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Coffee producers in Santo Domingo de la Capilla are very serious about picking only the ripest cherries, so it can take up to five pickings to complete a harvest. After each picking, the cherry is pulped immediately and the parchment is fermented for approximately 12 hours and then washed and dried. While it’s drying on patios it’s turned several times, which helps to achieve the region’s beautiful shade of green. The Producers Farmers here only recently began growing coffee. Until about five years ago, they concentrated primarily on sugarcane, or yonke (pronounced jon-kay). Traditionally, yonke is grown at low altitudes, but these communities had adapted and were cultivating heirloom plants and distilling a popular Peruvian cane liquor. They’ve since been introduced to coffee, which is more profitable — especially in their capable hands — though yonke remains a popular side business.
Santo Domingo de la Capilla — one of 15 districts in the province of Cutervo — has perfect conditions for outstanding coffees: high altitudes (coffee grows at up to 2,000 meters ASL) warm temperatures and abundant rain. The region also has abundant vegetation that the locals are serious about conserving. This has directly influenced la Capilla’s microclimate, which creates more precipitation than other coee-producing regions in Cajamarca and enormously benefits the producers. [Genuine Origin]
You can buy 100 gram sample packs of any of our coffee, which will come with 6 different offerings! These are the perfect touch for a local AirBnb listing or hotel room as a way to introduce your guests to local businesses in Cold Spring.
Decaffeinated Colombia Calle de Cauca (Single Origin)
Tasting Notes: cherry, caramel, cane sugar
Altitude: 1350 to 1750
Located in a biological Conservation Corridor, Valle del Cauca lies between the National Park of Tatama and "serrania de los paraguas". Some years ago, this region was identified by Conservation International as one of the two main conservation corridors in Colombia.
Farmers in this region are strongly aware of the importance of the preservation of natural resources, water management and friendly environmental practices. Valle del Cauca was once a prominent producer of coffee, but much of the land is now dedicated to producing sugar cane.
This coffee was decaffeinated using the Sugarcane Process. The process uses ethyl acetate - an organic compound found in sugar cane - to remove 97% of the caffeine from coffee beans. The process tends to leave a pleasant, sweet flavor.[Genuine Origin]
Tanzania Mbeya (Single Origin)
Tasting Notes: Cocoa Powder, Brown Spice
Process: Washed, sun-dried
This coffee was handpicked by smallholder farmers who are members of the Usongwe, Mwakakum and Umoja wa Songwe cooperatives. Geoffrey George Mbemba lives in the village of Mshewe and is a member of the Mwakakum co-op. He is 30 years old and has been farming for 10 years, since inheriting his 1-acre farm (765 trees) from his father. Geoffrey supports his wife, three children and grandmother with his coffee-production income. Last season he was able to produce 250 kgs of green coffee from his farm, earning more than 1 million Tanzania Shillings (about $440) in profit, which he plans to use, in part, to plant another acre in the coming season. [Genuine Origin]
Tasting Notes: Strawberry, red grape, honey & green tea
Located roughly 40km from Shakiso, Mulish Washing Station has a reputation for producing exquisite natural and washed coffees. The washing station receives coffee cherries from 880 Guji zone smallholders and, with 400 beds available to dry parchment, the station has the capacity to process 7000 kg of coffee per hour.
The launch of Mulish Washing Station in 2014 was a boon for the area farmers. The mills proximity to smallholders reduced travel time and made it easier for farmers to sell their coffee. Mulish sees its growers as the backbone of the operation and thus it is deeply committed to smallholders. The washing station not only provides training to farmers to improve coffee growing practices, it also sponsors education in the community by building classrooms for the local school.
After being processed by Mulish Washing Station this coffee was dry milled in Addis Ababa by Testi Coffee. Genuine Origin]
Kenya AB Lenana (Single Origin)[PANTRY RESERVE][TEMP SOLD OUT]
Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Black Currant, Brown Spice, Maple Syrup
Acidity: Mild with a hint of brightness
Our AB Lenana is a blend of AB grades from traceable sources, both estates and cooperatives, and prepared by our sister company Taylor Winch (Coffee) Ltd in Kenya. The coffee was grown by smallholders, generally with average 200 trees each, who delivered their freshly picked ripe cherries to cooperative wet mills. The AB Lenana was disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundried on elevated drying tables. Consolidated parchment volumes were then delievred to dry mills where the parchment was hulled, graded according to size and density, and warehoused and warranted for sale. [Genuine Origin]