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.


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.