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Kenya Trifecta Box - Pre-Order

A sampling of our finest Kenya selections this season.

This Pre-Order will be shipped on December 15th.  You will receive three 8 oz. bags of whole bean, freshly roasted coffee in a custom gift box. We are delighted to share three exemplary Kenyan coffees with you. These coffees come from three different washing stations and they are all grown along the southern slopes of Mount Kenya.

Kii AA | Kirinyaga | 1600-1900 masl | SL-34, SL-28, Ruiru 11  Gatomboya AA | Nyeri | 1800 MASL | SL-34, SL-28, K-7  Kamwangi AA | Kirinyaga | 1800 MASL | SL-34, SL-28, K-7

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Colombia Diva Ultengo

cherry, apple juice, concord grape

Caturra | 2000 masl | Inzá, Cauca | Fully-Washed

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Description

For many years, Diva Ultango ran her small farm only with the help of her husband, Gerardo Quipo, and their four children. With the children all grown up and beginning to start their own families, Diva and Gerardo were faced with a dilemma: how could they help their children without breaking up the farm into tiny plots that would too small to successfully support a family. They wanted their children to stay close and continue the family legacy, but if a livelihood couldn’t be eked from the land, their children would leave for the city. The solution that Diva devised was to divide her farm, Buena Vista, between her children (keeping a part for herself and her elderly mother, of course) but to continue to work the land collaboratively and sharing processing and drying infrastructure.

Not only has this solution to a problem common throughout rural Colombia worked a treat (the family all gets along and enjoy spending time together), it has resulted in a far better consistency in coffee quality than would have occurred had the farm been entirely split up. This has given the family – working as a small ‘growers’ collective’ within their larger producer organization – the opportunity to offer larger lots but of reliably high quality. Furthermore, instead of spending funds on maintaining 4 sets of infrastructure, the family saves money by sharing operating costs.

Each of Diva’s children manage their own plots according to their farming beliefs, but the family has agreed to always collaborate on varieties that they plant. Currently the family only farms 100% Caturra coffee, which is possible due to the very high altitude of the farm (in some places, over 2,000 meters above sea level).

Ethiopia Yukro

lilac, lemon, nectarine

Goma District, Jimma Zone | Heirloom Varietals | Fully-Washed | 1900-2200 MASL

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Description

Yukro Cooperative was once part of an initiative in Ethiopia focused on working directly at the coop level. Administered by a non-government organization, they helped the cooperative with coordinating agronomists, managers, and with business advisors to helps the cooperative manage their debt, re-invest in quality improvements at the mill, and verifies distribution of income to all members. The farms are in Goma Woreda, with altitudes between 1900 to 2100 meters. Yukiro currently has 520 members (170 female members), and have improved their beds and warehouse capacity in the last year, as well as installed a new Penagos 2500 coffee pulper.

Kenya Thageini AA

passion fruit, citrus, banana

SL-28, SL-34 | Nyeri District | Fully-Washed | 1220-2300 MASL

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Costa Rica Vista Valle

pineapple, plum, macadamia

Caturra, Catuai | Tarrazu | White Honey | 2000 masl

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Description

Mauricio Jimenez project is in an early phase. He still doesn’t have his own wet mill and is currently using one of his neighbors’ micro mills. The coffees are de-pulped and washed at the mill and then he dries it at he’s own place on African beds where he can be fully on top of the quality.

Mauricio picked up coffee during his childhood and he´s dream since he was a child was to buy some land and to have he’s own farm. He migrated to the States to work than, after many years, he could come back to his motherland Costa Rica and make his dream come true. Despite Mauricio doesn’t come from a coffee producing family he is very passionate about what he does. He worked very hard to buy the farm and now the next goal is to have he’s own wet mill to process the coffee and to motivate the 3 kids and wife to like enjoy it as much as he does so they can all work together in this family business.

The farms are located between 1800-2000 masl in a rich and productive are with good and fertile soil. San Martin farm produces around 80 fanegas (each fanegas is around 46 kg) per harvest. But since Mauricio still doesn’t have he’s own wet mill he only processed 12 fanegas of specialty to experiment and get to know the potential San Martin has.

It’s been a learning process, to teach the pickers that they should pick just ripe cherries. It’s challenging he says. Mauricio is aware that quality on a larger scale is not going to happen overnight and he could see the progress the pickers did during this harvest

Ethiopia Mokanesa

cherry, lavender, cranberry

Sidamo | Heirloom Varietals | Fully-Washed | 2000 masl

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Description

Hundreds of smallholder farmers deliver tiny amounts of cherries daily to the wet miller.  On average farmers have a farm size of less than 1 hectares. Most coffees are organic by default. Organic compost is common, pruning less common. A farmer can typically have less than 1500 trees per hectar, and 1 tree is typically producing cherries equal to less than 100 - 200 grams of green coffee.

A mix of local improved variety’s like Certo and local Wolisho are common. The varieties are referred to collectively as Ethiopian Heirloom, which is a myriad of local native Typica hybrids and new improved varietals based on the old strains.

Whole ripe cherries are hand sorted for under-ripe and over-ripe by the farmers before they go into production. They are pulped and parchment is then fermented under water for about 48 hours, depending on the weather conditions. After which graded in the washing channels by water flow that separates the coffee by density. Its then soaked 12-24 hours in fresh, clean water before it’s moved to the drying tables.

Guatemala Santa Isabel

marzipan, honeydew, cherry

Caturra & Catuai | 1400-1600 MASL | Coban | Fully-Washed

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Description

Located near the town of San Cristóbal Verapaz, in the cool, rainy reaches of Cobán, Guatemala, Finca San Isabel is situated on 300 acres of high, but relatively level, fertile land. Finca San Isabel was first acquired by Luis Valdes II’s great-grandfather in 1875, when the land was granted to the Valdés family by Guatemala's President; however, the farm was passed out of the hands of the family when it was inherited by a nephew who sold it to a third party.  It took time for the farm to return to the Valdés family, who took charge again in 1960 when Luis Valdes I purchased it, bringing it back into the family. He started the coffee plantation in 1965.

Don Luis and his son - also named Luis (nicknamed ‘Wicho’) - manage the farm as general and agricultural manager, respectively. Now Luis IV (5 years old), Wicho’s son and Luis’ grandchild, spends his school holidays at the farm, much as his father did when he was young.

When Don Luis first planted the farm out in Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai, Cobán didn’t necessarily have a reputation for high-quality coffee, due in part to the fact that coffee from the region must often be mechanically dried because of the humid climate. Don Luis and Wicho, however, knew that the region had more to offer. By placing their attention on improved cultivation techniques and perfecting their drying practices, they succeeded transforming the quality of their coffee over the course of the last decade, even succeeding in placing Guatemala’s Cup of Excellence twice!

Ethiopia Uraga

kiwi, bergamot, watermelon

Guji Zone | Heirloom Varietals | Fully-Washed | 1900-2200 MASL

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Skyline Espresso

apple cider, baking spices, floral

Our current Skyline incarnation is Santa Isabel, located near the town of San Cristóbal Verapaz, in the cool, rainy reaches of Cobán, Guatemala.  Finca San Isabel is situated on 300 acres of high, but relatively level, fertile land.  

We select and roast coffees that produce articulate sweetness, complexity, and body.  Our roast profile is optimized for espresso extraction.

Guatemala | Santa Isabel | Caturra & Catuai | Fully-Washed

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