Ethiopia Banko Gotiti
This outstanding lot was grown by farmers living around the town of Banko Gotiti in Gedeo County. Most contributing farmers own less than a hectare of land, and they grow coffee simply as a backyard cash crop. Coffee will usually be interspersed with other crops, such as sweet potato, mangos and avocados. Varieties of coffee grown are usually interpreted to be heirloom, as farmers simply inherit the trees of their parents. Income from coffee is important but minimal for most farmers due to the small size of their farms. As such, inputs are minimal– most coffee grown in the region is 100% organic, though not certified, as farmers simply don’t have the money to apply chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Gotiti showcases floral aromatics that lead to round notes of nectarine in the cup. There are delicate notes of vanilla and chamomile in the finish.
Peru El Cedro
Gonzalo Guevara Martinez is the founder and current president of the Santuario Association of Coffee Producers, which works with small-scale producers in Cajamarca, Peru. His farm name refers to the cedar tree that grows on his small four hectare farm. The land is dotted with indigenous trees that give shade to his coffee trees. At El Cedro, coffee is selectively picked with only the ripest cherries being harvested at each pass. Cherries are then hand-sorted to ensure that no underripe or damaged cherries make it into the fermentation tanks. The care and attention to harvesting and processing techniques are apparent. In the cup, El Cedro is layered with notes of dark fruit and caramelized sugar.
Hunapu means “mountain flower” in the K’iche language, the most widespread of the indigenous languages in Guatemala. It is also the indigenous name for Vulcan de Agua, a volcano located near the city of Antigua. The processing mill Bella Vista is located at the foot of the volcano. Bella Vista is a farm, a wet mill, and dry mill. Hunapu is a blend of lots from different producers who own 1-4 hectare farms around Antigua between 1500 and 1800 meters. The majority of this coffee is of the Bourbon variety. Hunapu has excellent maple syrup sweetness balanced with structured citrus acidity.
This lot was purchased through an association in Buesaco town, that currently serves about 500 producers. It is made up of three coffees from the veredas Altamira and Pajajoy, on farms growing between 1900-2100 meters. Like most of the area, these producers are growing a mix of Caturra and Colombia. The majority of coffee production is performed using hand-crank depulpers, is generally fermented overnight, and finally dried on raised, covered beds. The latter helps protect unstable, wet parchment from the elements, and ventilation facilitates good airflow. The flavor profile here is heavily fruited, probably due to longer fermentation times, and is loaded with flavors of plum, blackberry, kiwi, and apple blossom.
Ethiopia Yabitu Koba
Located in the beautiful mountainous landscape of the Guji highlands, Uraga is one of the highest elevation growing regions in Ethiopia with altitudes of over 2,300 meters. Uraga is a town located between Shakiso and Dilla where Feku Jebil is the owner of the Hana Asrat washing station and a Uraga native known for producing outstanding coffees. Hana Asrat station is located in the Yabitu Koba village where around 720 small-holder farmers deliver cherry to Feku’s washing station. This year’s crop has delicate floral aromatics and an array of flavors including apple skin, lime, pine, peach, and tropical fruit.
Guatemala San Jacinto
San Jacinto is located in San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango and consists of three small producers: Jacinto Pérez Sánchez, Francisco Pérez Sánchez and Rudy Pérez Sánchez. The area encompassing San Jacinto starts at 1650 and ends at 1700 masl. Varieties in this area consist of 70% bourbon and the remaining 30% is a mixture of caturra and pache. They have a late harvest due to the altitude, so the harvest season goes from the beginning of March to the end of April and there are two rounds of picking. They also operate their own wet mill and patios for drying. San Jacinto has an excellent depth of sweetness balanced by ripe red fruit notes.
For Skyline, we select and roast coffees that produce articulate sweetness, complexity, and body. Our roast profile is optimized for espresso extraction. Our current offering is from the Santa Isabel farm in Coban, Guatemala. This coffee produces espresso with syrupy body and ripe fruit notes.
Big Joy Espresso
Big Joy is a slightly more developed roast than Skyline, and pairs exceptionally well with milk. We use Big Joy for all of our milk-based drinks at our flagship cafe and it brews a dynamic, layered solo shot as well. But don’t count it out as a filter option! It’s delicious and sweet brewed with your favorite brewer.
Goodnight Moon Decaf
Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.
Goodnight Moon is a carefully constructed blend of small batch coffees decaffeinated by our friends at Swiss Water Process. The roast profile is well suited for all brewing methods. We find the cup to be sweet and full-bodied with citrus highlights.
Rotating Coffee Subscription
Let us choose for you. Receive a fresh new coffee every month. Coffees ship on the next available roast date. For optimum freshness we only roast to order. Generally, if we receive your order before noon on Monday your coffee will ship by Wednesday. We always ship as quickly as possible.