Puchero

After a long journey, Paloma and Marco decided to start a roastery located in Valladolid. It's their life project, based on quality and attention to details. We're happy to introduce Puchero as May's roastery.

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NGUGU-INI
Ngugu-ini Factory is part of the Kibirigwi Cooperative Society, together with another 8 washing stations.  This coffee comprises two varietals: SL28 and SL34, which both are mutations of Bourbon and Typica. This factory has 1,450 active members, and sadly their last season’s production dropped significantly due to adverse weather conditions. Luckily, this cup quality is high and the coffee has tastes of apricot and orange blossom and is delicate and sweet.

KELLOO
Kelloo comes from the region Guji. Family members of smallholder farmers pick small amounts of coffee and then sell and deliver it at the washing station.  At the wetmill, they are working to increase the quality and for better processing at the washing station. This Ethiopian coffee, Kelloo, develops a very floral aroma, with complex tasting notes of plum, violet, white chocolate and wild fruit. It is delicate and complex, full of brightness, with a buttery texture.

NYANGWE
Nyangwe is a farm located on the hills surrounding the town of Kayanza, northern Burundi. Nyangwe is one of many smallholder owned farms whose yearly crop is delivered to the nearby Mpanga washing station for processing. This season’s Nyangwe lot is fully washed and has undergone a single, 13-hour fermentation, before being dried on raised beds for 20 to 22 days depending on the weather. Nyangwe is sweet and full-bodied, with notes of red grape, raisin and brown sugar.

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Don Gallo

We’re proud to introduce you to our December’s roaster Don Gallo. Our first ever shipment from Spain! 

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For the month of December the following coffees were sent out:

MORMORA ESTATE
Origin: Ethiopia
Altitude: 1900 - 2000 MASL
Process: Natural
Flavour: Floral & Strawberry

Hundreds of families grow their coffee cherries in the area around Mormora Estate, located in the region of Guji, Shakisso, in Ethiopia. The farmers gather their coffees for sorting and processing. This natural processed coffee has notes of floral, strawberry, lime and chocolate.

DOLMIN MORENO
Origin: Honduras
Altitude: 1550 - 1600 MASL
Process: Washed
Flavour: Blackberry & Peach

Included in the 2x250 and 3x100 Tasting box.

Dolmin has been managing his own farm since 2013. Through hard work, he has managed to place this coffee in the top 20 during the 2014 and 2015 Cup of Excellence competitions. Together with his father, the family has built a coffee farming dynasty in Santa Barbara, El Cedral in Honduras. This coffee has notes of blackberry, lemon soda and peach.

NILO MARTINEZ
Origin: Colombia
Altitude: 1950 - 2200 MASL
Process: Lactic
Flavour: Passion fruit & Milk

Exclusive for the 3x100 Tasting box.

Nilo’s farm Jalisco is located in El Naranjal in Colombia. It is one of the neighbouring farms to La Palma & El Tucán, a famous Colombian coffee farm, where this coffee is processed. The lactic process is what brings out the distinct flavours of this special coffee. Expect notes of passion fruit, peach, milk and chocolate.

 

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Love Coffee Roasters

We are very excited to let you meet our December’s roaster, Love Coffee Roasters. The roastery was our first ever featured roaster back in September 2015. Now they’re back, and we have shipped some very special coffees.

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Love Coffee Roasters from Lund, Sweden, have been roasting coffee since 2009, but the founder Daniel has more than 16 years of experience in the field. Love Coffee Roasters have a must visit coffee bar in the centre of Lund, a unique spot with a great courtyard.

For December’s box we shipped three very different coffees, from three different countries. When brewing these coffees you will be able to experience the great diversity between them.

INGA APONTE

Origin: Colombia, Narino, Tablon de Gomez
Producer: Various Cooperative Members
Process: Red Honey
Harvest: 2016
Soil: Volcanic
Altitude: 2150 masl
Variety: Caturra
Tasting notes: Fresh Tobacco, Mint, Ripe Yellow Fruits, Red Berries, Milk Chocolate & Brown Sugar

Almost all Colombian coffees are fully washed, but there are a few exceptions. This Colombian coffee is a honey-processed coffee, which results in a cup that is very sweet, full bodied with a soft acidity.

Love Coffee Roaster’s words about the coffee:

“The indigenous tribe Inga Aponte was for a long time forced by guerrilla groups to cultivate coca in their territory and they have historically also been driven away from their place of origin. Today, through efforts by state and the governor of the Inga Aponte, they aspire to produce the Colombian Caturra variety. The soils of the Narino region are made up by volcanic ash and the area is highly elevated with lower temperatures than average. This unique terroir gives long maturation and excellent growing condition for the coffee trees. We love it and are showcasing our second harvest with these coffees. Many more to come!”
 

MAGARISSA

Origin: Ethiopia, Danbi Uddo, Shakiso
Producer: Gigesa Washing station
Process: Washed
Harvest: 2016
Soil: Red Volcanic
Variety: Ethiopian heirloom
Tasting notes: Lemonade, Rose Water, Bergamot & Brown Spice

Included in the 2x250 and 3x100 Tasting box.

This sweet Ethiopian beauty is as delicious as a perfectly ripe fruit. About 850 farmers deliver their coffee cherries daily to the washing station in Shakiso. The production is organic and this lot is a grade 1 coffee.

Love Coffee Roaster’s words about the coffee:

“This coffee comes from a new washing station in Shakiso. The station is privately owned by Faysel Abdosh and about 850 small scale farmers deliver their coffee to his mill. By default the production is organic and this lot is a grade 1 coffee. Processing is done by using clean water from the area and drying is done on raised beds. We chose this coffee because of its clarity and very sweet character. It will leave you wanting more and more.”


 

LA ESPERANZA

Origin: Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Finca La Esperanza
Producer: Eleodoro Villatoro López
Process: Washed
Harvest: 2016
Soil: Limestone
Altitude: 1400 - 1600 masl
Variety: Caturra & Bourbon
Tasting notes: Dark cherries, Cranberries & Dark Chocolates

Only included in the 3x100 Tasting box.

This is the first time we’re shipping a coffee from Guatemala, and when you’ve had your try you will see why. It has taken the farmer Fransisco Morales 39 years to reach the quality you are about to brew.

Love Coffee Roaster’s words about the coffee:

“Fransisco Morales started farming coffee in 1977 on a small plot of land. Year by year he managed to buy a little more and today he has a good size farm which produces great coffees. It has taken him 39 years to reach his destination, of which he is very proud.
The farm is run with the help of his family and he now employs other families nearby to help with the farming practises. Fransisco strives to produce coffees of the highest quality and has been doing so for a long time. 18 years ago he formed an alliance with neighbouring farmers to share knowledge and gain technical support from the agronomists at the National Coffee Organization of Guatemala. This has helped him understand what his trees needs to prosper and produce better coffees. He is particularly interested in soil biology and the surrounding environment and he wants the future generations to be gifted with the wonderful coffees he feels so fortunate to have.”
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October's Shipment

Last Friday, October 14th, the box of October was shipped! In the box were coffees from the roastery Rocket Bean from Riga, Latvia. Our first collaboration with a roastery from the Baltics! For this month we selected three coffees from Africa. We hope you’ll like them!

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BURTUKAANA LOT #3

Origin: Ethiopia, Sidama
Producer: Smallholders
Process: Natural
Harvest: Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Altitude: 1900 - 2000 masl
Varieties: Ethiopian Heirloom
Tasting notes: Dried Apricot, Melon, Toffee, Red Bilberry

Included in the 250g coffee box

Rocket Bean's words about the coffee:

"650 to 750 smallholder farmers delivering cherry to the wet mill. This washing station is located near by the river Hamile in the Southern region of Ethiopia. The local village or Kebele is called Balo. The total production from this washing station this year (2016) is 5 container of green coffee.

 

KAINAMUI #141

Origin: Kenya, Kirinyaga
Producer: Kainamui factory
Process: Washed
Harvest: Jan 2016
Altitude: 1750 masl
Varieties: SL28 & SL34
Tasting notes: Sweet Cherry, Red Currant Jam, Blackcurrant and the sweetness of the Muscovado Sugar

Included in the 2x250g coffee box

Rocket Bean's words about the coffee:

"Coffee is fully washed at Kainamui wet mill. After cherries were de-pulped, they went trough fermentation for 16-20 hours in shade.Dried on African beds for 15 days.

 

HEZA GITWE

Origin: Burundi, Kayanza
Producer: Heza Washing Station
Process: Washed
Harvest: Jul - Sept 2015
Altitude: 1960 masl
Varieties: Bourbon
Tasting notes: Raspberries, Gooseberries, Honey, Dried Plums, Red Currant

Only included in the 3x100g tasting box

 

Rocket Bean's words about the coffee:

"Heza Washing station was built by Long Miles Coffee Project, initiated by two Americans; Ben & Kristy Carlson. Heza means “beautiful place” in Kirundi. Growers – 1876 different farmers deliver to the mill, which supplies 5 different hills, or “colline”, Gitwe is one of them."

 

 

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September's Shipment

For the month of September we shipped coffees from the German roaster JB Kaffee! We hope you will enjoy them just as much as we did. These are the coffees we sent.

 

LA LUCHA
Origin: Colombia , Antioquia (Jardin)
Producer: Los Andes Coop
Process: fermented for 36 hrs, washed and sun dried
Harvest: 2016
Soil:
Altitude: 1800m
Varieties:  Caturra & Colombia
Tasting notes: grapefruit, lemon, thick

Included in the 250g coffee box

LAS LAJAS PERLA NEGRA
Origin: Costa Rica, Los Angeles, Sabanillas de Alajuela
Producer: Chacón Solano Family
Process: natural
Harvest: 2016
Soil:
Altitude: 1300 – 1500m
Varieties: Caturra
Tasting notes: dried tropical fruit, sweet, smooth

Included in the 2x250g coffee box

NYERI NDAROINI AA
Origin: Kenya, Nyeri County, Central Kenya
Producer: Gikanda Farmers Cooperative Society
Process: Fully washed & dried on African beds
Harvest: 2015/16
Soil:
Altitude: 1600 - 1700m
Varieties: SL28 & SL34
Tasting notes: stonefruit, apple, gooseberry

Only included in the 3x100g tasting box

August's Shipment

August’s box was sent last Thursday! Great coffee from Koppi is now on its way to you people! We hope you will enjoy what we selected for this month. These are the coffees for August:

 

BIFTU GUDINA

Included in the 250g and 2x250g box.

Origin: Ethiopia, Goma Woreda, Agaro
Producer: Smallholders
Process: Washed
Harvest: 2016
Soil:
Altitude: 1900 - 2000 masl
Varieties: Mixed Heirloom
Tasting notes: Floral, Tropical fruits, Black Tea

 

Koppi’s words about the coffee:

"The small co-operative Biftu Gudina is one of Technoserves projects that are set up to improve the work structure at the processing stations, the quality of the coffee and the lives of the farmers. Biftu Gudina is a new co-op that was established in 2012 and thanks to a strong management the co-op produced fantastic coffee already the first year. Most of the coffee has grown at an altitude around 2000 meters, which let the cherries ripen slowly and build up a high sugar, content.

The coffee cherries are hand picked and then hand sorted for unripes and overripes before they are being processed. After sorting, the cherries are mechanically pulped and the mucilage is removed with a Penagos Eco-pulper. The coffee is left to soak in water overnight before it is washed and dried on African beds for 10 days. The wastewater is naturally filtered through Vetiver grass before it is lead back into the ground.

Shade nets cover the coffee during the warmest time of the day and over night. This is to avoid that the coffee is drying too fast.

Biftu Gudina has a very unique flavour profile with a beautiful floral aroma and a taste of tropical fruits and black tea."
 

DON OSCAR

Included in the 2x250g box.

Origin: Costa Rica, Tarrazu, San Marcos
Producer: Oscar Solis
Process: White Honey
Harvest: 2016
Soil:
Altitude: 1600-1800 masl
Varieties: Mainly Catuai & Caturra
Tasting notes: Tropical, Milk Chocolate, Almond

 

Koppi’s words about the coffee:

"The micro-mill Don Oscar is run by the brothers Horacio and Alejandro Solis. It is situated in Bajo Canet in San Marcos, Tarrazu. They mainly grow Catuai and Caturra on their farms. The coffees cherries are hand picked and hand sorted before they are being processed as white honey. Through the white honey process 95% of the mucilage is being removed mechanically before the coffee is moved to dry on raised beds for around 15 days.     

The last couple of years the young brothers have put a lot of hard work into making the production more efficient but also to produce better tasting coffees. They have been changing their growing practises resulting in coffees that are cupping several points higher than previous years. We are very excited to start working with the Solis brothers this year and are looking forward to many more."

 

KARIMIKUI AA

Only included in the tasting box.

Origin: Kenya, Kirinyaga
Producer: Smallholders
Process: Washed
Harvest: 2016
Soil:
Altitude: 1600-1800 masl
Varieties: SL28 & SL34
Tasting notes: Black Currants, Red Berries, Grapefruit

 

Koppi’s words about the coffee:

"The Karimikui Coffee Factory was established in 1966 and rests on a 6 acres piece of land serving the villages of Githureia, Gituba and Kiamugumo. Currently it is affiliated to Rungeto Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS), in an area where most smallholder farmers are growing tea, not coffee. The farmers here are mainly growing SL28 and SL34, accounting for 99% of the total coffee production, while we see some occasional Ruiru 11 plants.

All coffees are pulped, dry fermented, washed, soaked and then sundried. Cherries are hand sorted for unripes and overripes by the farmers before they go in to production. A disc pulper removes the skin and pulp. The coffees are graded by density in to 3 grades. Grade 1 and 2 go separately to fermentation, grade 3 is considered low grade and processed separatly. The coffee is fermented for 16-24 hours under closed shade. After fermentation the coffee is washed and again graded by density in washing channels. The last step before drying is letting the coffee soak under clean water for 16-20 hours. The coffee is left to dry on raised beds between 14-16 days.

The long-term goal is to increase coffee production through farmer training, input access and Good Agricultural Practice seminars that are conducted year round. The wish is to establish a transparent, trust based relationship with the smallholder farmer, helping to support a sustained industry growth in Kenya, whilst bringing premium quality to our customers, and premium prices to the farmers."

 

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April's Shipment

April's tasting box is off! We sent three excellent coffees from Turun Kahvipaahtimo. The Kenyan coffee, Kamwangi Coop, was used by one of the contestants in the Finnish Brewers Cup. We hope you will enjoy these coffees just us much as we've had, we've selected them with care. Mahembe was Samuli's, at Turun Kahvipaahtimo, personal favourite. We love them all.

KAMWANGI COOP

Origin: Kenya, Kirinyaga
Producer: New Ngariama Cooperative Society (996 small producers) 
Washing station: Kamwangi Factory
Process: Washed
Harvest: Hand picked 11-12/2014
Drying: 12-20 days on African drying beds
Soil: Volcanic
Altitude: 1600-1800masl
Varieties: SL28 & SL34 (some K7 and Ruiru 11)
Tasting notes: Juicy, black currants, grapefruit

MAHEMBE

Origin: Rwanda, Nyagatare
Washing station: Mahembe Coffee Washing Station
Producer: Justin Musabyiama
Lot: #3600
Process: Washed
Harvest: Hand picked 05-07/2015
Drying: Sun dried up to 21 days on African drying beds.
Soil: 
Altitude: 1700-1900masl
Varieties: Bourbon
Tasting notes: Juicy, sweet, red apple and red berries.

HERNANDO GOMEZ

Origin: Colombia, Tolima, Planadas
Producer: Hernando Gomez
Farm: Bellavista
Process: Washed
Harvest: Hand picked 06-07/2015
Drying: Drying is done in a well ventilated parabolic dryer. 
Soil: 
Altitude: 1950-2050masl
Varieties: Castillo
Tasting notes: Complex tropical fruits. Ripe, fresh acidity

March's Shipment

Hi all!

March’s box is now off! Three great coffees from Jacu Coffee Roastery are now on their way to you people! We hope you will enjoy these coffees as much as we’ve done.

CHELBA

Origin: Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe, Chelba
Producer: 700 smallholders
Process: Semi Washed
Harvest: Dec 2015 - Feb 2016
Soil: Red Ground Soil
Altitude: 1800 - 2000 masl
Varieties: Mixed Heirloom
Tasting notes: Green apple & White sugar

Jacu’s words about the coffee:                    

“Around 700 smallholder farmers that live in the Gedeo zone bring their coffee to the Chelba station. Besides growing coffee, they also grow additional subsistence crops. Acacia, Podocarpes and Cordial Africana trees are grown to provide shade for the coffee plants. All the picked cherries are processed at the Chelba station with about 145 raised beds. Fruit flavors like apple and sweet citrus are found in the washed version, whereas the natural Yirgacheffe is often dominated by sweet strawberries tones. “            

MUTHEKA

Origin: Kenya, Nyeri
Producer: 200 smallholders
Process: Washed
Harvest: Nov 2015 - Jan 2016
Soil: Red Volcanic
Altitude: 1700 -1800 masl
Varieties: SL28 & SL34
Tasting notes: Earl grey with bergamot complexities

Jacu’s words about the coffee:

“The Muthuaini Factory is one wet mill in the Mutheka Farmers’ Cooperative Society in Nyeri Central Kenya. Nyeri is located on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Together with the neighboring region Kirinyaga, it is known world wide for coffee of the most intense, complex and flavor dense cup profiles. Nyeri has a mix of small holders and block holders with small to medium farms. The ones who don’t have their own processing equipment deliver cherries to their local Cooperative. Most of these coffees are grown under shade from Gravelia and Muringa Alloevella trees.“

NEFAS

Origin: Ethiopia, Oromia, Sidamo
Producer: Various smallholders
Process: Natural
Harvest: Nov 2015 - Jan 2016
Soil: Loamy Soil
Altitude: 1600 - 1700 masl
Varieties: Mixed Heirloom
Tasting notes: Flowery, Sweet nectar & Honey

Jacu’s words about the coffee:    

“The Nefas farm is located in the Sidama region, about 514 km from Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa. The farm area is covered by a dense forest. All coffee is 100% shade grown. The farm employs between 150-200 seasonal workers and about 50 permanent workers. Accommodation, free food and medical care are all provided to the workers. The farm won 1st place in the 2011 African Fine Coffee awards.”

 

February's shipment

Dear friends,

February’s box was sent out yesterday with coffees from Slöinge Kafferosteri. We have selected these coffees together with Daniel, the person behind the roastery. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we have!

EL ANGEL

Origin: El Salvador, Santa Ana Volcano
Producer: Patricia Molina Batlle / Finca El Angel
Processing: Honey
Harvest: October 2014 - March 2015
Soil: Sandy Loam
Altitude: 1550-1600 masl
Varieties: Red Bourbon

In this honey processed coffee from El Salvador you will find notes of milk chocolate and tropical fruits. The coffee is grown at the family-owned farm Finca El Angel, and is processed at the process station Rio Zarco, owned by the same family: Batlle.

YANDARO

Origin: Burundi, Kayanza
Producer: Various small holders / Yandaro washing station
Processing: Washed
Harvest: February - May 2014
Soil: Hygro-Xéro-Ferrasols with Ferralic
Altitude: 1774 masl
Varieties: Red Bourbon

The cooperative of Yandaro is located in the north of Burundi, just by the border to Rwanda. The vulcanic soil and good climate makes it perfect for coffee farming. The name comes from the river Yandaro, which makes its way through the valley, below where the coffee is grown. Expect notes of chocolate, brown sugar and red fruits.

ABYSSINIAN MOCCA

Origin: Special Selection/Western Highlands
Producer: Various smallholders/Heleanna Georgalis, Moplaco
Processing: Washed
Harvest: Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
Soil: Red brown soil
Altitude: 1800-2000 masl
Varieties: Ethiopian heirloom

This Ethiopian coffee is a Grade 1, which means minimal defects. It gives a clean and complex cup with notes of dark chocolate, sweet citrus and stone fruit. Abyssinian Mocca is a registered brand, and because of this the exact origin of the coffee is kept private. This coffee is brought forward by the very talented Heleanna Georgalis.



December's Shipment

Dear friends,

December’s coffee box featuring Kafferostare Per Nordby is off! We are proud to be shipping from Sweden’s at the moment best coffee roaster. From Per Nordby we have selected three coffees from Honduras, Ethiopia and Colombia.

CRECENCIO

Origin: Honduras
Region: Santa Barbara, El Cedral
Producer: Crecencio Izaguirre
Processing: Washed
Harvest: March 2015
Soil: Clay
Altitude: 1600 masl
Varietal: Pacas

Crecencio Izaguirre's farm Santa Maria is only 0.7 hectares and so does not produce any large quantities of coffee. But what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. The farm is named after Crecencio’s mother Maria and the whole family is involved in the farming process. This is the fourth season Per roasts coffee from Crecencio’s farm, which makes it his longest collaboration.

Tasting notes: Fruity aroma, plum, grape acidity, balanced body

 

HELEANNA

Origin: Ethiopia
Region: Yirgacheffe, Kochere
Producer: Heleanna Georgalis
Processing: Natural
Harvest: February 2015
Soil: Volcanic
Altitude: 1800 masl
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom

Per Nordby met Heleanna on his first trip to Ethiopia and he says she makes one of the best natural coffees he has ever tasted. Heleanna runs a dry mill in Kochere, buys ripe coffee cherries from producers in the area and is meticulous in the drying and sorting of the beans.

Tasting notes: Tropical fruit, plum, floral acidity, long finish

 

CARLOS ORTEGA

Origin: Colombia
Region: Nariño
Producer: Carlos and Ángela Ortega
Processing: Washed
Harvest: June 2015
Soil: Volcanic
Altitude: 2000 masl
Varietal: Caturra

Carlos and Ángela Ortega have a small farm of approximately 2 hectares where they grow 100% caturra coffee. The farm is located in Nariño in the south of Colombia. They run the farm with help from their two sons, Richard and Carlos. The farm is located 2000 masl which gives the coffee a well developed sweetness and a complex acidity.

Tasting notes: Sweet, raisins, complex acidity, juicy mouthfeel

November's Shipment

Hi all! Hope you enjoyed October month’s coffee box.

This month we are shipping coffee from The Broker Coffee Roastery from Uppsala, Sweden. We are really excited to send you this coffee for several reasons: The Broker is one of the more recently started roasters in Sweden which makes this a unique chance to get a taste of his coffee. We’ve tried all of the coffees that Johan, the founder, had available right now, and found all of them absolutely splendid. But we had to choose three.

Githiga

The first coffee is a Kenyan one from the district Murang’a, and it gets its name from the wet mill Githiga. It has been The Broker’s most popular coffee and we can definitely see why.The first time we tried this coffee it was 6 months off roast, but still, we were thrilled. We were able to get our hands on the last kilos Johan had left of this coffee. It’s a juicy coffee, tasteful but well balanced between the sweetness and acidity.

Tweega

The second coffee is called Tweega and it’s also an African coffee but this time from Tanzania. We are very glad to have the possibility to send this beautiful coffee from a country that’s not very well known for its coffee. This is a rich coffee with notes of ripe  fruits with a sweet taste.

Kiunyu

The third and final coffee is also from Kenya and is called Kiunyu. This is a new coffee and is later meant to “replace” Githiga. We absolutely loved both of them and are glad that we have the possibility to send you both. Kiunyu is a very well balanced kenyan coffee. Here you’ll find notes of pineapple and stonefruit.

 

October's Shipment

Dear blog readers,

We’ve now shipped October month’s coffee box to our subscribers! From Drop Coffee Roasters, we have carefully selected coffees from Kenya, Ethiopia and Honduras.

Mugaya AA

Origin: Kenya
Region: Kirinyaga
Producer: Mutira Cooperative Society
Process: Washed
Variety: SL28 & SL34
Altitude: 1800 masl
Harvest: Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Soil: Nitisol (red volcanic soil)
Notes: Blackcurrant & gooseberries
Roast date: 12 Oct 2015

This Kenyan coffee is from the region Kirinyaga and is processed in the Mugaya Factory, known for it’s high quality processing as well as for having great soil and a perfect altitude. It is the local farmers that deliver their coffee cherries to the wet mill. There the coffee gets graded and processed.

This coffee makes a very sweet and juicy cup, with notes of blackcurrant and gooseberries. A splendid coffee with a long and sweet aftertaste.

Aricha

Origin: Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe
Zone: Gedeo
Producer: Abye Family Business PLC
Process: Washed
Variety: Ethiopian heirloom
Altitude: 1800 - 2000 masl
Harvest: Nov - Dec 2014
Soil: Volcanic deposits
Notes: Sweet citrus & jasmin
Roast date: 12 Oct 2015

In the area of Gedeo, Yirgacheffe you find the washing station Aricha, which is also the name of the local community where it’s located. This is where 700 individual family-owned farmers deliver their coffee cherries. In these areas you find some of the most complex and intense coffees of the Yirgacheffe region.

In this juicy coffee you find notes of sweetie, jasmin and wild strawberries. If filter brewed there will pop out notes of sweet citrus.

Manuel Vallecillo

Origin: Honduras
Region: Santa Barbara
Producer: Manuel Vallecillo
Process: Washed
Variety: Pacas
Altitude: 1500 - 1600 masl
Harvest: May 2015
Notes: Peach & tonic
Roast date: 12 Oct 2015

This limited Honduran coffee is from a smaller lot than Drop Coffee usually buys from. Manuel Vallecillo is the farmer and plantation owner where this coffee is grown. His plantation is located close to the jungle in the Santa Barbara region. Coffees from this region are known for their complex and fruity notes.

Notes of peach and tonic is to be found in this coffee. It’s got a very juicy, clean and bright character. When filter brewed you might also find notes of sweet citrus and grapefruit.

 

The first shipment

Dear coffee lovers,

We are very proud to announce that our very first coffee box was sent yesterday! In this box you have a selection of three coffees roasted by Love Coffee Roasters from Lund, Sweden.

We have selected three Ethiopian coffees, two washed and one natural. The vibrant and crisp Borboya, Knots that with its freshness and flowery notes reminds us about a beautiful day in spring, and finally Sasaba - a bomb of strawberries and blueberries.

Borboya

Origin: Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe
Region: Oromia
Producer: Borboya Washing Station
Process: Washed
Variety: Mixed heirloom
Altitude: 1950 masl
Season 2015
Soil: Clay soil

Borboya’s washing station is situated in Yirgacheffe. It is an incredibly clear coffee and with its wonderful notes of citrus and flower it was an easy pick.

 

Knots

Origin: Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe
Zone: Gedebe
Producer: Knots Washing Station
Process: Washed
Variety: Mixed heirloom
Altitude: 1900 masl
Season 2014

Soil: Red clay soil

About 50 km from Yirgacheffe you find the valley where Knot’s station is located. The valley has its own microclimate and all the related farmers live in the area, close to the station. To make sure that no water goes to waste when washing the coffee, the leftover water is returned back to the lagoon in the area. It’s a classic Yirgacheffe with notes of bergamot and citrus.

Sasaba

Origin: Ethiopia, Sidamo, Oromia
Zone: Guji
Producer: Sasaba Washing Station
Process: Natural
Variety: Mixed heirloom
Altitude: 1800 masl
Season 2015

Soil: Clay soil

Sasaba is situated in the region of Sidamo. This coffee is a natural processed coffee: full-bodied, sweet and with loads of berry flavours. When you get to taste it, you’ll definitely see why we chose this coffee.


We hope you will enjoy these coffees as much as we do, they are absolutely amazing. We would like to thank all of you who subscribed this month!

Next month we’re shipping coffee from Drop Coffee Roasters who are pioneers when it comes to light roasted coffee. If you’re not already a subscriber, be sure to subscribe now!

Thank you for this month, and enjoy your coffee!

/Jakob & Tobias