Daily Coffee Service

Coffee Name: Fazenda Samambaia Natural
Producer Type: Private Estate
Origin: Campos das Vertentes, South of Minas Gerias, Brazil                                                                                             Harvest Period: June to September
Variety: Yellow Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Yellow Catucai, Catuai, Catigua, Topazio, others
Altitude: 1100 masl
Processing Method: Natural and Pulped Natural                                                                                                                     Drying Method: Patio and Mechanical
Farm Description:: Experimental, hand-picked, small-batch natural micro-lots from Fazenda Samambaia, distinct from the mass-produced natural coffee that Brazil is known for.

Notes: cherry, watermelon, pineapple; berry-like acidity; juicy body. 

Farm: COPROCAME, Gasenyi-Buhiga Washing Station
Coffee Name: Private Washing Station leased by COPROCAME cooperative
Origin: Muyinga Province, Mwakiro, Burundi                                                                                                                            Harvest Period: March-June
Variety: Primarily Bourbon
Altitude: WS at 1,720, coffee comes from higher elevations
Processing Method: Fully washed                                                                                                                                                  Drying Method: Sun-dried on raised beds
Farm Description: In 2017, a group of coworkers formed COPROCAME Cooperative and leased a washing station from their former employer and mentor Richard Kaderi, a pioneer in environmental sustainability and innovation.  For the first three years, Richard leased the washing station for free, provided they followed the same, high-quality cherry processing procedures as they had in the past. This group is not only producing high-quality, fully washed coffee, but has also started processing small amounts of honey and natural process as they continue to seek innovation.  This coffee has notes of brown sugar, berry, and winter spice. COPROCAME cooperative was founded by producers who lease and operate the washing station from Richard Kaderi.  Members process coffee from the hills surrounding the washing station, which benefits the community and environment with sustainable features such as solar energy for powering lights and sand pipes for drinking water.

Notes: brown sugar, berry, and holiday spice.

Coffee Name: ASPROTimaná, Omar Torres
Producer Type: Cooperative
Origin: Huila, Timaná, Colombia                                                                                                                                                    Harvest Period: September - December (main) | April - July (fly)
Variety: Caturra
Altitude: 1,400 - 1700 masl 
Processing Method: Fermentation washed at farms                                                                                                              Drying Method: Sun-dried on raised beds                                                                                                                                   Certifications: Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ 
Farm Description: Socio-economic stability through better market access was the catalyst for smallholder farmers to from their organization in 2001. Today, ASPROTimaná Cooperative has 850 farmer members from 22 villages around the town of Timaná in Huila. This outstanding micro-lot from ASPROTimaná producer Omar Torres represents the best of the harvest's efforts.

Notes: melon, peach, white wine; juicy acidity; round and silky body.

Coffee Name: Fair Trade/Organic Muungano Women’s Lot
Producer Type: Cooperative
Origin: South Kivu, Kiniezire, Congo                                                                                                                                              Harvest Period: February - June (main) | September - December (fly)
Variety: Primarily Bourbon
Altitude: 1,480-2,000 masl
Processing Method: Fully washed                                                                                                                                                  Drying Method: Sun-dried on raised beds                                                                                                                                   Certifications: Fairtrade, Organic
Farm Description: This women-produced lot from Muungano Cooperative funds a goat program to generate additional income for members.  “Togetherness” ("Muungano" in Swahili) is a central value of the group, and social premiums for Muungano are invested in gender equity and quality improvements. 

Notes: Strong berry and plum flavors with juicy cranberry and cherry and a prominent black tea note.  Juicy acidity and a silky, heavy body.

Coffee Name: Haile Gebreselassie’s Masha Estate (GP)
Producer Type: Estate
Origin: Sheka Zone, SNNP Region, Masha Town, Ethiopia                                                                                                  Harvest Period: December - March
Variety: Heirloom Typica
Altitude: 2,200 masl
Processing Method: Sun-dried Natural                                                                                                                                         Drying Method: Sun-dried on raised beds
Farm Description: An Olympic gold-medalist runner, Haile Gebreselassie has added coffee to his list of accomplishments with an estate near the town of Masha in Western Ethiopia.  Situated at around 2,200 masl, most of 1,100 hectares is planted with heirloom Typica trees.

Notes: ripe melon, sugar cane, tropical mango, ginger, and guava. 

Coffee Name: Hingakawa Women’s Association, Abakundakawa Cooperative
Producer Type: Cooperative
Origin: Gakenke, Northern Province, Rushashi, Rwanda                                                                                                     Harvest Period: March - June (main) | September - November (fly)
Variety: Bourbon, Jackson
Altitude: 1,800-2,200 masl
Processing Method: Fully washed                                                                                                                                                  Drying Method: Sun-dried on raised beds                                                                                                                                   Certifications: Fairtrade, Organic
Farm Description: Hingakawa Women's Association within Abakundakawa receives a premium for lot separation to reinvest in programs benefitting its members, such as lending for school fees, medical insurance, and a communal farm.  Up next: a community center. 

Notes: well- balanced, silky, jammy, with spice, grape and vanilla.