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Nicaragua SHG EP

Our Nicaragua SHG EP is a coffee that comes from the mountainous northwest region of Nicaragua. It is strictly high grown coffee, meaning that the coffee was grown at high altitudes, which allows the bean to develop slower, resulting in a denser high quality bean. In addition, EP stands for European Preparation – A further sorting of the green bean coffee before it is exported, so only the finest green beans are bagged and exported. A great deal of our Nicaraguan coffee is harvested and exported from Association Aldea Global. Aldea Global began in 1992 with 22 farmers. Today, the association assists over 1000 families, most of which are Chorotega Indigenous Communities.

Aldea Global offers organic specialty coffees, which have provided the association with small farm loans, woman’s solidarity groups and the ability to produce other agriculture products such as fresh produce and beans. The association promotes sustainable management of natural resources, rural health clinics, installation of portable water filters and integrated pest management programs. The association of small farmers facilitates the growth of profitable and sustainable businesses, promoting efficient commercialization and alternative credit services. Aldea Global helps farmers stay in harmony with their environment, while producing a profitable product for the market place.

Cupping Notes

Chocolate, sweet aroma, citrus tones, honeyed, bright medium acidity, well rounded cup.

Region

Jinotega

Growing altitude

1,200 – 1,400 m.a.s.l

Arabica Variety

Typica, Caturra, Bourbon

Harvest Period

December – March

Milling Process

Washed: Patio dried

Aroma

Caramel and sweet

Flavor

Chocolate, nutty notes

Body

Medium Body

Acidity

Citric Acidity

Smelling coffee

Brazil Natural 17/18NY 2/3 SSFC

Brazil is a well-known coffee producing giant. They source around one-third of the world’s coffee, making them the largest coffee producer in the globe. Of course most of this is lower grade Arabica. However, this country is capable of producing specialty coffees.

This particular type is a standard specialty quality coffee; it is dry-processed, meaning the beans are patio-dried while they are still in the cherry. Since the coffees are dried in contact with the sweet mucilage, the coffees profile will be heavy in body, sweet, smooth, and complex. The 17/18-screen size has a more consistent flavour without the pungent fruit notes that can turn up in smaller screen sized beans, which is an indication of varying bean maturity.

This type carries three quality classifications:

– NY (new York) 2/3; specifies the quality is standard to the Green Coffee Association of New York. 2/3 refers to the amount of defects permitted in the lot; a maximum of nine secondary, and no primary defects.

– SSFC (strictly soft fine cup); Strictly soft beans are grown at relatively low altitudes (under 1200 meters). Beans that grow at lower altitudes mature more quickly and produce a lighter, less dense bean. This term also means the beans are free of hard rioy taints. Fine cup means it’s a specially grade coffee.

– 17/18 refers to the screen size. These beans are one screen size larger than 14/16, denoting a larger bean. Larger bean size is generally linked to higher quality.

Cupping Notes

Chocolate notes, medium body, nutty, sweet, caramel, clean finish

Region

Mogiana, Sul de Minas, or Cerrado (or a blend of regions)

Growing altitude

800 -1350 m.a.s.l. (depending on the blend)

Arabica Variety

Mundo Novo,Icatu, Acaia, Catuai,Tupi

Harvest Period

May – August

Milling Process

Natural Process

Aroma

Sweet

Flavor

Nutty Chocolate

Body

Medium Body

Acidity

Soft

Pouring coffee

Ethiopia Yirgaceffe KOKE – single origin great for filter coffee

Another wonderful coffee from Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. This coffee is picked highly selectively, only the coffee cherries that present a bright red, crimson color will be picked for harvesting in KOKE. It has some rather fruity and floral notes. This coffee is processed using wet processing method, rather than the traditional sundried method.

About Ethiopia Yirgacheffe KOKE this washing station is a beautiful high altitude site. The owner uses innovative and environmentally friendly methods of production. This farmer received a local award for his dedication to taking care of the environment. The KOKE cooperative was established in 1975 and joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) in 2002. It currently has 1,153 farmers’ members. All of the members grow their coffee on plots of land under 4 hectares. By joining the YCFCU, the KOKE cooperative has benefitted from being of a larger cooperative and a network of coffee producers. YCFCU has built schools, helped bring electricity to small villages and communities, and build bridges to make transportation safer and easier.

Cupping Notes

Bright big citrus, lemony acidity, blackcurrant, spice, nutmeg, great intense body/balance, clean, chocolate, sugar cane aftertaste.

Region

Yirgacheffe

Growing altitude

1,900 – 2,200

Arabica Variety

Typica, mixed Heirloom

Harvest Period

November – January

Milling Process

Washed and sundried

Person tasting coffee

SHG Finca La Joya Apaneca Ahuachapan. El Salvador

As its name describes it, this farm is a jewel in the heart of the coffee republic, in the westen part of El Salvador. In the city of Apaneca, 189Hectars of pure Bourbon are managed by Tropical Farm El Salvador, a Neumann Grupe company dedicated to the administration and management of farms in this country.

Coffee is 100% grown under native shade trees, in full harmony with the environment and high degree of social responsibility. All activities at the farmare in accordance to the Rainforest Certification.

Cupping Notes

Sweet Honey, high acidity, medium body, red fruit flavor, sweet and long after-taste

Region

Apaneca

Country

El Salvador

Growing altitude

1,400 – above sea level

Special Variety or types

100% Bourbon

Harvest Period

March – April

Visual Characteristics

Dark green in color, with 85% over screen 16