Mexico La Concordia

producer la concordia                     taste graham, coconut, ginger

certification ft organic                   brew french press, drip

variety bourbon, mondo novo    recommended grind medium

elevation 1,600 m                            use 60g per litre of water

Price:  $14.99 / 400 g




 

Guatemala Cafe Justicia

Cafe Justicia is an organic “fair trade plus” coffee grown and produced by Mayan communities in the hillsides above Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

producer café justicia               taste chocolate, raspberry jam

certification ft organic              brew french press, drip, espresso

variety  caturra, typica              recommended grind medium

elevation 1700 masl                  use 60g per litre of water

Price:  $14.99 / 400 g




 

Nicaragua Flor de Jinoteca

Sweet floral fragrance, citric acidity, chocolate flavor, medium body.

producer SOPPEXCCA                    taste  floral, hazelnut butter, cocoa

certification ft org                            brew french press, drip

variety caturra                                    recommended grind  medium

elevation 1100 + m                           use  60 g per litre of water

Price: $14.99 / 400 g




Soppexcca was created by 68 families in the northern department of Jinotega. This organization today plays a vital role to 650 families. It is directly impacting four thousand people working under the Fair Trade certification, in which 60% of its volume of production is sold under the Fair Trade seal, providing an opportunity to invest in the main needs that the process has identified and prioritized.

The stability of the sale price of the crops is a very important factor for the viability of the small agricultural family, constituting the most transcendental aspect: keeping the land ownership in the hands of small producers, as well as sustainability of rural communities. The main actions in which the social premium has been invested, are education, training, schools, gender equity, environment, diversification and health care and finance.

http://www.soppexcca.org/en/

Papua New Guinea

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Nebilyer Papua New Guinea Org A/X

This clean, complex wet processed coffee is sun dried on patios has a baking spice and light-bodied buttery sweetness and a lingering citrus note.

Crop:  2018-19
Drying:  Bourbon, Typica
Elevation:  +1350m
Fragrance:  caramel, spice
Tasting notes:  lemon, cherry, buttery finish
Price:  $14.99 / 400 g





Coffee has been cultivated in the Eastern Highlands for over 80 years. The bulk of it originates from small holder farmers having 1500 and less coffee plants.  Previously, the central valley has been strained because clans and tribes have been at war.  However, with the addition of coffee cultivation, the region has become less hostile.  This specific coffee is a product of a multitude of small holders’ crops originating in many different villages throughout the valley.  The cherries produced by these small holders are taken to the Goroka mill and thoroughly checked for quality control before being prepared for export, resulting in a clean and consistently smooth cup quality.

Pour-over and batch brewing

Espresso

Cafe Pionero Ecuador honey

Café Pionero ensures that small-scale farmers receive fair prices for their coffee.  Created by Jenny Zambrano after an earthquake hit her village in 2016, Café Pionero has created direct-trade between remote villages in the Andes Mountains and coffee lovers in Canada.  This has resulted in better pay for the farmers, training and education seminars on sustainable farming practices, and employment opportunities – including some of the only paid jobs for women in Jenny’s village.  Café Pionero aims to create lasting relationships, ensuring fairly traded coffee year after year.Special coffee,

Crop: 2018
Region: Manabi, Ecuador
Process: Honey
Fragrance: Pear
Tasting notes: Juicy pear, Peach, Mango, Caramel
Price: $16.99 / 400 g




 

Don Eli Costa Rica

best Costa Rica Tarrazu single origin coffee

Three generations of the Montero family working coffee in the stunning micro region San Marcos of Tarrazu, Costa Rica. At an altitude of 1800 to 2100 m, the flagship “La Pastora” plot is rich in volcanic soil and carefully tended through the care and tending to produce the best Costa Rican coffee available. Today Carlos and his entire family are deeply involved at Don Eli Micro mill to hand pick only the ripest cherry. They focus on white and yellow honey processing to maximize the sweetness and transparency of the coffee.

Crop: 2018
Farmer: Carlos Montero
Farm: Tematica
Region: San Marcos, Tarrazu
Mill: Microbeneficio Don Eli
Lot name: Juan Calderon
Height: 1650m
Process: yellow honey
Fragrance: Creme brulee
Tasting Notes:  Honey, Plum sweetness
Price: $16.99/400g




 

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Honduras San Marcos

About San Marcos:  San Marcos in western Honduras is cooperative strictly high grown at an average elevation of 1400m. The coffee is hand sorted to remove any defects.

The Rainforest Alliance (RFA) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, address deforestation, climate change, systemic poverty, and social inequity. Third-party studies have shown the organization’s approach to be effective in raising both income and net revenue for farmers.

What’s interesting:  Honduras is now the largest producer of coffee in Central America, and 5th largest in the world.

Variety: Catuai, Caturra, Bourbon

Crop: 2018

Tasting notes: citric, chocolate, caramel

Price: $14.99 / 400 g




Colombia Las Rosas

About Las Rosas:  The gender equality project has 4 main goals: financial literacy, training, women’s participation, and coffee quality.  The 300 members of the Association of Women Coffee Growers of West Huila have adopted a method to develop new visions for relationships between women and men as equal partners, and implement changes in gender in resources and power.

In addition, a portion of sales is used to create a sustainability fund and a revolving credit facility to fund labour inputs and equipment and machinery investments.

Variety: Castillo and Catuai

Crop: 2018

Tasting notes:  citrus and caramel

Price:  $14.99 / 400 g