Our Coffee Beans
Mexico Chiapas, Certified Rainforest Alliance
This is one of our favorite coffees.
Federación de Sociedades Cooperativas Indígenas y Ecológicas de Chiapas was founded in 2009 by five farmer groups from Tzotzil, Tzeltal, Mame, Chuj and Zoque. The cooperative has over 3,300 members, primarily indigenous farmers and their families. Each producer does their own wet milling and dries the coffees on their own patios before delivering the coffee to the cooperative. Since the founding of FESICH they have established a renovation program, built a nursery that now houses over two million coffee plants and offers training programs for leaf rust treatment. In addition, producer members have access to small producer financing.
Process - washed and sun dried
Altitude - 3,608 to 5,905 feet above sea level
Variety – Caturra Mondo Novo, Catuai
Cupping Notes - pineapple, stone fruit, red apple, vanilla, lime
Kenya AA - Nyeri Hill Estate, Rainforest Alliance
Kenya coffee is some of the most sought after coffee in the world. This coffee comes from the high plateaus around Mt. Kenya and is grown at a mile high in elevation in volcanic red soils. Nyeri Hill Estate planted their first seedlings in 1914. Like many other origins, all coffees in Kenya come with a grade, and AA is the highest grade based on the screen size and density of the bean. This coffee is sure to impress.
Process - Double fermentation, Raised beds
Altitude - 5,280 feet above sea level
Variety - Kenyan Bourbon
Cupping Notes - Balanced cup with notes of pomegranate, apricot, plum, cherry, bergamot tea. Mild sweet acidity with medium body.
Costa Rica Aquiares, Rainforest Alliance
Grown high on the slopes of the Turrialba Volcano.
As the largest Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee farm in Costa Rica, Aquiares devotes 80 percent of its land to growing high quality coffee and the remaining 20 percent to conservation. Coffee plots are interlaced with over a dozen natural springs and almost 20 kilometers in streams, all protected with buffer zones in line with the property's RA certification. These streams form a network of natural corridors through the farm that connect the large protected forests in the two river valleys, providing a healthy environment for the local animals, birds, and plants.
The farm and the community at Aquiares are mutually connected. The farm provides services, land, security and honest jobs. In return, the coffee farm has benefited from a well-educated community and relies on highly skilled professionals from its community to thrive. Such a level of interdependence has helped contribute to the sense of pride that Aquiareños take in both their community and the coffee.
Process - Washed
Altitude - 3,937 - 4,593 feet above sea level
Variety - F1 Hybrid - Ethiopian Rumens Sudan x Sarchimor
Cupping Notes - Apple, Lemon & Cherry
Mexico Chiapas Decaf
This is the same bean as our regular Mexico Chiapas but this coffee is decaffeinated using Mountain Water Processing, which is the same method as Swiss Water Processing. Mountain Water Processing takes place in Mexico where Swiss Water Processing, which was originated in Switzerland, takes place in British Columbia, Canada.
Process - Mountain Water
Altitude - 3,608 - 5,905 feet above sea level
Variety -Caturra, Bourbon, Typica & Catuai
Cupping Notes - Dried fruits, Vanilla & Lime