Single Origin Project October: Colombia Montalvo

ABOUT THE FARM

This is an Excelso EP grade coffee from the Planadas municipality of the Tolima department in Colombia. Specifically, this coffee is comprised of harvests from AGPROCEM (ASOCIACIÓN DE AGRICULTORES Y PRODUCTORES DE CAFÉ ESPECIAL DE MONTALVO). Growing altitude across the farms ranges from 1650 - 2000 MASL and varieties grown include Caturra, Castillo, Typica, and Colombia. This producer association is comprised of 58 members and was founded in 2014. 

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Our Blends Have a New Look

You know that feeling when you get some new shoes or a fresh haircut? Well, that's how our blends feel right now about their new labels! (queue Diana Ross' "I'm Coming Out") Keep your eyes peeled because these babies are popping up in the wild and dancing their way into your homes as we speak. 

Fresh, new labels on the outside; same great coffee on the inside! Snag a bag or three and check 'em out!

Single Origin Project August: Ethiopia Gera

ABOUT THE FARM

Four hundred kilometers southwest of Addis Ababa, this sweet, bright coffee grows in the Gera district near the city of Djimma. The area just north of the Gojeb River is full of diverse crops. Spices, corn, and teff (a grain used to make Ethiopia’s spongy bread, injera) all grow here, and higher up, you’ll find coffee. The soil here is a rich, red soil with high clay content, called nitosol that is great for growing flavorful coffee. In Gera, bean quality literally starts from the ground up.

Gera is known for cooler, wetter weather. The highland climate is shadier and receives 8 months of rainfall, resulting in well-irrigated coffee that is bursting with flavor. The coffee trees here grow under a natural forest, allowing the beans to develop more slowly and take on fuller flavors.

This coffee is handpicked by small farmers, then pulped, washed, and laid out to dry. This region has historically produced natural dried coffees, but many are turning their efforts towards specialty washed coffee – with delicious results. After drying, the washed beans are then carefully sorted to remove any defects, allowing the natural flavors of heirloom coffee varieties to carry through into the cup.