“El Poeta” is sourced from family owned farms located near San Rafael del San Ramon within the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. Producers collaborate with an export and milling company called Cafe de Altura de San Ramon Especial S.A to gain access to technical support for best agricultural practices. This partnership has helped to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and strengthen family livelihoods.
The Ethiopia Natural Yirgacheffe Wenago is sourced from more than 850 farmers living in Wenago in Ethiopia! Farmers deliver ripe cherries to the Wenago mill which is owned and operated by Oumer Abudu. Ripe cherries are carefully sorted and placed on raised drying beds in thin layers and turned every 2 to 3 hours during the first few days of the drying process.
Our Kenya Lenana is a blend of AA screen size coffees from traceable sources, both estates and cooperatives, and prepared by our sister company Taylor Winch (Coffee) Ltd in Kenya. The coffee was grown by smallholders - with an average of 200 trees each - who delivered their freshly picked ripe cherries to cooperative wet mills. The Lenana AA Plus was disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundried on elevated drying tables. Consolidated parchment volumes were then delivered to dry mills where the parchment was hulled, graded according to size and density, warehoused and warranted for sale.
Cupping notes of Green Grape, Green Apple, Lemon & Lime
12 Oz. Bag
These farmers’ passion for coffee farming is demonstrated by their adherence to best practices, innovation, quality testing and experimentation in processing. In addition to the Java varietal, the producers also grow Caturra, Castillo & Colombia varietals. This coffee was Harvested October through January.
Ripe red coffee cherries were handpicked by the farmers and their neighbors. The cherries were sorted by varietal to create this single-varietal, Java lot. The coffee was then washed and fermented in concrete tanks for 48-56 hours before being dried for 16 to 30 days using a solar parabolic system. Afterwards the coffee was delivered to the Agroeco Dry Mill in Santa Marta, Magdalena and exported by Lohas Beans.
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!
Process: NaturalZelealem Eshetu is a family-owned green coffee grower, wet mill, dry mill and export company based in Addis Ababa. The family owns both farms and mills and this allows them to control quality and explore innovative processing techniques.
12 oz. Bag
Zelealem Eshetu is a family-owned green coffee grower, wet mill, dry mill and export company based in Addis Ababa. The family owns both farms and mills and this allows them to control quality and explore innovative processing techniques.
Harvest in the Guji zone generally takes 4 to 5 months. With its moderate temperature, good rainfall and rich, red soil coffee farmers enjoy ideal growing conditions.
This lovely, natural-process Ethiopia has a delicate berry-toned nose with violet and raspberry underpinnings and crisp baking chocolate through and through. It has especially juicy, vibrant acidity for a natural coffee, and a delicate, silky mouthfeel. In the finish a complex citrus akin to bergamot emerges. This coffee’s structure is richly bittersweet, multi-layered and nuanced.
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