Kenya Gatomboya AA
In Nyeri, near the base of Mt. Kenya, the Barichu Farmer’s Cooperative Society is comprised of 600+ small producers, with plots so modest they’re usually measured by the number of trees, rather than parcel size. Gatomboya is a Kikuyu word for “swamp,” referring to the nearby Gatomboya River, water from which is used to wash and ferment coffees at the factory before they’re dried on raised beds. Gatomboya is one of the best performing washing stations in Nyeri and has been delivering great coffees for many years. We’re thrilled to continue offering the fruits of their dedication with this AA lot.
Colombia La Falda
Since starting La Falda over 20 years ago, José Rueda and his family have built a farm of over 10,000 caturra trees. They use a five day fermentation method, adding coffee to the mix every day of the week and changing to fresh water daily. The farm is 10 hectares but only 3 are planted with coffee. The rest is planted with corn, beans and tomatoes, which help the family to supplement their income year round. As such, the farm only produces around 55 bags of green coffee a year. Their coffee became more widely recognized after winning a competition in Antioquia and then taking 7th place in the Colombian Cup of Excellence. La Falda is an excellent filter option, producing structured citrus acidity and deep sugary sweetness.
Ethiopia Sibu Hambela
This coffee hails from Sibu Hambella station, located between Kercha and Uraga. The owner Kedir Hassen comes from a very respected and large family of coffee professionals in the Shakiso and Kercha areas. He’s an extremely proficient and capable engineer as well, and built the entire Hambela station in one season. You wouldn’t know this, as it’s apparent everything was built with high processing standards and efficiency in mind. He wouldn’t be able to complete Hambela on his own, but thanks to his long-standing connection with the people in this area he had much needed community support. This extremely high grown lot is intoxicatingly aromatic with citrus and herbal notes such as dried apricot, thyme, and lemon verbena.
Kenya Kii Peaberry
The Kii factory (wet mill) is located in the Kirinyaga region and is part of the Rungeto Farmer’s Cooperative Society, which serves about 1,400 small producers growing 745 tons of cherry per year in rich volcanic soil. Cherries are washed in fresh river water from Kii and sun dried on raised beds. Comprised predominantly of the Bourbon-derived SL-34 and SL-28 cultivars, this lot is sorted 100% peaberry. This outstanding lot produces an intense cup with notes of orange juice, kiwi, cherry, and pomelo.
Colombia San Antonio
This lot is comprised of six very small lots from the vereda (neighborhood or settlement) of San Antonio. San Antonio is located in the province of Inza, in the greater department of Cauca. This vereda is home to some very high altitude farms ranging from 1600-2000 meters and producing mostly Caturra and Typica with some regional hybrids mixed in. The coffees are pulped using hand crank pulpers, fermented and washed, and then dried in the sun on raised covered beds.
Peru La Union
This community lot consists of the very best production from 10 small producers from the small town of La Union de Chirinos. ‘La Union’ is widely renowned as being one of the best areas for specialty coffee production due to its climatic conditions and high altitude. The 10 producers contributing to this lot have an average of 20 years of producing coffee in this privileged region of Peru. They are all committed, above all, to renewing old coffee plantations by planting varieties such as Typica, Caturra, and Bourbon to improve cup quality.
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.
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.