Cupping notes:Milk Chocolate, Nougat, Red Fruit, Almond, Black Cherry
12 oz. Bag
We are thrilled to offer La Morena as a platform to showcase the work of women farmers across Guatemala. In Guatemala, it’s been incredibly difficult for women to compete and thrive in the coffee world due to gender inequality and historically coffee has long been a male-dominated industry.
Genuine Origin started the La Morena program in 2016 featuring four female producers. In four years, we are proud to be importing La Morena coffee from 23 woman-owned farms!
With volcanic peaks and mountains across the country, Guatemala has unique coffee growing regions. The mountain ranges help to create the country’s unique micro-climates. With the rich soil left behind in the wake of volcanic activity, Guatemala has the ideal conditions for coffee production!
Cupping Notes: Blackberry Jam with Chocolate Finish
Single Origin Micro-Lot
12 oz. Bag
Our Rwenzore Natural was produced at Kisinga Washing Station which started operations in 2016. This lot was hand-picked by the Bukonzo Farmers Group in the Kasese District. Later the coffee was dried on raised African beds in poly tunnels.
The Bukonzo Farmers Group is comprised of people who are members of the Badonzo tribe. Farms tend to be small averaging only about 2 hectares. The work on these farms is generally done by hand. Farmers work together to process and market their coffee, an approach known as “share farming”. Working as a united group has helped to improve processing and increase quality control.
The Rwenzori Mountain Range is along the Western Uganda Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo. The snow-capped peaks and glaciers produce many rivers, while the high altitude, fertile soil with plentiful rainfall is perfect for growing Arabica. Farmers grow the coffee in share of banana trees. Many farmers also produce cassava, maize, beans and groundnuts for local consumption and additional income.
Beneficio San Diego is the most modern mill in Costa Rica. It was established in 1888 and has been innovating ever since. Today Beneficio San Diego specializes in coffees from Tarrazú and Tres Ríos regions. The mill takes pride in striving for ever increasing efficiency and quality standards. At the same time it has taken a leading role in working with producers to ensure good community relations and sustainable production.
This unique natural coffee is produced by a community of farmers who deliver to the San Diego wet mill. These are carefully selected during the harvest, based on their farm condition and cherry ripeness. The average farm size is three hectares in the Tarrazú region.
Producer: Beneficio San Diego Mill, Various Smallholders
Cup Profile: Stonefruit, Raspberry, Lemon&Lime, Floral
Single Origin Micro-Lot
12 oz. bag
La Bastilla Coffee Estate is renowned for its coffee and is a tropical paradise for the fauna and flora founded on deep, favorable volcanic soils. Since 2003, the farm has been certified by the Rainforest Alliance and is striving for continued excellence. On its two farms, La Bastilla and Santa Luz, the estate employs around 50 permanent and up to 500 temporary employees during the harvest season.
Finca La Bastilla creates opportunities for sustainable lifestyle and income through activities including education at the La Bastilla Agricultural Boarding School, providing on-the-job training for students and hosting an ecolodge for visitors who become part of the farm’s activities. The environment is conserved by maintaining efficient use of river water. To prevent pollution, contaminated water is treated in bio-digesters, producing methane gas. this gas is channeled to the kitchen to be used for cooking.
Micro-farms have been created throughout the estate, so that the coffee can express its full potential in accordance with the different microclimates. Each farm is further divided into lots. Lots are differentiated through the micro-farm, but also the variety of the coffee, the altitude and the processing. Overall, La Bastilla produces up to 150 micro-lots coffees!
Producer: Hacienda La Bastilla Estate Coffee
Region: Jinotega, Nicaragua
Varietals: Caturra, Red & Yellow Catuai, Parainema, Java, SL28, Geisha