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]
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Colombia Macizo del Guarapas (Single Origin)(SOLD OUT/BACK ORDERED)
Tasting Notes: milk chocolate, sweet and clean
Process: Washed, Patio dried
In southern Huila, about 40 minutes southeast of the town of Pitalito, producers in the municipality of Palestina formed an association that, in honor of the mountain range and river, they named Macizo del Guarapas.
Today, the association consists of 92 farms that are generally between 3 and 5 hectares. Crop density is low in the area, and most farms have fewer than 4,000 trees per hectare. The farms range in altitude from 1,600 to 1,900 meters above sea level and mostly grow Caturra and Colombia, though several grow higher-end varietals including Geisha, Pink Bourbon and Tabi. All of them have extensive shade from local trees like walnut and guayacan.
The area has two rainy seasons that allow for a main crop, from October through January, and a smaller crop between May and July. However, because they're situated on the slope of the great Macizo, and given the high altitude and somewhat cold and rainy microclimate, the coffee trees are unusual here. Instead of a few big flowerings, the trees produce several small flowerings, which causes coffee to be harvested over 10 months of the year.
The time from flowering to picking is 34 to 35 weeks (a couple of weeks longer than is common in most places, as the cool climate requires more time for the cherries to mature). And finally, the yield per hectare is also less than average, given lower density, the colder environment and the extensive shade—though together these are a recipe for a beautiful cup profile. [InterAmerican Coffee]
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]
Indonesia Sulawesi Toraja (Single Origin)
Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate, Walnut, Raisin & Granola
Process: Wet hulled
Formerly known as Celebes, coffee was introduced into Sulawesi centuries ago by the Dutch East India Company when Indonesia was under Dutch control. The first Typica plants arrived, as coffee production spread throughout Java and Sumatra. This Toraja Grade 1 Sulawesi coffee comes from various small holders. The cherries were double-picked, to remove any physical defects. The additional quality control practice ensures that only ripe red cherries are used. The coffee was then processed using the wet-hulled method (locally called “Giling Basah”), in the same way as other Indonesian coffees. This process helps to give the coffee its classic Sulawesi characteristics. [Genuine Origin]