX). Tracability is becoming more transparent for roasters and buyers but it still remains a challange. We worked with Royal Coffee Importers on this particular coffee. We don’t deal with them a lot, but when we do, there is usually a good reason for it. This is, honestly, my favorite coffee this year. I hoipe you guys like it as much as I do.
Region: Kochere, Ethiopia
Process: Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Elevation: 1,850 - 2,000 masl Learn More
Toasted almonds and peanuts, sparkling acidity, raspberry fruit notes, and a milk chocolate finish.
About This Coffee
Dona Francisca and Don Oscar Chacon of Las Lajas Micromill are third generation coffee producers in their family. They inherited their farms from their grandparents and are known for being one of the first to process high-quality Honeys and Naturals in Central America and for participating in the Cup of Excellence auction in 2009.
Las Lajas is an organic micromill located in Sabanilla de Alajuela in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica. Organic coffee in Costa Rica is almost non-existent and with this caliber of cup makes it one of a kind; they believe in the preservation of the environment hence their organic practices. Las Lajas processes coffee from their family farms’; these lots are fully traceable and separated by day. Water use is minimal since coffee is not washed. During the harvest Francisca will measure the brix contents in the coffee cherry to determine the optimal time to pick their coffee. 21 - 22% brix content has been the maximum they've seen.
This particular coffee is a Yellow Honey Process where 100% of the mucilage on the coffee as it dries. This particular lot was turned on the bed every hour to ensure even and consistent drying. Las Lajas has several 'levels' of honey processing, all with different drying procedures to show how processing affects the finished cup.
Region: Sabanilla de Alajuela, Costa Rica
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai
Process: Yellow Honey Process, Screen Dried
Elevation: 1,450 masl
$20.00For this particular set we are looking at how processing affects flavor of the finished cup. We received a small amount of coffee from a single estate in Kenya, with two distinct processing methods. A washed process and a natural process. These are two drastically different methods of processing coffee and it's very exciting to see how it affects the coffee. We are taking preorders for a a half pound of coffee. You will receive a quarter pound of coffee for each so you can taste and compare the difference in the processing methods.
About this coffee
The Harries family, who have been growing coffee for almost half of a century, have poured their success back into the community around them. They have donated land and money to the city and help found a technical school. This allows people and families who may not have access to any form of schooling to learn a trade to earn them money.
With over 76 centimeters of rain a year, combined with the deep red volcanic soil and temperatures of 22 to 28 degrees Celsius, come together to provide the perfect conditions for this coffee to express its genetic treasures.
Region: Central Province, Thika, Kenya
Varietal: French Mission Bourbon
Process: Washed and Natural Processing
Elevation: 1,450 masl
Natural: Juicy, Rich, Strawberries, Currants, and Caramel
Washed: Floral, Juicy, Tart Cherries, Sparkling, Crisp
$63.00Each month we'll send you a 12 oz. bag of one of our coffees. This gives you the opportunity to taste the coffees we are most excited about without having to place a new order every month. Subscription orders will ship out the first Tuesday of each month, and all shipping and handling costs are included in the price. Learn More
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