Honduras Finca Oropendula – Espresso
11,50€ – 41,50€
Region: Santiago De Puringla, La Paz
Process: Anaerobic honey
Notes: Baked apple, sour cherry, toffee.
Finca Oropendula has been in the Chazez family since 1957 when the first coffee was planted on this farm. Located in the Montecillos area about 1 hour from the town of Marcala in the department of La Paz. Igork who now runs the farm from his grandfather has been experimenting for the past few years with new processing methods. This honey anaerobic coffee he has been working on for the past three years to develop the consistency and profile. On the farm they pay close attention to selecting ripe cherry. After this the coffee is then transported to the wet mill which is about 30 minutes from the farm. The coffee is then washed and floated and sealed in bags and left to ferment in an anaerobic environment for 36 hours down to a pH of 3.7. The coffee is then pulped and left with the mucilage on. From here it is then taken to raised African beds where it is then dried for 17 days.
Region: Kochere Woreda, Yirgacheffe
Notes: Cherry, red wine, marshmallow.
While Ethiopia is famous as coffee’s birthplace, today it remains a specialty coffee industry darling for its incredible variety of flavors. While full traceability has been difficult in recent history, new regulations have made direct purchasing possible. Boji is a washing station located in the Kochere woreda. Kochere is a coffee growing area close to the town of Yirgacheffe, home to some of the most-loved coffees in the world. Natural processing at the station follows the traditional Ethiopian methods. First, cherry is floated and visually checked for underripes, overripes and damaged. After washing cherry in clean water, workers transfer them straight to the drying field. After a few days, cherry is adjusted so that it sits in a slightly thicker layer, which helps slow the drying process.
Net weight 250gr
11,50€ – 41,50€
Region: West Valley
Notes: Pomegranate, black tea, passion fruit, hazelnut.
El Perezoso lot come from Coopro Naranjo, located in Costa Rica’s West Valley, an area under the influence of Pacific weather patterns which was badly hit by hurricane Nate in 2017. The coop has over 2000 members, and has been running its ‘Loma’ microlot programme since 2006. The programme offers agronomy and processes training and support to its members. The producers need to fulfil the requirements of the coop for their coffee to be considered for microlots and, if successful, they receive a cash advance of 110,000 colones (approx. $180). The microlots are dried on African beds. The lots are not disturbed at all during the first night, but are moved every 20 minutes after that. It takes 10-12 days to dry the honeys, 18 days for the naturals.
10,00€ – 34,50€
Region: Carmo De Cachoeria, Sul de Minas
Variety: Yellow catuai
Notes: Fig, hazelnut, dark chocolate
Situated on the border of Sul De Minas and the Cerrado sits the mountainous region of Ilicnea with farms rising from 1100 – 1320 m before the land falls away into the expanse of the cerrado. This beautiful area is blessed with a micro climate that provides conditions for producing unique and intriguing coffees. The regions soil is known as cambisolo where the rock is still turning to soil. The region is still relatively new in terms of knowledge about it as coffees were previously sold under the names of other regions until recently. Now these farms are being recognised for the unique coffees they produce in relation to the region & Brazil. This coffee comes from the Furnas Community and a family of three brothers. Bruno has been working with coffee in Ilicinea for only 3 years. He decided to quit his job as a business manager and dedicate himself to coffee production with his family. In 2016, he joined forces with his uncles Dwilliam and Denilson and decided to buy a small piece of land that was 15 ha in total. They have expanded to 29ha now and they call the farm Bela Vista. The family is very pleased with the results and the quality of the coffee they produce. Little by little, they are reorganizing the farm structure, improving the production. The coffee is manually selected by hand before then being sorted and separated and patio dried for 7 – 10 days where it is turned regularly drying to 11%. From here it is then left to rest before being milled and sorted for grades before being delivered to the cooperative.