Single Origin Project April: Burundi Gahahe

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ABOUT THE FARM

Gahahe was built in 1989 in the Kayanza commune and province. The name ‘Gahahe’ comes from the Igihahe trees that were once found in this region. Due to the number of these trees in this region, the Kirundi phrase kubavomere batumisha was used to describe the land, which means ‘always covered in green’. This washing station collects cherries from over 1,250 local coffee farmers spread over the 16 neighboring colonies.

Single Origin Project March: Guatemala Waykan

ABOUT THE FARM

Waykan is a pristine example of the dynamic character of coffees from Huehuetenango. Its crisp stone fruit acidity is perfectly balanced by flavors of toffee and sweet almonds. In the Maya Q’qnjobal dialect in the region, waykan means “star, or light that shines in the sky at night.” Coffee plays a large role in Huehuetenango accounting either directly or indirectly for roughly 80 percent of the local economy.

Single Origin Project March: Guatemala Waykan

ABOUT THE FARM

Waykan is a pristine example of the dynamic character of coffees from Huehuetenango. Its crisp stone fruit acidity is perfectly balanced by flavors of toffee and sweet almonds. In the Maya Q’qnjobal dialect in the region, waykan means “star, or light that shines in the sky at night.” Coffee plays a large role in Huehuetenango accounting either directly or indirectly for roughly 80 percent of the local economy.

Single Origin Project February: Colombia COMEPCAFE

ABOUT THE FARM

Cooperativa Multiétnica Y Pluricultural De Pequeños Caficultores Del Cauca, or COMEPCAFE, founded in 2010 by a small-but-mighty group of 44 producers, has grown to include nearly 1,000. The name of the organization itself speaks to the structure and the community, as it is truly a cooperative effort among multi-ethnic and multicultural smallholders. The group is committed to working not only as one with the planet, but also as a unit together, taking turns picking, sorting, and delivering to the co-op with each other. The cups offer a balance of toffee and caramel sweetness with tangy lime and lemongrass and more delicate touches of melon and florals. This is, in part, thanks to the high altitude (1750–2200 meters), good varieties (including Colombia, Caturra, Castillo, Typica), and meticulous processing —but also certainly thanks to the spirit of the community and the support the members provide each other.

East Side Block Party

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Swing by PERC Coffee Roasters courtyard for the East Side Block Party! Big Bon Pizza will be slinging zaza in the courtyard, did we mention there will be a special espresso dessert pizza. Two Tides Brewing Company will be serving up beer and a special beer + coffee pairings with PERC. Music will be out in the courtyard by Eric Daubert and his band. Our friends from Savannah Urban Garden Alliance will be hanging out as well! A $5 cover at the door will get you into the event and a portion of the proceeds will go to SUGA!

PERC Courtyard (1802 E Broad St.)
Saturday January 12th
6-8:30 serve time
$5 cover @ door (portion of the proceeds go to SUGA)

Event artwork done by The Small Creative