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Farm Select Decaf Decaf - Non FT or Org Yellow Bourbon Estate Mogiana - Rainha Farm - MWP 5833 69kg 9 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Clean and sweet with a juicy acidity and caramel and lemon flavors. Clean and sweet with a juicy acidity and caramel and lemon flavors. Brazil produces about 1/3 of the total world coffee production(including Arabica and Robusta)hence the importance in the global setting. A record harvest will make the coffee market tank while a significant frost will make it rally. This is one of my favorite origins to visit and it is very different than most. The food is great, there is modern infrastructure, and the Euro-Latin vibe is awesome! Brazilian coffee can be a significant component in a roaster’s menu specially if they use it in their espresso blend. Traditionally, most espresso recipes have included Brazil due to its characteristics: low acidity, high body, creamy, caramel, and chocolate notes, with a significant amount of sweetness. The Yellow Bourbon coffees come from Mogiana region in the state of Minas Gerais, one of Brazil’s most important coffee regions. They are estate specific coffees from farms which have made it numerous times into the Cup of Excellence auction. These coffees will be a step-up from your traditional Brazilian profile. In the cup: higher citric acidity, fruit and chocolate notes, and more sweetness which will produce complex cups and espresso. -Piero Cristiani
Brazil Farm Select Decaf Decaf - Non FT or Org Yellow Bourbon Estate Mogiana - MWP 7078 69kg 67 OPEN   origin
Brazil Microlot Carmo de Minas (GrainPro) 6121 60kg 160 OPEN   origin
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Microlot Carmo de Minas - Natural - Santa Lucia Farm (GrainPro) (Europe) 6785 60kg 14 Eniti Limited UK london-eu History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group's activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES Family Ethics Transparency Credibility Professionalism Humility Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region's economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59" Longitude: 45º 11' 27" Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall: 1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature: 18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) *Project CriaCarmo: As part of our partnership with Carmo Coffee, we are involved with a project called CriaCarmo, a program funding Swimming classes and Karate classes for youth in the Carmo de Minas area. The program started in July 2013 and was created by Jacques Pereira and Luiz Paulo of Carmo. Proceeds for CriaCarmo are raised from Carmo coffee purchases, amounting to $7,500 in 2013 to help fund the program. Fazenda Santa Lucia 83 out of 740 hectares of this farm are in Coffee. 9 in Yellow Bourbon, 18 in Catuai, 18 in Acaia and 25 in Mundo Novo. Current production is about 2800 bags, of which; 1260 are Pulped Natural and 1540 are Natural. This farm is a model of the region and is inovating in both quality and proper production methods with hopes of producing 4500 bags in the future.
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Microlot Carmo de Minas - Natural - Santa Lucia Farm (GrainPro) (Europe) 6786 60kg 9 Eniti Limited UK london-eu History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group's activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES Family Ethics Transparency Credibility Professionalism Humility Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region's economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59" Longitude: 45º 11' 27" Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall: 1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature: 18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) *Project CriaCarmo: As part of our partnership with Carmo Coffee, we are involved with a project called CriaCarmo, a program funding Swimming classes and Karate classes for youth in the Carmo de Minas area. The program started in July 2013 and was created by Jacques Pereira and Luiz Paulo of Carmo. Proceeds for CriaCarmo are raised from Carmo coffee purchases, amounting to $7,500 in 2013 to help fund the program. Fazenda Santa Lucia 83 out of 740 hectares of this farm are in Coffee. 9 in Yellow Bourbon, 18 in Catuai, 18 in Acaia and 25 in Mundo Novo. Current production is about 2800 bags, of which; 1260 are Pulped Natural and 1540 are Natural. This farm is a model of the region and is inovating in both quality and proper production methods with hopes of producing 4500 bags in the future.
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Microlot Carmo de Minas - Natural - Santa Lucia Farm (GrainPro) 6794 60kg 5 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group's activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES Family Ethics Transparency Credibility Professionalism Humility Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region's economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59" Longitude: 45º 11' 27" Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall: 1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature: 18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) *Project CriaCarmo: As part of our partnership with Carmo Coffee, we are involved with a project called CriaCarmo, a program funding Swimming classes and Karate classes for youth in the Carmo de Minas area. The program started in July 2013 and was created by Jacques Pereira and Luiz Paulo of Carmo. Proceeds for CriaCarmo are raised from Carmo coffee purchases, amounting to $7,500 in 2013 to help fund the program. Fazenda Santa Lucia 83 out of 740 hectares of this farm are in Coffee. 9 in Yellow Bourbon, 18 in Catuai, 18 in Acaia and 25 in Mundo Novo. Current production is about 2800 bags, of which; 1260 are Pulped Natural and 1540 are Natural. This farm is a model of the region and is inovating in both quality and proper production methods with hopes of producing 4500 bags in the future.
Brazil Microlot Carmo de Minas - Pulped Natural - I.P. Farm (GrainPro) 7095 60kg 131 OPEN origin Balanced, soft and clean with berry, pecan, chocolate and floral tones. Balanced, soft and clean with berry, pecan, chocolate and floral tones. *Formerly known as Fazenda Serrado, the Iamas Pereira (I.P) namechange is an attempt to differentiate the Farm name from being confused with the Cerrado coffee Region. Pereira Estate is perched in the high mountains of the South Minas Water Spa Circuit, near the towns of Lambari, Carmo de Minas and São Lourenço. The 300 acres of Pereira Estate bring together all the fundamental requirements for the production of great coffees: altitude, climate and personal dedication. The 250 acres cultivated with the Bourbon, Acaiá, Mundo Novo, Catuaí and Catucaí varieties are planted in fertile mountain soil at altitudes ranging between 3,500 and 4,000 feet. The high altitude favors a slow ripening of cherries and permits selective picking which are decisive factors to produce coffees of exceptional quality.The day-to-day attention to detail of the Pereira Family leaves its personal mark on the coffees produced by Pereira Estate. Their coffee beans are gaining widespread international recognition for their exceptional quality. In 2002 Pereira Estate was one of the winners in the Cup of Excellence coffee quality competition.
Brazil Microlot Carmo de Minas - Pulped Natural - Santa Ines Farm (GrainPro) 7096 60kg 18 OPEN origin Creamy and winey with shortbread, toffee and cranberry. Creamy and winey with shortbread, toffee and cranberry. History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group's activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES Family Ethics Transparency Credibility Professionalism Humility Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region's economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59" Longitude: 45º 11' 27" Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall: 1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature: 18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) *Project CriaCarmo: As part of our partnership with Carmo Coffee, we are involved with a project called CriaCarmo, a program funding Swimming classes and Karate classes for youth in the Carmo de Minas area. The program started in July 2013 and was created by Jacques Pereira and Luiz Paulo of Carmo. Proceeds for CriaCarmo are raised from Carmo coffee purchases, amounting to $7,500 in 2013 to help fund the program.
Brazil Microlot Carmo de Minas - Pulped Natural- Sertao Farm (GrainPro) 7097 60kg 160 OPEN origin Complex, soft and heavy with honey, winey fruit and floral tones. Complex, soft and heavy with honey, winey fruit and floral tones. History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP’S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group’s activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION • To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; • To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; • To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; • Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES • Family • Ethics • Transparency • Credibility • Professionalism • Humility • Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region’s economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location:Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude:22º 05' 59" Longitude:45º 11' 27" Altitude:From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall:1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature:18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles)
Brazil Mogiana Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 5962 60kg 160 OPEN   origin
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Mogiana Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon - Cachoeira da Grama Farm (GrainPro) 5963 60kg 90 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Toffee and soft, sweet sugars with tart lemon acidity. Toffee and soft, sweet sugars with tart lemon acidity. This farm is ownedby the Carvalho Family. Farm size: 411 total area, 97 in coffee plantation. Annual production: 4000 bags Certification: UTZ certified, RA certified 2012 Other Products: eucalyptus Avg # of employees: 27 full time, 40 seasonal. They have schools here for the children from all the farms. 300 children total. Part from the government part from the farmers for payment for the teachers. Avg rainfall: 2000 mm Avg Temp: 19.2 C Soil: Volcanic Soil, rich in potassium Avg Tree Age: 20 years old, oldest planted in 1956 This farm is managedby Bourbon Specialty and highly organized. The valley that this farm is home to many of the premiere coffee farms in Brasil. Bourbon specialty manages 48 farms. The Valle de Gama is incredibly beautiful with large rolling hills surrounding the farm. People that work here are extremely happy and well taken care of. Quality of life is excellent. coffee production hence the importance in the global setting. A record harvest will make the coffee market tank while a significant frost will make it rally. This is one of my favorite origins to visit and it is very different than most. The food is great, there is modern infrastructure, and the Euro-Latin vibe is awesome! Brazilian coffee can be a significant component in a roaster’s menu specially if they use it in their espresso blend. Traditionally, most espresso recipes have included Brazil due to its characteristics: low acidity, high body, creamy, caramel, and chocolate notes, with a significant amount of sweetness. The Yellow Bourbon coffees come from Mogiana region in the state of Minas Gerais, one of Brazil’s most important coffee regions. They are estate specific coffees from farms which have made it numerous times into the Cup of Excellence auction. These coffees will be a step-up from your traditional Brazilian profile. In the cup:higher citric acidity, fruit and chocolate notes, and more sweetness which will produce complex cups and espresso.
Brazil Mogiana Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 5964 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 5966 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 5968 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
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Mogiana Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon - Sertaozinho Farm (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 5969 60kg 102 CALM Melbourne melbourne-au Soft and citric with floral and chocolate. Soft and citric with floral and chocolate. José Renato Gonçalves Dias manages the Fazenda Sertaozinho in an ecological manner with the objective of preserving the life of the fertile soil for years to come. Every step from planting to drying is all done by hand. This process allows for a selective harvest by only hand-picking the ripe cherries. Such care shows in the cup! Brazil produces about 1/3 of the total world coffee production hence the importance in the global setting. A record harvest will make the coffee market tank while a significant frost will make it rally. This is one of my favorite origins to visit and it is very different than most. The food is great, there is modern infrastructure, and the Euro-Latin vibe is awesome! Brazilian coffee can be a significant component in a roaster’s menu specially if they use it in their espresso blend. Traditionally, most espresso recipes have included Brazil due to its characteristics: low acidity, high body, creamy, caramel, and chocolate notes, with a significant amount of sweetness. The Yellow Bourbon coffees come from Mogiana region in the state of Minas Gerais, one of Brazil’s most important coffee regions. They are estate specific coffees from farms which have made it numerous times into the Cup of Excellence auction. These coffees will be a step-up from your traditional Brazilian profile. In the cup:higher citric acidity, fruit and chocolate notes, and more sweetness which will produce complex cups and espresso. -Piero Cristiani
Brazil Mogiana Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 5970 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 5971 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 5972 60kg 296 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 5973 60kg 215 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 5974 60kg 220 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 5976 60kg 205 OPEN   origin
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Mogiana Natural Yellow Bourbon - Sertaozinho Farm (GrainPro)(Europe) 6662 60kg 150 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Creamy with toffee, cherry, sour orange and malic acidity. Creamy with toffee, cherry, sour orange and malic acidity. José Renato Gonçalves Dias manages the Fazenda Sertaozinho in an ecological manner with the objective of preserving the life of the fertile soil for years to come. Every step from planting to drying is all done by hand. This process allows for a selective harvest by only hand-picking the ripe cherries. Such care shows in the cup! Brazil produces about 1/3 of the total world coffee production hence the importance in the global setting. A record harvest will make the coffee market tank while a significant frost will make it rally. This is one of my favorite origins to visit and it is very different than most. The food is great, there is modern infrastructure, and the Euro-Latin vibe is awesome! Brazilian coffee can be a significant component in a roaster’s menu specially if they use it in their espresso blend. Traditionally, most espresso recipes have included Brazil due to its characteristics: low acidity, high body, creamy, caramel, and chocolate notes, with a significant amount of sweetness. The Yellow Bourbon coffees come from Mogiana region in the state of Minas Gerais, one of Brazil’s most important coffee regions. They are estate specific coffees from farms which have made it numerous times into the Cup of Excellence auction. These coffees will be a step-up from your traditional Brazilian profile. In the cup:higher citric acidity, fruit and chocolate notes, and more sweetness which will produce complex cups and espresso. -Piero Cristiani
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Mogiana Natural Yellow Bourbon - Rainha Farm (GrainPro) 6664 60kg 1 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Lime and green grape with honey peanut butter. Lime and green grape with honey peanut butter. Brazil produces about 1/3 of the total world coffee production(including Arabica and Robusta)hence the importance in the global setting. A record harvest will make the coffee market tank while a significant frost will make it rally. This is one of my favorite origins to visit and it is very different than most. The food is great, there is modern infrastructure, and the Euro-Latin vibe is awesome! Brazilian coffee can be a significant component in a roaster’s menu specially if they use it in their espresso blend. Traditionally, most espresso recipes have included Brazil due to its characteristics: low acidity, high body, creamy, caramel, and chocolate notes, with a significant amount of sweetness. The Yellow Bourbon coffees come from Mogiana region in the state of Minas Gerais, one of Brazil’s most important coffee regions. They are estate specific coffees from farms which have made it numerous times into the Cup of Excellence auction. These coffees will be a step-up from your traditional Brazilian profile. In the cup: higher citric acidity, fruit and chocolate notes, and more sweetness which will produce complex cups and espresso -Piero Cristiani
Brazil Mogiana Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 6665 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 6666 60kg 260 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 6667 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 6668 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 6669 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 6670 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 6671 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
Brazil Mogiana Natural Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 6672 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
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Natural 17/18 SS FC Amizade 6056 60kg 13 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Fruit acid, cocoa and Brazil nut.
Brazil Org Cerrado Organic - Non Fair Trade Nossa Senhora de Fatima Farm - Natural (GrainPro) 6773 60kg 215 AFLOAT afloat Toffee and dark chocolate with a mild floral aroma. Toffee and dark chocolate with a mild floral aroma. The Nossa Senhora de Fátima farm is located on the city of Perdizes, Alto Paranaiba Region, Cerrado vegetation area of Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The Organic Coffee produced comes from Arabica Specie selected plants. All the process developed on the property is carefully followed by an Agronomist Engineer, ensuring a high-level quality and taste standard to the coffee. All Activities aim to attend the organic compounds demand, giving sustainability to Organic Coffee production. The Coffee produced on Nossa Senhora de Fátima Farm, has outstanding features of Cerrado Vegetation such as: good body, delicate acidity, and a chocolatey flavor. The main production at Nossa de Fátima is specialty organic coffee, but other activities includepig-farming, cattle-farming, sheep-farming, and silviculture.
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Origin Select Decaf Decaf - Non FT or Org Serra Negra - MWP 6600 69kg 116 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric with good mouthfeel and sweetness. Citric with good mouthfeel and sweetness. Take advantage of a great program dedicated to bringing the highest quality, naturally processed decaf to market. Origin Select Decafs are sourced green by Cafe Imports prior to decaffeination, breaking from the industry norm. By doing this we are able to provide the highest quality water and EA (sugar cane) processed products available. Offerings with the "Farm Select Decaf" name go one step further. We have carefully chosen microlots to be decaffeinated, in order to offer an even higher-end line of traceable options. Our Farm Select Decafs are highlighted in green below. Brazilian coffee can be a significant component in a roaster's menu specially if they use it in their espresso blend. Traditionally, most espresso recipes have included Brazil due to its characteristics: low acidity, high body, creamy, caramel, and chocolate notes, with a significant amount of sweetness. The Serra Negra coffees come from Mogiana region in the state of Minas Gerais, one of Brazil's most important coffee regions. The lots are collections from various producers that fit a specific flavor and quality profile for us.
Brazil Origin Select Decaf Decaf - Non FT or Org Serra Negra - MWP 7079 69kg 199 OPEN   origin
Brazil Serra Negra   6599 60kg 177 AFLOAT afloat Citric with peanut and butter.
Brazil Serra Negra   7057 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
Brazil Serra Negra   7058 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
Brazil Serra Negra   7059 60kg 320 OPEN   origin
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Spl Cat 100 Carmo de Minas - Pulped Natural - Sitio Chapada (GrainPro) 6113 60kg 36 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Chocolate with mild, clean berry flavors and tart acidity. Chocolate with mild, clean berry flavors and tart acidity.
Brazil Spl Cat 100 Carmo de Minas - Pulped Natural - Santa Ines Farm (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 6114 60kg 320 AT DOCK afloat Dark chocolate, pear, caramel, lemon curd Dark chocolate, pear, caramel, lemon curd History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group's activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES Family Ethics Transparency Credibility Professionalism Humility Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region's economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59" Longitude: 45º 11' 27" Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall: 1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature: 18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) *Project CriaCarmo: As part of our partnership with Carmo Coffee, we are involved with a project called CriaCarmo, a program funding Swimming classes and Karate classes for youth in the Carmo de Minas area. The program started in July 2013 and was created by Jacques Pereira and Luiz Paulo of Carmo. Proceeds for CriaCarmo are raised from Carmo coffee purchases, amounting to $7,500 in 2013 to help fund the program.
Brazil Spl Cat 100 Carmo de Minas - Natural - Santa Lucia Farm (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 6115 60kg 40 AT DOCK afloat Strawberry, banana, custard, sweet, clean Strawberry, banana, custard, sweet, clean History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group's activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES Family Ethics Transparency Credibility Professionalism Humility Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region's economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59" Longitude: 45º 11' 27" Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall: 1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature: 18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) *Project CriaCarmo: As part of our partnership with Carmo Coffee, we are involved with a project called CriaCarmo, a program funding Swimming classes and Karate classes for youth in the Carmo de Minas area. The program started in July 2013 and was created by Jacques Pereira and Luiz Paulo of Carmo. Proceeds for CriaCarmo are raised from Carmo coffee purchases, amounting to $7,500 in 2013 to help fund the program. Fazenda Santa Lucia 83 out of 740 hectares of this farm are in Coffee. 9 in Yellow Bourbon, 18 in Catuai, 18 in Acaia and 25 in Mundo Novo. Current production is about 2800 bags, of which; 1260 are Pulped Natural and 1540 are Natural. This farm is a model of the region and is inovating in both quality and proper production methods with hopes of producing 4500 bags in the future.
Brazil Spl Cat 100 Carmo de Minas - Pulped Natural (GrainPro) 6116 60kg 125 OPEN   origin
Brazil Spl Cat 100 Carmo de Minas - Pulped Natural - Santa Ines Farm (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 6117 60kg 320 AT DOCK afloat History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group's activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES Family Ethics Transparency Credibility Professionalism Humility Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region's economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59" Longitude: 45º 11' 27" Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall: 1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature: 18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) *Project CriaCarmo: As part of our partnership with Carmo Coffee, we are involved with a project called CriaCarmo, a program funding Swimming classes and Karate classes for youth in the Carmo de Minas area. The program started in July 2013 and was created by Jacques Pereira and Luiz Paulo of Carmo. Proceeds for CriaCarmo are raised from Carmo coffee purchases, amounting to $7,500 in 2013 to help fund the program.
Brazil Spl Cat 100 Carmo de Minas - Natural - Santa Lucia Farm (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 6118 60kg 40 AT DOCK afloat History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group's activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES Family Ethics Transparency Credibility Professionalism Humility Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region's economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59" Longitude: 45º 11' 27" Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall: 1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature: 18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) *Project CriaCarmo: As part of our partnership with Carmo Coffee, we are involved with a project called CriaCarmo, a program funding Swimming classes and Karate classes for youth in the Carmo de Minas area. The program started in July 2013 and was created by Jacques Pereira and Luiz Paulo of Carmo. Proceeds for CriaCarmo are raised from Carmo coffee purchases, amounting to $7,500 in 2013 to help fund the program. Fazenda Santa Lucia 83 out of 740 hectares of this farm are in Coffee. 9 in Yellow Bourbon, 18 in Catuai, 18 in Acaia and 25 in Mundo Novo. Current production is about 2800 bags, of which; 1260 are Pulped Natural and 1540 are Natural. This farm is a model of the region and is inovating in both quality and proper production methods with hopes of producing 4500 bags in the future.
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Spl Cat 100 Carmo de Minas - Pulped Natural- Sertao Farm (GrainPro) (Europe) 6779 60kg 103 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Sweet and creamy with good citric acidity; toffee and floral tones. Sweet and creamy with good citric acidity; toffee and floral tones. History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP’S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group’s activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION • To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; • To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; • To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; • Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES • Family • Ethics • Transparency • Credibility • Professionalism • Humility • Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region’s economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location:Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude:22º 05' 59" Longitude:45º 11' 27" Altitude:From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall:1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature:18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles)
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Spl Cat 100 Carmo de Minas - Natural - Furnas Farm (GrainPro) (Europe) 6784 60kg 1 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Bright citric acidity and soft with cherry, vanilla and orange. Bright citric acidity and soft with cherry, vanilla and orange. History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group's activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES Family Ethics Transparency Credibility Professionalism Humility Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region's economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59" Longitude: 45º 11' 27" Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall: 1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature: 18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) *Project CriaCarmo: As part of our partnership with Carmo Coffee, we are involved with a project called CriaCarmo, a program funding Swimming classes and Karate classes for youth in the Carmo de Minas area. The program started in July 2013 and was created by Jacques Pereira and Luiz Paulo of Carmo. Proceeds for CriaCarmo are raised from Carmo coffee purchases, amounting to $7,500 in 2013 to help fund the program.
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Spl Cat 100 Carmo de Minas - Pulped Natural - Niquinho Farm (GrainPro) 6791 60kg 5 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Soft, sweet and creamy, very lemony with a graham aftertaste. Soft, sweet and creamy, very lemony with a graham aftertaste. History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group's activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES Family Ethics Transparency Credibility Professionalism Humility Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region's economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59" Longitude: 45º 11' 27" Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall: 1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature: 18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) *Project CriaCarmo: As part of our partnership with Carmo Coffee, we are involved with a project called CriaCarmo, a program funding Swimming classes and Karate classes for youth in the Carmo de Minas area. The program started in July 2013 and was created by Jacques Pereira and Luiz Paulo of Carmo. Proceeds for CriaCarmo are raised from Carmo coffee purchases, amounting to $7,500 in 2013 to help fund the program.
Brazil Spl Cat 100 Carmo de Minas - Santa Lucia Farm (GrainPro) 7088 60kg 320 OPEN origin History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group's activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES Family Ethics Transparency Credibility Professionalism Humility Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region's economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59" Longitude: 45º 11' 27" Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall: 1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature: 18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) *Project CriaCarmo: As part of our partnership with Carmo Coffee, we are involved with a project called CriaCarmo, a program funding Swimming classes and Karate classes for youth in the Carmo de Minas area. The program started in July 2013 and was created by Jacques Pereira and Luiz Paulo of Carmo. Proceeds for CriaCarmo are raised from Carmo coffee purchases, amounting to $7,500 in 2013 to help fund the program. Fazenda Santa Lucia 83 out of 740 hectares of this farm are in Coffee. 9 in Yellow Bourbon, 18 in Catuai, 18 in Acaia and 25 in Mundo Novo. Current production is about 2800 bags, of which; 1260 are Pulped Natural and 1540 are Natural. This farm is a model of the region and is inovating in both quality and proper production methods with hopes of producing 4500 bags in the future.
Brazil Spl Cat 100 Carmo de Minas - Pulped Natural - Fazenda Santa Ines (GrainPro) 7093 60kg 35 OPEN origin Clean, soft and tart with toffee and caramel. Clean, soft and tart with toffee and caramel. History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group. Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP'S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws. The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group's activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market; To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle; To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards; Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society. VISION To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added. VALUES Family Ethics Transparency Credibility Professionalism Humility Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region's economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59" Longitude: 45º 11' 27" Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet) Average annual rainfall: 1,850 mm (73 inches) Average temperature: 18ºC Well-defined seasons Distances Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles) Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles) Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) *Project CriaCarmo: As part of our partnership with Carmo Coffee, we are involved with a project called CriaCarmo, a program funding Swimming classes and Karate classes for youth in the Carmo de Minas area. The program started in July 2013 and was created by Jacques Pereira and Luiz Paulo of Carmo. Proceeds for CriaCarmo are raised from Carmo coffee purchases, amounting to $7,500 in 2013 to help fund the program.
Brazil Spl Cat 100 Carmo de Minas - Pulped Natural - São Benedito Farm (GrainPro) 7094 60kg 38 OPEN origin Balanced and creamy with honey peanut butter and lemon. Balanced and creamy with honey peanut butter and lemon. History of Carmo de Minas The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name to the group.??Inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira, and currently managed by their sons and in-laws, the estate is still part of the group, which also has other properties, including the Santa Inês and São Benedito estates and the São José farm. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. THE GROUP’S BUSINESS ACTIVITIES?? The Sertão Group is a family firm with more than 100 years of tradition in the production and commercialization of high-quality coffee. The Sertão Estate, located in Carmo de Minas, South Minas Gerais, was inherited by José Isidro Pereira and Nazareth Dias Pereira and is now managed by their sons and in-laws.??The region is well-known for its mineral water springs, perfect combination of latitude and altitude, mountainous terrain, well-defined seasons and fertile soil. The passion for work and coffee-growing and the favorable conditions found in South Minas have resulted in an expansion of group’s activities. The group now possesses a large area planted with coffee and a constantly evolving infrastructure that are capable of offering a wide variety of high quality arabica coffee to the domestic and international markets. In recent years, the Sertão Group has also been successfully engaging in the breeding and sale of girolando cattle and the cultivation and sale of corn and soybeans. Sertão has highly qualified technical assistance in each of its areas of activity, in order to improve continually the products it supplies and thus satisfy its customers. MISSION?? To produce and commercialize high-quality coffee with specified grades suitable for the export market To become a national reference in the breeding of girolando cattle To produce and sell corn and soybeans with high quality standards Profitability, improvement in the quality of life of its collaborators, respect for legislation and the environment and a social contribution to a more just and egalitarian society VISION? ?To become a world reference in the agribusiness market in the next 5 years and significantly increase high-quality arabica exports with value added VALUES? Family? Ethics? Transparency? Credibility? Professionalism? Humility? Determination REGION Renowned for its mineral water springs, the region of the Mantiqueira mountain range, where the Sertão Group is located, possesses a perfect combination of climate and land factors, with highly fertile soil that enable the production of fine coffee with typical characteristics, such as a full body and medium-to-high acidity, with a predominantly citric acidity. The region’s economy is based on agriculture and coffee is responsible for providing more than half the income and jobs. Location: Carmo de Minas, Mantiqueira mountain range, South Minas. Latitude: 22º 05' 59"? Longitude:45º 11' 27"? Altitude: From 950 to 1,350 meters (3,100 to 4,400 feet)? Average annual rainfall:1,850 mm (73 inches) ?Average temperature:18ºC? Well-defined seasons Distances ?Carmo de Minas to São Paulo: 340km (210 miles)? Carmo de Minas to Belo Horizonte: 383km (240 miles)? Carmo de Minas to Rio de Janeiro: 290km (180 miles) Fazenda Sao Benedito OwnerAntonio Jose Junqeuira Villela. This farm won second place in the 2005 Brazil Early Harvest Cup Of Excellence.Coffee is Hand picked and processed meticulouslyto target high quality. Average temperature 22 C and elevation is 1250 masl. Average rainfall is 2100 m.
Burundi Microlot Mpanga (GrainPro) 6873 60kg 320 AFLOAT afloat Round and smooth with raw sugar and savory flavors; intense acidity.
Burundi Microlot Kirema (GrainPro) 6874 60kg 316 AFLOAT afloat Savory, chocolate, burnt sugar and floral with intense acidity. Savory, chocolate, burnt sugar and floral with intense acidity. Read Jason's bloghere View picture albumhere In typical fashion of many of our favorite washing stations in Burundi, Kirema is in Kayanza. It is a small "cooperative", as around 1350 small farmers deliver cherry here. This is part of a Café Imports project where a quality premium is paid above the normal "market rate" and this premium is paid directly back to the farmers. - Jason
Burundi Microlot Bubezi (GrainPro) 6875 60kg 10 AFLOAT afloat Creamy with raw sugar, herb and intense tropical fruit flavor.
Burundi Microlot Maridadi (GrainPro) 6876 60kg 1 AFLOAT afloat Floral and toffee flavors with bubble gum sweetness and intense, tart lime acidity.
Burundi Microlot Nyangwe (GrainPro) 6877 60kg 75 AFLOAT afloat Round, tart and creamy with caramel and florals.
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A Carlos Trujillo - Patio Bonito (GrainPro) 6839 70kg 24 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Creamy with sweet tomato jam, caramel and toffee; sparkling acidity. Creamy with sweet tomato jam, caramel and toffee; sparkling acidity. Patio Bonito is a hard working, family run farm located in Municipio de Caldono, Cauca. The farm consists of 5 hectares, with 52 different products and 25,000 coffee trees. The passionate approach for quality and attention to detail at Patio Bonito is comparable only to that of an eagle scout packing his bag for a long hike. We learned about Patio Bonito's strategic principals on our visit when they fed us an unbelievable home cooked meal, followed by a power point presentation. Notes from the powerpoint: The operations at Patio bonito are grounded in 3 core values: food security, soil conservation and management, and Coffee Cultivation. Patio Bonito's Mission: "To provide alternatives and training to farmers and students on the management, conservation, and exploration of natural resources and the environment." Patio Bonito's Philosophy: “The best legacy we can leave to our children is: love, knowledge, and a planet in which to live."
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A Marisol Bolanos - Lejanias Farm (GrainPro) 6842 70kg 4 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Farm "Las Lejanias" or "El Oso"Timana is a municipality located in the Huila State. Timana ancestors were the indigenous Timanaes, Yalcones and Apiramas. They were characterized for being hard workers, warriors and respectfully with the nature. Nowadays Timana people remain as hard workers and aware of the nature. Marisol Bolaños is an example of a hard working woman. She is in charge of the "Las Lejanias" or "El Oso" Farm. The farm is 2.5 hectares big anddivided in two sectors, on withCaturra variety andthe other with Colombia F6 variety. A selective hand selectionguarantees the collection of only mature cherries, where the quality of the process starts. After harvesting, coffee is fermented in tanks and then washed.
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Decaf KVW MC Decaf - Non FT or Org Excelso EP 5560 60kg 47 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Heavy and soft with tart lemon and chocolate. Heavy and soft with tart lemon and chocolate. ¨Supremo¨ and ¨Excelso¨ “Supremo” and “Excelso” are bean size descriptions, not a variety or a cupping profile. Is a descriptor for exportable coffee and the way is prepare for exportation into different destinies. Supremo preparation means the coffee beans are sizedon screen 17. Excelso preparation are beans smaller than the Supremo. Exceslo is different according to the destiny where it is exported. There are four different types of Excelso coffee. Type “Klauss”: screen 16.5 for Germany “Europa”: screen 15 for France, Spain and Italy. Tolerance: 2.5% of beans between screens 12 and 15 “Scandinavia”: Screen 14 “USA”: screen 14 for the U.S. Tolerance of 1.5% of beans between screens 12 and 14. Our goal is always offer Excelso coffee on the range of 80 to 85 points with excellent attributes. Click here to read more about Colombia's coffee.
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Excelso EP 6039 70kg 46 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Heavy; chocolate and nut flavor with fruit aromatics. Heavy; chocolate and nut flavor with fruit aromatics. Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Cauca is a Department, or State, in Colombia. The capital Popayan has a little over a quarter million people within the city limits. Cauca stretches from the Western Cordillera mountain range to the Pacific Ocean. Valle de Cauca is to the North and Narino to the south. Coffees from here, when done right, are big and juicy with red fruits, caramel, chocolate and some intense lingering acids. Farmers in this region average about six acres of land. They pick, pulp, ferment and dry their coffee on raised beds with parabolic covers. They tend to work similar varietals, some old, some relatively old and some new but the style is pretty much the same. We think that the terroir or soil, sun weather and placement on the planet contribute largely to the flavor of these coffees, when picked ripe and handled properly. These coffees are selected by cup and then blended together like a Rhone wine or a local honey that comes many fields in a four mile radius.
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Excelso EP 6040 70kg 84 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Heavy with toffee, chocolate and savory flavors.
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Excelso EP 6454 70kg 87 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Herby with savory fruit. Herby with savory fruit. ¨Supremo¨ and ¨Excelso¨ “Supremo” and “Excelso” are bean size descriptions, not a variety or a cupping profile. Is a descriptor for exportable coffee and the way is prepare for exportation into different destinies. Supremo preparation means the coffee beans are sizedon screen 17. Excelso preparation are beans smaller than the Supremo. Exceslo is different according to the destiny where it is exported. There are four different types of Excelso coffee. Type “Klauss”: screen 16.5 for Germany “Europa”: screen 15 for France, Spain and Italy. Tolerance: 2.5% of beans between screens 12 and 15 “Scandinavia”: Screen 14 “USA”: screen 14 for the U.S. Tolerance of 1.5% of beans between screens 12 and 14. Our goal is always offer Excelso coffee on the range of 80 to 85 points with excellent attributes. Click here to read more about Colombia's coffee.
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Excelso HB EP 6457 70kg 4 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Chocolate and nuts with citric acidity.
Colombia Excelso EP 6923 70kg 275 OPEN origin ¨Supremo¨ and ¨Excelso¨ “Supremo” and “Excelso” are bean size descriptions, not a variety or a cupping profile. Is a descriptor for exportable coffee and the way is prepare for exportation into different destinies. Supremo preparation means the coffee beans are sizedon screen 17. Excelso preparation are beans smaller than the Supremo. Exceslo is different according to the destiny where it is exported. There are four different types of Excelso coffee. Type “Klauss”: screen 16.5 for Germany “Europa”: screen 15 for France, Spain and Italy. Tolerance: 2.5% of beans between screens 12 and 15 “Scandinavia”: Screen 14 “USA”: screen 14 for the U.S. Tolerance of 1.5% of beans between screens 12 and 14. Our goal is always offer Excelso coffee on the range of 80 to 85 points with excellent attributes. Click here to read more about Colombia's coffee.
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Excelso Cauca Cauca Community Coffee - La Sierra y Paez 6191 70kg 66 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Heavy, cedar. Heavy, cedar. Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia.  The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Cauca is a Department, or State, in Colombia. The capital Popayan has a little over a quarter million people within the city limits. Cauca stretches from the Western Cordillera mountain range to the Pacific Ocean. Valle de Cauca is to the North and Narino to the south. This coffee comes from multiple farmers in the Sierra and Paez communities within Cauca. Coffees from here, when done right, are big and juicy with red fruits, caramel, chocolate and some intense lingering acids. Farmers in this region average about six acres of land. They pick, pulp, ferment and dry their coffee on raised beds with parabolic covers. They tend to work similar varietals, some old, some relatively old and some new but the style is pretty much the same. We think that the terroir or soil, sun weather and placement on the planet contribute largely to the flavor of these coffees, when picked ripe and handled properly. These coffees are selected by cup and then blended together like a Rhone wine or a local honey that comes many fields in a four mile radius. 
Colombia Excelso Tolima Tolima Community Coffee (GrainPro) 6928 70kg 178 AFLOAT afloat Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia.  The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Tolima is a Department in Colombia in the center West of the country.  This part of the country has been difficult to travel to over the last ten years and is still a little dicey and pretty remote. Coffees from here, when done right, are nutty, tangy and fruity with creamy body and clean lingering acidity. Farmers in this region have slightly larger farms than most in the south, sometimes 10-15 hectares of land. They pick, pulp, ferment and dry their coffee on raised beds with parabolic covers. They tend to work similar varietals, some old, some relatively old and some new but the style is pretty much the same. We think that the terroir or soil, sun weather and placement on the planet contribute largely to the flavor of these coffees when picked ripe and handled properly. So these coffees are selected by cup and then blended together like a Rhone wine or a local honey that comes many fields in a 4 mile radius. 
Colombia Farm Select Decaf Decaf - Non FT or Org Sugarcane E.A. - Cauca El Tambo 6889 70kg 49 OPEN origin This coffee is part of our "Origin Select Decaf" program.  We send small blended lots of high quality Colombian coffee to get decaffeinated by E.A. Sugarcane Alcohol locally in Colombia. The fact that this lot is sourced by us first, then sent to get decaffed, is a big differentiator in the world of decaf coffee; most is purchased "spot" without knowing the input product.   We hope you enjoy this industry leading decaf! See the rest of our Origin Select and Farm Select Decaf options, CLICK HERE
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FTO Excelso Fair Trade Organic Ecolsierra Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta - FLO: 22057 6061 70kg 51 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Chocolate and citric acidity. Chocolate and citric acidity. "Red Ecolsierra"  or Ecological Producers of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, is a cooperative of 18 groups of 600 families farming on 900 small farms.  Their income was traditionally generated from coffee, but they gradually diversified into organic Honey and Cacao production as well.  Since they are so close to the natural reserves, and in order to live in harmony with their environment, Red Ecolsierra farmers always reserve a part of their farms for forestry. As a certified Organic and Fairtrade organization, Ecolsierra encourages members and their families to see the social and economic benefits of using modern production processes of organic products.  This generates sustainable income, which guarantees a better life for members.
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FTO Excelso Fair Trade Organic Ecolsierra Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta - FLO ID 22057 6443 70kg 219 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric acidity with cherry and herbal flavors. Citric acidity with cherry and herbal flavors. For blogs click here and here For images click here and here The Kogis have been cultivating coffee since the 1970's when they retreated to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta trying to escape from their invaders or 'little-brothers'.  They found these plants in the lands they were retreating to and saw the value they had and decided to commercialize it.  Thanks to this crop they have been using the cash to reclaim lands that were taken away from them.  
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FTO Excelso Fair Trade Organic Ecolsierra Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta - FLO ID 22057 6467 70kg 141 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Savory with lemon acidity. Savory with lemon acidity. For blogs click here and here For images click here and here The Kogis have been cultivating coffee since the 1970's when they retreated to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta trying to escape from their invaders or 'little-brothers'.  They found these plants in the lands they were retreating to and saw the value they had and decided to commercialize it.  Thanks to this crop they have been using the cash to reclaim lands that were taken away from them.  
Colombia FTO Excelso Fair Trade Organic Cauca - COMEPCAFE FLO ID 26236 (GrainPro) 6857 70kg 9 OPEN origin Saturated floral aromatics with tropical fruit, vanilla cream and tartaric acidity. Saturated floral aromatics with tropical fruit, vanilla cream and tartaric acidity. COMEPCAFE - Cooperativa Multiethnica y Pluricultural de Pequenos Caficultores del Cauca was founded in late 2010 near the town of Piendamo in the Cauca region.  From its modest inception, COMEPCAFE has grown to some 900 members in Toribio, Morales, Caldono, Cajibio and Santander de Quilichao.  99% of all members are indigenous Colombians working farms from .5 to 3 hectares of coffee. They pick and ferment at their homes and dry on raised beds with parabolic covers. We are excited to be working with this Co-op as the region of Cauca generally produces and intense, floral and tropical fruit kind of cup.
Colombia FTO Excelso Fair Trade Organic Cauca - COMEPCAFE FLO ID 26236 (GrainPro) 6857 70kg 138 AFLOAT afloat Saturated floral aromatics with tropical fruit, vanilla cream and tartaric acidity. Saturated floral aromatics with tropical fruit, vanilla cream and tartaric acidity. COMEPCAFE - Cooperativa Multiethnica y Pluricultural de Pequenos Caficultores del Cauca was founded in late 2010 near the town of Piendamo in the Cauca region.  From its modest inception, COMEPCAFE has grown to some 900 members in Toribio, Morales, Caldono, Cajibio and Santander de Quilichao.  99% of all members are indigenous Colombians working farms from .5 to 3 hectares of coffee. They pick and ferment at their homes and dry on raised beds with parabolic covers. We are excited to be working with this Co-op as the region of Cauca generally produces and intense, floral and tropical fruit kind of cup.
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Huila El Pital - Coagrobrisas (GrainPro)(Melbourne) 6859 70kg 76 CALM Melbourne melbourne-au Pital is a region located in the South Center part of Huila Department. Two active volcanos near the region influences the climate and soil, allowing the production of quality coffee. COAGROBRISAS is a coffee cooperative located in the Pital municipality, Huila Department. It was founded on 2003 by 20 coffee families decided to start a new cooperative in order to work together as a group to achieve better coffee quality and being able sold their coffee a better prices. Nowadays the cooperative has 216 active members with a total of 870 productive hectares. The potential of production is 1,900,000 kgs of parchment coffee. COAGROBRISAS owns a collection center and a dry facility. The dry facility includes solar and mechanics systems with a capacity of dry 100,000 kgs per week. The warehouse has the capability to store 250,000 coffee kgs. The dry mill has the capability to convert 700 kgs of parchment coffee to green coffee per hour.
Colombia Huila San Agustin - Los Naranjos (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 6959 70kg 50 AFLOAT afloat This coffee is produced by 97 small coffee growers who comprise the "Asociacion Los Naranjos San Agustin." The individual farms are an average of 1.5 hectares, and the coffee they produce is fully washed and fully patio sun-dried. All coffee is hand sorted to ensure the highest quality beans. This commitment to quality is certainly shown in the cup, which is bright, fruity, and complex with a soft and sweet body. The Video above shows the people, sights, and sounds of the members of Association Los Naranjos in San Agustin, Huila Colombia. These amazing people's coffee is some of the most exquisite Colombian coffee, and we are proud to have grown with them over the past several years, seeing their members win Cup of Excellence, the United States Barista Championship, and the World Barista Championship. We have proudly sent this coffee across the globe to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Europe, and Korea. The global demand for this coffee is a testament to the integrity of these people and their commitment to quality. Thank you Los Naranjos! (Entire video shot on the Fujifilm X100)
Colombia Huila San Agustin - Los Naranjos (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 6960 70kg 40 AFLOAT afloat This coffee is produced by 97 small coffee growers who comprise the "Asociacion Los Naranjos San Agustin." The individual farms are an average of 1.5 hectares, and the coffee they produce is fully washed and fully patio sun-dried. All coffee is hand sorted to ensure the highest quality beans. This commitment to quality is certainly shown in the cup, which is bright, fruity, and complex with a soft and sweet body. The Video above shows the people, sights, and sounds of the members of Association Los Naranjos in San Agustin, Huila Colombia. These amazing people's coffee is some of the most exquisite Colombian coffee, and we are proud to have grown with them over the past several years, seeing their members win Cup of Excellence, the United States Barista Championship, and the World Barista Championship. We have proudly sent this coffee across the globe to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Europe, and Korea. The global demand for this coffee is a testament to the integrity of these people and their commitment to quality. Thank you Los Naranjos! (Entire video shot on the Fujifilm X100)
Colombia Huila San Agustin - Los Naranjos (GrainPro) 7064 70kg 115 OPEN origin This coffee is produced by 97 small coffee growers who comprise the "Asociacion Los Naranjos San Agustin." The individual farms are an average of 1.5 hectares, and the coffee they produce is fully washed and fully patio sun-dried. All coffee is hand sorted to ensure the highest quality beans. This commitment to quality is certainly shown in the cup, which is bright, fruity, and complex with a soft and sweet body. The Video above shows the people, sights, and sounds of the members of Association Los Naranjos in San Agustin, Huila Colombia. These amazing people's coffee is some of the most exquisite Colombian coffee, and we are proud to have grown with them over the past several years, seeing their members win Cup of Excellence, the United States Barista Championship, and the World Barista Championship. We have proudly sent this coffee across the globe to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Europe, and Korea. The global demand for this coffee is a testament to the integrity of these people and their commitment to quality. Thank you Los Naranjos! (Entire video shot on the Fujifilm X100)
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Microlot Banexport Best of Cauca - El Tambo, Ricaurte Ante Ruiz (GrainPro) (Europe) 6809 70kg 14 Eniti Limited UK london-eu For a full story on our first "Cuaca Best Cup" experience,read this blog written by Cafe Imports' founder Andrew Miller. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Colombia is bisected by the Andes Mountains which split into three parallel cordilleras (mountain ranges) as they run south to north. Coffee grows throughout these mountains from North to South with the addition of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, an isolated mountain range in the North of the country where a number of indigenous tribes produce Organic and Fair Trade coffees. The three mountain ranges produce diverse micro-climates basis the North vs. South and East vs. West side of the mountains. The majority of Colombian coffee territory has two harvests; Principal and the Mitaca, which is typically smaller. In the North, principal is in Nov. with the Mitaca in May-June. The South has the opposite of that; Principal in May-June and Mitaca in Nov. scattered across the country in some of the most biologically diverse landscapes in the world. Growing regions In our search for the best coffees out of Colombia we have been and still are cupping hundreds of coffees, talking with producers and exporters, competing in cup of excellence competitions and trying to understand and innovate with our partners. Cauca Region The producers in Cauca are men and women with passion for their land, usually members of the producer communities, indigenous descendants. In cauca are 94,000 producers, with 84,000 hectares in coffee production. The average production in Cauca are 20-25 coffee bags per hectare.
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Microlot Banexport Best of Cauca - Santander, Francisco Paz Penagos (GrainPro)(Europe) 6813 70kg 12 Eniti Limited UK london-eu For a full story on our first "Cuaca Best Cup" experience,read this blog written by Cafe Imports' founder Andrew Miller. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Colombia is bisected by the Andes Mountains which split into three parallel cordilleras (mountain ranges) as they run south to north. Coffee grows throughout these mountains from North to South with the addition of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, an isolated mountain range in the North of the country where a number of indigenous tribes produce Organic and Fair Trade coffees. The three mountain ranges produce diverse micro-climates basis the North vs. South and East vs. West side of the mountains. The majority of Colombian coffee territory has two harvests; Principal and the Mitaca, which is typically smaller. In the North, principal is in Nov. with the Mitaca in May-June. The South has the opposite of that; Principal in May-June and Mitaca in Nov. scattered across the country in some of the most biologically diverse landscapes in the world. Growing regions In our search for the best coffees out of Colombia we have been and still are cupping hundreds of coffees, talking with producers and exporters, competing in cup of excellence competitions and trying to understand and innovate with our partners. Cauca Region The producers in Cauca are men and women with passion for their land, usually members of the producer communities, indigenous descendants. In cauca are 94,000 producers, with 84,000 hectares in coffee production. The average production in Cauca are 20-25 coffee bags per hectare.
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Microlot Best of Cauca - Jambalo, Rosa Evelia Cifuentes (GrainPro) 6827 70kg 2 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us For a full story on our first "Cuaca Best Cup" experience,read this blog written by Cafe Imports' founder Andrew Miller. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Colombia is bisected by the Andes Mountains which split into three parallel cordilleras (mountain ranges) as they run south to north. Coffee grows throughout these mountains from North to South with the addition of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, an isolated mountain range in the North of the country where a number of indigenous tribes produce Organic and Fair Trade coffees. The three mountain ranges produce diverse micro-climates basis the North vs. South and East vs. West side of the mountains. The majority of Colombian coffee territory has two harvests; Principal and the Mitaca, which is typically smaller. In the North, principal is in Nov. with the Mitaca in May-June. The South has the opposite of that; Principal in May-June and Mitaca in Nov. scattered across the country in some of the most biologically diverse landscapes in the world. Growing regions In our search for the best coffees out of Colombia we have been and still are cupping hundreds of coffees, talking with producers and exporters, competing in cup of excellence competitions and trying to understand and innovate with our partners. Cauca Region The producers in Cauca are men and women with passion for their land, usually members of the producer communities, indigenous descendants. In cauca are 94,000 producers, with 84,000 hectares in coffee production. The average production in Cauca are 20-25 coffee bags per hectare.
Colombia Microlot Banexport - Cauca - Rio Negro (GrainPro) 7107 70kg 60 OPEN origin Rich sugar and fruit with intense cola-like acidity and a mild aftertaste.
Colombia Microlot Banexport - Cauca - Rio Negro (GrainPro) (Europe) 7108 70kg 60 OPEN origin Rich sugar and fruit with intense cola-like acidity and a mild aftertaste.
Colombia Microlot Banexport - Huila - Oporapa (GrainPro) 7109 70kg 60 OPEN origin Caramel and brown sugar flavors with lively, cola-like acidity and a fruity aftertaste.
Colombia Microlot Banexport - Huila - Oporapa (GrainPro) (Europe) 7110 70kg 60 OPEN origin Caramel and brown sugar flavors with lively, cola-like acidity and a fruity aftertaste.
Colombia Microlot 3 German Garcia - Gaitania, Tolima (GrainPro) 6929 70kg 9 AFLOAT   afloat
Colombia Microlot 3 Albeiro Perdomo, Finca El Faldon - Gaitania, Tolima (GrainPro) 6930 70kg 8 AFLOAT   afloat
Colombia Microlot 3 Rubiel Salazar, Finca El Jardin - Gaitania, Tolima (GrainPro) 6931 70kg 14 AFLOAT   afloat
Colombia Microlot 3 Ezequiel Arango, Finca San Jose - La Marina, Tolima (GrainPro) 6932 70kg 7 AFLOAT   afloat
Colombia Microlot 3 Oscar Aldana, Finca El Tome - Ataco, Tolima (GrainPro) 6933 70kg 14 AFLOAT   afloat
Colombia Microlot 3 Agustin Carvajal, Finca 01-02 - Planadas, Tolima (GrainPro) 6934 70kg 5 AFLOAT   afloat
Colombia Microlot 3 Enrique Torres, Finca El Higueron - Gaitania, Tolima (GrainPro) 6935 70kg 7 AFLOAT afloat Co-ship P6928-P6935, P6957-P6958, P7004
Colombia Org Popayan Organic - Non Fair Trade Tierradentro 5847 70kg 280 All Jays Enterprises afloat Tart cherry, raisin and vanilla with a creamy mouthfeel. Tart cherry, raisin and vanilla with a creamy mouthfeel. View blog here We purchased this lot through Asociacion de Cabildos Juan Tama.  This is an indigenous group of coffee producers which are comprised of 8 different cabildos (tribes).  The total land of the 1400+ families amounts to 2,000 hectares with a total of 400 farms--all of which are certified organic.  About 25,000 people in the area depend one way or the other in coffee production. The eight cabildos are: Yaquiva, La Gaitana, San Andres, Santa Rosa, Calderas, Tumbichucue, Turbina and San Jose del Pedregal. In 1995 Unesco declared the Tierradentro Reserve to be a world heritage site, a center of historical and cultural heritage; citing mainly the necropolis of pre-hispanic Colombia or the Hippogeos of Tierradentro.  It is also home to a group of 1800 families of indigenous Colombians, organized in to six Resquerdos or reserves and eight Cabildos or tribes. The Cabildos provide guidance, technical assistance and quality control to the coffee farming families which receive social benefits and a way to maintain independence. They have been producing coffee for generations but have historically sold in on the street or to an independent collector. Recently though with some guidance and an independent passion, they have been able to commercialize their coffee themselves and it is very nice coffee.   The average farm in this region is about 3 acres with traditional varietals of Typica and Caturra growing amongst a forest of plantains, avacados, mangoes and guayaba fruits. The forest floor is a bed of mosses and what we could consider ornamental plants of pansies, violets and thick ferns. There is ample water coming down out of the mountains that producers use to ferment and wash their coffee. Most have a small hand pulpers out back and ferment overnight in a tub for something like 10-13 hours depending on the ambient temperature and humidity. It is a hand test in the morning to determine if the sugars are off the beans and then in to the drier, a small parabolic drier with a bamboo floor and domed poly roof to keep the afternoons rain off.  Once dried it goes to the communal warehouse in town where it is catalogued and cupped. Click here to see more pictures of Colombia and its coffee growing regions. 
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Org Popayan Organic - Non Fair Trade Tierradentro 6683 70kg 8 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Caramel and burnt sugar with sparkling lemon acidity. Caramel and burnt sugar with sparkling lemon acidity. View blog here We purchased this lot through Asociacion de Cabildos Juan Tama.  This is an indigenous group of coffee producers which are comprised of 8 different cabildos (tribes).  The total land of the 1400+ families amounts to 2,000 hectares with a total of 400 farms--all of which are certified organic.  About 25,000 people in the area depend one way or the other in coffee production. The eight cabildos are: Yaquiva, La Gaitana, San Andres, Santa Rosa, Calderas, Tumbichucue, Turbina and San Jose del Pedregal. In 1995 Unesco declared the Tierradentro Reserve to be a world heritage site, a center of historical and cultural heritage; citing mainly the necropolis of pre-hispanic Colombia or the Hippogeos of Tierradentro.  It is also home to a group of 1800 families of indigenous Colombians, organized in to six Resquerdos or reserves and eight Cabildos or tribes. The Cabildos provide guidance, technical assistance and quality control to the coffee farming families which receive social benefits and a way to maintain independence. They have been producing coffee for generations but have historically sold in on the street or to an independent collector. Recently though with some guidance and an independent passion, they have been able to commercialize their coffee themselves and it is very nice coffee.   The average farm in this region is about 3 acres with traditional varietals of Typica and Caturra growing amongst a forest of plantains, avacados, mangoes and guayaba fruits. The forest floor is a bed of mosses and what we could consider ornamental plants of pansies, violets and thick ferns. There is ample water coming down out of the mountains that producers use to ferment and wash their coffee. Most have a small hand pulpers out back and ferment overnight in a tub for something like 10-13 hours depending on the ambient temperature and humidity. It is a hand test in the morning to determine if the sugars are off the beans and then in to the drier, a small parabolic drier with a bamboo floor and domed poly roof to keep the afternoons rain off.  Once dried it goes to the communal warehouse in town where it is catalogued and cupped. Click here to see more pictures of Colombia and its coffee growing regions. 
Colombia Org Popayan Organic - Non Fair Trade Tierradentro 6684 70kg 267 AFLOAT afloat Caramel, red fruit and coffee liquor with tartaric acidity. Caramel, red fruit and coffee liquor with tartaric acidity. View blog here We purchased this lot through Asociacion de Cabildos Juan Tama.  This is an indigenous group of coffee producers which are comprised of 8 different cabildos (tribes).  The total land of the 1400+ families amounts to 2,000 hectares with a total of 400 farms--all of which are certified organic.  About 25,000 people in the area depend one way or the other in coffee production. The eight cabildos are: Yaquiva, La Gaitana, San Andres, Santa Rosa, Calderas, Tumbichucue, Turbina and San Jose del Pedregal. In 1995 Unesco declared the Tierradentro Reserve to be a world heritage site, a center of historical and cultural heritage; citing mainly the necropolis of pre-hispanic Colombia or the Hippogeos of Tierradentro.  It is also home to a group of 1800 families of indigenous Colombians, organized in to six Resquerdos or reserves and eight Cabildos or tribes. The Cabildos provide guidance, technical assistance and quality control to the coffee farming families which receive social benefits and a way to maintain independence. They have been producing coffee for generations but have historically sold in on the street or to an independent collector. Recently though with some guidance and an independent passion, they have been able to commercialize their coffee themselves and it is very nice coffee.   The average farm in this region is about 3 acres with traditional varietals of Typica and Caturra growing amongst a forest of plantains, avacados, mangoes and guayaba fruits. The forest floor is a bed of mosses and what we could consider ornamental plants of pansies, violets and thick ferns. There is ample water coming down out of the mountains that producers use to ferment and wash their coffee. Most have a small hand pulpers out back and ferment overnight in a tub for something like 10-13 hours depending on the ambient temperature and humidity. It is a hand test in the morning to determine if the sugars are off the beans and then in to the drier, a small parabolic drier with a bamboo floor and domed poly roof to keep the afternoons rain off.  Once dried it goes to the communal warehouse in town where it is catalogued and cupped. Click here to see more pictures of Colombia and its coffee growing regions. 
Colombia Org Popayan Organic - Non Fair Trade Tierradentro 6685 70kg 280 OPEN origin Creamy with tart and bright acidity; cola, and berry flavors. Creamy with tart and bright acidity; cola, and berry flavors. View blog here We purchased this lot through Asociacion de Cabildos Juan Tama.  This is an indigenous group of coffee producers which are comprised of 8 different cabildos (tribes).  The total land of the 1400+ families amounts to 2,000 hectares with a total of 400 farms--all of which are certified organic.  About 25,000 people in the area depend one way or the other in coffee production. The eight cabildos are: Yaquiva, La Gaitana, San Andres, Santa Rosa, Calderas, Tumbichucue, Turbina and San Jose del Pedregal. In 1995 Unesco declared the Tierradentro Reserve to be a world heritage site, a center of historical and cultural heritage; citing mainly the necropolis of pre-hispanic Colombia or the Hippogeos of Tierradentro.  It is also home to a group of 1800 families of indigenous Colombians, organized in to six Resquerdos or reserves and eight Cabildos or tribes. The Cabildos provide guidance, technical assistance and quality control to the coffee farming families which receive social benefits and a way to maintain independence. They have been producing coffee for generations but have historically sold in on the street or to an independent collector. Recently though with some guidance and an independent passion, they have been able to commercialize their coffee themselves and it is very nice coffee.   The average farm in this region is about 3 acres with traditional varietals of Typica and Caturra growing amongst a forest of plantains, avacados, mangoes and guayaba fruits. The forest floor is a bed of mosses and what we could consider ornamental plants of pansies, violets and thick ferns. There is ample water coming down out of the mountains that producers use to ferment and wash their coffee. Most have a small hand pulpers out back and ferment overnight in a tub for something like 10-13 hours depending on the ambient temperature and humidity. It is a hand test in the morning to determine if the sugars are off the beans and then in to the drier, a small parabolic drier with a bamboo floor and domed poly roof to keep the afternoons rain off.  Once dried it goes to the communal warehouse in town where it is catalogued and cupped. Click here to see more pictures of Colombia and its coffee growing regions. 
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Origin Select Decaf Decaf - Non FT or Org Supremo - Sugarcane E.A. 6152 70kg 3 CALM Melbourne melbourne-au Smooth and citric with lemon and chocolate flavors. Smooth and citric with lemon and chocolate flavors. This coffee is part of our "Origin Select Decaf" program.  We send small blended lots of high quality Colombian coffee to get decaffeinated by E.A. Sugarcane Alcohol locally in Colombia. The fact that this lot is sourced by us first, then sent to get decaffed, is a big differentiator in the world of decaf coffee; most is purchased "spot" without knowing the input product.   We hope you enjoy this industry leading decaf! See the rest of our Origin Select and Farm Select Decaf options, CLICK HERE
Colombia Origin Select Decaf Decaf - Non FT or Org Sugarcane E.A. - Cauca Caldono 6888 70kg 223 OPEN origin This coffee is part of our "Origin Select Decaf" program.  We send small blended lots of high quality Colombian coffee to get decaffeinated by E.A. Sugarcane Alcohol locally in Colombia. The fact that this lot is sourced by us first, then sent to get decaffed, is a big differentiator in the world of decaf coffee; most is purchased "spot" without knowing the input product.   We hope you enjoy this industry leading decaf! See the rest of our Origin Select and Farm Select Decaf options, CLICK HERE
Colombia Origin Select Decaf Decaf - Non FT or Org Huila - Sugarcane E.A. 7008 70kg 132 OPEN origin This coffee is part of our "Origin Select Decaf" program.  We send small blended lots of high quality Colombian coffee to get decaffeinated by E.A. Sugarcane Alcohol locally in Colombia. The fact that this lot is sourced by us first, then sent to get decaffed, is a big differentiator in the world of decaf coffee; most is purchased "spot" without knowing the input product.   We hope you enjoy this industry leading decaf! See the rest of our Origin Select and Farm Select Decaf options, CLICK HERE
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Regional Select Banexport - Huila (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 6686 70kg 229 CALM Melbourne melbourne-au Rich caramel and fruit, honey, apricot, orange and tropical with citric and malic acidity. Rich caramel and fruit, honey, apricot, orange and tropical with citric and malic acidity. Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Coffee production represents the majority income generation at the Huila Department. Huila production represents the 16.30% of Colombia’s total production. In last few years the production of specialty coffee has increased in Huila Some statistics about Huila Coffee represents the 7.3% Gross Domestic Product 301,000 people depend on coffee activities 103,200 direct jobs and 198,000 indirect jobs in the coffee sector 96% of the producers are smallholders with an average size farm of 1.5 hectares. The smallholders produce the 82% of the coffee production.
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Regional Select Banexport - Huila (GrainPro) 6687 70kg 154 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Caramel and cinnamon with lemony citric acidity and balanced sugars. Caramel and cinnamon with lemony citric acidity and balanced sugars. Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Coffee production represents the majority income generation at the Huila Department. Huila production represents the 16.30% of Colombia’s total production. In last few years the production of specialty coffee has increased in Huila Some statistics about Huila Coffee represents the 7.3% Gross Domestic Product 301,000 people depend on coffee activities 103,200 direct jobs and 198,000 indirect jobs in the coffee sector 96% of the producers are smallholders with an average size farm of 1.5 hectares. The smallholders produce the 82% of the coffee production.
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Regional Select Banexport - Huila (GrainPro) 6689 70kg 147 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Coffee production represents the majority income generation at the Huila Department. Huila production represents the 16.30% of Colombia’s total production. In last few years the production of specialty coffee has increased in Huila Some statistics about Huila Coffee represents the 7.3% Gross Domestic Product 301,000 people depend on coffee activities 103,200 direct jobs and 198,000 indirect jobs in the coffee sector 96% of the producers are smallholders with an average size farm of 1.5 hectares. The smallholders produce the 82% of the coffee production.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Huila San Agustin (GrainPro) 6986 70kg 60 OPEN origin Lively/ tartaric acidity, caramel, honey, toffee, lime, savory and juicy tropical fruit. Lively/ tartaric acidity, caramel, honey, toffee, lime, savory and juicy tropical fruit. Arnulfo Leguizamo is who every cafetero in Colombia should aspire to be. He is a member of Asociacion Los Naranjos, a project we have developed over the years were we pay a premium for coffees that meet certain cup-quality specifications. In 2011, he won the first price at the Cup of Excellence with coffee from this farm. An unprecedented price of $45/lb was paid for the Cup of Excellence coffee. He promised his family he would take them to see the ocean and he already did. (He showed us the pictures to prove it). Arnulfo is very proud to be a farmer. What this new generation of cafeteros wants is recognition for their hard work and the means to sell their coffee as a traceable microlot and not a blend. We met Diego, his son, at the Los Naranjos cupping lab. He is training to be a cupper at the moment and plans to stay in the business. Farmers are now starting to understand the importance of being able to taste their own coffee. We are really excited for Arnulfo and Los Naranjos' future! It looks promising and should bring us more top-notch coffee throughout the years.   <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="506" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/53887080?byline=0&portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="900"></iframe> Arnulfo Leguizamo COE Secrets from Noah N on Vimeo.  
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Iquira (GrainPro) 6987 70kg 19 OPEN origin Soft, sweet and balanced with floral, raw sugar and savory fruit flavors; complex acidity. Soft, sweet and balanced with floral, raw sugar and savory fruit flavors; complex acidity. Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Iquira is a municipality located in theHuilaDepartment in Colombia in the center West of the country. This part of the country has been difficult to travel to over the last ten years and is still a little dicey and pretty remote. Coffees from here, when done right, are nutty, tangy and fruity with creamy body and clean lingering acidity. Farmers in this region have slightly larger farms than most in the south, sometimes 10-15 hectares of land. They pick, pulp, ferment and dry their coffee on raised beds with parabolic covers. They tend to work similar varietals, some old, some relatively old and some new but the style is pretty much the same. We think that the terroir or soil, sun weather and placement on the planet contribute largely to the flavor of these coffees when picked ripe and handled properly. So these coffees are selected by cup and then blended together like a Rhone wine or a local honey that comes many fields in a 4 mile radius.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - El Pital(GrainPro) 6988 70kg 55 OPEN origin Sugary, creamy, soft and complex with panela, cola, savory fruit and floral flavors; tartaric acidity. Sugary, creamy, soft and complex with panela, cola, savory fruit and floral flavors; tartaric acidity. Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Coffee production represents the majority income generation at the Huila Department. Huila production represents the 16.30% of Colombia’s total production. In last few years the production of specialty coffee has increased in Huila Some statistics about Huila Coffee represents the 7.3% Gross Domestic Product 301,000 people depend on coffee activities 103,200 direct jobs and 198,000 indirect jobs in the coffee sector 96% of the producers are smallholders with an average size farm of 1.5 hectares. The smallholders produce the 82% of the coffee production.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Nariño La Union - Liliana Delgado (GrainPro) 6990 70kg 13 OPEN origin Lemon-lime, panela, chocolate and cola with intense acidity. Lemon-lime, panela, chocolate and cola with intense acidity. La Unión is a municipality located north from the department of Nariño. The closeness location with the Andes Mountains creates a diversification of micro-climates; a perfect condition for coffee production. Coffee production and commercialization is source of income for the municipality. There is an approximation of 3,607.93 hectares planted with coffee in the region. Liliana Delgado is an example of a hard working producer from LaUnión. She manages a 10 hectares farm and with help of her family produce high quality coffee. The harvest starts with a selective hand picking of mature cherries, process which is done by Liliana's family. Coffee is washed and fermented in concrete tanks for 14 hours. When the fermentation is done, coffee is sun dried for 8 days. The dry period can changes depending on the climate.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Huila - Timana (GrainPro) 6991 70kg 80 OPEN origin Sweet with raisin, lime, perfumed florals and tart apple.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Nariño La Union - Claudia Moncayo (GrainPro) 6992 70kg 10 OPEN origin Floral, honey, panela, fruit and cream.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Nariño (GrainPro) 7006 70kg 222 OPEN origin Creamy with juicy sugar, floral, cola and apricot with citric and malic acidity. Creamy with juicy sugar, floral, cola and apricot with citric and malic acidity. This coffee is part of the “Million Pesos” program we have in Colombia for coffee that cups above 90 points.  A Million pesos per carga (125Kilos of pergamino) which is almost double what is being paid at traditional purchasing points. We have been doing this for about a year and producers are ecstatic when they make the grade as the price at the market is barely above the cost of production.  We are excited to find coffees that cup above 90 points, so it is a real winner for both sides and something we can repeat. Alejandro Ahumada farms 15 hectares of pure Castillo in Narino. There has been a lot of debate in the last few years about the cup quality of Castillo, which is the FNC's new variety, versus the traditional varietals. Here's one point for Castillo.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Huila (GrainPro) 7099 70kg 272 OPEN origin Tart acids with lemon and plum flavors and a rich, sugary mouthfeel. Tart acids with lemon and plum flavors and a rich, sugary mouthfeel. Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Coffee production represents the majority income generation at the Huila Department. Huila production represents the 16.30% of Colombia’s total production. In last few years the production of specialty coffee has increased in Huila Some statistics about Huila Coffee represents the 7.3% Gross Domestic Product 301,000 people depend on coffee activities 103,200 direct jobs and 198,000 indirect jobs in the coffee sector 96% of the producers are smallholders with an average size farm of 1.5 hectares. The smallholders produce the 82% of the coffee production.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Huila (GrainPro) 7100 70kg 17 OPEN origin Tart acids with lemon and plum flavors and a rich, sugary mouthfeel. Tart acids with lemon and plum flavors and a rich, sugary mouthfeel. Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Coffee production represents the majority income generation at the Huila Department. Huila production represents the 16.30% of Colombia’s total production. In last few years the production of specialty coffee has increased in Huila Some statistics about Huila Coffee represents the 7.3% Gross Domestic Product 301,000 people depend on coffee activities 103,200 direct jobs and 198,000 indirect jobs in the coffee sector 96% of the producers are smallholders with an average size farm of 1.5 hectares. The smallholders produce the 82% of the coffee production.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Huila (GrainPro) 7101 70kg 100 OPEN origin Tart acids with lemon and plum flavors and a rich, sugary mouthfeel. Tart acids with lemon and plum flavors and a rich, sugary mouthfeel. Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Coffee production represents the majority income generation at the Huila Department. Huila production represents the 16.30% of Colombia’s total production. In last few years the production of specialty coffee has increased in Huila Some statistics about Huila Coffee represents the 7.3% Gross Domestic Product 301,000 people depend on coffee activities 103,200 direct jobs and 198,000 indirect jobs in the coffee sector 96% of the producers are smallholders with an average size farm of 1.5 hectares. The smallholders produce the 82% of the coffee production.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Huila (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 7102 70kg 27 OPEN origin Tart acids with lemon and plum flavors and a rich, sugary mouthfeel. Tart acids with lemon and plum flavors and a rich, sugary mouthfeel. Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Coffee production represents the majority income generation at the Huila Department. Huila production represents the 16.30% of Colombia’s total production. In last few years the production of specialty coffee has increased in Huila Some statistics about Huila Coffee represents the 7.3% Gross Domestic Product 301,000 people depend on coffee activities 103,200 direct jobs and 198,000 indirect jobs in the coffee sector 96% of the producers are smallholders with an average size farm of 1.5 hectares. The smallholders produce the 82% of the coffee production.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Huila (GrainPro) (Europe) 7103 70kg 25 OPEN origin Tart acids with lemon and plum flavors and a rich, sugary mouthfeel. Tart acids with lemon and plum flavors and a rich, sugary mouthfeel. Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima. Coffee production represents the majority income generation at the Huila Department. Huila production represents the 16.30% of Colombia’s total production. In last few years the production of specialty coffee has increased in Huila Some statistics about Huila Coffee represents the 7.3% Gross Domestic Product 301,000 people depend on coffee activities 103,200 direct jobs and 198,000 indirect jobs in the coffee sector 96% of the producers are smallholders with an average size farm of 1.5 hectares. The smallholders produce the 82% of the coffee production.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Nariño (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 7104 70kg 155 OPEN origin Intense citric acidity with lemon and floral flavors and a crisp aftertaste. Intense citric acidity with lemon and floral flavors and a crisp aftertaste. Regional Selects is a new project we are creating in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we will begin highlighting to start are Huila, Nariño, Cauca and Tolima. Nariño is a southeastdepartment of Colombia. The closeness location with the Andes Mountains creates a diversification of micro-climates; a perfect condition for coffee production. Coffee production and commercialization is source of income for the municipality. There is an approximation of 3,607.93 hectares planted with coffee in the region.
Colombia Regional Select Banexport - Tolima (GrainPro) 7105 70kg 170 OPEN origin Tangy lime acidity with savory cola and cinnamon flavors.
Colombia Variety Select Banexport - Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) 7000 70kg 61 OPEN origin Creamy with caramel, red grape, cherry, passion fruit and fig and tartaric acidity. Creamy with caramel, red grape, cherry, passion fruit and fig and tartaric acidity. Oscar Agudelo Hoyos has 3.3 Hectares of Yellow Bourbon trees growing onpart of a 5.5 Hectare farmin the Region of Alto Del Obispo in Southern Huila, just South of Pitalito. The other varietiesare Caturra and Red Bourbon. He harvest these varietals seperately and keeps them apart during processing. His method is to pick ripe cherries, pulp in to a tankand dry ferment for 24 hours. He washes the coffee four times and moves it to a covered patio to pre-dry for 3 days before moving to a more sunny patio. When tasting Yellow Bourbon cherries versus Red Bourbon cherries on this farm I found the Yellow fruits to be slightly more sweet but really more elegant and delicate in the mouth. You will also notice that the trees are tall and spindly with not a great concentration of cherries. This is why producers tend to shy away from heirloom varieties and move towards more prolific producers like Colombia and Castillo This our first large lot of Yellow Bourbon from Colombia and the coffee was a terrific suprise with classic Huila flavors of Tropical Fruits, caramel, vanilla and the exceptional intensity of Colombian Coffees. Enjoy!
Colombia Variety Select Banexport - Yellow Bourbon (GrainPro) (Europe) 7003 70kg 86 OPEN origin Creamy with caramel, red grape, cherry, passion fruit and fig and tartaric acidity. Creamy with caramel, red grape, cherry, passion fruit and fig and tartaric acidity. Oscar Agudelo Hoyos has 3.3 Hectares of Yellow Bourbon growing onpart of a 5.5 Hectare farmin the Region of Alto Del Obispo in Southern Huila, just South of Pitalito. The other varietiesare Caturra and Red Bourbon. He harvest these varietals seperately and keeps them apart during processing. His method is to pick ripe cherries, pulp in to atank and dry ferment for 24 hours. He washes the coffee four times and moves it to a covered patio to pre-dry for 3 days before moving to a more sunny patio. When tasting Yellow Bourbon cherries versus Red Bourbon cherries on this farm I found the Yellow fruits to be slightly more sweet but really more elegant and delicate in the mouth. You will also notice that the trees are tall and spindly with not a great concentration of cherries. This is why producers tend to shy away from heriloom varieties and move towards more prolific producers like Colombia and Castillo. Enjoy! This our first large lot of Yellow Bourbon from Colombia and the coffee was a terrific suprise with classic Huila flavors of Tropical Fruits, caramel, vanilla and the exceptional intensity of Colombian Coffees.
Colombia Variety Select Banexport - Pink Bourbon - Huila - Rodrigo Sanchez (GrainPro) 7106 70kg 20 OPEN origin Complex tartaric and phosphoric acids, tropical fruits, rich brown sugar and a chewy mouthfeel.
Congo FLO Fairtrade Org Organic - Non Fair Trade Fully Washed SOPACDI FLO ID 26275 (GrainPro) 6578 60kg 63 AT DOCK afloat Juicy, soft and citric with floral and savory tomato flavor. Juicy, soft and citric with floral and savory tomato flavor. From Sopacdi.com... We are over 5600 farmers from different ethnic groups in the Kivu Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, producing some of the finest coffee in Africa.  After years of conflict and civil war, our Fairtrade-certified coffee promotes working together for a better future. We live in a beautiful but very difficult place. Our small communities are remote, scattered amongst the highlands of the mountains surrounding Lake Kivu in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Our coffee grows at an altitude of 1460m to over 2000 metres above sea level.  We have lived through civil war and in great poverty for many years, but since forming our cooperative Sopacdi, despite our challenges, we also feel full of hope. For the first time we have good buyers for our coffee, who buy from us directly. Our homes are basic, without electricity, running water and other amenities. But our families are back together and we are re-building our communities. Our headquarters are in the town of Minova, and we have just finished building the first coffee washing station in the region for over 40 years. The first coffee in the DR Congo to achieve top national grade – Kivu 2 – since 1967 Specialty fully-washed arabica coffee Organic certification FLO certification number 26275 Main harvest from March to June; fly crop from September to October Shipments from June to December Altitude 1460m to over 2000 metres above sea level  
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Decaf KVW MC Decaf - Non FT or Org   6595 60kg 30 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Heavy, with good sugar and lemon.
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Microlot Maquina Vieja - Rio Jorco (GrainPro) 6182 69kg 5 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Mild, toffee and citric. Mild, toffee and citric. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2014) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Rio Jorco’s owners are third generation in the business. They are extremely focused on quality and conservation of nature. Los Lobos won Cup of Excellence #3 in 2012 and the owners have dedicated 3/4 of the land is dedicated to a private reserve. Rio Jorco is equipped with a complete wet-mill and dry-mill which allows them to control quality throughout the process. They process coffee from their farm, Los Lobos, but also purchase cherry from producers from the area. Producers are compensated based on cup quality and get recognition for selling a microlot. Rio Jorco’s operations area is in the municipalities of: Aserri, Acosta, Leon Cortez, Frailes, Desamparados, and Corralillo. These micro-regions of Tarrazu have won multiple Cup of Excellence awards year after year. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani *Cafe Imports has partnered with Rio Jorco in SINEM Acosta, donating a dollar to this Costa Rican Youth Orchestra organization for every bag of Rio Jorco coffee purchased. SINEM Acosta was developed in 2008 under director Ronny Mora Campos. Today, over 140 Students ages 6-20 years old from the Acosta Cantons form part of two orchestras: "Tomad de Acosta" and "The Mountain".
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Microlot El Aguacate - Rio Jorco (GrainPro) 6185 69kg 1 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Smooth and citric with cocoa. Smooth and citric with cocoa. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2014) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Rio Jorco’s owners are third generation in the business. They are extremely focused on quality and conservation of nature. Los Lobos won Cup of Excellence #3 in 2012 and the owners have dedicated 3/4 of the land is dedicated to a private reserve. Rio Jorco is equipped with a complete wet-mill and dry-mill which allows them to control quality throughout the process. They process coffee from their farm, Los Lobos, but also purchase cherry from producers from the area. Producers are compensated based on cup quality and get recognition for selling a microlot. Rio Jorco’s operations area is in the municipalities of: Aserri, Acosta, Leon Cortez, Frailes, Desamparados, and Corralillo. These micro-regions of Tarrazu have won multiple Cup of Excellence awards year after year. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani *Cafe Imports has partnered with Rio Jorco in SINEM Acosta, donating a dollar to this Costa Rican Youth Orchestra organization for every bag of Rio Jorco coffee purchased. SINEM Acosta was developed in 2008 under director Ronny Mora Campos. Today, over 140 Students ages 6-20 years old from the Acosta Cantons form part of two orchestras: "Tomad de Acosta" and "The Mountain".
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Microlot La Falda - Rio Jorco (GrainPro) 6186 69kg 5 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Soft with toffee and cinnamon. Soft with toffee and cinnamon. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2014) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Rio Jorco’s owners are third generation in the business. They are extremely focused on quality and conservation of nature. Los Lobos won Cup of Excellence #3 in 2012 and the owners have dedicated 3/4 of the land is dedicated to a private reserve. Rio Jorco is equipped with a complete wet-mill and dry-mill which allows them to control quality throughout the process. They process coffee from their farm, Los Lobos, but also purchase cherry from producers from the area. Producers are compensated based on cup quality and get recognition for selling a microlot. Rio Jorco’s operations area is in the municipalities of: Aserri, Acosta, Leon Cortez, Frailes, Desamparados, and Corralillo. These micro-regions of Tarrazu have won multiple Cup of Excellence awards year after year. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani *Cafe Imports has partnered with Rio Jorco in SINEM Acosta, donating a dollar to this Costa Rican Youth Orchestra organization for every bag of Rio Jorco coffee purchased. SINEM Acosta was developed in 2008 under director Ronny Mora Campos. Today, over 140 Students ages 6-20 years old from the Acosta Cantons form part of two orchestras: "Tomad de Acosta" and "The Mountain".
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Microlot El Jocote - Rio Jorco (GrainPro) 6187 69kg 12 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric with nut. Citric with nut. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2014) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Rio Jorco’s owners are third generation in the business. They are extremely focused on quality and conservation of nature. Los Lobos won Cup of Excellence #3 in 2012 and the owners have dedicated 3/4 of the land is dedicated to a private reserve. Rio Jorco is equipped with a complete wet-mill and dry-mill which allows them to control quality throughout the process. They process coffee from their farm, Los Lobos, but also purchase cherry from producers from the area. Producers are compensated based on cup quality and get recognition for selling a microlot. Rio Jorco’s operations area is in the municipalities of: Aserri, Acosta, Leon Cortez, Frailes, Desamparados, and Corralillo. These micro-regions of Tarrazu have won multiple Cup of Excellence awards year after year. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani *Cafe Imports has partnered with Rio Jorco in SINEM Acosta, donating a dollar to this Costa Rican Youth Orchestra organization for every bag of Rio Jorco coffee purchased. SINEM Acosta was developed in 2008 under director Ronny Mora Campos. Today, over 140 Students ages 6-20 years old from the Acosta Cantons form part of two orchestras: "Tomad de Acosta" and "The Mountain".
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Microlot El Bosque #1 - Rio Jorco (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 6296 69kg 9 CALM Melbourne melbourne-au Delicate with floral, cranberry, toffee and pecan. Delicate with floral, cranberry, toffee and pecan. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2014) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Rio Jorco’s owners are third generation in the business. They are extremely focused on quality and conservation of nature. Los Lobos won Cup of Excellence #3 in 2012 and the owners have dedicated 3/4 of the land is dedicated to a private reserve. Rio Jorco is equipped with a complete wet-mill and dry-mill which allows them to control quality throughout the process. They process coffee from their farm, Los Lobos, but also purchase cherry from producers from the area. Producers are compensated based on cup quality and get recognition for selling a microlot. Rio Jorco’s operations area is in the municipalities of: Aserri, Acosta, Leon Cortez, Frailes, Desamparados, and Corralillo. These micro-regions of Tarrazu have won multiple Cup of Excellence awards year after year. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani *Cafe Imports has partnered with Rio Jorco in SINEM Acosta, donating a dollar to this Costa Rican Youth Orchestra organization for every bag of Rio Jorco coffee purchased. SINEM Acosta was developed in 2008 under director Ronny Mora Campos. Today, over 140 Students ages 6-20 years old from the Acosta Cantons form part of two orchestras: "Tomad de Acosta" and "The Mountain".
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Microlot Aguilera Bros - Finca Tono (GrainPro) 6417 69kg 6 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Juicy with a soft mouthfeel, caramel, green grape, and apple flavor. Juicy with a soft mouthfeel, caramel, green grape, and apple flavor. Cafe Imports is excited to be working with the Aguilera Bros in West Valley.  The Aguilera’s are a total of 12 brothers and sisters all of which are involved in coffee from the time of their parents.  The brothers work the mill and farms themselves with basically no hired labor other than pickers during the harvest.  With the help of the third-generation, they work the mill, work the drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, etc year-round.  The Aguilera Bros understand quality at the farm level and mill level and this is why we are excited about working with them. Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety native to the area and excellent in the cup.  Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation (similar to Caturra and Pacas) found originally in Naranjo, West Valley.  It is a dwarf variety with short internodes and usually higher yielding production.  The cup can be floral, with great intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness. The Aguilera Bros are getting ready to dry-mill their own coffee this upcoming harvest (2013/2014).  They are also experimenting with different varieties such as Pacamara and Geisha.  We are very excited to see what next harvest will bring from Aguilera Bros! ***************************************************** Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened the past decade due to a real-estate boom converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent.  In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year.  The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2013) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level.  We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees.  This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot El Tajo - Aw Experiment (GrainPro) 6421 69kg 4 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Tart lemon and mild cherry flavors with a soft toffee sweetness.
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Microlot Rio Jorco - Los Jocotes (GrainPro) 6507 69kg 3 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Soft, sweet and clean with malic acidity and a buttery mouth feel. Soft, sweet and clean with malic acidity and a buttery mouth feel. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa's Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2014) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Rio Jorco's owners are third generation in the business. They are extremely focused on quality and conservation of nature. Los Lobos won Cup of Excellence #3 in 2012 and the owners have dedicated 3/4 of the land is dedicated to a private reserve. Rio Jorco is equipped with a complete wet-mill and dry-mill which allows them to control quality throughout the process. They process coffee from their farm, Los Lobos, but also purchase cherry from producers from the area. Producers are compensated based on cup quality and get recognition for selling a microlot. Rio Jorco's operations area is in the municipalities of: Aserri, Acosta, Leon Cortez, Frailes, Desamparados, and Corralillo. These micro-regions of Tarrazu have won multiple Cup of Excellence awards year after year. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani *Cafe Imports has partnered with Rio Jorco in SINEM Acosta, donating a dollar to this Costa Rican Youth Orchestra organization for every bag of Rio Jorco coffee purchased. SINEM Acosta was developed in 2008 under director Ronny Mora Campos. Today, over 140 Students ages 6-20 years old from the Acosta Cantons form part of two orchestras: "Tomad de Acosta" and "The Mountain".
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Microlot Rio Jorco - El Apolonio (GrainPro) 6508 69kg 5 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Clean, balanced, creamy, soft and sweet with chocolate and honey flavors. Clean, balanced, creamy, soft and sweet with chocolate and honey flavors. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa's Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2014) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Rio Jorco's owners are third generation in the business. They are extremely focused on quality and conservation of nature. Los Lobos won Cup of Excellence #3 in 2012 and the owners have dedicated 3/4 of the land is dedicated to a private reserve. Rio Jorco is equipped with a complete wet-mill and dry-mill which allows them to control quality throughout the process. They process coffee from their farm, Los Lobos, but also purchase cherry from producers from the area. Producers are compensated based on cup quality and get recognition for selling a microlot. Rio Jorco's operations area is in the municipalities of: Aserri, Acosta, Leon Cortez, Frailes, Desamparados, and Corralillo. These micro-regions of Tarrazu have won multiple Cup of Excellence awards year after year. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani *Cafe Imports has partnered with Rio Jorco in SINEM Acosta, donating a dollar to this Costa Rican Youth Orchestra organization for every bag of Rio Jorco coffee purchased. SINEM Acosta was developed in 2008 under director Ronny Mora Campos. Today, over 140 Students ages 6-20 years old from the Acosta Cantons form part of two orchestras: "Tomad de Acosta" and "The Mountain".
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Microlot Rio Jorco - Las Nacientes - Honey (GrainPro) 6509 69kg 2 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Sweet nutty flavors with citric acidity and a mild floral aftertaste. Sweet nutty flavors with citric acidity and a mild floral aftertaste. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa's Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2014) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Rio Jorco's owners are third generation in the business. They are extremely focused on quality and conservation of nature. Los Lobos won Cup of Excellence #3 in 2012 and the owners have dedicated 3/4 of the land is dedicated to a private reserve. Rio Jorco is equipped with a complete wet-mill and dry-mill which allows them to control quality throughout the process. They process coffee from their farm, Los Lobos, but also purchase cherry from producers from the area. Producers are compensated based on cup quality and get recognition for selling a microlot. Rio Jorco's operations area is in the municipalities of: Aserri, Acosta, Leon Cortez, Frailes, Desamparados, and Corralillo. These micro-regions of Tarrazu have won multiple Cup of Excellence awards year after year. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani *Cafe Imports has partnered with Rio Jorco in SINEM Acosta, donating a dollar to this Costa Rican Youth Orchestra organization for every bag of Rio Jorco coffee purchased. SINEM Acosta was developed in 2008 under director Ronny Mora Campos. Today, over 140 Students ages 6-20 years old from the Acosta Cantons form part of two orchestras: "Tomad de Acosta" and "The Mountain".
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Microlot Rio Jorco - Turi (GrainPro) 6510 69kg 10 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Toffee, lemon, chocolate and citric. Toffee, lemon, chocolate and citric. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa's Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2014) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Rio Jorco's owners are third generation in the business. They are extremely focused on quality and conservation of nature. Los Lobos won Cup of Excellence #3 in 2012 and the owners have dedicated 3/4 of the land is dedicated to a private reserve. Rio Jorco is equipped with a complete wet-mill and dry-mill which allows them to control quality throughout the process. They process coffee from their farm, Los Lobos, but also purchase cherry from producers from the area. Producers are compensated based on cup quality and get recognition for selling a microlot. Rio Jorco's operations area is in the municipalities of: Aserri, Acosta, Leon Cortez, Frailes, Desamparados, and Corralillo. These micro-regions of Tarrazu have won multiple Cup of Excellence awards year after year. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani *Cafe Imports has partnered with Rio Jorco in SINEM Acosta, donating a dollar to this Costa Rican Youth Orchestra organization for every bag of Rio Jorco coffee purchased. SINEM Acosta was developed in 2008 under director Ronny Mora Campos. Today, over 140 Students ages 6-20 years old from the Acosta Cantons form part of two orchestras: "Tomad de Acosta" and "The Mountain".
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Microlot Rio Jorco - Mi Pilar (GrainPro) 6512 69kg 3 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Sweet and soft with good fruit acidity and a heavy mouth feel. Sweet and soft with good fruit acidity and a heavy mouth feel. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa's Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2014) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Rio Jorco's owners are third generation in the business. They are extremely focused on quality and conservation of nature. Los Lobos won Cup of Excellence #3 in 2012 and the owners have dedicated 3/4 of the land is dedicated to a private reserve. Rio Jorco is equipped with a complete wet-mill and dry-mill which allows them to control quality throughout the process. They process coffee from their farm, Los Lobos, but also purchase cherry from producers from the area. Producers are compensated based on cup quality and get recognition for selling a microlot. Rio Jorco's operations area is in the municipalities of: Aserri, Acosta, Leon Cortez, Frailes, Desamparados, and Corralillo. These micro-regions of Tarrazu have won multiple Cup of Excellence awards year after year. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani *Cafe Imports has partnered with Rio Jorco in SINEM Acosta, donating a dollar to this Costa Rican Youth Orchestra organization for every bag of Rio Jorco coffee purchased. SINEM Acosta was developed in 2008 under director Ronny Mora Campos. Today, over 140 Students ages 6-20 years old from the Acosta Cantons form part of two orchestras: "Tomad de Acosta" and "The Mountain".
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Microlot AGRIVID - Leiva Bros (GrainPro) 6585 69kg 13 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Sugary mouthfeel with floral, green grape, and cinnamon. Sugary mouthfeel with floral, green grape, and cinnamon. Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779. Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley. Coffee production has been threatened the past decade due to a real-estate boom converting coffee-lands into prime development properties. San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms. The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2013) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 1 Las Lajas - Cascara Perla Negra (GrainPro) 6163 46kg 1 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Tart and sweet with apple juice, raisin and cherry cordial flavors. Tart and sweet with apple juice, raisin and cherry cordial flavors. Cascara is one of those quirky products that most people outside of the barista bubble probably aren’t familiar with.  Simply put, cascara is dried coffee cherry skin with the slightest bit of residual fruit clinging to it.  A cascara revival of sorts is among us, with an assortment of new beverages hitting café/coffee shop menus by the handful.  This is exciting! Coffee cherries go through a pulping machine colloquially referred to as a “pulper”, popping the seeds out of their skin.  The skin and its’ sweet-tart fruit are discarded to the compost heap with little to no thought given to them.  The prize (and the money) is in the seed of the cherry.  This has not always been the case, and in some of the oldest coffee producing countries in the world, is still not the case.  There is a long history of cascara being used as an ingredient all to itself.   After all, we’ve all heard the ancient myth of our cherry chewing goat-herder friend.  In Yemen, one of the oldest coffee growing origins, there is a tea called Qisher that is made from the dried cherry skin.   When coffee is dry processed, the skin (husk) along with the tightly clinging fruit, is removed.  It can be reconstituted in water.  The dried husks are ground, much like coffee, into a powder and added to hot water.  Often times other spices are added to compliment the beverage as we see in traditional Qisher recipes.  The process for this cascara from our good friends at Las Lajas is very similar; with a few key exceptions, notably the exquisite quality and courser size.  If you are not familiar with Las Lajas, it is time to get acquainted.  Extreme attention to every detail is paid in growing, harvesting and especially processing.  These coffees (and cascara) come to us full of deep fruit flavors, rich sweetness, and crisp acidity intact – producing truly stunning coffees from year to year.  Their top shelf naturals are called “Perla Negra”, and this cascara is the outer layers of skin and fruit from that top quality selection.  Suffice it to say, you will be hard pressed to find better cascara than this. Dona Francisca and Don Oscar Chacon of Las Lajas Micromill are third generation coffee producers in their family.  They inherited their farms from their grandparents and are known for being one of the first to process high-quality Honeys and Naturals in Central America and for participating in the Cup of Excellence auction in 2009. Las Lajas is an organic micromill located in Sabanilla de Alajuela in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica. Organic coffee in Costa Rica is almost non-existent and with this caliber of cup makes it one of a kind; they believe in the preservation of the environment hence their organic practices.  Las Lajas processes coffee from their family farms’; these lots are fully traceable and separated by day.  Water use is minimal since coffee is not washed.  During the harvest Francisca will measure the brix contents in the coffee cherry to determine the optimal time to pick their coffee.  21 - 22% brix content is the maximum they’ve seen. Here at Café Imports, we are flavor nerds. Not only do we enjoy the Sensory Analysis side of flavor finding in coffee, but we love to investigate new flavors, eat together, and celebrate the successful relationships we have with our producing partners through flavors; generally eat and drink together any chance we get. Getting our hands on this cascara has given us an opportunity to dive into some fun flavor experiences. We would love to share with you what we have found works well with cascara! Cascara Tea: 1 gram of Cascara to 1 ounce of water Steep for 5 minutes, or to desired strength This recipe is very open.  We have found that you can steep cascara for as long as you want, and it will only increase in strength, without off flavors developing.  So, have fun!  Feel free to turn your timers off.   Cascara Cider: 2.5 oz. cascara tea 2 oz. mulling spice tea* ¾ oz. simple syrup Garnish with orange zest Serve hot in your favorite mug *steep mulling spices in hot water to make   Iced Cascara and Citrus Cider: 2 oz. cascara tea 1 oz. mulling spice tea ½ oz. fresh squeezed grape fruit juice* ¾ oz. simple syrup   Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add large ice cubes, and shake rigorously for about 10 seconds.  This drink can be served over ice or in a chilled glass.  To simplify, add ingredients to a pint glass, stir to incorporate the simple, add ice. *Other citrus juice can be subbed.   Chilled Cascara and Ginger: 3 oz cascara tea, brewed strong into a concentrate and chilled 1/8 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice ½ teaspoon fresh ginger juice ½ oz muscavado simple syrup   Combine in pint glass. Stir ingredients. Add Ice to the rim. Top the drink with soda water an gently stir.   Cascara and Juniper Mocktail: 10 juniper berries 3 oz. cascara tea ¼ teaspoon or about 5 drops of fresh ginger juice 1/8 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice ½ oz. simple syrup   Muddle the juniper berries in a cocktail shaker*.  Combine remaining ingredients, and stir before adding ice. Fill shaker with large ice cubes.  Shake rigorously for 10-15 seconds.  Serve over ice.  <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/94679024?byline=0&portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe>
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Microlot 2 Aguilera Bros - Finca Chayote (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 6292 69kg 14 CALM Melbourne melbourne-au Juicy, very sweet and complex with floral, fig, apricot, lime, toffee and caramel flavors. Juicy, very sweet and complex with floral, fig, apricot, lime, toffee and caramel flavors. Cafe Imports is excited to be working with the Aguilera Bros in West Valley.  The Aguilera’s are a total of 12 brothers and sisters all of which are involved in coffee from the time of their parents.  The brothers work the mill and farms themselves with basically no hired labor other than pickers during the harvest.  With the help of the third-generation, they work the mill, work the drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, etc year-round.  The Aguilera Bros understand quality at the farm level and mill level and this is why we are excited about working with them. Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety native to the area and excellent in the cup.  Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation (similar to Caturra and Pacas) found originally in Naranjo, West Valley.  It is a dwarf variety with short internodes and usually higher yielding production.  The cup can be floral, with great intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness. The Aguilera Bros are getting ready to dry-mill their own coffee this upcoming harvest (2013/2014).  They are also experimenting with different varieties such as Pacamara and Geisha.  We are very excited to see what next harvest will bring from Aguilera Bros! ***************************************************** Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened the past decade due to a real-estate boom converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent.  In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year.  The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2013) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level.  We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees.  This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 2 Aguilera Bros - Finca Chayote (GrainPro) 6304 69kg 17 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Chocolate and nut. Chocolate and nut. Cafe Imports is excited to be working with the Aguilera Bros in West Valley. The Aguileraâ??s are a total of 12 brothers and sisters all of which are involved in coffee from the time of their parents. The brothers work the mill and farms themselves with basically no hired labor other than pickers during the harvest. With the help of the third-generation, they work the mill, work the drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, etc year-round. The Aguilera Bros understand quality at the farm level and mill level and this is why we are excited about working with them. Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety native to the area and excellent in the cup. Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation (similar to Caturra and Pacas) found originally in Naranjo, West Valley. It is a dwarf variety with short internodes and usually higher yielding production. The cup can be floral, with great intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness. The Aguilera Bros are getting ready to dry-mill their own coffee this upcoming harvest (2013/2014). They are also experimenting with different varieties such as Pacamara and Geisha. We are very excited to see what next harvest will bring from Aguilera Bros! ***************************************************** Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779. Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley. Coffee production has been threatened the past decade due to a real-estate boom converting coffee-lands into prime development properties. San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms. The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costaâ??s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2013) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 2 Aguilera Bros - Finca Licho (GrainPro) 6305 69kg 48 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Heavy and tart with floral, chocolate an lemon flavors. Heavy and tart with floral, chocolate an lemon flavors. Cafe Imports is excited to be working with the Aguilera Bros in West Valley.  The Aguilera’s are a total of 12 brothers and sisters all of which are involved in coffee from the time of their parents.  The brothers work the mill and farms themselves with basically no hired labor other than pickers during the harvest.  With the help of the third-generation, they work the mill, work the drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, etc year-round.  The Aguilera Bros understand quality at the farm level and mill level and this is why we are excited about working with them. Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety native to the area and excellent in the cup.  Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation (similar to Caturra and Pacas) found originally in Naranjo, West Valley.  It is a dwarf variety with short internodes and usually higher yielding production.  The cup can be floral, with great intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness. The Aguilera Bros are getting ready to dry-mill their own coffee this upcoming harvest (2013/2014).  They are also experimenting with different varieties such as Pacamara and Geisha.  We are very excited to see what next harvest will bring from Aguilera Bros! ***************************************************** Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened the past decade due to a real-estate boom converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent.  In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year.  The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2013) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level.  We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees.  This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 2 Aguilera Bros - Finca Toño (GrainPro) (Europe) 6314 69kg 18 Eniti Limited UK london-eu fruit and caramel aromatics with tart acidity and raisin, lime, honey, nut and savory flavors. fruit and caramel aromatics with tart acidity and raisin, lime, honey, nut and savory flavors. Cafe Imports is excited to be working with the Aguilera Bros in West Valley.  The Aguilera’s are a total of 12 brothers and sisters all of which are involved in coffee from the time of their parents.  The brothers work the mill and farms themselves with basically no hired labor other than pickers during the harvest.  With the help of the third-generation, they work the mill, work the drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, etc year-round.  The Aguilera Bros understand quality at the farm level and mill level and this is why we are excited about working with them. Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety native to the area and excellent in the cup.  Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation (similar to Caturra and Pacas) found originally in Naranjo, West Valley.  It is a dwarf variety with short internodes and usually higher yielding production.  The cup can be floral, with great intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness. The Aguilera Bros are getting ready to dry-mill their own coffee this upcoming harvest (2013/2014).  They are also experimenting with different varieties such as Pacamara and Geisha.  We are very excited to see what next harvest will bring from Aguilera Bros! ***************************************************** Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened the past decade due to a real-estate boom converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent.  In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year.  The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2013) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level.  We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees.  This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 2 Aguilera Bros - Finca Angelina (GrainPro) (Europe) 6315 69kg 10 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Lively acidity and heavy with toffee, pecan and butter flavors. Lively acidity and heavy with toffee, pecan and butter flavors. Cafe Imports is excited to be working with the Aguilera Bros in West Valley.  The Aguilera’s are a total of 12 brothers and sisters all of which are involved in coffee from the time of their parents.  The brothers work the mill and farms themselves with basically no hired labor other than pickers during the harvest.  With the help of the third-generation, they work the mill, work the drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, etc year-round.  The Aguilera Bros understand quality at the farm level and mill level and this is why we are excited about working with them. Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety native to the area and excellent in the cup.  Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation (similar to Caturra and Pacas) found originally in Naranjo, West Valley.  It is a dwarf variety with short internodes and usually higher yielding production.  The cup can be floral, with great intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness. ************************************ Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened the past decade due to a real-estate boom converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent.  In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year.  The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level.  We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees.  This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 2 Don Sabino - Adilia - Honey (GrainPro) 6381 69kg 4 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Nutty, lemon grass and green grape. Nutty, lemon grass and green grape. Don Esteven Vargas started Don Sabino Micromill with his father. Hiver Vargas, who has worked in coffee his entire life, 5 years ago.  This micromill is at an interesting place, in Esteven's backyard! Stephen's family and his parents literally live right next to the mill, ensuring that meticulous processing is done to all the coffees flowing through here. Esteven's farms all deliver cherry to this backyard micromill operation where the coffee is milled and dried. Coffee is their life, it is their passion.  The volcanic soil, altitude, and variety selection on Esteven's farm make his coffee exceptional. We are very proud to be partnering with Don Sabino Micromill this year!
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Microlot 2 Don Pepe - Los Anonos 1800 - Honey (GrainPro) 6426 69kg 5 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Lemon and nutty. Lemon and nutty. For more photos from Don Pepe Micromill CLICK HERE The story of Don Cesar Urena and Cafe Imports is one that honestly sounds like we made it up.  Piero, our green buyer, was doing some field work in Tarrazu when the Land Cruiser that he was renting blew a tire in the micro-region of San Isidro de Leon Cortes. Piero was at a loss of how to get himself out of the situation without a spare tire, when a man with incredibly kind eyes and an impressive mustache pulled alongside him and said, "¿Necesita ayuda?" (Do you need some help?)  That man was Don Cesar Urena, the owner and operator of Don Pepe Micromill. Don Cesar took Piero back to his home and helped him fix his tire. By chance, Piero looked outside and saw raised beds with incredibly impressive looking cherry selection on them, and he knew that this car malfunction was no accident.  Holding in his excitement and disbelief that this was happening, Piero told Don Cesar that he was a coffee buyer, and the rest was history. Cafe Imports now imports nearly all of Don Cesar's coffee from the several farms that deliver cherry to Don Pepe Micromill. Don Cesar is a genius with Naturals and Honeys, and his ability to train his partner farms in cherry selection is honestly some of the best we have ever seen. They called their receiving tanks with only deep red cherries, "Sangre de Toro" or bulls blood.  San Isidro de Leon Cortes is truly like paradise. The perfect microclimate and natural water sources in the area make this area an incredibly lush tropical setting.  Don Cesar has been producing coffee his entire life. "The natural environment we have here...no one can take that away" - Don Cesar Urena We are so proud to call Don Cesar a partner and friend in Costa Rica. Pura Vida! <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="444" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/88463699?byline=0&portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="790"></iframe> Don Pepe Micromill from Cafe Imports on Vimeo.
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Microlot 2 Esnider Rodriguez - Manantiales (GrainPro) 6502 69kg 20 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Tart lemon, toffee and hazelnut. Tart lemon, toffee and hazelnut. The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2014) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica.
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Microlot 2 Goty - Santa Rosa 1800 - Honey (GrainPro) 6506 69kg 12 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Balanced, juicy and sweet, with honey peanut butter, cherry and green grape. Balanced, juicy and sweet, with honey peanut butter, cherry and green grape. The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2014) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica.
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Microlot 3 La Perla del Café - La Planada - Villa Sarchi - Honey (GrainPro) 6164 69kg 13 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric, floral with raisin and caramel sweetness. Citric, floral with raisin and caramel sweetness. Herbazu, owned by the Barranted family, was a pioneer with their micromill at the beginning of the 2000s.  They were selling to Starbucks back then at good prices.     Don Carlos of La Perla Del Cafe spun off Herbazu, put his own mill, and currently owns five farms.  He only produces about 250 bags a year but wanted to control his quality all the way and also have his wife and two daughters involved in the business, hence opening his own impressive operation.  He was the first to get the SL28 seeds in Costa Rica and gave them away selflessly to his fellow producers to help everyone improve their coffee quality and be leaders in coffee innovation in the region.  He will also have Geisha production in the coming years.     His work in quality is impeccable as he sees his coffee like wine.  He truly only picks ripe cherries or "Sangre de Toro" (Bull's Blood) as it is coined in Costa Rica and doesn't let anyone in his drying patio with dirty shoes. We were blown away by the attention to detail at La Perla Del Cafe, and are extremely grateful for Don Carlos' partnership with Cafe Imports.    Enjoy this video from Don Carlos!
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Microlot 3 Las Lajas - Yellow Honey - Cumbres del Poas (GrainPro) (Europe) 6311 69kg 2 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Rich cacao with sparkling apricot, orange and lemon flavors, transparent acidity and a clean, balanced aftertaste. Rich cacao with sparkling apricot, orange and lemon flavors, transparent acidity and a clean, balanced aftertaste. Dona Francisca and Don Oscar Chacon of Las Lajas Micromill are third generation coffee producers in their family.  They inherited their farms from their grandparents and are known for being one of the first to process high-quality Honeys and Naturals in Central America and for participating in the Cup of Excellence auction in 2009. Las Lajas is an organic micromill located in Sabanilla de Alajuela in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica. Organic coffee in Costa Rica is almost non-existent and with this caliber of cup makes it one of a kind; they believe in the preservation of the environment hence their organic practices.  Las Lajas processes coffee from their family farms’; these lots are fully traceable and separated by day.  Water use is minimal since coffee is not washed.  During the harvest Francisca will measure the brix contents in the coffee cherry to determine the optimal time to pick their coffee.  21 - 22% brix content has been the maximum they’ve seen. Honey Processes Las Lajas carries several distinct processes from this mill.  Yellow Honey: 100% Mucilage left on, turning hourly on the bed Red Honey: 100% mucilage left on, turning several times a day (less frequent than yellow honey) Black Honey: 100% mucilage left on, turning only once per day Perla Negra: Natural process, turned normally on raised beds Alma Negra: Natural process, turned only a few times a day on raised beds This honey process of leaving 100% of the mucilage on in all "levels" of honey is distinctive to Las Lajas.  This just shows that terminology can mean various things region to region and farm to farm.  Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent.  In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year.   The Costa’s Cafe Imports is sourcing directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level.  We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees.  This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 3 Aguilera Bros - Finca Angelina Natural (GrainPro) (Europe) 6317 69kg 5 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Cafe Imports is excited to be working with the Aguilera Bros in West Valley. The Aguilera’s are a total of 12 brothers and sisters all of which are involved in coffee from the time of their parents. The brothers work the mill and farms themselves with basically no hired labor other than pickers during the harvest. With the help of the third-generation, they work the mill, work the drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, etc year-round. The Aguilera Bros understand quality at the farm level and mill level and this is why we are excited about working with them. Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety native to the area and excellent in the cup. Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation (similar to Caturra and Pacas) found originally in Naranjo, West Valley. It is a dwarf variety with short internodes and usually higher yielding production. The cup can be floral, with great intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness. Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779. Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley. Coffee production has been threatened the past decade due to a real-estate boom converting coffee-lands into prime development properties. San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms. The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa’s Cafe Imports is carryingare all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 3 Aguilera Bros - Finca Edgar - Honey (GrainPro) 6503 69kg 18 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Sweet and creamy with lime, tart cherry, raisin and pecan flavors. Sweet and creamy with lime, tart cherry, raisin and pecan flavors. Cafe Imports is excited to be working with the Aguilera Bros in West Valley. The Aguileras are a total of 12 brothers and sisters all of which are involved in coffee from the time of their parents. The brothers work the mill and farms themselves with basically no hired labor other than pickers during the harvest. With the help of the third-generation, they work the mill, work the drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, etc year-round. The Aguilera Bros understand quality at the farm level and mill level and this is why we are excited about working with them. Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety native to the area and excellent in the cup. Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation (similar to Caturra and Pacas) found originally in Naranjo, West Valley. It is a dwarf variety with short internodes and usually higher yielding production. The cup can be floral, with great intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness. ***************************************************** Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779. Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley. Coffee production has been threatened the past decade due to a real-estate boom converting coffee-lands into prime development properties. San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms. The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa�?�¢??s Cafe Imports is carryingare all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 3 Aguilera Bros - Finca Chayote - Honey (GrainPro) 6504 69kg 25 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Honey peanut butter, tart cranberry, green grape and toffee. Honey peanut butter, tart cranberry, green grape and toffee. Cafe Imports is excited to be working with the Aguilera Bros in West Valley. The Aguilera's are a total of 12 brothers and sisters all of which are involved in coffee from the time of their parents. The brothers work the mill and farms themselves with basically no hired labor other than pickers during the harvest. With the help of the third-generation, they work the mill, work the drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, etc year-round. The Aguilera Bros understand quality at the farm level and mill level and this is why we are excited about working with them. Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety native to the area and excellent in the cup. Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation (similar to Caturra and Pacas) found originally in Naranjo, West Valley. It is a dwarf variety with short internodes and usually higher yielding production. The cup can be floral, with great intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness. ***************************************************** Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779. Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley. Coffee production has been threatened the past decade due to a real-estate boom converting coffee-lands into prime development properties. San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms. The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa's Cafe Imports is carryingare all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 3 Aguilera Bros - Finca Toño - Honey (GrainPro) 6505 69kg 26 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Delicate acidity with honey peanut butter, orange and toffee flavors. Delicate acidity with honey peanut butter, orange and toffee flavors. Cafe Imports is excited to be working with the Aguilera Bros in West Valley. The Aguilera's are a total of 12 brothers and sisters all of which are involved in coffee from the time of their parents. The brothers work the mill and farms themselves with basically no hired labor other than pickers during the harvest. With the help of the third-generation, they work the mill, work the drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, etc year-round. The Aguilera Bros understand quality at the farm level and mill level and this is why we are excited about working with them. Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety native to the area and excellent in the cup. Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation (similar to Caturra and Pacas) found originally in Naranjo, West Valley. It is a dwarf variety with short internodes and usually higher yielding production. The cup can be floral, with great intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness. The Aguilera Bros are getting ready to dry-mill their own coffee this upcoming harvest (2013/2014). They are also experimenting with different varieties such as Pacamara and Geisha. We are very excited to see what next harvest will bring from Aguilera Bros! ***************************************************** Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779. Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley. Coffee production has been threatened the past decade due to a real-estate boom converting coffee-lands into prime development properties. San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms. The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. Cafe Imports bought its first Costa Rica microlot container at the end of the 2006/2007 harvest; at that time the microlot offerings were basically non-existent. In six years the Costa Rica microlot market has grown to be one of the most popular origins that deliver very consistent quality year-after-year. The Costa's Cafe Imports is carrying this spring (2013) are all sourced directly from micro-mills and producers were paid at the Farm Gate level. We managed local transportation, dry-milling, consolidation, and exportation of the coffees. This experience is extremely valuable as it gives us a better understanding of what it takes to get coffee from cherry to export quality in GrainPro and Yute with its corresponding marks. Cafe Imports is excited to bring you, once again, high-quality and traceable microlots from Costa Rica. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 3 ACES Las Lajas - Cascara Perla Negra (Innovation Bags) 6581 25kg 60 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Cooked Apple, Mulling Spice, Dark Rum, Brown Sugar, Raisin Cooked Apple, Mulling Spice, Dark Rum, Brown Sugar, Raisin Cascara is one of those quirky products that most people outside of the barista bubble probably aren’t familiar with.  Simply put, cascara is dried coffee cherry skin with the slightest bit of residual fruit clinging to it.  A cascara revival of sorts is among us, with an assortment of new beverages hitting café/coffee shop menus by the handful.  This is exciting! Coffee cherries go through a pulping machine colloquially referred to as a “pulper”, popping the seeds out of their skin.  The skin and its’ sweet-tart fruit are discarded to the compost heap with little to no thought given to them.  The prize (and the money) is in the seed of the cherry.  This has not always been the case, and in some of the oldest coffee producing countries in the world, is still not the case.  There is a long history of cascara being used as an ingredient all to itself.   After all, we’ve all heard the ancient myth of our cherry chewing goat-herder friend.  In Yemen, one of the oldest coffee growing origins, there is a tea called Qisher that is made from the dried cherry skin.   When coffee is dry processed, the skin (husk) along with the tightly clinging fruit, is removed.  It can be reconstituted in water.  The dried husks are ground, much like coffee, into a powder and added to hot water.  Often times other spices are added to compliment the beverage as we see in traditional Qisher recipes.  The process for this cascara from our good friends at Las Lajas is very similar; with a few key exceptions, notably the exquisite quality and courser size.  If you are not familiar with Las Lajas, it is time to get acquainted.  Extreme attention to every detail is paid in growing, harvesting and especially processing.  These coffees (and cascara) come to us full of deep fruit flavors, rich sweetness, and crisp acidity intact – producing truly stunning coffees from year to year.  Their top shelf naturals are called “Perla Negra”, and this cascara is the outer layers of skin and fruit from that top quality selection.  Suffice it to say, you will be hard pressed to find better cascara than this. Dona Francisca and Don Oscar Chacon of Las Lajas Micromill are third generation coffee producers in their family.  They inherited their farms from their grandparents and are known for being one of the first to process high-quality Honeys and Naturals in Central America and for participating in the Cup of Excellence auction in 2009. Las Lajas is an organic micromill located in Sabanilla de Alajuela in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica. Organic coffee in Costa Rica is almost non-existent and with this caliber of cup makes it one of a kind; they believe in the preservation of the environment hence their organic practices.  Las Lajas processes coffee from their family farms’; these lots are fully traceable and separated by day.  Water use is minimal since coffee is not washed.  During the harvest Francisca will measure the brix contents in the coffee cherry to determine the optimal time to pick their coffee.  21 - 22% brix content is the maximum they’ve seen. Here at Café Imports, we are flavor nerds. Not only do we enjoy the Sensory Analysis side of flavor finding in coffee, but we love to investigate new flavors, eat together, and celebrate the successful relationships we have with our producing partners through flavors; generally eat and drink together any chance we get. Getting our hands on this cascara has given us an opportunity to dive into some fun flavor experiences. We would love to share with you what we have found works well with cascara! Cascara Tea: 1 gram of Cascara to 1 ounce of water Steep for 5 minutes, or to desired strength This recipe is very open.  We have found that you can steep cascara for as long as you want, and it will only increase in strength, without off flavors developing.  So, have fun!  Feel free to turn your timers off.   Cascara Cider: 2.5 oz. cascara tea 2 oz. mulling spice tea* ¾ oz. simple syrup Garnish with orange zest Serve hot in your favorite mug *steep mulling spices in hot water to make   Iced Cascara and Citrus Cider: 2 oz. cascara tea 1 oz. mulling spice tea ½ oz. fresh squeezed grape fruit juice* ¾ oz. simple syrup   Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add large ice cubes, and shake rigorously for about 10 seconds.  This drink can be served over ice or in a chilled glass.  To simplify, add ingredients to a pint glass, stir to incorporate the simple, add ice. *Other citrus juice can be subbed.   Chilled Cascara and Ginger: 3 oz cascara tea, brewed strong into a concentrate and chilled 1/8 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice ½ teaspoon fresh ginger juice ½ oz muscavado simple syrup   Combine in pint glass. Stir ingredients. Add Ice to the rim. Top the drink with soda water an gently stir.   Cascara and Juniper Mocktail: 10 juniper berries 3 oz. cascara tea ¼ teaspoon or about 5 drops of fresh ginger juice 1/8 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice ½ oz. simple syrup   Muddle the juniper berries in a cocktail shaker*.  Combine remaining ingredients, and stir before adding ice. Fill shaker with large ice cubes.  Shake rigorously for 10-15 seconds.  Serve over ice.  <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/94679024?byline=0&portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe>
Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu Café Vida (GrainPro) 6651 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened in the past decade due to a real-estate boom, converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. CoopeTarrazu RL Coope Tarrazu RL was founded in 1960 with a capital investment of $5.800 from 228 small coffee growers. Today, they run the biggest wet mill of Costa Rica, processing more than 110.000 bags of green coffee from 3.000 producers.  About 85% of the producers affiliated to the coop harvest 4 hectares or less. Its success is based on looking after small producer´s interests, and providing other services to its members such as credit, agronomical and technical advice, sustainable prices, fertilizers, among others.  The coop has also diversified about 45% of their portfolio in other areas such as gas stations, supermarkets, harware stores, and such. This is the second harvest we have sourced coffees from CoopeTarrazu and we are very excited for this partnership.  They´re just starting to explore the potential in the micro-regions of Tarrazu! -Piero Cristiani 
Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu Café Vida (GrainPro) 6652 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779. Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley. Coffee production has been threatened in the past decade due to a real-estate boom, converting coffee-lands into prime development properties. San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms. The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. CoopeTarrazu RL Coope Tarrazu RL was founded in 1960 with a capital investment of $5.800 from 228 small coffee growers. Today, they run the biggest wet mill of Costa Rica, processing more than 110.000 bags of green coffee from 3.000 producers. About 85% of the producers affiliated to the coop harvest 4 hectares or less. Its success is based on looking after small producer´s interests, and providing other services to its members such as credit, agronomical and technical advice, sustainable prices, fertilizers, among others. The coop has also diversified about 45% of their portfolio in other areas such as gas stations, supermarkets, harware stores, and such. This is the second harvest we have sourced coffees from CoopeTarrazu and we are very excited for this partnership. They´re just starting to explore the potential in the micro-regions of Tarrazu! -Piero Cristiani
Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu Café Vida (GrainPro) 6653 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened in the past decade due to a real-estate boom, converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. CoopeTarrazu RL Coope Tarrazu RL was founded in 1960 with a capital investment of $5.800 from 228 small coffee growers. Today, they run the biggest wet mill of Costa Rica, processing more than 110.000 bags of green coffee from 3.000 producers.  About 85% of the producers affiliated to the coop harvest 4 hectares or less. Its success is based on looking after small producer´s interests, and providing other services to its members such as credit, agronomical and technical advice, sustainable prices, fertilizers, among others.  The coop has also diversified about 45% of their portfolio in other areas such as gas stations, supermarkets, harware stores, and such. This is the second harvest we have sourced coffees from CoopeTarrazu and we are very excited for this partnership.  They´re just starting to explore the potential in the micro-regions of Tarrazu! -Piero Cristiani 
Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu Café Vida (GrainPro) 6654 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened in the past decade due to a real-estate boom, converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. CoopeTarrazu RL Coope Tarrazu RL was founded in 1960 with a capital investment of $5.800 from 228 small coffee growers. Today, they run the biggest wet mill of Costa Rica, processing more than 110.000 bags of green coffee from 3.000 producers.  About 85% of the producers affiliated to the coop harvest 4 hectares or less. Its success is based on looking after small producer´s interests, and providing other services to its members such as credit, agronomical and technical advice, sustainable prices, fertilizers, among others.  The coop has also diversified about 45% of their portfolio in other areas such as gas stations, supermarkets, harware stores, and such. This is the second harvest we have sourced coffees from CoopeTarrazu and we are very excited for this partnership.  They´re just starting to explore the potential in the micro-regions of Tarrazu! -Piero Cristiani 
Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu Café Vida (GrainPro) 6655 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened in the past decade due to a real-estate boom, converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. CoopeTarrazu RL Coope Tarrazu RL was founded in 1960 with a capital investment of $5.800 from 228 small coffee growers. Today, they run the biggest wet mill of Costa Rica, processing more than 110.000 bags of green coffee from 3.000 producers.  About 85% of the producers affiliated to the coop harvest 4 hectares or less. Its success is based on looking after small producer´s interests, and providing other services to its members such as credit, agronomical and technical advice, sustainable prices, fertilizers, among others.  The coop has also diversified about 45% of their portfolio in other areas such as gas stations, supermarkets, harware stores, and such. This is the second harvest we have sourced coffees from CoopeTarrazu and we are very excited for this partnership.  They´re just starting to explore the potential in the micro-regions of Tarrazu! -Piero Cristiani 
Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu Café Vida (GrainPro) 6656 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened in the past decade due to a real-estate boom, converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. CoopeTarrazu RL Coope Tarrazu RL was founded in 1960 with a capital investment of $5.800 from 228 small coffee growers. Today, they run the biggest wet mill of Costa Rica, processing more than 110.000 bags of green coffee from 3.000 producers.  About 85% of the producers affiliated to the coop harvest 4 hectares or less. Its success is based on looking after small producer´s interests, and providing other services to its members such as credit, agronomical and technical advice, sustainable prices, fertilizers, among others.  The coop has also diversified about 45% of their portfolio in other areas such as gas stations, supermarkets, harware stores, and such. This is the second harvest we have sourced coffees from CoopeTarrazu and we are very excited for this partnership.  They´re just starting to explore the potential in the micro-regions of Tarrazu! -Piero Cristiani 
Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu Café Vida (GrainPro) 6657 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened in the past decade due to a real-estate boom, converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. CoopeTarrazu RL Coope Tarrazu RL was founded in 1960 with a capital investment of $5.800 from 228 small coffee growers. Today, they run the biggest wet mill of Costa Rica, processing more than 110.000 bags of green coffee from 3.000 producers.  About 85% of the producers affiliated to the coop harvest 4 hectares or less. Its success is based on looking after small producer´s interests, and providing other services to its members such as credit, agronomical and technical advice, sustainable prices, fertilizers, among others.  The coop has also diversified about 45% of their portfolio in other areas such as gas stations, supermarkets, harware stores, and such. This is the second harvest we have sourced coffees from CoopeTarrazu and we are very excited for this partnership.  They´re just starting to explore the potential in the micro-regions of Tarrazu! -Piero Cristiani 
Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu Café Vida (GrainPro) 6658 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened in the past decade due to a real-estate boom, converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. CoopeTarrazu RL Coope Tarrazu RL was founded in 1960 with a capital investment of $5.800 from 228 small coffee growers. Today, they run the biggest wet mill of Costa Rica, processing more than 110.000 bags of green coffee from 3.000 producers.  About 85% of the producers affiliated to the coop harvest 4 hectares or less. Its success is based on looking after small producer´s interests, and providing other services to its members such as credit, agronomical and technical advice, sustainable prices, fertilizers, among others.  The coop has also diversified about 45% of their portfolio in other areas such as gas stations, supermarkets, harware stores, and such. This is the second harvest we have sourced coffees from CoopeTarrazu and we are very excited for this partnership.  They´re just starting to explore the potential in the micro-regions of Tarrazu! -Piero Cristiani 
Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu Café Vida (GrainPro) 6659 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened in the past decade due to a real-estate boom, converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. CoopeTarrazu RL Coope Tarrazu RL was founded in 1960 with a capital investment of $5.800 from 228 small coffee growers. Today, they run the biggest wet mill of Costa Rica, processing more than 110.000 bags of green coffee from 3.000 producers.  About 85% of the producers affiliated to the coop harvest 4 hectares or less. Its success is based on looking after small producer´s interests, and providing other services to its members such as credit, agronomical and technical advice, sustainable prices, fertilizers, among others.  The coop has also diversified about 45% of their portfolio in other areas such as gas stations, supermarkets, harware stores, and such. This is the second harvest we have sourced coffees from CoopeTarrazu and we are very excited for this partnership.  They´re just starting to explore the potential in the micro-regions of Tarrazu! -Piero Cristiani 
Costa Rica SHB Tarrazu Café Vida (GrainPro) 6660 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779.  Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley.  Coffee production has been threatened in the past decade due to a real-estate boom, converting coffee-lands into prime development properties.  San Jose, the capital, is right in the heart of Central Valley where you will find private houses next to coffee farms.  The value of these farms have now skyrocketed. CoopeTarrazu RL Coope Tarrazu RL was founded in 1960 with a capital investment of $5.800 from 228 small coffee growers. Today, they run the biggest wet mill of Costa Rica, processing more than 110.000 bags of green coffee from 3.000 producers.  About 85% of the producers affiliated to the coop harvest 4 hectares or less. Its success is based on looking after small producer´s interests, and providing other services to its members such as credit, agronomical and technical advice, sustainable prices, fertilizers, among others.  The coop has also diversified about 45% of their portfolio in other areas such as gas stations, supermarkets, harware stores, and such. This is the second harvest we have sourced coffees from CoopeTarrazu and we are very excited for this partnership.  They´re just starting to explore the potential in the micro-regions of Tarrazu! -Piero Cristiani 
Costa Rica Spl Cat 200 Community Coffees - La Trinidad (GrainPro) 6492 69kg 275 OPEN origin The Community Coffee program with Coopetarrazu has made a real impact on the communities that deliver cherry to this mill.  This program has allowed us to separate out lots from specific communities that score over 86 points and pay a quality premium that the individual communities get to receive and decide as a group how the money will be used to improve their coffee production and their livelihood.  We have seen the premiums used to build roads, build large water tanks to store fresh water for the community, building roofs for the children’s schools, and many other projects that have had a direct impact on these communities.  This program has motivated these producers to keep upping their quality, and we are very excited to see that this year’s harvest has been very impressive. Some of the best individual producers in Costa Rica used to deliver their cherry to cooperatives, and in an effort to segregate their own production and quality, opened their own operation.  But there are still many producers of that caliber who still deliver cherry to cooperatives.  This is where Coopetarrazu comes in. Microlots in cooperatives can be controversial, but Coopetarrazu has made a commitment that they want to improve the lives of their members and offer them the opportunity of gaining higher quality premiums for their best coffees.  This is why CoopeTarrazu developed the Community Coffees project: in which cherry is collected from the peak of the harvest from high-altitude communities and has traceability to the  community or micro-region, as opposed to a Generic SHB Tarrazu.   The results of this program have been phenomenal.  We are very proud to partner with Coopetarrazu on this project and support these hard working producers. For more photos from Costa Rica CLICK HERE
Costa Rica Spl Cat 200 Community Coffees - La Trinidad (GrainPro) 6493 69kg 275 OPEN origin The Community Coffee program with Coopetarrazu has made a real impact on the communities that deliver cherry to this mill.  This program has allowed us to separate out lots from specific communities that score over 86 points and pay a quality premium that the individual communities get to receive and decide as a group how the money will be used to improve their coffee production and their livelihood.  We have seen the premiums used to build roads, build large water tanks to store fresh water for the community, building roofs for the children’s schools, and many other projects that have had a direct impact on these communities.  This program has motivated these producers to keep upping their quality, and we are very excited to see that this year’s harvest has been very impressive. Some of the best individual producers in Costa Rica used to deliver their cherry to cooperatives, and in an effort to segregate their own production and quality, opened their own operation.  But there are still many producers of that caliber who still deliver cherry to cooperatives.  This is where Coopetarrazu comes in. Microlots in cooperatives can be controversial, but Coopetarrazu has made a commitment that they want to improve the lives of their members and offer them the opportunity of gaining higher quality premiums for their best coffees.  This is why CoopeTarrazu developed the Community Coffees project: in which cherry is collected from the peak of the harvest from high-altitude communities and has traceability to the  community or micro-region, as opposed to a Generic SHB Tarrazu.   The results of this program have been phenomenal.  We are very proud to partner with Coopetarrazu on this project and support these hard working producers. For more photos from Costa Rica CLICK HERE
Costa Rica Spl Cat 200 Community Coffees - El Higueron (GrainPro) 6494 69kg 275 OPEN origin The Community Coffee program with Coopetarrazu has made a real impact on the communities that deliver cherry to this mill.  This program has allowed us to separate out lots from specific communities that score over 86 points and pay a quality premium that the individual communities get to receive and decide as a group how the money will be used to improve their coffee production and their livelihood.  We have seen the premiums used to build roads, build large water tanks to store fresh water for the community, building roofs for the children’s schools, and many other projects that have had a direct impact on these communities.  This program has motivated these producers to keep upping their quality, and we are very excited to see that this year’s harvest has been very impressive. Some of the best individual producers in Costa Rica used to deliver their cherry to cooperatives, and in an effort to segregate their own production and quality, opened their own operation.  But there are still many producers of that caliber who still deliver cherry to cooperatives.  This is where Coopetarrazu comes in. Microlots in cooperatives can be controversial, but Coopetarrazu has made a commitment that they want to improve the lives of their members and offer them the opportunity of gaining higher quality premiums for their best coffees.  This is why CoopeTarrazu developed the Community Coffees project: in which cherry is collected from the peak of the harvest from high-altitude communities and has traceability to the  community or micro-region, as opposed to a Generic SHB Tarrazu.   The results of this program have been phenomenal!  We are very proud to partner with Coopetarrazu on this project and support these hard working producers. For more photos from Costa Rica CLICK HERE
Costa Rica Spl Cat 200 Community Coffees - Zapotal (GrainPro) 6495 69kg 275 OPEN origin The Community Coffee program with Coopetarrazu has made a real impact on the communities that deliver cherry to this mill.  This program has allowed us to separate out lots from specific communities that score over 86 points and pay a quality premium that the individual communities get to receive and decide as a group how the money will be used to improve their coffee production and their livelihood.  We have seen the premiums used to build roads, build large water tanks to store fresh water for the community, building roofs for the children’s schools, and many other projects that have had a direct impact on these communities.  This program has motivated these producers to keep upping their quality, and we are very excited to see that this year’s harvest has been very impressive. Some of the best individual producers in Costa Rica used to deliver their cherry to cooperatives, and in an effort to segregate their own production and quality, opened their own operation.  But there are still many producers of that caliber who still deliver cherry to cooperatives.  This is where Coopetarrazu comes in. Microlots in cooperatives can be controversial, but Coopetarrazu has made a commitment that they want to improve the lives of their members and offer them the opportunity of gaining higher quality premiums for their best coffees.  This is why CoopeTarrazu developed the Community Coffees project: in which cherry is collected from the peak of the harvest from high-altitude communities and has traceability to the  community or micro-region, as opposed to a Generic SHB Tarrazu.   The results of this program have been phenomenal!  We are very proud to partner with Coopetarrazu on this project and support these hard working producers. For more photos from Costa Rica CLICK HERE
Costa Rica Spl Cat 200 Community Coffees - Parritilla (GrainPro) 6496 69kg 275 OPEN origin The Community Coffee program with Coopetarrazu has made a real impact on the communities that deliver cherry to this mill.  This program has allowed us to separate out lots from specific communities that score over 86 points and pay a quality premium that the individual communities get to receive and decide as a group how the money will be used to improve their coffee production and their livelihood.  We have seen the premiums used to build roads, build large water tanks to store fresh water for the community, building roofs for the children’s schools, and many other projects that have had a direct impact on these communities.  This program has motivated these producers to keep upping their quality, and we are very excited to see that this year’s harvest has been very impressive. Some of the best individual producers in Costa Rica used to deliver their cherry to cooperatives, and in an effort to segregate their own production and quality, opened their own operation.  But there are still many producers of that caliber who still deliver cherry to cooperatives.  This is where Coopetarrazu comes in. Microlots in cooperatives can be controversial, but Coopetarrazu has made a commitment that they want to improve the lives of their members and offer them the opportunity of gaining higher quality premiums for their best coffees.  This is why CoopeTarrazu developed the Community Coffees project: in which cherry is collected from the peak of the harvest from high-altitude communities and has traceability to the  community or micro-region, as opposed to a Generic SHB Tarrazu.   The results of this program have been phenomenal.  We are very proud to partner with Coopetarrazu on this project and support these hard working producers. For more photos from Costa Rica CLICK HERE
Costa Rica Spl Cat 200 Community Coffees - Parritilla (GrainPro) 6497 69kg 275 OPEN origin The Community Coffee program with Coopetarrazu has made a real impact on the communities that deliver cherry to this mill.  This program has allowed us to separate out lots from specific communities that score over 86 points and pay a quality premium that the individual communities get to receive and decide as a group how the money will be used to improve their coffee production and their livelihood.  We have seen the premiums used to build roads, build large water tanks to store fresh water for the community, building roofs for the children’s schools, and many other projects that have had a direct impact on these communities.  This program has motivated these producers to keep upping their quality, and we are very excited to see that this year’s harvest has been very impressive. Some of the best individual producers in Costa Rica used to deliver their cherry to cooperatives, and in an effort to segregate their own production and quality, opened their own operation.  But there are still many producers of that caliber who still deliver cherry to cooperatives.  This is where Coopetarrazu comes in. Microlots in cooperatives can be controversial, but Coopetarrazu has made a commitment that they want to improve the lives of their members and offer them the opportunity of gaining higher quality premiums for their best coffees.  This is why CoopeTarrazu developed the Community Coffees project: in which cherry is collected from the peak of the harvest from high-altitude communities and has traceability to the  community or micro-region, as opposed to a Generic SHB Tarrazu.   The results of this program have been phenomenal.  We are very proud to partner with Coopetarrazu on this project and support these hard working producers. For more photos from Costa Rica CLICK HERE
Costa Rica Spl Cat 200 Community Coffees - San Francisco (GrainPro) 6498 69kg 275 OPEN origin The Community Coffee program with Coopetarrazu has made a real impact on the communities that deliver cherry to this mill.  This program has allowed us to separate out lots from specific communities that score over 86 points and pay a quality premium that the individual communities get to receive and decide as a group how the money will be used to improve their coffee production and their livelihood.  We have seen the premiums used to build roads, build large water tanks to store fresh water for the community, building roofs for the children’s schools, and many other projects that have had a direct impact on these communities.  This program has motivated these producers to keep upping their quality, and we are very excited to see that this year’s harvest has been very impressive. Some of the best individual producers in Costa Rica used to deliver their cherry to cooperatives, and in an effort to segregate their own production and quality, opened their own operation.  But there are still many producers of that caliber who still deliver cherry to cooperatives.  This is where Coopetarrazu comes in. Microlots in cooperatives can be controversial, but Coopetarrazu has made a commitment that they want to improve the lives of their members and offer them the opportunity of gaining higher quality premiums for their best coffees.  This is why CoopeTarrazu developed the Community Coffees project: in which cherry is collected from the peak of the harvest from high-altitude communities and has traceability to the  community or micro-region, as opposed to a Generic SHB Tarrazu.   The results of this program have been phenomenal.  We are very proud to partner with Coopetarrazu on this project and support these hard working producers. For more photos from Costa Rica CLICK HERE
Costa Rica Spl Cat 200 Community Coffees - San Antonio (GrainPro) 6499 69kg 275 OPEN origin The Community Coffee program with Coopetarrazu has made a real impact on the communities that deliver cherry to this mill.  This program has allowed us to separate out lots from specific communities that score over 86 points and pay a quality premium that the individual communities get to receive and decide as a group how the money will be used to improve their coffee production and their livelihood.  We have seen the premiums used to build roads, build large water tanks to store fresh water for the community, building roofs for the children’s schools, and many other projects that have had a direct impact on these communities.  This program has motivated these producers to keep upping their quality, and we are very excited to see that this year’s harvest has been very impressive. Some of the best individual producers in Costa Rica used to deliver their cherry to cooperatives, and in an effort to segregate their own production and quality, opened their own operation.  But there are still many producers of that caliber who still deliver cherry to cooperatives.  This is where Coopetarrazu comes in. Microlots in cooperatives can be controversial, but Coopetarrazu has made a commitment that they want to improve the lives of their members and offer them the opportunity of gaining higher quality premiums for their best coffees.  This is why CoopeTarrazu developed the Community Coffees project: in which cherry is collected from the peak of the harvest from high-altitude communities and has traceability to the  community or micro-region, as opposed to a Generic SHB Tarrazu.   The results of this program have been phenomenal.  We are very proud to partner with Coopetarrazu on this project and support these hard working producers. For more photos from Costa Rica CLICK HERE
Costa Rica Spl Cat 200 Community Coffees - La Esperanza (GrainPro) 6500 69kg 275 OPEN origin The Community Coffee program with Coopetarrazu has made a real impact on the communities that deliver cherry to this mill.  This program has allowed us to separate out lots from specific communities that score over 86 points and pay a quality premium that the individual communities get to receive and decide as a group how the money will be used to improve their coffee production and their livelihood.  We have seen the premiums used to build roads, build large water tanks to store fresh water for the community, building roofs for the children’s schools, and many other projects that have had a direct impact on these communities.  This program has motivated these producers to keep upping their quality, and we are very excited to see that this year’s harvest has been very impressive. Some of the best individual producers in Costa Rica used to deliver their cherry to cooperatives, and in an effort to segregate their own production and quality, opened their own operation.  But there are still many producers of that caliber who still deliver cherry to cooperatives.  This is where Coopetarrazu comes in. Microlots in cooperatives can be controversial, but Coopetarrazu has made a commitment that they want to improve the lives of their members and offer them the opportunity of gaining higher quality premiums for their best coffees.  This is why CoopeTarrazu developed the Community Coffees project: in which cherry is collected from the peak of the harvest from high-altitude communities and has traceability to the  community or micro-region, as opposed to a Generic SHB Tarrazu.   The results of this program have been phenomenal.  We are very proud to partner with Coopetarrazu on this project and support these hard working producers. For more photos from Costa Rica CLICK HERE
Costa Rica Spl Cat 200 Community Coffees - La Angostura (GrainPro) 6501 69kg 275 OPEN origin The Community Coffee program with Coopetarrazu has made a real impact on the communities that deliver cherry to this mill.  This program has allowed us to separate out lots from specific communities that score over 86 points and pay a quality premium that the individual communities get to receive and decide as a group how the money will be used to improve their coffee production and their livelihood.  We have seen the premiums used to build roads, build large water tanks to store fresh water for the community, building roofs for the children’s schools, and many other projects that have had a direct impact on these communities.  This program has motivated these producers to keep upping their quality, and we are very excited to see that this year’s harvest has been very impressive. Some of the best individual producers in Costa Rica used to deliver their cherry to cooperatives, and in an effort to segregate their own production and quality, opened their own operation.  But there are still many producers of that caliber who still deliver cherry to cooperatives.  This is where Coopetarrazu comes in. Microlots in cooperatives can be controversial, but Coopetarrazu has made a commitment that they want to improve the lives of their members and offer them the opportunity of gaining higher quality premiums for their best coffees.  This is why CoopeTarrazu developed the Community Coffees project: in which cherry is collected from the peak of the harvest from high-altitude communities and has traceability to the  community or micro-region, as opposed to a Generic SHB Tarrazu.   The results of this program have been phenomenal. We are very proud to partner with Coopetarrazu on this project and support these hard working producers. For more photos from Costa Rica CLICK HERE
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Spl Cat 400 Small Holder Select Lot - SHB (GrainPro) 6650 69kg 235 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric acidity with toffee and chocolate.
Ecuador Fair Trade Organic 1 Organic - Non Fair Trade ACRIM - Taza Dorada #4 - FLO ID 2406 (GrainPro) 7072 69kg 7 OPEN   origin
Ecuador FTO Fair Trade Organic ACRIM - Small Producers - FLO ID 2406 (GrainPro) 7067 69kg 19 OPEN   origin
Ecuador FTO Fair Trade Organic ACRIM#24 - Microlot- FLO ID 2406 (GrainPro) 7068 69kg 4 OPEN   origin
Ecuador FTO Fair Trade Organic ACRIM #30 - Microlot - FLO ID 2406 (GrainPro) 7070 69kg 7 OPEN   origin
Ecuador Organic 1 Organic - Non Fair Trade Fair Trade Organic FAPECAFES - FLO ID 2406 (GrainPro) 6461 69kg 250 OPEN origin Ecuador has great potential and is one of my favorite origins for being exotic but also having the quality to back it up; the big issue we see at the moment is volume.  The country as a whole only exports 100 containers/year (40,000 lbs/container) of Washed Arabica.  Café Imports alone moves more than 100 containers/year.  The rest of the coffee Ecuador produces is low quality Naturals and Robusta to sustain its huge instant coffee market for internal consumption and exports.  To put this into perspective: Origin Country / Containers per Year (estimate) Colombia / 32,000 Peru / 12,000 Bolivia / 300 Ecuador / 100 This lot comes from a small association in the south of Ecuador bordering the Peruvian border.  This association is part of a bigger federation.  The association has a great leadership and this has helped them position themselves as a top player in Ecuadorian coffee.  They've won and placed in Taza Dorada multiple times.   The producers in this area still have traditional varieties such as Typica, Caturra, and Bourbon which has been key to their success.  Rust has been an issue for most of these producers and having organic certification limits the products you can apply to your farm making it tougher. The micro-climate in this area is very particular.  It is very wet almost year-round and has good temperature fluctuations from 12 - 28 degrees Celsius with an average of 20 degrees.  This weather is ideal for coffee growing and it reflects in the cup. The South of Ecuador has small-holders with 1.5 hectares on average.  While in the North we see larger farms. Typical Southern farms will be organic and extremely diverse with flowers, corn, cabbages, bananas, bees, cows, fish, fruits, and coffee.  A big challenge these farmers are facing at the moment is leaf rust.  This decimated plantations in Colombia bringing their production down 50% in a couple of years.  The easiest solution for leaf-rust is intensive chemical applications but their respect for the environment makes them take the harder organic route.  Also, plant nutrition in Ecuador is extremely low due to little fertilization.  This affects cup quality and yields from parchment to green coffee. Farms in the North are bigger, at 15 hectares or more.  They use conventional fertilizers and are in better shape in general; the area is extremely lush and in very moist conditions with a nice warm summer creating good conditions for growing coffee.  This area is extremely interesting, you will find: ancient indigenous tombs, a vineyard, and an experimental variety farm ran by NESPRESSO. -Piero Cristiani
Ecuador Organic 3 Organic - Non Fair Trade APECAP - Bracamoros Coffee (GrainPro) 7073 69kg 7 OPEN   origin
Ecuador Organic 4 Organic - Non Fair Trade APECAP #4 - Small Producers (GrainPro) 7074 69kg 82 OPEN origin Ecuador has great potential and is one of my favorite origins for being exotic but also having the quality to back it up; the big issue we see at the moment is volume.  The country as a whole only exports 100 containers/year (40,000 lbs/container) of Washed Arabica.  Café Imports alone moves more than 100 containers/year.  The rest of the coffee Ecuador produces is low quality Naturals and Robusta to sustain its huge instant coffee market for internal consumption and exports.  To put this into perspective: Origin Country / Containers per Year (estimate) Colombia / 32,000 Peru / 12,000 Bolivia / 300 Ecuador / 100 Three Producer Microlot Carlos Minga, 1550 masl, Bourbon, Typica, Caturra Juan Chamba, 1800 masl, Typica, Caturra, Bourbon Manuel Corderon, 1600 masl, Bourbon This lot comes from a small association in the south of Ecuador bordering the Peruvian border.  This association is part of a bigger federation.  The association has a great leadership and this has helped them position themselves as a top player in Ecuadorian coffee.  They've won and placed in Taza Dorada multiple times.   The producers in this area still have tradiditional varieties such as Typica, Caturra, and Bourbon which has been key to their success.  Rust has been an issue for most of these producers and having organic certification limits the products you can apply to your farm making it tougher. The micro-climate in this area is very particular.  It is very wet almost year-round and has good temperature fluctuations from 12 - 28 degrees Celsius with an average of 20 degrees.  This weather is ideal for coffee growing and it reflects in the cup. The South of Ecuador has small-holders with 1.5 hectares on average.  While in the North we see larger farms. Typical Southern farms will be organic and extremely diverse with flowers, corn, cabbages, bananas, bees, cows, fish, fruits, and coffee.  A big challenge these farmers are facing at the moment is leaf rust.  This decimated plantations in Colombia bringing their production down 50% in a couple of years.  The easiest solution for leaf-rust is intensive chemical applications but their respect for the environment makes them take the harder organic route.  Also, plant nutrition in Ecuador is extremely low due to little fertilization.  This affects cup quality and yields from parchment to green coffee. Farms in the North are bigger, at 15 hectares or more.  They use conventional fertilizers and are in better shape in general; the area is extremely lush and in very moist conditions with a nice warm summer creating good conditions for growing coffee.  This area is extremely interesting, you will find: ancient indigenous tombs, a vineyard, and an experimental variety farm ran by NESPRESSO. -Piero Cristiani
Ecuador Organic 5 Organic - Non Fair Trade PROCAFEQ - Bracamoros Coffee (GrainPro) 7075 69kg 7 OPEN   origin
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Washed Arabica Fair Trade Organic ACRIM - FLO ID 2406 (GrainPro) 6035 69kg 15 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric acidity, tobacco and nut. Citric acidity, tobacco and nut. Ecuador has great potential and is one of my favorite origins for being exotic but also having the quality to back it up; the big issue we see at the moment is volume.  The country as a whole only exports 100 containers/year (40,000 lbs/container) of Washed Arabica.  Café Imports alone moves more than 100 containers/year.  The rest of the coffee Ecuador produces is low quality Naturals and Robusta to sustain its huge instant coffee market for internal consumption and exports.  To put this into perspective: Origin Country / Containers per Year (estimate) Colombia / 32,000 Peru / 12,000 Bolivia / 300 Ecuador / 100 This lot comes from a small association in the south of Ecuador bordering the Peruvian border.  This association is part of a bigger federation.  The association has a great leadership and this has helped them position themselves as a top player in Ecuadorian coffee.  They've won and placed in Taza Dorada multiple times.   The producers in this area still have traditional varieties such as Typica, Caturra, and Bourbon which has been key to their success.  Rust has been an issue for most of these producers and having organic certification limits the products you can apply to your farm making it tougher. The micro-climate in this area is very particular.  It is very wet almost year-round and has good temperature fluctuations from 12 - 28 degrees Celsius with an average of 20 degrees.  This weather is ideal for coffee growing and it reflects in the cup. The South of Ecuador has small-holders with 1.5 hectares on average.  While in the North we see larger farms. Typical Southern farms will be organic and extremely diverse with flowers, corn, cabbages, bananas, bees, cows, fish, fruits, and coffee.  A big challenge these farmers are facing at the moment is leaf rust.  This decimated plantations in Colombia bringing their production down 50% in a couple of years.  The easiest solution for leaf-rust is intensive chemical applications but their respect for the environment makes them take the harder organic route.  Also, plant nutrition in Ecuador is extremely low due to little fertilization.  This affects cup quality and yields from parchment to green coffee. Farms in the North are bigger, at 15 hectares or more.  They use conventional fertilizers and are in better shape in general; the area is extremely lush and in very moist conditions with a nice warm summer creating good conditions for growing coffee.  This area is extremely interesting, you will find: ancient indigenous tombs, a vineyard, and an experimental variety farm ran by NESPRESSO. -Piero Cristiani
El Salvador Microlot Las Nubes (GrainPro) 6697 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee was first cultivated in El Salvador in the 19th century, and it its beginnings it was only for domestic consumption. In the middle on the century, the government encouraged the people giving tax breaks, exemption from military service for coffee workers and elimination of export duties for new producers. By 1880, coffee was an exportable product and was becoming more important to the economy. Coffee production flourished throughout the 20th century, reaching its peak in the late 1970s. By 1980, coffee was responsible for the 50% of the gross domestic product. The civil war of 1980 affected the production of coffee and the production was decreased. Ending the civil war, Salvadorian producers started investing on technology in the farms, and also new coffee varieties were planted and The Institution of Coffee was created. All of these important factors, helped to develop the coffee industry. And in the following years coffee production is an important economic factor in El Salvador. Las Nubes Farm Las Nubes was purchased by Isidro Batlle in the 1920's and remains in the family. He liked to purchase high-altitude farms like Las Nubes and Kilimanjaro.
El Salvador Microlot Las Nubes - Honey/Natural/Kenya Washed (GrainPro) 6700 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee was first cultivated in El Salvador in the 19th century, and it its beginnings it was only for domestic consumption. In the middle on the century, the government encouraged the people giving tax breaks, exemption from military service for coffee workers and elimination of export duties for new producers. By 1880, coffee was an exportable product and was becoming more important to the economy. Coffee production flourished throughout the 20th century, reaching its peak in the late 1970s. By 1980, coffee was responsible for the 50% of the gross domestic product. The civil war of 1980 affected the production of coffee and the production was decreased. Ending the civil war, Salvadorian producers started investing on technology in the farms, and also new coffee varieties were planted and The Institution of Coffee was created. All of these important factors, helped to develop the coffee industry. And in the following years coffee production is an important economic factor in El Salvador. Las Nubes Farm Las Nubes was purchased by Isidro Batlle in the 1920's and remains in the family. He liked to purchase high-altitude farms like Las Nubes and Kilimanjaro.
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Microlot 1 El Pireo (GrainPro) 6388 69kg 17 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Clean and balanced with toffee and some lemon. Clean and balanced with toffee and some lemon. El Pireo has been a family farm for five generations. The family has a tradition of being coffee producers, and know who to produce quality coffee. The farm is located in the canton El Duraznillo, in the departament of Santa Ana. The slopes of the Volcano Las Ranas are the house of the farm. Coffee is produced under shade.
El Salvador Microlot 4 Las Nubes - Washed (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 6696 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee was first cultivated in El Salvador in the 19th century, and it its beginnings it was only for domestic consumption. In the middle on the century, the government encouraged the people giving tax breaks, exemption from military service for coffee workers and elimination of export duties for new producers. By 1880, coffee was an exportable product and was becoming more important to the economy. Coffee production flourished throughout the 20th century, reaching its peak in the late 1970s. By 1980, coffee was responsible for the 50% of the gross domestic product. The civil war of 1980 affected the production of coffee and the production was decreased. Ending the civil war, Salvadorian producers started investing on technology in the farms, and also new coffee varieties were planted and The Institution of Coffee was created. All of these important factors, helped to develop the coffee industry. And in the following years coffee production is an important economic factor in El Salvador. Las Nubes Farm Las Nubes was purchased by Isidro Batlle in the 1920's and remains in the family. He liked to purchase high-altitude farms like Las Nubes and Kilimanjaro.
El Salvador Microlot 4 Las Nubes - Washed (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 6698 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee was first cultivated in El Salvador in the 19th century, and it its beginnings it was only for domestic consumption. In the middle on the century, the government encouraged the people giving tax breaks, exemption from military service for coffee workers and elimination of export duties for new producers. By 1880, coffee was an exportable product and was becoming more important to the economy. Coffee production flourished throughout the 20th century, reaching its peak in the late 1970s. By 1980, coffee was responsible for the 50% of the gross domestic product. The civil war of 1980 affected the production of coffee and the production was decreased. Ending the civil war, Salvadorian producers started investing on technology in the farms, and also new coffee varieties were planted and The Institution of Coffee was created. All of these important factors, helped to develop the coffee industry. And in the following years coffee production is an important economic factor in El Salvador. Las Nubes Farm Las Nubes was purchased by Isidro Batlle in the 1920's and remains in the family. He liked to purchase high-altitude farms like Las Nubes and Kilimanjaro.
El Salvador Microlot 4 Las Nubes - Washed (GrainPro) 6699 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee was first cultivated in El Salvador in the 19th century, and it its beginnings it was only for domestic consumption. In the middle on the century, the government encouraged the people giving tax breaks, exemption from military service for coffee workers and elimination of export duties for new producers. By 1880, coffee was an exportable product and was becoming more important to the economy. Coffee production flourished throughout the 20th century, reaching its peak in the late 1970s. By 1980, coffee was responsible for the 50% of the gross domestic product. The civil war of 1980 affected the production of coffee and the production was decreased. Ending the civil war, Salvadorian producers started investing on technology in the farms, and also new coffee varieties were planted and The Institution of Coffee was created. All of these important factors, helped to develop the coffee industry. And in the following years coffee production is an important economic factor in El Salvador. Las Nubes Farm Las Nubes was purchased by Isidro Batlle in the 1920's and remains in the family. He liked to purchase high-altitude farms like Las Nubes and Kilimanjaro.
El Salvador Pacamara Finca Himalaya (GrainPro) 7061 69kg 15 OPEN   origin
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SHG EP Monte Alto - Honey (GrainPro) 6369 69kg 15 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Tart citric acidity with roast peanut flavor.
El Salvador Spl Cat 200 Potrero Grande - (GrainPro) 6925 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
El Salvador Spl Cat 200 Potrero Grande - (GrainPro) 6926 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
El Salvador Spl Cat 200 Buenos Aires - (GrainPro) 6927 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
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Spl Cat 300 Jaime Guevara - Pacas (GrainPro) 6540 69kg 10 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Juicy and thick with honey and green grape. Juicy and thick with honey and green grape. Coffee was first cultivated in El Salvador in the 19th century, and it its beginnings it was only for domestic consumption. In the middle on the century, the government encouraged the people giving tax breaks, exemption from military service for coffee workers and elimination of export duties for new producers. By 1880, coffee was an exportable product and was becoming more important to the economy. Coffee production flourished throughout the 20th century, reaching its peak in the late 1970s. By 1980, coffee was responsible for the 50% of the gross domestic product. The civil war of 1980 affected the production of coffee and the production was decreased. Ending the civil war, Salvadorian producers started investing on technology in the farms, and also new coffee varieties were planted and The Institution of Coffee was created. All of these important factors, helped to develop the coffee industry. And in the following years coffee production is an important economic factor in El Salvador.
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Spl Cat 400 Efrain Diaz - Pacamara (GrainPro) 6543 69kg 1 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Smooth and tart with citric acidity and flavors of raisin and chocolate. Smooth and tart with citric acidity and flavors of raisin and chocolate. Coffee was first cultivated in El Salvador in the 19th century, and it its beginnings it was only for domestic consumption. In the middle on the century, the government encouraged the people giving tax breaks, exemption from military service for coffee workers and elimination of export duties for new producers. By 1880, coffee was an exportable product and was becoming more important to the economy. Coffee production flourished throughout the 20th century, reaching its peak in the late 1970s. By 1980, coffee was responsible for the 50% of the gross domestic product. The civil war of 1980 affected the production of coffee and the production was decreased. Ending the civil war, Salvadorian producers started investing on technology in the farms, and also new coffee varieties were planted and The Institution of Coffee was created. All of these important factors, helped to develop the coffee industry. And in the following years coffee production is an important economic factor in El Salvador.
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Spl Cat 500 Toño Ticas - Yellow Catuai - Honey (GrainPro) 6538 69kg 4 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Juicy with savory fruit, cherry and caramel flavor Juicy with savory fruit, cherry and caramel flavor Coffee was first cultivated in El Salvador in the 19th century, and it its beginnings it was only for domestic consumption. In the middle on the century, the government encouraged the people giving tax breaks, exemption from military service for coffee workers and elimination of export duties for new producers. By 1880, coffee was an exportable product and was becoming more important to the economy. Coffee production flourished throughout the 20th century, reaching its peak in the late 1970s. By 1980, coffee was responsible for the 50% of the gross domestic product. The civil war of 1980 affected the production of coffee and the production was decreased. Ending the civil war, Salvadorian producers started investing on technology in the farms, and also new coffee varieties were planted and The Institution of Coffee was created. All of these important factors, helped to develop the coffee industry. And in the following years coffee production is an important economic factor in El Salvador.
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Decaf Coffein MC Decaf - Non FT or Org Decaf Ethiopian Sidamo 5446 60kg 58 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric and nut.
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Decaf Coffein MC Decaf - Non FT or Org Sidamo 6580 60kg 78 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Lemon and nutty.
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Decaf Coffein MC Decaf - Non FT or Org Sidamo 6594 60kg 4 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Good citric acidity with toffee and chocolate.
Ethiopia Decaf Coffein MC Decaf - Non FT or Org Sidamo 7080 60kg 120 OPEN   origin
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FTO Wshd Yirgacheffe Fair Trade Organic Tumticha - YCFCU FLO ID 2520 5899 60kg 29 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Sweet, floral, lemon and apricot with soft citrus acidity. Sweet, floral, lemon and apricot with soft citrus acidity. From Yirgacheffeunion.com The Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union (YCFCU), currently represents over 43,794 farmers belonging to more than 300,000 families, and was established in June 2002. Its currently 23 member cooperatives are all located in Gedeo, southern Ethiopia. This area is in a region that is famous for coffee growing in the country.The 62,004 hectares gardens that are dedicated to coffee alone, on average produce 9,000 tons of Yirgacheffe and 3,000 tons of Sidamo washed coffee each year. The area also produces 24,000 tons of sun-dried coffee annually. The Ethiopian traditional coffee growing method is mainly manifested among the Yirgacheffe coffee growing farmers. While the protection and handling of the coffee is carried out on a manual basis, the development is being done with the use of organic natural fertilizers. Pests are controlled by using the Biological natural means. In this manner, the development work is done through the application of the age -old cultural traditional means rather than the artificial modern pest, insect and weeds control by chemical and fertilizers. ****************************************************** The Tumticha Cooperative was founded in 1975 at Dilla. It consists of 960 members including 96 women and 864 men, and has a total of 763 hectares in coffee production. The Cooperative has two processing units at its' disposal, and has a production capacity of 10 containers per crop. Tumticha is a source of work in the district, offering jobs for 120 seasonal workers, 14 temporary workers and 9 permanent workers. The soil in the region is characterized for being red brown and loamy, developing nutrients that allow the growth of quality coffee.
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FTO Yirgacheffe Fair Trade Organic Negele Gorbitu FLO ID 897 5885 60kg 206 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us A floral nose and lemon, bergamot, and chocolate cups. A floral nose and lemon, bergamot, and chocolate cups. The Negele Gorbitu Coop is a part of the Oromia Cooperative Union in Sidamo, Ethiopia. This part of Ethiopia is extremely mountainous, with altitudes reaching above 2200m The coop resides in Borena, Sidamo They have their own washing station where the coffee is wet milled. Their process includes a 48 hour wet fermentation then dry on raised beds. This is an outstanding FTO Ethiopian option, and we are proud to partner with them again this year!
Ethiopia Natural Sidamo Grd 4   6924 60kg 300 AFLOAT afloat Nut and fruit, floral, and heavy.
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Natural Sidamo Grd 4   7062 60kg 286 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Pulpy fruit and nut.
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Org Yirgacheffe Organic - Non Fair Trade Birhanu (GrainPro) 6230 60kg 59 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Creamy with milk chocolate, lime and buttermilk flavor. Creamy with milk chocolate, lime and buttermilk flavor. For farmer's photograph click here This is a microlot from a small-producer out of Ethiopia.  While it is common to see small-producer specific lots in Central and South America it is not in East Africa.  In part, is due to the smaller sized farms in East Africa and their lots and production being too small to make it practical to be "kept separate".  It is common to see estate (large plantations) specific lots out of Ethiopia but these are rare.  Cafe Imports and YCFCU are proud of this achievement and happy to be able to provide this type of traceability. Producer's Name: Birhanu Bali Jilo Age: 58 Children: 6 sons / 4 daughters Farm size: 12.5 ha Labor Type: Family  Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) YCFCU has around 50,000 farmers in 24 cooperatives.  They harvest coffee from December through February.  Most farms in Ethiopia are from small-holders on 0.7 ha of land on average. During my short coffee career I’ve seen quality of Ethiopian coffee spike and tank and spike back up.  I hope this spike is here to stay! Ethiopian coffee is so tasty and unique it has to be one of my favorite origins.  The floral taste notes and citric acidity complement each other so well that it makes it a refreshing drink.  My most memorable experience in coffee was with a sundried Ethiopian while working at a local coffee shop in the Twin Cities.  This was a natural Yirgacheffe in the Summer of 2009.  I had no idea coffee could taste so different from what I was used to in washed coffees.  I remember intense blueberries and strawberries in the flavor with a delicate floral aftertaste.  This was a very pristine and complex cup which opened my eyes as to what coffee could offer. Shortly after this the Ethiopian government, in support of small producers, added coffee into the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX).  This would allow, amongst many things, for farmers to get paid in a timely manner.  The nature of exchanges is to homogenize a product and sell it at a market price hence it doesn’t allow for premiums to be paid for a superior product.  With this we saw a decline in quality. Cooperatives, like Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), are exempt from going through the ECX.  We are working alongside YCFCU to pay premiums for better cherry selection at the washing station level to bring back the classic Yirgacheffe profile that was obscured for some years. -Piero
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Org Yirgacheffe Organic - Non Fair Trade Zelelu (GrainPro) 6231 60kg 10 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric with floral and lime. Citric with floral and lime. For farmer's photograph click here This is a microlot from a small-producer out of Ethiopia.  While it is common to see small-producer specific lots in Central and South America it is not in East Africa.  In part, is due to the smaller sized farms in East Africa and their lots and production being too small to make it practical to be "kept separate".  It is common to see estate (large plantations) specific lots out of Ethiopia but these are rare.  Cafe Imports and YCFCU are proud of this achievement and happy to be able to provide this type of traceability. Producer's Name: Zelele Age: 52 Children: 4 sons / 4 daughters Farm size: 6 ha Fermentation: Dry - 24 hrs / Wet - 48 hrs Labor Type: Family and Hired Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) YCFCU has around 50,000 farmers in 24 cooperatives.  They harvest coffee from December through February.  Most farms in Ethiopia are from small-holders on 0.7 ha of land on average.   During my short coffee career I’ve seen quality of Ethiopian coffee spike and tank and spike back up.  I hope this spike is here to stay! Ethiopian coffee is so tasty and unique it has to be one of my favorite origins.  The floral taste notes and citric acidity complement each other so well that it makes it a refreshing drink.  My most memorable experience in coffee was with a sundried Ethiopian while working at a local coffee shop in the Twin Cities.  This was a natural Yirgacheffe in the Summer of 2009.  I had no idea coffee could taste so different from what I was used to in washed coffees.  I remember intense blueberries and strawberries in the flavor with a delicate floral aftertaste.  This was a very pristine and complex cup which opened my eyes as to what coffee could offer. Shortly after this the Ethiopian government, in support of small producers, added coffee into the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX).  This would allow, amongst many things, for farmers to get paid in a timely manner.  The nature of exchanges is to homogenize a product and sell it at a market price hence it doesn’t allow for premiums to be paid for a superior product.  With this we saw a decline in quality. Cooperatives, like Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), are exempt from going through the ECX.  We are working alongside YCFCU to pay premiums for better cherry selection at the washing station level to bring back the classic Yirgacheffe profile that was obscured for some years. -Piero
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Spl Cat 100 Grade 1 Natural Yirgacheffe - Adado (GrainPro) 6021 60kg 290 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Crisp citrus and white wine acids with perfumed florals, plum jam and fruity flavors. Crisp citrus and white wine acids with perfumed florals, plum jam and fruity flavors. Adado is my favorite micro region of Yirga Cheffe. Stone fruit, and lots of it, is the predominant flavour profile of this area. Apricots and peaches with supportive citrus and floral higher tones come together in a delightful cup. The natural process of these lots really complement the typical profile of the washed coffee beautifully. One of the great things about Ethiopian coffees is the complete mix of varietals. It is estimated that somewhere between six thousand and ten thousand varietals exist naturally in these highlands, the origin of coffee. The cross pollination of genetics is totally amazing and when I saw this Donkey with Zebra stripes, I thought that this was this concept in a picture. - Jason
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Spl Cat 100 Grade 1 Natural Yirgacheffe - Gelana Abaya (GrainPro)(Melbourne) 6022 60kg 169 CALM Melbourne melbourne-au Clean tart cherry, blueberry, lime, floral and caramel with crisp winey and malic acidity. Clean tart cherry, blueberry, lime, floral and caramel with crisp winey and malic acidity. Gelana Abaya is another gem of a region in Yirga Cheffe region. This area is nestled between Lake Abaya on the west and the town of Yirgacheffe on the East. There is a lot of debate about natural coffees, but one thing that I do know is that it takes an amazing origin to shine through the intense flavour profile that comes from the natural process. Gelana Abaya has that intensity of cup to pair intrinsic bean with process!
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Spl Cat 100 Grade 1 Natural Yirgacheffe - Gelana Abaya (GrainPro) 6023 60kg 22 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Round, lively, juicy and tangy with winey acids, strawberry, floral and jam flavors. Round, lively, juicy and tangy with winey acids, strawberry, floral and jam flavors. Gelana Abaya is another gem of a region in Yirga Cheffe region. This area is nestled between Lake Abaya on the west and the town of Yirgacheffe on the East. There is a lot of debate about natural coffees, but one thing that I do know is that it takes an amazing origin to shine through the intense flavour profile that comes from the natural process. Gelana Abaya has that intensity of cup to pair intrinsic bean with process!
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Spl Cat 100 Grade 1 Natural Yirgacheffe - Kochere (GrainPro) 6024 60kg 149 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Complex winey acids and mild florals, bing cherry, bubblegum and a crisp, clean aftertaste. Complex winey acids and mild florals, bing cherry, bubblegum and a crisp, clean aftertaste. Click here to see more pictures from Ethiopia and its coffee growing regions. Kochere is southwest of the town of Yirga Cheffe and near a little village of Ch'elelek'tu in the Gedeo zone. While a "classic" Yirga coffee, all of the sub regions tend to have different flavour profiles. Adado - stone fruit, Konga - citrus and stone fruit, and for Kochere, it is a strong fruit tea that comes along with the citrus and stone fruit. When this is combined with processing as a natural, the result is expressed as red currant, lime, and raspberry lemonade. One of the great things about Ethiopian coffees is the complete mix of varietals. It is estimated that somewhere between six thousand and ten thousand varietals exist naturally in these highlands, the origin of coffee. The cross pollination of genetics is totally amazing and when I saw this Donkey with Zebra stripes, I thought that this was this concept in a picture. - Jason
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Spl Cat 100 Grade 1 Natural Yirgacheffe - Kochere (GrainPro) (Europe) 6025 60kg 148 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Lively and crisp with sparkling acidity; very floral, cotton candy and clean berry flavors. Lively and crisp with sparkling acidity; very floral, cotton candy and clean berry flavors. Click here to see more pictures from Ethiopia and its coffee growing regions.  Kochere is southwest of the town of Yirga Cheffe and near a little village of Ch'elelek'tu in the Gedeo zone.  While a "classic" Yirga coffee, all of the sub regions tend to have different flavour profiles.  Adado - stone fruit, Konga - citrus and stone fruit, and for Kochere, it is a strong fruit tea that comes along with the citrus and stone fruit.  When this is combined with processing as a natural, the result is expressed as red currant, lime, and raspberry lemonade. One of the great things about Ethiopian coffees is the complete mix of varietals.  It is estimated that somewhere between six thousand and ten thousand varietals exist naturally in these highlands, the origin of coffee.  The cross pollination of genetics is totally amazing and when I saw this Donkey with Zebra stripes, I thought that this was this concept in a picture.  - Jason
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Spl Cat 100 Grade 1 Natural Yirgacheffe - Konga (GrainPro) 6026 60kg 80 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Clean, tart acidity with intense berry, floral and lemon zest flavors. Clean, tart acidity with intense berry, floral and lemon zest flavors. Konga is about four kilometers south of the town of Yirga Cheffe and nearby both Harfusa and Biloya. We've always liked the Konga micro region of Yirgacheffee for both its strong citrus (mostly lemon this year) and supportive stonefruit flavors of peach and apricot and when this is combined with processing as a natural, the result is dried cherry, cranberry, and lemonade like acidity. One of the great things about Ethiopian coffees is the complete mix of varietals. It is estimated that somewhere between six thousand and ten thousand varietals exist naturally in these highlands, the origin of coffee. The cross pollination of genetics is totally amazing and when I saw this Donkey with Zebra stripes, I thought that this was this concept in a picture. - Jason
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Spl Cat 100 Grade 1 Natural Yirgacheffe - Konga (GrainPro) 6027 60kg 100 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Intense and floral with tart acidity; flavors of cherry, lemon and chocolate. Intense and floral with tart acidity; flavors of cherry, lemon and chocolate. Konga is about four kilometers south of the town of Yirga Cheffe and nearby both Harfusa and Biloya. We've always liked the Konga micro region of Yirgacheffee for both its strong citrus (mostly lemon this year) and supportive stonefruit flavors of peach and apricot and when this is combined with processing as a natural, the result is dried cherry, cranberry, and lemonade like acidity. One of the great things about Ethiopian coffees is the complete mix of varietals. It is estimated that somewhere between six thousand and ten thousand varietals exist naturally in these highlands, the origin of coffee. The cross pollination of genetics is totally amazing and when I saw this Donkey with Zebra stripes, I thought that this was this concept in a picture. - Jason
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Wash Yirgacheffe Gr ECX 6031 60kg 3 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Soft, sweet floral flavors, with crisp acidity and apricot. Soft, sweet floral flavors, with crisp acidity and apricot. For images click here The Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX) was established by the Ethiopian government in 2008 to facilitate the buying and selling of grains and to make it more efficient.  At the same time the government wanted to protect the interests of small farmers.  Shortly after this coffee was also introduced into the Exchange. All coffee is to go through the ECX now unless it comes from a cooperative (such as YCFCU) or a private estate or large plantation.  Most of the coffee in Ethiopia is produced by small-holders who own 0.7 hectares on average hence having to go either through the ECX or through a cooperative.   Full lots come divided in 30 bag chop sub-lots (parchment).  Exporters who are buying and selling many containers will cup through the sub-lots to select the top lots and build a full container from these. Coffee is categorized into 81 generic grades of coffee at the ECX: Processing: *Washed *Un washed Region: *Yirgacheffe *Sidama *Limu etc Flavor: *A (Representative of region's cup characteristics) *B (Less so) Grade: *1-9 (defect count)
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Washed Yirgacheffe Adado (GrainPro) (Europe) 5890 60kg 156 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Lively acids, intense citrus with a crisp mouth feel and floral, peach, apricot and white grape flavors. Lively acids, intense citrus with a crisp mouth feel and floral, peach, apricot and white grape flavors. Adado is my favorite micro region of Yirga Cheffe. Stone fruit, and lots of it, is the predominant flavour profile of this area. Apricots and peaches with supportive citrus and floral higher tones come together in a delightful cup. One of the great things about Ethiopian coffees is the complete mix of varietals. It is estimated that somewhere between six thousand and ten thousand varietals exist naturally in these highlands, the origin of coffee. The cross pollination of genetics is totally amazing and when I saw this Donkey with Zebra stripes, I thought that this was this concept in a picture. - Jason
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Decaf KVW MC Decaf - Non FT or Org   6300 60kg 6 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric, floral and toffee.
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Decaf KVW MC Decaf - Non FT or Org   6596 60kg 54 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Smooth, lemon and nutty with a very heavy mouthfeel.
Guatemala FTO Huehue WP Fair Trade Organic CODECH, FLO ID 2892 (GrainPro) 7126 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Guatemala FTO Huehue WP Fair Trade Organic CODECH, FLO ID 2892 (GrainPro) 7127 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Guatemala FTO Huehuete Micro Fair Trade Organic CODECH, FLO ID 2892 (GrainPro) 7128 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
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FTO Huehuetenango Fair Trade Organic ASDECAFE FLO ID 30330 (GrainPro) 6202 69kg 146 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric with coffee cherry and herb. Citric with coffee cherry and herb. The Guatemalan Republic located in the Central American region is one of the countries with a long tradition in producing high quality coffee. Its microclimates, lush nature and topography allow it to produce exquisite coffees that are among the best in the world. The Sustainable Coffee Association of Guatemala ASDECAFE, is organized with the objective of making washed Arabica coffees of excellent quality from the Huehuetenango and El Quiche regions available to the international market. Among its partners are groups of producers who are members of Associations and Cooperatives, keeping in mind the future of including private plantations and family groups. The concept of “sustainability” is based on a strong commitment to the protection of the environment, equal distribution of the generated profits, business transparency, a strong commitment to quality and long-term relationships with clients and suppliers. ASDECAFE contributes to the local and national economy by generating employment, foreign exchange earnings and fiscal responsibility. ASDECAFE currently has FAIR TRADE, Organic and Nespresso certification. Its total production is 30,000 bags of exported coffee which are distributed among the local and international markets. The following are ASDECAFE member organizations: COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA INTEGRAL A´XOLA R.L. The Axolá Cooperative, as it’s commonly called, is located in the Petatán village, in the town of Concepción Huista, Huehuetenango.  The partners are 105 producers with the majority of them being from the maya poptí ethnicity, the area in which they grow the coffee is 205 hectares. Its estimated annual coffee production is 5,000 quintales of parchment, with each one weighing 100 pounds. Of all of the coffee grown, some is organic (approximately 1,100 quintales) y the rest is conventional. The production altitude ranges from 1300 to 1800 msnm. Currently the Axolá Cooperative is part of the ASDECAFE and is FAIR TRADE and ORGANIC certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to develop microlots, mainly in the Qanalaj zone. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon and Arabic.    ASOCIACION DE DESARROLLO MICROREGIONAL  LOS ALTOS DEL ARROLLO SECO –ADIRSEC-. Commonly known as ADIRSEC, it’s an organization located en the Coyegual village, in the town of San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango. The organization is made up of 28 partners, who are mainly ladino, with an expanse of 48 hectares of washed Arabic coffee. Its average annual production is about 2200 quintales of parchment. Being located in an excellent microclimate, with altitudes between 1500 and 1700 msnm, with producers of second and third generation coffee growers, makes this area a production area of microlots and specialty coffee. Currently it’s part of ASDECAFE and FAIR TRADE certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to identify microlots due to the excellent quality of their coffee. Its predominant varieties are Bourbon and Catuai.   ASOCIACION DESARRAIGADA MAYA INDIGENA -ADEMAYA- Commonly known as ADEMAYA, this organization is located in the town of Chajul, El Quiche, Guatemala. It is made up of 61 producers, mostly of the maya lxil population. The production area is 40 hectares for coffee production and its annual production is 1,100 quintales of parchment. Its production is 100% organic. Its currently part of ASDECAFE and ORGANIC and FAIR TRADE certified. The growing altitude ranges from 1200 to 1500 msnm. The predominant varieties are Bourbon, Catuai and Catimor. For the 2014/2015 harvest they are considering increasing the number of partners and the volume of organic production.   ASOCIACION DE DESARROLLO INTEGRAL LA ESPERANZA TONECA -ADIESTO- ADIESTO is located in the town of San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango even though their range includes partners from other towns such as Union Cantinil and Concepción Huista. ADIESTO has 360 partners from diverse ethnic groups, predominantly ladino. Its producing area is 248 hectares with an estimated annual production of 11,200 quintales of parchment coffee. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon, Catimor and a dispersed production of Maragogype and Pacamara. The production altitudes of ADIESTO range from 1000 to 1600 masl. ADIESTO is currently a member of ASDECAFE and has 3 certifications: one of them is TRIPLE A since ADIESTO is one the main suppliers of NESPRESSO coffee, in addition it is certified FAIR TRADE and ORGANIC. The organic production is 2100 which represents 18% of the total production. For the 2014/2015 harvest they are considering increasing the number of producing partners and the volume of organic coffee.   ASOCIACIÓN DE DESARROLLO INTEGRAL “EL ESFUERZO” TUIBOCH TODOS SANTOS -ASODIETT ONG-. ASODIETT is located in the Tuiboch village, in the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Huehuetenango. It is made up of 34 partners of the maya-mam ethnicity. Its producting area is 42 hectares and its estimated production of parchment coffee is 1900 quintales. The predominant varieties are Catuai and Bourbon. Tuiboch has an average altitude of 1500 masl and has one of the best microclimates for growing coffee, as it’s at the basin of the Rio Ocho. Its currently a member of ASDECAFE and is FAIR TRADE certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to increase the number of partners.   ASOCIACION PARA EL DESARROLLO INTEGRAL DE SAN PEDRO NECTA –ASODESI- ASODESI is an organization located in the town of San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango. ASODESI provides a variety of services to the community such as health services and education. It has 117 coffee-growing partners and the majority are maya-mam. It has a production area of 145 hectares with an annual production of 6200 quintales of parchment coffee. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon, Pache and Catimor. San Pedro Necta es one of the zones producing the best quality of coffee in Huehuetenango, its microclimates and altitudes ranging from 1400 to 1800 masl provide coffee with an excellent cup. Its currently a member of ASDECAFE and some of its coffee is exported as Slow Food.
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FTO Huehuetenango Fair Trade Organic ASDECAFE FLO ID 30330 (GrainPro) 6237 69kg 165 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric acidity with coffee cherry and dark chocolate flavors. Citric acidity with coffee cherry and dark chocolate flavors. The Guatemalan Republic located in the Central American region is one of the countries with a long tradition in producing high quality coffee. Its microclimates, lush nature and topography allow it to produce exquisite coffees that are among the best in the world. The Sustainable Coffee Association of Guatemala ASDECAFE, is organized with the objective of making washed Arabica coffees of excellent quality from the Huehuetenango and El Quiche regions available to the international market. Among its partners are groups of producers who are members of Associations and Cooperatives, keeping in mind the future of including private plantations and family groups. The concept of “sustainability” is based on a strong commitment to the protection of the environment, equal distribution of the generated profits, business transparency, a strong commitment to quality and long-term relationships with clients and suppliers. ASDECAFE contributes to the local and national economy by generating employment, foreign exchange earnings and fiscal responsibility. ASDECAFE currently has FAIR TRADE, Organic and Nespresso certification. Its total production is 30,000 bags of exported coffee which are distributed among the local and international markets. The following are ASDECAFE member organizations: COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA INTEGRAL A´XOLA R.L. The Axolá Cooperative, as it’s commonly called, is located in the Petatán village, in the town of Concepción Huista, Huehuetenango.  The partners are 105 producers with the majority of them being from the maya poptí ethnicity, the area in which they grow the coffee is 205 hectares. Its estimated annual coffee production is 5,000 quintales of parchment, with each one weighing 100 pounds. Of all of the coffee grown, some is organic (approximately 1,100 quintales) y the rest is conventional. The production altitude ranges from 1300 to 1800 msnm. Currently the Axolá Cooperative is part of the ASDECAFE and is FAIR TRADE and ORGANIC certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to develop microlots, mainly in the Qanalaj zone. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon and Arabic.    ASOCIACION DE DESARROLLO MICROREGIONAL  LOS ALTOS DEL ARROLLO SECO –ADIRSEC-. Commonly known as ADIRSEC, it’s an organization located en the Coyegual village, in the town of San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango. The organization is made up of 28 partners, who are mainly ladino, with an expanse of 48 hectares of washed Arabic coffee. Its average annual production is about 2200 quintales of parchment. Being located in an excellent microclimate, with altitudes between 1500 and 1700 msnm, with producers of second and third generation coffee growers, makes this area a production area of microlots and specialty coffee. Currently it’s part of ASDECAFE and FAIR TRADE certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to identify microlots due to the excellent quality of their coffee. Its predominant varieties are Bourbon and Catuai.   ASOCIACION DESARRAIGADA MAYA INDIGENA -ADEMAYA- Commonly known as ADEMAYA, this organization is located in the town of Chajul, El Quiche, Guatemala. It is made up of 61 producers, mostly of the maya lxil population. The production area is 40 hectares for coffee production and its annual production is 1,100 quintales of parchment. Its production is 100% organic. Its currently part of ASDECAFE and ORGANIC and FAIR TRADE certified. The growing altitude ranges from 1200 to 1500 msnm. The predominant varieties are Bourbon, Catuai and Catimor. For the 2014/2015 harvest they are considering increasing the number of partners and the volume of organic production.   ASOCIACION DE DESARROLLO INTEGRAL LA ESPERANZA TONECA -ADIESTO- ADIESTO is located in the town of San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango even though their range includes partners from other towns such as Union Cantinil and Concepción Huista. ADIESTO has 360 partners from diverse ethnic groups, predominantly ladino. Its producing area is 248 hectares with an estimated annual production of 11,200 quintales of parchment coffee. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon, Catimor and a dispersed production of Maragogype and Pacamara. The production altitudes of ADIESTO range from 1000 to 1600 masl. ADIESTO is currently a member of ASDECAFE and has 3 certifications: one of them is TRIPLE A since ADIESTO is one the main suppliers of NESPRESSO coffee, in addition it is certified FAIR TRADE and ORGANIC. The organic production is 2100 which represents 18% of the total production. For the 2014/2015 harvest they are considering increasing the number of producing partners and the volume of organic coffee.   ASOCIACIÓN DE DESARROLLO INTEGRAL “EL ESFUERZO” TUIBOCH TODOS SANTOS -ASODIETT ONG-. ASODIETT is located in the Tuiboch village, in the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Huehuetenango. It is made up of 34 partners of the maya-mam ethnicity. Its producting area is 42 hectares and its estimated production of parchment coffee is 1900 quintales. The predominant varieties are Catuai and Bourbon. Tuiboch has an average altitude of 1500 masl and has one of the best microclimates for growing coffee, as it’s at the basin of the Rio Ocho. Its currently a member of ASDECAFE and is FAIR TRADE certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to increase the number of partners.   ASOCIACION PARA EL DESARROLLO INTEGRAL DE SAN PEDRO NECTA –ASODESI- ASODESI is an organization located in the town of San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango. ASODESI provides a variety of services to the community such as health services and education. It has 117 coffee-growing partners and the majority are maya-mam. It has a production area of 145 hectares with an annual production of 6200 quintales of parchment coffee. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon, Pache and Catimor. San Pedro Necta es one of the zones producing the best quality of coffee in Huehuetenango, its microclimates and altitudes ranging from 1400 to 1800 masl provide coffee with an excellent cup. Its currently a member of ASDECAFE and some of its coffee is exported as Slow Food.
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FTO Huehuetenango Fair Trade Organic ASDECAFE FLO ID 30330 (GrainPro) 6238 69kg 177 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Toffee, cinnamon and cedar with citric acidity. Toffee, cinnamon and cedar with citric acidity. The Guatemalan Republic located in the Central American region is one of the countries with a long tradition in producing high quality coffee. Its microclimates, lush nature and topography allow it to produce exquisite coffees that are among the best in the world. The Sustainable Coffee Association of Guatemala ASDECAFE, is organized with the objective of making washed Arabica coffees of excellent quality from the Huehuetenango and El Quiche regions available to the international market. Among its partners are groups of producers who are members of Associations and Cooperatives, keeping in mind the future of including private plantations and family groups. The concept of “sustainability” is based on a strong commitment to the protection of the environment, equal distribution of the generated profits, business transparency, a strong commitment to quality and long-term relationships with clients and suppliers. ASDECAFE contributes to the local and national economy by generating employment, foreign exchange earnings and fiscal responsibility. ASDECAFE currently has FAIR TRADE, Organic and Nespresso certification. Its total production is 30,000 bags of exported coffee which are distributed among the local and international markets. The following are ASDECAFE member organizations: COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA INTEGRAL A´XOLA R.L. The Axolá Cooperative, as it’s commonly called, is located in the Petatán village, in the town of Concepción Huista, Huehuetenango.  The partners are 105 producers with the majority of them being from the maya poptí ethnicity, the area in which they grow the coffee is 205 hectares. Its estimated annual coffee production is 5,000 quintales of parchment, with each one weighing 100 pounds. Of all of the coffee grown, some is organic (approximately 1,100 quintales) y the rest is conventional. The production altitude ranges from 1300 to 1800 msnm. Currently the Axolá Cooperative is part of the ASDECAFE and is FAIR TRADE and ORGANIC certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to develop microlots, mainly in the Qanalaj zone. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon and Arabic.    ASOCIACION DE DESARROLLO MICROREGIONAL  LOS ALTOS DEL ARROLLO SECO –ADIRSEC-. Commonly known as ADIRSEC, it’s an organization located en the Coyegual village, in the town of San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango. The organization is made up of 28 partners, who are mainly ladino, with an expanse of 48 hectares of washed Arabic coffee. Its average annual production is about 2200 quintales of parchment. Being located in an excellent microclimate, with altitudes between 1500 and 1700 msnm, with producers of second and third generation coffee growers, makes this area a production area of microlots and specialty coffee. Currently it’s part of ASDECAFE and FAIR TRADE certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to identify microlots due to the excellent quality of their coffee. Its predominant varieties are Bourbon and Catuai.   ASOCIACION DESARRAIGADA MAYA INDIGENA -ADEMAYA- Commonly known as ADEMAYA, this organization is located in the town of Chajul, El Quiche, Guatemala. It is made up of 61 producers, mostly of the maya lxil population. The production area is 40 hectares for coffee production and its annual production is 1,100 quintales of parchment. Its production is 100% organic. Its currently part of ASDECAFE and ORGANIC and FAIR TRADE certified. The growing altitude ranges from 1200 to 1500 msnm. The predominant varieties are Bourbon, Catuai and Catimor. For the 2014/2015 harvest they are considering increasing the number of partners and the volume of organic production.   ASOCIACION DE DESARROLLO INTEGRAL LA ESPERANZA TONECA -ADIESTO- ADIESTO is located in the town of San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango even though their range includes partners from other towns such as Union Cantinil and Concepción Huista. ADIESTO has 360 partners from diverse ethnic groups, predominantly ladino. Its producing area is 248 hectares with an estimated annual production of 11,200 quintales of parchment coffee. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon, Catimor and a dispersed production of Maragogype and Pacamara. The production altitudes of ADIESTO range from 1000 to 1600 masl. ADIESTO is currently a member of ASDECAFE and has 3 certifications: one of them is TRIPLE A since ADIESTO is one the main suppliers of NESPRESSO coffee, in addition it is certified FAIR TRADE and ORGANIC. The organic production is 2100 which represents 18% of the total production. For the 2014/2015 harvest they are considering increasing the number of producing partners and the volume of organic coffee.   ASOCIACIÓN DE DESARROLLO INTEGRAL “EL ESFUERZO” TUIBOCH TODOS SANTOS -ASODIETT ONG-. ASODIETT is located in the Tuiboch village, in the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Huehuetenango. It is made up of 34 partners of the maya-mam ethnicity. Its producting area is 42 hectares and its estimated production of parchment coffee is 1900 quintales. The predominant varieties are Catuai and Bourbon. Tuiboch has an average altitude of 1500 masl and has one of the best microclimates for growing coffee, as it’s at the basin of the Rio Ocho. Its currently a member of ASDECAFE and is FAIR TRADE certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to increase the number of partners.   ASOCIACION PARA EL DESARROLLO INTEGRAL DE SAN PEDRO NECTA –ASODESI- ASODESI is an organization located in the town of San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango. ASODESI provides a variety of services to the community such as health services and education. It has 117 coffee-growing partners and the majority are maya-mam. It has a production area of 145 hectares with an annual production of 6200 quintales of parchment coffee. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon, Pache and Catimor. San Pedro Necta es one of the zones producing the best quality of coffee in Huehuetenango, its microclimates and altitudes ranging from 1400 to 1800 masl provide coffee with an excellent cup. Its currently a member of ASDECAFE and some of its coffee is exported as Slow Food.
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FTO Huehuetenango Fair Trade Organic Huehuetenango - ASDECAFE FLO ID 30330 (GrainPro) 6409 69kg 61 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Creamy and sweet with lemon-lime and toffee flavors. Creamy and sweet with lemon-lime and toffee flavors. The Guatemalan Republic located in the Central American region is one of the countries with a long tradition in producing high quality coffee. Its microclimates, lush nature and topography allow it to produce exquisite coffees that are among the best in the world. The Sustainable Coffee Association of Guatemala ASDECAFE, is organized with the objective of making washed Arabica coffees of excellent quality from the Huehuetenango and El Quiche regions available to the international market. Among its partners are groups of producers who are members of Associations and Cooperatives, keeping in mind the future of including private plantations and family groups. The concept of “sustainability” is based on a strong commitment to the protection of the environment, equal distribution of the generated profits, business transparency, a strong commitment to quality and long-term relationships with clients and suppliers. ASDECAFE contributes to the local and national economy by generating employment, foreign exchange earnings and fiscal responsibility. ASDECAFE currently has FAIR TRADE, Organic and Nespresso certification. Its total production is 30,000 bags of exported coffee which are distributed among the local and international markets. The following are ASDECAFE member organizations: COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA INTEGRAL A´XOLA R.L. The Axolá Cooperative, as it’s commonly called, is located in the Petatán village, in the town of Concepción Huista, Huehuetenango.  The partners are 105 producers with the majority of them being from the maya poptí ethnicity, the area in which they grow the coffee is 205 hectares. Its estimated annual coffee production is 5,000 quintales of parchment, with each one weighing 100 pounds. Of all of the coffee grown, some is organic (approximately 1,100 quintales) y the rest is conventional. The production altitude ranges from 1300 to 1800 msnm. Currently the Axolá Cooperative is part of the ASDECAFE and is FAIR TRADE and ORGANIC certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to develop microlots, mainly in the Qanalaj zone. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon and Arabic.    ASOCIACION DE DESARROLLO MICROREGIONAL  LOS ALTOS DEL ARROLLO SECO –ADIRSEC-. Commonly known as ADIRSEC, it’s an organization located en the Coyegual village, in the town of San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango. The organization is made up of 28 partners, who are mainly ladino, with an expanse of 48 hectares of washed Arabic coffee. Its average annual production is about 2200 quintales of parchment. Being located in an excellent microclimate, with altitudes between 1500 and 1700 msnm, with producers of second and third generation coffee growers, makes this area a production area of microlots and specialty coffee. Currently it’s part of ASDECAFE and FAIR TRADE certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to identify microlots due to the excellent quality of their coffee. Its predominant varieties are Bourbon and Catuai.   ASOCIACION DESARRAIGADA MAYA INDIGENA -ADEMAYA- Commonly known as ADEMAYA, this organization is located in the town of Chajul, El Quiche, Guatemala. It is made up of 61 producers, mostly of the maya lxil population. The production area is 40 hectares for coffee production and its annual production is 1,100 quintales of parchment. Its production is 100% organic. Its currently part of ASDECAFE and ORGANIC and FAIR TRADE certified. The growing altitude ranges from 1200 to 1500 msnm. The predominant varieties are Bourbon, Catuai and Catimor. For the 2014/2015 harvest they are considering increasing the number of partners and the volume of organic production.   ASOCIACION DE DESARROLLO INTEGRAL LA ESPERANZA TONECA -ADIESTO- ADIESTO is located in the town of San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango even though their range includes partners from other towns such as Union Cantinil and Concepción Huista. ADIESTO has 360 partners from diverse ethnic groups, predominantly ladino. Its producing area is 248 hectares with an estimated annual production of 11,200 quintales of parchment coffee. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon, Catimor and a dispersed production of Maragogype and Pacamara. The production altitudes of ADIESTO range from 1000 to 1600 masl. ADIESTO is currently a member of ASDECAFE and has 3 certifications: one of them is TRIPLE A since ADIESTO is one the main suppliers of NESPRESSO coffee, in addition it is certified FAIR TRADE and ORGANIC. The organic production is 2100 which represents 18% of the total production. For the 2014/2015 harvest they are considering increasing the number of producing partners and the volume of organic coffee.   ASOCIACIÓN DE DESARROLLO INTEGRAL “EL ESFUERZO” TUIBOCH TODOS SANTOS -ASODIETT ONG-. ASODIETT is located in the Tuiboch village, in the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Huehuetenango. It is made up of 34 partners of the maya-mam ethnicity. Its producting area is 42 hectares and its estimated production of parchment coffee is 1900 quintales. The predominant varieties are Catuai and Bourbon. Tuiboch has an average altitude of 1500 masl and has one of the best microclimates for growing coffee, as it’s at the basin of the Rio Ocho. Its currently a member of ASDECAFE and is FAIR TRADE certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to increase the number of partners.   ASOCIACION PARA EL DESARROLLO INTEGRAL DE SAN PEDRO NECTA –ASODESI- ASODESI is an organization located in the town of San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango. ASODESI provides a variety of services to the community such as health services and education. It has 117 coffee-growing partners and the majority are maya-mam. It has a production area of 145 hectares with an annual production of 6200 quintales of parchment coffee. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon, Pache and Catimor. San Pedro Necta es one of the zones producing the best quality of coffee in Huehuetenango, its microclimates and altitudes ranging from 1400 to 1800 masl provide coffee with an excellent cup. Its currently a member of ASDECAFE and some of its coffee is exported as Slow Food.
Guatemala FTO Huehuetenango Fair Trade Organic CODECH, FLO ID 2892 (GrainPro) 7122 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Guatemala FTO Huehuetenango Fair Trade Organic CODECH, FLO ID 2892 (GrainPro) 7123 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Guatemala FTO Huehuetenango Fair Trade Organic CODECH, FLO ID 2892 (GrainPro) 7124 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Guatemala FTO Huehuetenango Fair Trade Organic CODECH, FLO ID 2892 (GrainPro) 7125 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
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FTO SHB EP Fair Trade Organic ADAT : Julio Humberto - CODECH, FLO ID 2892 (GrainPro) 6335 69kg 3 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Soft with tart citric and acetic acidity and chocolate sweetness. Soft with tart citric and acetic acidity and chocolate sweetness. This lot is part of CODECH's community microlots.  Producer's coffees from the same areas are separated into microlots. For picture gallery click here and here Average Farm Size: 0.5ha/farm Huehuetenango has been for years one of Guatemala’s prime coffee regions and it continues to be one.  The amount of high-altitude land in this region is very vast and the varieties cultivated are Bourbons or derivatives; both of these are essential to produce quality coffee.  The profile of this cup is very fruity with higher and brighter citric-acidity.  It is also very common to taste some chocolate notes in the background. This year we are also bringing in microlots from CODECH.  These are from higher altitude farms harvested later in the year and from specific associations under the CODECH umbrella. -Piero CODECH (Coordinator of organizations for the development of Concepcion Huista) is located in the municipality of Concepcion Huista in the department of Huehuetenango in Guatemala.  It is comprised of 10 different organizations. CODECH comes to be in August of 1998, through the representatives of the different organizing bodies in search of alternative development programs for Concepcion Huista.  Out of all the organizations 4 of these focus mainly on coffee (organic and conventional). One of CODECH’s main objectives is the participation of women in society and the workforce.    Projects *Organic farming workshops *General agriculture workshops *National and international commercialization workshops *Teacher development workshops *Women specific workshops *Political incidence *Women rights and gender equity *Self esteem *Leadership *Medical attention *Household development *Classes by mail and radio station Gregorio, the general manager of CODECH, is pushing for farmers to renovate their farms.  He thinks they are underproducing at the moment and believes they could be producing about 3 times their current volume on average. His reasoning behind the organic certification is not only to be environmentally friendly but to be independent from transnationals which produce fertilizers.  They are also want independence from the price of oil (used in fertilizers).  Gregorio also believes that there is a growing market for organic products and wants to meet that demand.
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Huehuetenango ASDECAFE (GrainPro) 6550 69kg 184 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric, smooth, coffee cherry and nutty. Citric, smooth, coffee cherry and nutty. The Guatemalan Republic located in the Central American region is one of the countries with a long tradition in producing high quality coffee. Its microclimates, lush nature and topography allow it to produce exquisite coffees that are among the best in the world. The Sustainable Coffee Association of Guatemala ASDECAFE, is organized with the objective of making washed Arabica coffees of excellent quality from the Huehuetenango and El Quiche regions available to the international market. Among its partners are groups of producers who are members of Associations and Cooperatives, keeping in mind the future of including private plantations and family groups. The concept of “sustainability” is based on a strong commitment to the protection of the environment, equal distribution of the generated profits, business transparency, a strong commitment to quality and long-term relationships with clients and suppliers. ASDECAFE contributes to the local and national economy by generating employment, foreign exchange earnings and fiscal responsibility. ASDECAFE currently has FAIR TRADE, Organic and Nespresso certification. Its total production is 30,000 bags of exported coffee which are distributed among the local and international markets. The following are ASDECAFE member organizations: COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA INTEGRAL A´XOLA R.L. The Axolá Cooperative, as it’s commonly called, is located in the Petatán village, in the town of Concepción Huista, Huehuetenango.  The partners are 105 producers with the majority of them being from the maya poptí ethnicity, the area in which they grow the coffee is 205 hectares. Its estimated annual coffee production is 5,000 quintales of parchment, with each one weighing 100 pounds. Of all of the coffee grown, some is organic (approximately 1,100 quintales) y the rest is conventional. The production altitude ranges from 1300 to 1800 msnm. Currently the Axolá Cooperative is part of the ASDECAFE and is FAIR TRADE and ORGANIC certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to develop microlots, mainly in the Qanalaj zone. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon and Arabic.    ASOCIACION DE DESARROLLO MICROREGIONAL  LOS ALTOS DEL ARROLLO SECO –ADIRSEC-. Commonly known as ADIRSEC, it’s an organization located en the Coyegual village, in the town of San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango. The organization is made up of 28 partners, who are mainly ladino, with an expanse of 48 hectares of washed Arabic coffee. Its average annual production is about 2200 quintales of parchment. Being located in an excellent microclimate, with altitudes between 1500 and 1700 msnm, with producers of second and third generation coffee growers, makes this area a production area of microlots and specialty coffee. Currently it’s part of ASDECAFE and FAIR TRADE certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to identify microlots due to the excellent quality of their coffee. Its predominant varieties are Bourbon and Catuai.   ASOCIACION DESARRAIGADA MAYA INDIGENA -ADEMAYA- Commonly known as ADEMAYA, this organization is located in the town of Chajul, El Quiche, Guatemala. It is made up of 61 producers, mostly of the maya lxil population. The production area is 40 hectares for coffee production and its annual production is 1,100 quintales of parchment. Its production is 100% organic. Its currently part of ASDECAFE and ORGANIC and FAIR TRADE certified. The growing altitude ranges from 1200 to 1500 msnm. The predominant varieties are Bourbon, Catuai and Catimor. For the 2014/2015 harvest they are considering increasing the number of partners and the volume of organic production.   ASOCIACION DE DESARROLLO INTEGRAL LA ESPERANZA TONECA -ADIESTO- ADIESTO is located in the town of San Antonio Huista, Huehuetenango even though their range includes partners from other towns such as Union Cantinil and Concepción Huista. ADIESTO has 360 partners from diverse ethnic groups, predominantly ladino. Its producing area is 248 hectares with an estimated annual production of 11,200 quintales of parchment coffee. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon, Catimor and a dispersed production of Maragogype and Pacamara. The production altitudes of ADIESTO range from 1000 to 1600 masl. ADIESTO is currently a member of ASDECAFE and has 3 certifications: one of them is TRIPLE A since ADIESTO is one the main suppliers of NESPRESSO coffee, in addition it is certified FAIR TRADE and ORGANIC. The organic production is 2100 which represents 18% of the total production. For the 2014/2015 harvest they are considering increasing the number of producing partners and the volume of organic coffee.   ASOCIACIÓN DE DESARROLLO INTEGRAL “EL ESFUERZO” TUIBOCH TODOS SANTOS -ASODIETT ONG-. ASODIETT is located in the Tuiboch village, in the town of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Huehuetenango. It is made up of 34 partners of the maya-mam ethnicity. Its producting area is 42 hectares and its estimated production of parchment coffee is 1900 quintales. The predominant varieties are Catuai and Bourbon. Tuiboch has an average altitude of 1500 masl and has one of the best microclimates for growing coffee, as it’s at the basin of the Rio Ocho. Its currently a member of ASDECAFE and is FAIR TRADE certified. For the 2014/2015 harvest they plan to increase the number of partners.   ASOCIACION PARA EL DESARROLLO INTEGRAL DE SAN PEDRO NECTA –ASODESI- ASODESI is an organization located in the town of San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango. ASODESI provides a variety of services to the community such as health services and education. It has 117 coffee-growing partners and the majority are maya-mam. It has a production area of 145 hectares with an annual production of 6200 quintales of parchment coffee. The predominant varieties are Catuai, Bourbon, Pache and Catimor. San Pedro Necta es one of the zones producing the best quality of coffee in Huehuetenango, its microclimates and altitudes ranging from 1400 to 1800 masl provide coffee with an excellent cup. Its currently a member of ASDECAFE and some of its coffee is exported as Slow Food.
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Microlot 1 Antigua - Buena Vista Estate (GrainPro) 6523 46kg 82 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Balanced with tart acidity; caramel, citrus and candy pecan flavors. Balanced with tart acidity; caramel, citrus and candy pecan flavors. Antigua Guatemala is a valley surrounded by three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego y Acatenago. The Fuego Volcano is still active andevery once in a while it erupts, adding a fresh dusting mineral rich ash to Antigua soil. This ash helps to retain the soil moisture and contributes to the coffee development. Buena Vista Farm is managed by Luis Pedro Zelaya Aguirre and Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora. Their quality standards to produce coffee are height, and they are focus not only in producing specialty coffee but also to contribute with the environment. The agronomic management of the farm includes the management of crocheting, vegetal nutrition , and prevention and control of plagues, sicknesses and a strict control of shade. Coffee is divided and process by lots. The lots are divided according to the varietal, altitude and day of picking. The mill is done at Buena Vistawhere it is depulped, fermented, washed and dried. The drying process is done in patios or under the greenhouse. The parchment coffee is stored at their warehouse waiting for the dry mill process. The parchment is removed and the green coffee is sorted with the colorimeter machine.
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Microlot 2 Huehuetenango - Piedra Azul (GrainPro) 6273 69kg 10 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Caramel, with tart cherry and strawberry flavors, tangy acidity and a viscous mouthfeel. Caramel, with tart cherry and strawberry flavors, tangy acidity and a viscous mouthfeel. La Bolsa is an estate in La Libertad, Huehuetenango.  They are known for their consistent quality year over year; have won multiple awards and their coffee has participated in many barista competitions. From Maria Elena Video de Ovalle: In 1956 Dr. Jorge Vides Molina bought a piece of land named La Bolsa, it was given that name because it is located between large mountains. It has its own spring water and two rivers go across the property, leaving and island of the patio where we dry our coffee, the mill, farmhouse and school. One of our strong features is that we have our own natural spring water which while we use it we are also able to donate the surplus the Municipio La Mesilla, located at the border of Mexico. In the year 2002 we obtained second place at the national level of the Cup of Excellence with a rating of 94.98. The farm also counts with a school in order to alphabetize the children of the farm.  It also has a hydroelectric and we work with earthworms for organic matter. We support the environment by complying with all the pre-requisites of the Certifications of Rainforest and C.A.F.E Practices. In the year 2005, Finca La Bolsa was chosen by Anacafe-Huehuetenango to impart a documentary with the German Channel D W T V, with the purpose of filming the process of high quality coffee production in Guatemala, which was viewed worldwide.
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Microlot 4 SHB EP Santa Clara (GrainPro) 6408 69kg 9 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Juicy apple and red grape with a sugary, caramel mouth feel. Juicy apple and red grape with a sugary, caramel mouth feel. In the middle of 1700, the Jesuits brought the first coffee trees to Guatemala, as ornamental plants. At this period, Guatemala was not a coffee producer country, instead of other agricultural products. By 1835, the government wanted to impulse the production of coffee, and to do so, they offer economic awards to those farmers who cultivated 20,000 pounds of coffee. In 1859 the first exportation of coffee was made, it consisted in 383 60 kg bags shipped to Europe. After 1859 the coffee production and exportation started to increase due to the high interest of the producers to be involve in this product. In 1888 Guatemalan coffee was awarded for being an excellent product in the World Fest held in Paris. In 1940 the coffee exportations were suspended because of the World War II. By 1960 the “Producers Union” was created, which later became the National Coffee Organization “Asosiacion Nacional del Café” (ANACAFE). By 2005 the market of specialty coffee became more attractive for the Guatemalan Coffee and the producers focused in the production of specialty coffee. Atitlan Region: Atitlan’s soil is the richest in organic matter. Volcanoes surround Lake Atitlan and the 90% of the coffee is cultivated along the slopes of them. Daily winds stir the cold lake waters are an influence for the microclimates in the region.
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Origin Select Decaf Decaf - Non FT or Org SHB EP Huehuetenango MWP 6174 69kg 228 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Mild, good citric and toffee.
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SHB EP Huehuetenango - Coop Rio Azul (GrainPro) (Melbourne) 5854 69kg 36 CALM Melbourne melbourne-au Sweet with plum, cherry, floral and caramel flavors. Sweet with plum, cherry, floral and caramel flavors. This is a Coop specific Guatemalan that have been so pleased with over the years (this coffee is different than the more generic "Huehue Rio Azul"). This lot is from an amazing coop of the same name in the Huehuetenango region. This cup was extremely fruity, with raspberry, blueberry, and other deep red fruits as the prominate notes, supported by a pleasant spice of sage. This coffee has a very delicate mouthfeel, and would be an excellent coffee to feature as a single origin on your drip bar. Definitely worth checking out while it lasts! Production is aprox 1,750 bags total  of which 375 bags of Organic Coffee Organic since 2006, Cooperativa  Rio Azul was founded December 12th, 1967.  In 1999 it collapsed  Due to economic and personal problems, but started again in 2004 and Ramon Delgado the current marketing manager of Unitrade, started with the Coop in 2005. Unitrade has been buying their coffee since 2004
Guatemala SHB EP Acatenango Acatenango Quisache (GrainPro) 6954 69kg 250 OPEN   origin
Guatemala SHB EP Atitlan San Pedro La Laguna (GrainPro) 7034 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Guatemala SHB EP Atitlan San Pedro La Laguna (GrainPro) 7035 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Guatemala SHB EP Atitlan San Pedro La Laguna (GrainPro) 7036 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Guatemala SHB EP Atitlan San Pedro La Laguna (GrainPro) 7037 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Guatemala SHB EP Atitlan San Pedro La Laguna (GrainPro) 7038 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Guatemala SHB EP Atitlan San Pedro La Laguna (GrainPro) 7039 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
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Spl Cat 400 Sierra Madre (GrainPro) (Europe) 6126 69kg 11 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Saturated floral aromatics, tropical tomato and sweet coffee cherry flavors; sugary, perfumed and creamy. Saturated floral aromatics, tropical tomato and sweet coffee cherry flavors; sugary, perfumed and creamy. Smallholders from La Libertad and La Democracia, Huehuetenango produce the coffee from Sierra Madre. Carefully they mill the coffee in order to achieve the best quality. Fermentation last for 24 to 36 hoursto achieve the best result on the coffee. The harvest season starts on December and ends on March. The region This region is known by its exceptional productionof quality coffee. Huehuetenango is a region protected against frost, due to the dry and hotwinds that comes from Mexico’s mountains.
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Washed Arabica Washed Yellow Caturra - Maui 6013 100kg 1 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Soy nut
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Washed Arabica Washed Red Catuai - Maui 6647 100kg 8 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Vegetal and nutty.
Honduras Spl Cat 100 HB EP 6458 69kg 250 OPEN   origin
Honduras Spl Cat 100 HB EP 6459 69kg 250 OPEN   origin
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Arabica Plantation Plantation A - Shevaroys Superior 5248 60kg 5 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric, peanut and popcorn. Citric, peanut and popcorn.
India Monsooned Malabar AA 6245 50kg 270 AFLOAT afloat Popcorn and grassy with a foamy mouthfeel.
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Monsooned Malabar   6682 60kg 10 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Thick with soy nut and a frothy mouthfeel.
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Robusta Parchment Kaapi Royal 7054 60kg 29 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Heavy, clean robusta.
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Estate Wonosobow Farmers Coffee - Arabica 6003 60kg 202 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric with nut shell. Citric with nut shell. Java is a new old origin for us.  New, as we are taking a new look at this old origin. The Dutch planted coffee in the late seventeenth century in Indonesia, starting on the island of Java. This was one of the first areas of coffee being grown as a cash crop.  Although the coffee was once prized on the international coffee market and still quite famous as a coffee origin, the cup has left us wanting.  It is a fully washed coffee, but we've found it to be mostly woody and relatively bland so have focused elsewhere till now.  The life and citrus of this coffee gave us hope and we plan to visit and see if we can souce solely typica and of course, riper cherries in the summer of 2014.  - Jason
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AA Kichwa Tembo (GrainPro) 6489 60kg 244 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Sweet and tangy with chocolate, grapefruit and lemon.
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AA Kichwa Tembo (GrainPro) 6489 60kg 174 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Sweet and tangy with chocolate, grapefruit and lemon.
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Microlot 1 AB Kingu (GrainPro) 6413 60kg 42 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Perfumed floral aromatics with berry, grape and caramel flavors, citric acidity and a mild aftertaste. Perfumed floral aromatics with berry, grape and caramel flavors, citric acidity and a mild aftertaste. Embu region is located on the Eastern slopes of ice peaked Mount Kenya. This region gets a nice meter plus of rain and has, surprise since it is on the slope of an old volanco, very nice red volcanic soil, which contributes to the cup in a nice fashion. The Thambana Farmers Cooperative Society has just under 3,000 members and 300 HA of land collectively. Wow, that's .1 HA per average famer, or a little over one bag of top exporting coffee per farmer. Hope you enjoy this cup, Karibu!
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Microlot 1 AB Kiruga (GrainPro) 6415 60kg 37 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Creamy and tart with crisp acidity and balanced sweetness, tart cherry and cherry tomato flavors. Creamy and tart with crisp acidity and balanced sweetness, tart cherry and cherry tomato flavors. Cherry sorting is carried out at the wet mill prior to the pulping - red ripe cheries are separated from underipes, overipes and foreign matter. Processing utilizes clean river water (wet processing) that is recirculated before disposal into seepage pits. The parchment coffee is fermented, washed and sun dried. Sun drying is done before delivery of the coffee to the dry mill for secondary processing.
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Microlot 4 Red Cherry Chania Natural (GrainPro) 5776 60kg 7 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Chocolate and herbal with winey citric acidity. Chocolate and herbal with winey citric acidity. This unique varietal is a look back into the past. French Mission is an original Bourbon varietal that was introduced by French Missionaries in the late 1800's. Over 76 centimeters of rain a year, combined with the deep red volcanic soil and temperatures of 22 to 28 degrees Celsius, come together to provide the perfect conditions for this coffee to express its genetic treasures. The Harries family has been growing coffee for almost a century. The family has donated more than 50 acres of land to the Thika Municipal Council and co-founded the Wabeni Technical Institute. This institute seeks to teach underprivileged children practical skills that can help them make a living; e.g. dress making, motor mechanics, and carpentry.
Kenya Organic Organic - Non Fair Trade Muiri (GrainPro) 7066 60kg 137 OPEN origin   We are excited to partner up with this rare Kenyan Organic farm.  The Muiri Estate has been certified organic since 2008.  The owners have been fertilizing with organic material--a rareity of its own in Kenya. We are looking forward to develop its fullest potential in the coming years! Farm Size 179 hectares of land, 16 hectares dam, 87 hectares of coffee (100% Organic) Processing Method Wet processing. Timely and selective hand picking is carried out at the wet mill. Cherry is delivered to the wet mill the same day it is picked. Cherry sorting is carried out at the wet mill prior to the pulping. Red ripe cherries are separated from underipes, overipes and foreign matter. Processing utilizes clean water (wet processing) that is recirculated before disposal into seepage pits. Sun drying is done before delivery of the coffee to the dry mill for secondary processing. Certifications Organic (NOP & EU) IMO Story The farm was previously known as Kihoto farm (1969-1975). Later changed in 1976 to Muiri coffee estate after an African tree species called pruners (Muiri in kikuyu language). This is a farm developed with coffee plantations, a wet mill, borehole, large dam, stores and labour cottages. Muiri Coffee Estate consists of about 110,000 trees (Sl28, Sl34, K7), with over 46,000 trees of Ruiru 11 interplanted in some of the blocks, 156,000 coffee trees in total. The farm has over 200 different species of other trees which were planted between the years 2000-2002. Gravellier, approx 25,000 trees, Eucalyptus, appox 40,000. Silver Oak 8,000, Neem 1,000 and 20,000 of different species, about 94,000 trees in total. To help farm workers and their families, we have allocated land to over 1,000 families for cultivation of beans. The Farm has been certified Organic from 2008 to date.
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Spl Cat 100 AB Kikai (GrainPro) 6018 60kg 5 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Caramel, lemon zest and savory flavors. Caramel, lemon zest and savory flavors. Bungoma is region that many people have not heard of, or think of when they think of Kenyan coffees, but many people are missing out.  This western region of Kenya is on the slopes of Mount Elgon, an ancient volcano, that straddles the Kenyan-Ugandan border.  This area gets over a meter and a half of rain, as the mountain squeezes out the moisture that comes across the savannah.  Kikai is one of the many small holder groups that populates this area and we've bought from them many times in the past.  1850 members farm around 319 HA of land, or giving the name small to small holders, a tiny .17 HA per farmer.  That's on average, two and a half bags of exportable green per farmer!  
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Spl Cat 200 AA - Kichwa Tembo 6490 60kg 17 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Rich sugars and a heavy mouth feel balancing grapefruit and roasted green pepper flavors.
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Spl Cat 200 AB 6491 60kg 52 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Heavy and savory with chocolate.
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Spl Cat 400 AB Ngutu (GrainPro) 6548 60kg 65 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Tart lemon-lime acidity with tangy green grape and buttermilk flavors and a creamy mouthfeel. Tart lemon-lime acidity with tangy green grape and buttermilk flavors and a creamy mouthfeel. Info provided by: NGUTU WET MILL, RWAIKAMBA FARMERS COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED: Timely and selective hand picking is carried out at Ngutu wet mill. Cherry is delivered to the wet mill the same day it is picked. Cherry sorting is carried out at the wet mill prior to pulping. Red ripe cheries are separated from underipes, overipes and foreign matter. Processing utilizes clean river water (wet processing) that is recirculated before disposal into seepage pits. Sun drying is done before delivery of the coffee to the dry mill for secondary processing. RAIKAMBA FARMERS COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED Historical Background: Farmers in Rwaikamba planted their coffee trees in early 1950s. The coop has 7 wet mills namely Ngutu, kahiriga , Kiawanduma, Karuya, Kahete, Kagumo and Kanjahi. It is located on the highly productive Eastern slopes of Aberdare ranges and Southern side of Mt Kenya. Management & Membership: The coop is managed by 7 committee members. The secretary manager is the executive officer responsible for day to day management of the coop activities, supported by 28 permanent staff. The coop has a membership of 4000 farmers. Coffee Production: The production of Ngutu wet mill currently stands at an annual average of 350000 kg of cherry. Coffee Processing and Marketing: Farmers selectively hand pick red ripe cherries that are delivered for wet milling the same day. The parchment is then fermented, washed and sun dried . Dry parchment is milled and bagged at Central Kenya Mills Ltd, marketed by Coffee Management Services Ltd and exported by Sangana Commodities limited. The Coffee is then sold either through the Nairobi auction or direct to overseas buyers. Average Farm Size:0.5-1.0 acres - 200 trees per farm Number of producers:1200 Members Exporter:Sangana Commodities Harvest: Main crop: October-November; Fly crop: March- April Average Rainfall:1200 -1500 mm per year. The rains are in two seasons , short and long rains. Main crop depends on long rains that come between April and June. Early/ fly crop dependes on short rains received between October and November Processing: Timely and selective hand picking is carried out at Ngutu wet mill. Cherry is delivered to the wet mill the same day it is picked. Cherry sorting is carried out at the wet mill prior to pulping. Red ripe cheries are separated from underipes, overipes and foreign matter. Processing utilizes clean river water (wet processing) that is recirculated before disposal into seepage pits. Sun drying is done before delivery of the coffee to the dry mill for secondary processing.
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Extra Fancy   6951 100kg 2 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Floral perfume with tart lime and fresh herb flavors.
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Fancy   6950 100kg 4 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Mild, with lemon and sweetgrass.
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Prime   6377 100kg 1 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Herbal and lemon.
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Prime   6837 100kg 3 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Smooth and sweet with lemon, fresh vegetables and floral tones.
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Prime 16/17 Screen 6936 100kg 44 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Mesquite and herb.
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Altura Veracruz SHG EP Finca Santa Rosa Teocelo (GrainPro) 6302 69kg 97 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Nutty, with mild citric acidity. Nutty, with mild citric acidity. This farm was established in 1974 under Senora Maria Enriqueta Sanchez Bravo, but they have been cultivating coffee here since 1950. The farm was taken over by professors Olivia Hernandez Virues and Ranulfo Lara in 1978 There is a gorgeous vacation lodge on the property, and we are very excited to be partnering with such a well run farm.    Read more from the BLOG on this competition! See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Altura Veracruz SHG EP Finca Santa Rosa Teocelo (GrainPro) 6625 69kg 40 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Heavy mouthfeel with citric acidity and cedar flavors. Heavy mouthfeel with citric acidity and cedar flavors. This farm was established in 1974 under Senora Maria Enriqueta Sanchez Bravo, but they have been cultivating coffee here since 1950. The farm was taken over by professors Olivia Hernandez Virues and Ranulfo Lara in 1978 There is a gorgeous vacation lodge on the property, and we are very excited to be partnering with such a well run farm.    Read more from the BLOG on this competition! See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Altura Veracruz SHG EP Finca Santa Rosa Teocelo (GrainPro) 6693 69kg 11 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Chocolate, chestnut. Chocolate, chestnut. This farm was established in 1974 under Senora Maria Enriqueta Sanchez Bravo, but they have been cultivating coffee here since 1950. The farm was taken over by professors Olivia Hernandez Virues and Ranulfo Lara in 1978 There is a gorgeous vacation lodge on the property, and we are very excited to be partnering with such a well run farm.    Read more from the BLOG on this competition! See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Altura Veracruz SHG EP Finca Consolapan (GrainPro) 6694 69kg 10 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Chocolate and lemon. Chocolate and lemon. The farm belongs to the Camberos family since about 1930 and have always planted coffee and small amounts of sugar cane. It is located at 1240 m in the region calls the High Mountains in the state of Veracruz. This is bordered by the new road - Coatepec Xalapa to the South and old road Xalapa - Coatepec to the North The land very fertile with an average annual rainfall of 1900 mm. The farm has coffee varieties Typica , Mundo Novo and Garnica planted in a pattern of shaded coffee production to keep the trees healthy. The pickers are extremely disciplined, only picking ripe coffee beans. The use a wet fermentation process, the resulting beans are then given a second rinse and soak in rain water. The coffee is dried on raised beds. This is a totally organic process. The farm production is advised through the AMSA's Carlos Sánchez since 2008. The program includes tree management (pruning ) , renovation of coffee plantations, shade management , clean and integrated pest management ( phytosanitary control program CBB ) application of dolomitic lime, foliar and soil fertilization . They do not use herbicides. This land and these producers create truly world class coffee that is just now beginning to be recognized for their quality. They placed third in 2010 for this competition. Read more from the BLOG on this competition! See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Chiapas SHG - Tenejapa (GrainPro) 6058 69kg 47 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Chocolate, toffee and lemon acidity. Chocolate, toffee and lemon acidity. The world of quality coffee never ceases to enrich, fulfill, and stimulate the lives of those involved in its journey from crop to cup. Caf�© Imports finds itself yet again in the coffee-filled hills of Mexico's southern Chiapas region; strengthening existing relationships and seeking out new ones. After a series of travel from Mexico City, to Tuxtla Guiterriez, through the culture-rich city of San Cristobal de Las Casas and over the slopes to the west, Piero Cristiani and myself make it to the pueblo of Tenejapa, a small town rooted deeply in it's indigenous beginnings. This year we have decided to book an entire container of high-end coffees from the Tzeltal people that reside in the Tenejapa sub-region, near the city of Chikt�´ntuk. Upon arrival we are welcomed with a ceremony consisting of the tribe's elders dressed from head to toe in their lasting culture's attire accompanied by traditional music. Sombreros draped with a plethora of brightly colored tassels, black sheep-skin vests fastened with copper-stamped buttons, fine-stitched woolen skirts, and bull-horn flasks containing the local brew; a fermented corn liquor. As customary, the guests are offered a taste and the music and dance commences. A twelve string guitar accompanied by a hand-made harp and fiddle fill the city center with song as the tribe's elders dance along in step. Seeing the almost ninety year-old supreme elders two-stepping along left me no choice but to join the movement for a song or two. The massive unpruned Bourbon trees and spot-planting method give testament to this. Pickers are more like gatherers in their rather slow process of winding through the forest, bending plants in all directions to reach mature cherries on upper shoots. Having cupped this coffee into the high eighties with notes of blueberries and honey butter, I was eager to see the Tzeltal's processing methods. Yet again, I find an original style. After being gathered from the farm, the ripe cherries remain in the sack they were collected in overnight and undergo a slight dry-fermentation process before pulping. The softened cherries are pulped the next morning. This pre-fermentation process most likely accounts for the strong berry aroma and sweetness in cup. As this is a newly sourced coffee, I am eager to see which roasters will be the first to develop a supportive profile to highlight the qualities of this bean. Our stay in Chiapas was generously accommodated by E-Caf�©, a unique organization that is relatively new to the quality coffee world. The majority of their coffee staff are Korean non-profit volunteers that live and teach at a boarding school in Com�­tan, Chiapas. E-Caf�© profits are used to fund the boarding school. Many of the students are children of coffee farmers that E-Caf�© works with. At the E-Caf�© location in Com�­tan lies one of the most complex dry mills we have seen. Based on rice mill designs, Teddy has designed a custom dry mill for coffee, with a linear flow and home-made peaberry sorter. From the coffee forests of the Tzeltal people, through the custom designs of a Korean missionary, and to the labs of Caf�© Imports, this coffee's unique journey holds true to it's cup; both complex and flavorful.
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Chiapas SHG - Chicomuselo (GrainPro) 6059 69kg 204 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Mild citric acidity, dark chocolate and pecan. Mild citric acidity, dark chocolate and pecan. Just as many exotic locations with none of the jet lag, Mexico is the closest coffee producing country to the United States. A burgeoning tourism destination, Mexico is a diverse country with deserts, blue waters, mountains, huge cities, and small hamlets. Taking a step away from the new resorts and seaside resort complexes will land you right in the middle of prime coffee country. Ease of access and abundant quality coffee has turned greater buyer interest towards Mexico in the recent years. This has helped elevate Mexico’s status from blend coffee to single-source and organic specialty offerings The following is an excerpt from Roast Magazine:Mexican coffees are known for being light to medium in body with mild acidity and good balance. But because the often lack the richness and body many buyers look for, Mexican coffees were traditionally used in blends and as a flavoring base. Today Mexico, like many other Central and South American countries is gaining new attention for its single origin, fair-trade and organic coffees. Some of this is due in part to the Mexican Coffee Council which has been working to increase Mexican coffee’s reputation by implementing an official quality certification program. This is also partly due to consumers increased interest in high-quality single-origin coffees. “We’ve seen the same things happening in Mexico that we’ve seen in other regions,” says Andrew Miller, president of Café Imports. “People have started understanding the uniqueness of different regions. Mexico has recognized that it has different regions and each region has its own flavor.” Mexico also has a long history of offering organic and fair-trade coffees, something that helps set it apart from other newer-to-the-fold countries. Currently Mexico is the main producer of organic coffee in the world according to the Mexican Coffee Council “I think (Mexico) was one of the first countries doing organic and fair trade,” Miller says, “They were early on the roster of fair trade producers. Part of what happened had to do with the coffee crisis—people who wanted to stay in the game had to differentiate. Mexican coffee is also popular in the United States for one of the same reasons that coffee from Hawaii is popular. “Mexico is accessible,” says Miller, “It’s easy to get there and safe to go there.” And once people visit a place, they often purchase coffee from that place, regardless of taste or quality. To see more photosCLICK HERE
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Chiapas SHG EP Santa Teresa (GrainPro) 6244 69kg 6 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric with nut. Citric with nut. Third generation farmer Erwin Pohlenz farms 300 hectares that serve as a buffer for the Triunfo biosphere reserve. His farm is 50% Pacas(yes, the Salvadorian varietal) and 50% Mundo Novo. It sits between 1,200 and 1,600 meters. They pick only ripe cherries. They are fully washed, patio dried and stored in a cool and stable environment on the farm until shipping. .  They are working towards RFA certification and have most of the environmental and social practices in place.  Viva Mexico! Click here for more pictures of Mexico and its coffee growing regions. 
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7013 69kg 250 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7015 69kg 242 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7016 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7017 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7018 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7019 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7020 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7021 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7022 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7023 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7024 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7025 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal XPW Crystal 7026 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
Mexico Cristal Extra Prime Washed 7081 69kg 275 OPEN   origin
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Decaffeinated HG MC Decaf - Non FT or Org   6551 69kg 52 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Lemon and nut.
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Decaffeinated HG MC Decaf - Non FT or Org   6553 69kg 45 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us heavy with lemon.
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FTO Altura Fair Trade Organic Comon Yaj Noptic Coop - Joaquin Hernandez Gomez - FLO ID 19480 (GrainPro) 6277 69kg 7 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Tart, toffee, lemon and nutty. Tart, toffee, lemon and nutty. The country of Mexico has never been a player in the High-End Specialty Coffee world until recently.  The perception of many in the industry is that Mexican coffee is mediocre to say the least.  This is not entirely true by any means.  There is huge potential in Mexican coffee and things will only get better.  We’ve been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV), Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH), and Comon Yaj Noptic (Comon) this year.  The cup quality on these has been solid year after year.  Both of these commercialize their coffee through a 3rd party allowing them to do what they do best, produce solid coffee.  There is no reason why this area can’t produce great coffee!  They have all the conditions such as: heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200-1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots.  The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango.                               <p 0px="" 12px="" a="" aid="" al="" already="" an="" and="" are="" areas="" as:="" assessment="" be="" but="" c="" cafe="" centralized="" certified="" coffee="" cooperative="" cooperatives="" could="" cup="" cupping="" different="" doing="" each="" excited="" extremely="" feedback="" font-family:="" font-size:="" from="" give="" grader="" great="" have="" impact="" in="" increase="" invested="" is="" job="" lab="" line-height:="" lot="" made="" margin:="" new="" of="" order="" overall="" p="" padding:="" part="" plan="" producers="" producing="" q="" quality="" selecti="" some="" rgb(0,="" 0,="" 0);="" 'palatino="" linotype',="" 'book="" antiqua',="" palatino,="" freeserif,="" serif;="" medium;="" 24px;"="" such="" that="" the="" their="" there="" they="" this="" times="" to="" use="" was="" were="" with="">Some members of the cooperatives were excited about being able to produce micro lots which are farm and variety specific.  This year we will be bringing a couple of these to complement our full container lots.
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FTO Altura Fair Trade Organic Comon Yaj Noptic Coop - Ciro Mejia Martinez - FLO ID 19480 (GrainPro) 6279 69kg 7 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Delicate, sweet, citric acidity with a nutty aftertaste. Delicate, sweet, citric acidity with a nutty aftertaste. The country of Mexico has never been a player in the High-End Specialty Coffee world until recently.  The perception of many in the industry is that Mexican coffee is mediocre to say the least.  This is not entirely true by any means.  There is huge potential in Mexican coffee and things will only get better.  We’ve been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV), Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH), and Comon Yaj Noptic (Comon) this year.  The cup quality on these has been solid year after year.  Both of these commercialize their coffee through a 3rd party allowing them to do what they do best, produce solid coffee.  There is no reason why this area can’t produce great coffee!  They have all the conditions such as: heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200-1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots.  The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango.                   <p 0px="" 12px="" a="" aid="" al="" already="" an="" and="" are="" areas="" as:="" assessment="" be="" but="" c="" cafe="" centralized="" certified="" coffee="" cooperative="" cooperatives="" could="" cup="" cupping="" different="" doing="" each="" excited="" extremely="" feedback="" font-family:="" font-size:="" from="" give="" grader="" great="" have="" impact="" in="" increase="" invested="" is="" job="" lab="" line-height:="" lot="" made="" margin:="" new="" of="" order="" overall="" p="" padding:="" part="" plan="" producers="" producing="" q="" quality="" selecti="" some="" rgb(0,="" 0,="" 0);="" 'palatino="" linotype',="" 'book="" antiqua',="" palatino,="" freeserif,="" serif;="" medium;="" 24px;"="" such="" that="" the="" their="" there="" they="" this="" times="" to="" use="" was="" were="" with="">Some members of the cooperatives were excited about being able to produce micro lots which are farm and variety specific.  This year we will be bringing a couple of these to complement our full container lots.
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FTO Altura Fair Trade Organic Comon Yaj Noptic Coop - Eigar Velasquez Perez - FLO ID 19480 (GrainPro) 6280 69kg 9 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Nutty, lemon and toffee. Nutty, lemon and toffee. The country of Mexico has never been a player in the High-End Specialty Coffee world until recently.  The perception of many in the industry is that Mexican coffee is mediocre to say the least.  This is not entirely true by any means.  There is huge potential in Mexican coffee and things will only get better.  We’ve been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV), Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH), and Comon Yaj Noptic (Comon) this year.  The cup quality on these has been solid year after year.  Both of these commercialize their coffee through a 3rd party allowing them to do what they do best, produce solid coffee.  There is no reason why this area can’t produce great coffee!  They have all the conditions such as: heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200-1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots.  The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango.                                                   <p 0px="" 12px="" a="" aid="" al="" already="" an="" and="" are="" areas="" as:="" assessment="" be="" but="" c="" cafe="" centralized="" certified="" coffee="" cooperative="" cooperatives="" could="" cup="" cupping="" different="" doing="" each="" excited="" extremely="" feedback="" font-family:="" font-size:="" from="" give="" grader="" great="" have="" impact="" in="" increase="" invested="" is="" job="" lab="" line-height:="" lot="" made="" margin:="" new="" of="" order="" overall="" p="" padding:="" part="" plan="" producers="" producing="" q="" quality="" selecti="" some="" rgb(0,="" 0,="" 0);="" 'palatino="" linotype',="" 'book="" antiqua',="" palatino,="" freeserif,="" serif;="" medium;="" 24px;"="" such="" that="" the="" their="" there="" they="" this="" times="" to="" use="" was="" were="" with="">Some members of the cooperatives were excited about being able to produce micro lots which are farm and variety specific.  This year we will be bringing a couple of these to complement our full container lots.
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FTO Altura Fair Trade Organic Comon Yaj Noptic Coop - Bernabe Bonifas Martinez - FLO ID 19480 (GrainPro) 6282 69kg 6 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric acidity, chocolate, and a nutty aftertaste. Citric acidity, chocolate, and a nutty aftertaste. The country of Mexico has never been a player in the High-End Specialty Coffee world until recently.  The perception of many in the industry is that Mexican coffee is mediocre to say the least.  This is not entirely true by any means.  There is huge potential in Mexican coffee and things will only get better.  We’ve been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV), Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH), and Comon Yaj Noptic (Comon) this year.  The cup quality on these has been solid year after year.  Both of these commercialize their coffee through a 3rd party allowing them to do what they do best, produce solid coffee.  There is no reason why this area can’t produce great coffee!  They have all the conditions such as: heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200-1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots.  The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango.                               <p 0px="" 12px="" a="" aid="" al="" already="" an="" and="" are="" areas="" as:="" assessment="" be="" but="" c="" cafe="" centralized="" certified="" coffee="" cooperative="" cooperatives="" could="" cup="" cupping="" different="" doing="" each="" excited="" extremely="" feedback="" font-family:="" font-size:="" from="" give="" grader="" great="" have="" impact="" in="" increase="" invested="" is="" job="" lab="" line-height:="" lot="" made="" margin:="" new="" of="" order="" overall="" p="" padding:="" part="" plan="" producers="" producing="" q="" quality="" selecti="" some="" rgb(0,="" 0,="" 0);="" 'palatino="" linotype',="" 'book="" antiqua',="" palatino,="" freeserif,="" serif;="" medium;="" 24px;"="" such="" that="" the="" their="" there="" they="" this="" times="" to="" use="" was="" were="" with="">Some members of the cooperatives were excited about being able to produce micro lots which are farm and variety specific.  This year we will be bringing a couple of these to complement our full container lots.
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FTO Altura Chiapas Fair Trade Organic CESMACH Coop - El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, FLO ID 935 (GrainPro) 5761 69kg 120 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Good lemon acidity with nutty flavors. Good lemon acidity with nutty flavors. To view images of CESMACH click here To view images of Union Triunfo Dry Mill and Cupping Training click here El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Shade Grown Sustainable Coffee Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH) 478 members Until recently, the country of Mexico had never been a player in the High-End Specialty Coffee world. The perception of many in the industry was that Mexican coffee is mediocre to say the least, but now those ideas are shifting as more and more exceptional Mexican coffee makes it to market. There is huge potential in Mexican coffee and things will only get better. Weâ??ve been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) and Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH). The cup quality on these has been solid year after year. Both of these commercialize their coffee through a 3rd party allowing them to do what they do best, produce solid coffee. There is no reason why this area canâ??t produce great coffee! They have all the conditions such as: heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200-1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots. The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango. Cafe Imports, along with the cooperatives, invested in a quality control program. An assessment was made in different areas that impact cup quality such as: varieties, fertilization, picking, processing, and lot selection. They were already doing a great job but there are some areas that could use some tweaking. The cooperatives were extremely excited to be part in this program. The plan is to have a certified Q Grader from each cooperative and have a centralized cupping lab to aid in lot selection in order to increase the overall quality of the coffee they are producing and give feedback to the producers on their quality. Some members of the cooperatives were excited about being able to produce micro lots which are farm and variety specific. This year we will be bringing a couple of these to complement our full container lots. -Piero ----------------------------------------------------- About the the farms and El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Farms are located in the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. The biosphere is located in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve is one of the worldâ??s most diverse forest reserves. This reserve contains Mesoamericaâ??s largest continuous cloud forest, and it serves as a refuge to thousands of plant and animal species. El Triunfo is a rare and valuable sanctuary that requires continued protection. All the coffee they produce is shade grown, and biological corridors are created in order to facilitate bird and animal migration.
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FTO Altura Chiapas Fair Trade Organic CESMACH Coop - El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, FLO ID 935 (GrainPro) 5765 69kg 208 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Nutty, with citric acidity. Nutty, with citric acidity. To view images of CESMACH click here To view images of Union Triunfo Dry Mill and Cupping Training click here El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Shade Grown Sustainable Coffee Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH) 478 members Until recently, the country of Mexico had never been a player in the High-End Specialty Coffee world. The perception of many in the industry was that Mexican coffee is mediocre to say the least, but now those ideas are shifting as more and more exceptional Mexican coffee makes it to market. There is huge potential in Mexican coffee and things will only get better. Weâ??ve been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) and Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH). The cup quality on these has been solid year after year. Both of these commercialize their coffee through a 3rd party allowing them to do what they do best, produce solid coffee. There is no reason why this area canâ??t produce great coffee! They have all the conditions such as: heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200-1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots. The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango. Cafe Imports, along with the cooperatives, invested in a quality control program. An assessment was made in different areas that impact cup quality such as: varieties, fertilization, picking, processing, and lot selection. They were already doing a great job but there are some areas that could use some tweaking. The cooperatives were extremely excited to be part in this program. The plan is to have a certified Q Grader from each cooperative and have a centralized cupping lab to aid in lot selection in order to increase the overall quality of the coffee they are producing and give feedback to the producers on their quality. Some members of the cooperatives were excited about being able to produce micro lots which are farm and variety specific. This year we will be bringing a couple of these to complement our full container lots. -Piero ----------------------------------------------------- About the the farms and El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Farms are located in the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. The biosphere is located in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve is one of the worldâ??s most diverse forest reserves. This reserve contains Mesoamericaâ??s largest continuous cloud forest, and it serves as a refuge to thousands of plant and animal species. El Triunfo is a rare and valuable sanctuary that requires continued protection. All the coffee they produce is shade grown, and biological corridors are created in order to facilitate bird and animal migration.
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FTO Altura Chiapas Fair Trade Organic Triunfo Verde Coop - El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, FLO ID 3116 (GrainPro) 5767 69kg 1 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Peanut. Peanut. To view images of FTV clickhere To view images of Union Triunfo Dry Mill and Cupping Training clickhere El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Shade Grown Sustainable Coffee Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) 346 members The country of Mexico has never been a player in the High-End Specialty Coffee world until recently. The perception of many in the industry is that Mexican coffee is mediocre to say the least. This is not entirely true by any means. There is huge potential in Mexican coffee and things will only get better. Weâ??ve been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) and Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH). The cup quality on these has been solid year after year. Both of these commercialize their coffee through a 3rd party allowing them to do what they do best, produce solid coffee. There is no reason why this area canâ??t produce great coffee! They have all the conditions such as: heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200-1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots. The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango. Cafe Imports, along with the cooperatives, invested in a quality control program. An assessment was made in different areas that impact cup quality such as: varieties, fertilization, picking, processing, and lot selection. They were already doing a great job but there are some areas that could use some tweaking. The cooperatives were extremely excited to be part in this program. The plan is to have a certified Q Grader from each cooperative and have a centralized cupping lab to aid in lot selection in order to increase the overall quality of the coffee they are producing and give feedback to the producers on their quality. Some members of the cooperatives were excited about being able to produce micro lots which are farm and variety specific. This year we will be bringing a couple of these to complement our full container lots. -Piero ----------------------------------------------------- About the the farms and El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Farms are located in the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. The biosphere is located in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve is one of the worldâ??s most diverse forest reserves. This reserve contains Mesoamericaâ??s largest continuous cloud forest, and it serves as a refuge to thousands of plant and animal species. El Triunfo is a rare and valuable sanctuary that requires continued protection. All the coffee they produce is shade grown, and biological corridors are created in order to facilitate bird and animal migration.
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FTO Altura Chiapas Fair Trade Organic CESMACH Coop - El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, FLO ID 935 (GrainPro) 5869 69kg 263 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric, nutty and toffee. Citric, nutty and toffee. To view images of CESMACH click here To view images of Union Triunfo Dry Mill and Cupping Training click here El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Shade Grown Sustainable Coffee Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH) 478 members Until recently, the country of Mexico had never been a player in the High-End Specialty Coffee world. The perception of many in the industry was that Mexican coffee is mediocre to say the least, but now those ideas are shifting as more and more exceptional Mexican coffee makes it to market. There is huge potential in Mexican coffee and things will only get better. Weâ??ve been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) and Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH). The cup quality on these has been solid year after year. Both of these commercialize their coffee through a 3rd party allowing them to do what they do best, produce solid coffee. There is no reason why this area canâ??t produce great coffee! They have all the conditions such as: heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200-1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots. The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango. Cafe Imports, along with the cooperatives, invested in a quality control program. An assessment was made in different areas that impact cup quality such as: varieties, fertilization, picking, processing, and lot selection. They were already doing a great job but there are some areas that could use some tweaking. The cooperatives were extremely excited to be part in this program. The plan is to have a certified Q Grader from each cooperative and have a centralized cupping lab to aid in lot selection in order to increase the overall quality of the coffee they are producing and give feedback to the producers on their quality. Some members of the cooperatives were excited about being able to produce micro lots which are farm and variety specific. This year we will be bringing a couple of these to complement our full container lots. -Piero ----------------------------------------------------- About the the farms and El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Farms are located in the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. The biosphere is located in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve is one of the worldâ??s most diverse forest reserves. This reserve contains Mesoamericaâ??s largest continuous cloud forest, and it serves as a refuge to thousands of plant and animal species. El Triunfo is a rare and valuable sanctuary that requires continued protection. All the coffee they produce is shade grown, and biological corridors are created in order to facilitate bird and animal migration.
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FTO Altura Chiapas Fair Trade Organic CESMACH Coop - El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, FLO ID 935 (GrainPro) 5870 69kg 166 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric acidity with cocoa, peanut brittle, and sugar. Citric acidity with cocoa, peanut brittle, and sugar. To view images of CESMACH click here To view images of Union Triunfo Dry Mill and Cupping Training click here El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Shade Grown Sustainable Coffee Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH) 478 members Until recently, the country of Mexico had never been a player in the High-End Specialty Coffee world. The perception of many in the industry was that Mexican coffee is mediocre to say the least, but now those ideas are shifting as more and more exceptional Mexican coffee makes it to market. There is huge potential in Mexican coffee and things will only get better. We�¢??ve been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) and Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH). The cup quality on these has been solid year after year. Both of these commercialize their coffee through a 3rd party allowing them to do what they do best, produce solid coffee. There is no reason why this area can�¢??t produce great coffee! They have all the conditions such as: heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200-1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots. The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango. Cafe Imports, along with the cooperatives, invested in a quality control program. An assessment was made in different areas that impact cup quality such as: varieties, fertilization, picking, processing, and lot selection. They were already doing a great job but there are some areas that could use some tweaking. The cooperatives were extremely excited to be part in this program. The plan is to have a certified Q Grader from each cooperative and have a centralized cupping lab to aid in lot selection in order to increase the overall quality of the coffee they are producing and give feedback to the producers on their quality. Some members of the cooperatives were excited about being able to produce micro lots which are farm and variety specific. This year we will be bringing a couple of these to complement our full container lots. -Piero ----------------------------------------------------- About the the farms and El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Farms are located in the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. The biosphere is located in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve is one of the world�¢??s most diverse forest reserves. This reserve contains Mesoamerica�¢??s largest continuous cloud forest, and it serves as a refuge to thousands of plant and animal species. El Triunfo is a rare and valuable sanctuary that requires continued protection. All the coffee they produce is shade grown, and biological corridors are created in order to facilitate bird and animal migration.
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FTO Altura Chiapas Fair Trade Organic CESMACH Coop - El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, FLO ID 935 - Néstor Hernández (GrainPro) 6384 69kg 10 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Chocolate nuts. Chocolate nuts. To view images of CESMACH click here To view images of Union Triunfo Dry Mill and Cupping Training click here El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Shade Grown Sustainable Coffee Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH) 478 members Until recently, the country of Mexico had never been a player in the High-End Specialty Coffee world. The perception of many in the industry was that Mexican coffee is mediocre to say the least, but now those ideas are shifting as more and more exceptional Mexican coffee makes it to market. There is huge potential in Mexican coffee and things will only get better. Weâ??ve been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) and Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH). The cup quality on these has been solid year after year. Both of these commercialize their coffee through a 3rd party allowing them to do what they do best, produce solid coffee. There is no reason why this area canâ??t produce great coffee! They have all the conditions such as: heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200-1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots. The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango. Cafe Imports, along with the cooperatives, invested in a quality control program. An assessment was made in different areas that impact cup quality such as: varieties, fertilization, picking, processing, and lot selection. They were already doing a great job but there are some areas that could use some tweaking. The cooperatives were extremely excited to be part in this program. The plan is to have a certified Q Grader from each cooperative and have a centralized cupping lab to aid in lot selection in order to increase the overall quality of the coffee they are producing and give feedback to the producers on their quality. Some members of the cooperatives were excited about being able to produce micro lots which are farm and variety specific. This year we will be bringing a couple of these to complement our full container lots. -Piero ----------------------------------------------------- About the the farms and El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Farms are located in the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. The biosphere is located in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve is one of the worldâ??s most diverse forest reserves. This reserve contains Mesoamericaâ??s largest continuous cloud forest, and it serves as a refuge to thousands of plant and animal species. El Triunfo is a rare and valuable sanctuary that requires continued protection. All the coffee they produce is shade grown, and biological corridors are created in order to facilitate bird and animal migration.
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FTO Altura Chiapas Fair Trade Organic Triunfo Verde Coop - El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, FLO ID 3116 - Corazon de Jesus Perez Roblero (GrainPro) 6472 69kg 15 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric and nutty. Citric and nutty. To view images of CESMACH click here To view images of Union Triunfo Dry Mill and Cupping Training click here El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Shade Grown Sustainable Coffee Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH) 478 members Until recently, the country of Mexico had never been a player in the High-End Specialty Coffee world. The perception of many in the industry was that Mexican coffee is mediocre to say the least, but now those ideas are shifting as more and more exceptional Mexican coffee makes it to market. There is huge potential in Mexican coffee and things will only get better. We have been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) and Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH). The cup quality on these has been solid year after year. Both of these commercialize their coffee through a 3rd party allowing them to do what they do best, produce solid coffee. There is no reason why this area can't produce great coffee! They have all the conditions such as: heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200-1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots. The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango. Cafe Imports, along with the cooperatives, invested in a quality control program. An assessment was made in different areas that impact cup quality such as: varieties, fertilization, picking, processing, and lot selection. They were already doing a great job but there are some areas that could use some tweaking. The cooperatives were extremely excited to be part in this program. The plan is to have a certified Q Grader from each cooperative and have a centralized cupping lab to aid in lot selection in order to increase the overall quality of the coffee they are producing and give feedback to the producers on their quality. Some members of the cooperatives were excited about being able to produce micro lots which are farm and variety specific. This year we will be bringing a couple of these to complement our full container lots. -Piero ----------------------------------------------------- About the the farms and El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Farms are located in the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. The biosphere is located in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve is one of the world's most diverse forest reserves. This reserve contains Mesoamerica's largest continuous cloud forest, and it serves as a refuge to thousands of plant and animal species. El Triunfo is a rare and valuable sanctuary that requires continued protection. All the coffee they produce is shade grown, and biological corridors are created in order to facilitate bird and animal migration.
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FTO Altura Chiapas Fair Trade Organic Triunfo Verde Coop - El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, FLO ID 3116 - Esteban Guzman Mendez (GrainPro) 6474 69kg 49 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Dark chocolate and nut. Dark chocolate and nut. To view images of CESMACH click here To view images of Union Triunfo Dry Mill and Cupping Training click here El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Shade Grown Sustainable Coffee Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH) 478 members Until recently, the country of Mexico had never been a player in the High-End Specialty Coffee world. The perception of many in the industry was that Mexican coffee is mediocre to say the least, but now those ideas are shifting as more and more exceptional Mexican coffee makes it to market. There is huge potential in Mexican coffee and things will only get better. We have been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) and Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH). The cup quality on these has been solid year after year. Both of these commercialize their coffee through a 3rd party allowing them to do what they do best, produce solid coffee. There is no reason why this area can't produce great coffee! They have all the conditions such as: heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200-1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots. The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango. Cafe Imports, along with the cooperatives, invested in a quality control program. An assessment was made in different areas that impact cup quality such as: varieties, fertilization, picking, processing, and lot selection. They were already doing a great job but there are some areas that could use some tweaking. The cooperatives were extremely excited to be part in this program. The plan is to have a certified Q Grader from each cooperative and have a centralized cupping lab to aid in lot selection in order to increase the overall quality of the coffee they are producing and give feedback to the producers on their quality. Some members of the cooperatives were excited about being able to produce micro lots which are farm and variety specific. This year we will be bringing a couple of these to complement our full container lots. -Piero ----------------------------------------------------- About the the farms and El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Farms are located in the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. The biosphere is located in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve is one of the world's most diverse forest reserves. This reserve contains Mesoamerica's largest continuous cloud forest, and it serves as a refuge to thousands of plant and animal species. El Triunfo is a rare and valuable sanctuary that requires continued protection. All the coffee they produce is shade grown, and biological corridors are created in order to facilitate bird and animal migration.
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FTO Chiapas Fair Trade Organic Sierra Azul FLO ID 27403 5919 69kg 1 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Soft with toffee, lemon thyme and chocolate. Soft with toffee, lemon thyme and chocolate. Cafe Sierra Azul is a organization of small producers located in the zone of the Biosphere Reserve ¨El Triunfo¨, in Chiapas, Mexico. The mission of the organization is to impulse the social-economic development of the producers families and the Sierra Madre region. The principal factors of Cafe Sierra Azul are divided by three: Ecological: all the organization members are involve with the organic coffee production program paying attention to the care of the natural resources.  Social: The values of Fair Trade Commerce are impulse with the objective to promote the economic development of the region.  Economics: The objective is to create an operation that generates profits. 
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FTO Decaff Mtn WP Fair Trade Organic Decaf Origin Select - PROCAFEM FLO ID 20536 6397 69kg 67 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Nutty with lemon.
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Microlot Martiniano Moreno - Rancho Bonito (GrainPro) 6221 69kg 23 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Nutty, herbal with citric acidity. Nutty, herbal with citric acidity. Click here for additional pictures of Mexico and its coffee growing regions. Martiniano owns both Finca Escapulario and Finca Rancho Bonito, both of which placed very well in this competition.  He starting farming when he was 16 years old.  He is considered one of the most important producers for quality in this region.  His wife of 18 years he says is an essential part of his success.  In 2009 he bought a big diesel generator for the farm, and in 2010 he purchased a 20 quintale drier.  All of these components are addiing vital support to his quest for some of the best coffee in Mexico.  Farm size: 20 Hectares Read more from the BLOG on this competition! See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Microlot Finca Chanjul - Rainforest Alliance (GrainPro) 6223 69kg 53 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Citric, nutty and chocolate. Citric, nutty and chocolate. The farm was founded in 1925 by the Luethje family in the surrounding area of El Tacana Volcano Biosphere Reserve.  It is located in the province of Motozintla, in Chiapas State, at the south of México country, and south of the slopes of the Biosphere Reserve of Tacana Volcano.   As of today, the farms is owned by the exporter group Ecom which continues the tradition of maintaining the high respect for the nature and it is why it has implemented a set of best conservation practices like a waste water treatment plant, conservation of soil and diversified shade of trees inside coffee plantation like Guaba, Walnut, Mahogany, Spanish cedar, Inga, Nispero, etc.   The farm’s production area is 212 hectares, and 10% of their total land is primary forest and river buffer zones.   During the season, usually there a temporary population of 400 people on the farm.   Annual production is 330,400 pounds Read more from the BLOG on this competition! See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Microlot Ricardo Lievano - Finca Santa Rosa Chiapas (GrainPro) 6226 69kg 9 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Finca Santa Rosa was founded in 1968. The farm size is 80 hectares and has annual precipitation of 2000-3000M Finca Santa Rosa placed 2nd in the best coffee of mexico competition in 2002, 8th place in 2004, and 1st place in 2005. This year among even greater competition they placed 13th. Thank you Ricardo Lievano for this wonderful coffee! Read more from the BLOG on this competition! See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Microlot Martiniano Moreno - Finca Escapulario (GrainPro) 6227 69kg 5 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Lemon acidity, nuts and chocolate. Lemon acidity, nuts and chocolate. Martiniano owns both Finca Escapulario and Finca Rancho Bonito, both of which placed very well in this competition.  He starting farming when he was 16 years old.  He is considered one of the most important producers for quality in this region.  His wife of 18 years he says is an essential part of his success.  In 2009 he bought a big diesel generator for the farm, and in 2010 he purchased a 20 quintale drier.  All of these components are addiing vital support to his quest for some of the best coffee in Mexico.  Farm size: 20 Hectares Read more from the BLOG on this competition! See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Microlot Lo Mejor de Mexico #7 by Grupo de Productores Baxtla (GrainPro) 6242 69kg 8 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Toffee and floral with complex acidity and a smooth mouthfeel. Toffee and floral with complex acidity and a smooth mouthfeel. Click here for additional pictures of Mexico and its coffee growing regions.  In 2009 the 16 producers who today form Productores de Café Sustentable de Baxtla joined together. Their operating philosophy is to increased productivity and improve the quality of their coffees by performing selective cuts during harvest and developing more efficient practicees in order to achieve a better standard of living for workers and their families. Read more from the BLOG on this competition! See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Microlot Lo Mejor de Mexico #7 by Grupo de Productores Baxtla (GrainPro) 6242 69kg 17 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Toffee and floral with complex acidity and a smooth mouthfeel. Toffee and floral with complex acidity and a smooth mouthfeel. Click here for additional pictures of Mexico and its coffee growing regions.  In 2009 the 16 producers who today form Productores de Café Sustentable de Baxtla joined together. Their operating philosophy is to increased productivity and improve the quality of their coffees by performing selective cuts during harvest and developing more efficient practicees in order to achieve a better standard of living for workers and their families. Read more from the BLOG on this competition! See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Microlot 1 Juan Jose Moguel - Finca Nueva Linda 3 - Rainforest Alliance (GrainPro) 6217 69kg 19 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Nutty, chocolate and citric acidity. Nutty, chocolate and citric acidity. Nueva Linda is a Specialty Coffee Estate located in the Sierra Madre mountains of Southern Mexico in the state of Chiapas. The farm shares a buffer with the Triunfo Biospehere reserve, a tropical cloud forest preserve of some 50,000 acres, which helps to temper a changing climate and provide rich soil and clean water. He pulps his coffee, uses demucilage machines to remove the sugars, washes in clean water and dries in the sun.
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Microlot 1 Lo Mejor de Mexico #5 by Productores de Pacho Nuevo (GrainPro) 6218 69kg 4 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Butter aromas, orange, cranberry and floral cups with intense acidity. Butter aromas, orange, cranberry and floral cups with intense acidity. Click here for additional pictures of Mexico and its growing regions. This group of 10 producers came together in 2008. They focus on using sustainable practices that support the environment and the quality of life of the producers and their communities. Together they cultivate approximately 40 square kilometers in the Veracruz region. They strive to bring out the most unique and attractive qualities in each of the different varieties of coffee they grow. To achieve this objective they employ sound agricultral practices during the planting and growth stages, selective harvesting techniques to ensure only the ripest cherries are picked, and a strict selection process durign processing. Read more from the BLOG on this competition! See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Microlot 2 Lo Mejor de Mexico #1 by Cecilia Avila Camberos - Finca Consolapan (GrainPro) 6214 69kg 6 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Sweet and tangy with green grape and toffee flavors. Sweet and tangy with green grape and toffee flavors. The farm belongs to the Camberos family since about 1930 and have always planted coffee and small amounts of sugar cane.    It is located at 1240 m in the region calls the High Mountains in the state of Veracruz.   This is bordered by the new road - Coatepec Xalapa to the South and old road Xalapa - Coatepec to the North    The land very fertile with an average annual rainfall of 1900 mm. The farm has coffee varieties Typica , Mundo Novo and Garnica planted in a pattern of shaded coffee production to keep the trees healthy.   The pickers are extremely disciplined, only picking ripe coffee beans.  The use a wet fermentation process, the resulting beans are then given a second rinse and soak in rain water. The coffee is dried on raised beds. This is a totally organic process.   The farm production is advised through the AMSA's Carlos Sánchez since 2008.    The program includes tree management (pruning ) , renovation of coffee plantations, shade management , clean and integrated pest management ( phytosanitary control program CBB ) application of dolomitic lime, foliar and soil fertilization . They do not use herbicides.   This land and these producers create truly world class coffee that is just now beginning to be recognized for their quality.  They placed third in 2010 for this competition.     Read more from the BLOG on this competition!   See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Microlot 3 Cecilia Avila Camberos - Finca Consolapan (GrainPro) 6213 69kg 5 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Chocolate, savory fruit and tangy acidity with an herbaceous aftertaste. Chocolate, savory fruit and tangy acidity with an herbaceous aftertaste. The farm belongs to the Camberos family since about 1930 and have always planted coffee and small amounts of sugar cane.    It is located at 1240 m in the region calls the High Mountains in the state of Veracruz.   This is bordered by the new road - Coatepec Xalapa to the South and old road Xalapa - Coatepec to the North    The land very fertile with an average annual rainfall of 1900 mm. The farm has coffee varieties Typica , Mundo Novo and Garnica planted in a pattern of shaded coffee production to keep the trees healthy.   The pickers are extremely disciplined, only picking ripe coffee beans.  The use a wet fermentation process, the resulting beans are then given a second rinse and soak in rain water. The coffee is dried on raised beds. This is a totally organic process.   The farm production is advised through the AMSA's Carlos Sánchez since 2008.    The program includes tree management (pruning ) , renovation of coffee plantations, shade management , clean and integrated pest management ( phytosanitary control program CBB ) application of dolomitic lime, foliar and soil fertilization . They do not use herbicides.   This land and these producers create truly world class coffee that is just now beginning to be recognized for their quality.  They placed third in 2010 for this competition.     Read more from the BLOG on this competition!   See more photos from Mexico HERE
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Organic Decaff M WP Organic Decaf Origin Select 6643 69kg 58 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Nut
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Origin Select Decaf Decaf - Non FT or Org MWP 6626 69kg 158 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Heavy and citric.
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Org SHG EP Organic - Non Fair Trade   5562 69kg 23 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Raw nut with citric acidity.
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Org SHG EP Organic - Non Fair Trade   6566 69kg 175 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Herbaceous and nutty.
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SHG EP   5868 69kg 4 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Simple, peanut butter flavors and citric acidity.
Panama Boquete Traditional Kotowa (GrainPro) 7115 60kg 300 OPEN   origin
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Panama Org SHB EP Boquete Organic - Non Fair Trade Kotowa Duncan (GrainPro) 7118 60kg 60 OPEN   origin
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SHB EP Boquete Kotowa Don K 6235 60kg 2 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Soft and clean with lemon and potpourri. Soft and clean with lemon and potpourri. Kotowa, meaning "mountain" in the language of the indigenous Ngobe community, is an organization that consistently produces some of the highest quality coffees in Panama. Known for their old river powered mill, they have recently constructed a new facility to meet the increasing demand for their crop.
Panama SHB EP Boquete Kotowa Don K (GrainPro) 7117 60kg 30 OPEN   origin
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A Kunjin (GrainPro) 6452 60kg 273 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Butter and toffee with floral and citrus flavors. Butter and toffee with floral and citrus flavors. PNG is an extremely diverse country with over 800 different languages spoken.  Most of the tribes from the highlands had contact with white men not until the 1930s as exploration in PNG had been minimal.  PNG is now a paradox between Western influence and indigenous traditions. Commercial coffee production started in Papua New Guinea in the 1920s with seeds brought from Jamaica’s Blue Mountain, a Typica known as Jamaica Blue Mountain.  At that time most of the coffee production came from 18 large plantations.  Plantations still exist in PNG but it only accounts for 15% of the total production; most of the production now comes from small-holders who tend to their coffee gardens, as they call them locally.  The small-holders are subsistence farmers (meaning they live of their land) and they also grow coffee--there are no coffee farmers per-se.  Each garden might have anywhere from a couple to a couple hundred trees of coffee and parchment deliveries can range from 25 - 65 kg. Kunjin comes from small-holders between 1400 - 1800 masl from the Waghi Valley in Western Highlands in close proximity to the town of Mt Hagen.  Coffee is being processed this year (2013) in a leased vintage John Gordon brand wet-mill.  The hopes is that the mill where the coffee will be processed next year will be owned and operated by our partners on the ground with brand new Pinhalense machinery.  This should allow us to have access to better quality the coming years. Personally, I’m really excited to work with PNG as a coffee producing country being culturally and socially as foreign as it gets.  During my first visit in 2012 my luggage was left in Jakarta and I wouldn’t get it back until my way out of PNG.  I took a cab to Vision City Mega Mall, in the capital city of Port Moresby, and bought a Quicksilver t-shirt for $50USD and there weren’t many options.  The Highlander Hotel in Mt Hagen will run you $300USD per night with cockroaches in your room and you might get the suite over the kitchen--good luck sleeping!  On the other hand locals are living off their land with very little income.  One of the reasons of such disparity is that there is a big mining boom as we speak where multinationals are extracting valuable minerals and have brought local prices up as mining is very resource-intensive. PNG is another one of those countries which has great of potential but it is still far away from hitting its peak.  It has heirloom varieties and great altitude, but its social and economic problems makes it extremely hard to achieve top-quality coffee.  We are happy, nonetheless, with the quality we are seeing this year and cleanliness in the cup is one of the biggest attributes for these.  As always, we will push the bar for better quality! -Piero Cristiani
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A/X Kunjin - Western Highlands (GrainPro) 6130 60kg 68 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Tangy citric, toffee, lemon and herb. Tangy citric, toffee, lemon and herb. PNG is an extremely diverse country with over 800 different languages spoken.  Most of the tribes from the highlands had contact with white men not until the 1930s as exploration in PNG had been minimal.  PNG is now a paradox between Western influence and indigenous traditions. Commercial coffee production started in Papua New Guinea in the 1920s with seeds brought from Jamaica’s Blue Mountain, a Typica known as Jamaica Blue Mountain.  At that time most of the coffee production came from 18 large plantations.  Plantations still exist in PNG but it only accounts for 15% of the total production; most of the production now comes from small-holders who tend to their coffee gardens, as they call them locally.  The small-holders are subsistence farmers (meaning they live of their land) and they also grow coffee--there are no coffee farmers per-se.  Each garden might have anywhere from a couple to a couple hundred trees of coffee and parchment deliveries can range from 25 - 65 kg. Kunjin comes from small-holders between 1400 - 1800 masl from the Waghi Valley in Western Highlands in close proximity to the town of Mt Hagen.  Coffee is being processed this year (2013) in a leased vintage John Gordon brand wet-mill.  The hopes is that the mill where the coffee will be processed next year will be owned and operated by our partners on the ground with brand new Pinhalense machinery.  This should allow us to have access to better quality the coming years. Personally, I’m really excited to work with PNG as a coffee producing country being culturally and socially as foreign as it gets.  During my first visit in 2012 my luggage was left in Jakarta and I wouldn’t get it back until my way out of PNG.  I took a cab to Vision City Mega Mall, in the capital city of Port Moresby, and bought a Quicksilver t-shirt for $50USD and there weren’t many options.  The Highlander Hotel in Mt Hagen will run you $300USD per night with cockroaches in your room and you might get the suite over the kitchen--good luck sleeping!  On the other hand locals are living off their land with very little income.  One of the reasons of such disparity is that there is a big mining boom as we speak where multinationals are extracting valuable minerals and have brought local prices up as mining is very resource-intensive. PNG is another one of those countries which has great of potential but it is still far away from hitting its peak.  It has heirloom varieties and great altitude, but its social and economic problems makes it extremely hard to achieve top-quality coffee.  We are happy, nonetheless, with the quality we are seeing this year and cleanliness in the cup is one of the biggest attributes for these.  As always, we will push the bar for better quality! -Piero Cristiani
Papua New Guinea A/X Kunjin - Western Highlands (GrainPro) 6131 60kg 320 All Jays Enterprises afloat Smooth mouthfeel with savory floral and fruit. Smooth mouthfeel with savory floral and fruit. PNG is an extremely diverse country with over 800 different languages spoken.  Most of the tribes from the highlands had contact with white men not until the 1930s as exploration in PNG had been minimal.  PNG is now a paradox between Western influence and indigenous traditions. Commercial coffee production started in Papua New Guinea in the 1920s with seeds brought from Jamaica’s Blue Mountain, a Typica known as Jamaica Blue Mountain.  At that time most of the coffee production came from 18 large plantations.  Plantations still exist in PNG but it only accounts for 15% of the total production; most of the production now comes from small-holders who tend to their coffee gardens, as they call them locally.  The small-holders are subsistence farmers (meaning they live of their land) and they also grow coffee--there are no coffee farmers per-se.  Each garden might have anywhere from a couple to a couple hundred trees of coffee and parchment deliveries can range from 25 - 65 kg. Kunjin comes from small-holders between 1400 - 1800 masl from the Waghi Valley in Western Highlands in close proximity to the town of Mt Hagen.  Coffee is being processed this year (2013) in a leased vintage John Gordon brand wet-mill.  The hopes is that the mill where the coffee will be processed next year will be owned and operated by our partners on the ground with brand new Pinhalense machinery.  This should allow us to have access to better quality the coming years. Personally, I’m really excited to work with PNG as a coffee producing country being culturally and socially as foreign as it gets.  During my first visit in 2012 my luggage was left in Jakarta and I wouldn’t get it back until my way out of PNG.  I took a cab to Vision City Mega Mall, in the capital city of Port Moresby, and bought a Quicksilver t-shirt for $50USD and there weren’t many options.  The Highlander Hotel in Mt Hagen will run you $300USD per night with cockroaches in your room and you might get the suite over the kitchen--good luck sleeping!  On the other hand locals are living off their land with very little income.  One of the reasons of such disparity is that there is a big mining boom as we speak where multinationals are extracting valuable minerals and have brought local prices up as mining is very resource-intensive. PNG is another one of those countries which has great of potential but it is still far away from hitting its peak.  It has heirloom varieties and great altitude, but its social and economic problems makes it extremely hard to achieve top-quality coffee.  We are happy, nonetheless, with the quality we are seeing this year and cleanliness in the cup is one of the biggest attributes for these.  As always, we will push the bar for better quality! -Piero Cristiani
Papua New Guinea A/X Kunjin - Western Highlands (GrainPro) 6132 60kg 310 AFLOAT afloat Soft with buttermilk, floral and herbal flavors. Soft with buttermilk, floral and herbal flavors. PNG is an extremely diverse country with over 800 different languages spoken.  Most of the tribes from the highlands had contact with white men not until the 1930s as exploration in PNG had been minimal.  PNG is now a paradox between Western influence and indigenous traditions. Commercial coffee production started in Papua New Guinea in the 1920s with seeds brought from Jamaica’s Blue Mountain, a Typica known as Jamaica Blue Mountain.  At that time most of the coffee production came from 18 large plantations.  Plantations still exist in PNG but it only accounts for 15% of the total production; most of the production now comes from small-holders who tend to their coffee gardens, as they call them locally.  The small-holders are subsistence farmers (meaning they live of their land) and they also grow coffee--there are no coffee farmers per-se.  Each garden might have anywhere from a couple to a couple hundred trees of coffee and parchment deliveries can range from 25 - 65 kg. Kunjin comes from small-holders between 1400 - 1800 masl from the Waghi Valley in Western Highlands in close proximity to the town of Mt Hagen.  Coffee is being processed this year (2013) in a leased vintage John Gordon brand wet-mill.  The hopes is that the mill where the coffee will be processed next year will be owned and operated by our partners on the ground with brand new Pinhalense machinery.  This should allow us to have access to better quality the coming years. Personally, I’m really excited to work with PNG as a coffee producing country being culturally and socially as foreign as it gets.  During my first visit in 2012 my luggage was left in Jakarta and I wouldn’t get it back until my way out of PNG.  I took a cab to Vision City Mega Mall, in the capital city of Port Moresby, and bought a Quicksilver t-shirt for $50USD and there weren’t many options.  The Highlander Hotel in Mt Hagen will run you $300USD per night with cockroaches in your room and you might get the suite over the kitchen--good luck sleeping!  On the other hand locals are living off their land with very little income.  One of the reasons of such disparity is that there is a big mining boom as we speak where multinationals are extracting valuable minerals and have brought local prices up as mining is very resource-intensive. PNG is another one of those countries which has great of potential but it is still far away from hitting its peak.  It has heirloom varieties and great altitude, but its social and economic problems makes it extremely hard to achieve top-quality coffee.  We are happy, nonetheless, with the quality we are seeing this year and cleanliness in the cup is one of the biggest attributes for these.  As always, we will push the bar for better quality! -Piero Cristiani
Papua New Guinea A/X Kunjin - Western Highlands (GrainPro) 6133 60kg 208 AFLOAT afloat Chocolate, creamy, savory tomato and berry with some winey acidity. Chocolate, creamy, savory tomato and berry with some winey acidity. PNG is an extremely diverse country with over 800 different languages spoken.  Most of the tribes from the highlands had contact with white men not until the 1930s as exploration in PNG had been minimal.  PNG is now a paradox between Western influence and indigenous traditions. Commercial coffee production started in Papua New Guinea in the 1920s with seeds brought from Jamaica’s Blue Mountain, a Typica known as Jamaica Blue Mountain.  At that time most of the coffee production came from 18 large plantations.  Plantations still exist in PNG but it only accounts for 15% of the total production; most of the production now comes from small-holders who tend to their coffee gardens, as they call them locally.  The small-holders are subsistence farmers (meaning they live of their land) and they also grow coffee--there are no coffee farmers per-se.  Each garden might have anywhere from a couple to a couple hundred trees of coffee and parchment deliveries can range from 25 - 65 kg. Kunjin comes from small-holders between 1400 - 1800 masl from the Waghi Valley in Western Highlands in close proximity to the town of Mt Hagen.  Coffee is being processed this year (2013) in a leased vintage John Gordon brand wet-mill.  The hopes is that the mill where the coffee will be processed next year will be owned and operated by our partners on the ground with brand new Pinhalense machinery.  This should allow us to have access to better quality the coming years. Personally, I’m really excited to work with PNG as a coffee producing country being culturally and socially as foreign as it gets.  During my first visit in 2012 my luggage was left in Jakarta and I wouldn’t get it back until my way out of PNG.  I took a cab to Vision City Mega Mall, in the capital city of Port Moresby, and bought a Quicksilver t-shirt for $50USD and there weren’t many options.  The Highlander Hotel in Mt Hagen will run you $300USD per night with cockroaches in your room and you might get the suite over the kitchen--good luck sleeping!  On the other hand locals are living off their land with very little income.  One of the reasons of such disparity is that there is a big mining boom as we speak where multinationals are extracting valuable minerals and have brought local prices up as mining is very resource-intensive. PNG is another one of those countries which has great of potential but it is still far away from hitting its peak.  It has heirloom varieties and great altitude, but its social and economic problems makes it extremely hard to achieve top-quality coffee.  We are happy, nonetheless, with the quality we are seeing this year and cleanliness in the cup is one of the biggest attributes for these.  As always, we will push the bar for better quality! -Piero Cristiani
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FTO A/X Fair Trade Organic Purosa FLO 3120 6064 60kg 195 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Cedar flavors with a heavy mouthfeel. Cedar flavors with a heavy mouthfeel. Purosa region in located a the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The area is characterized of having rich volcanic soils and plentiful rain allowing the production of quality arabica coffee.
Papua New Guinea FTO A/X Fair Trade Organic Keto Tpasi - FLO ID 19926 (GrainPro) 7027 60kg 100 AFLOAT afloat Lemon, floral and herbal.
Peru Cajamarca 1 Jaen (GrainPro) 7045 69kg 67 AFLOAT afloat Caramel and burnt sugar with spicy root beer flavors and a savory aftertaste.
Peru Cajamarca 2 Chirinos (GrainPro) 7047 69kg 10 AFLOAT afloat Light, fruity and floral with winey acids and a delicate mouthfeel.
Peru Cajamarca 2 Huabal (GrainPro) 7048 69kg 14 AFLOAT afloat Berry and coffee cherry flavors with a mild and sweet cream soda aftertaste.
Peru Cajamarca 2 Chirinos (GrainPro) 7049 69kg 20 AFLOAT afloat Raisin, lime, toffee and herbaceous.
Peru Cajamarca 2 Elmer Pena - San Ignacio (GrainPro) 7050 69kg 24 AFLOAT afloat Caramel fruit and intense, complex acids with an herbal aftertaste and creamy mouthfeel. Caramel fruit and intense, complex acids with an herbal aftertaste and creamy mouthfeel. Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
Peru Cajamarca 2 Jaen (GrainPro) 7051 69kg 16 AFLOAT afloat Berry and apple flavors with a heavy mouthfeel and clove aftertaste.
Peru Cajamarca 3 San Ignacio (GrainPro) 7052 69kg 66 AFLOAT afloat Nutty, orange and chocolate. Nutty, orange and chocolate. Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
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FTO Decaf MW Fair Trade Organic Decaf Origin Select - FLO ID 3437 (GrainPro) 6390 69kg 229 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Lemon
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FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 5262 69kg 1 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Citric and sweet with lemon drop, lavender and toffee flavors. Citric and sweet with lemon drop, lavender and toffee flavors. Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
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FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6140 69kg 20 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Soft and balanced, tangy acidity with caramel, lemon and sweet vegetables. Soft and balanced, tangy acidity with caramel, lemon and sweet vegetables. Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
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FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6142 69kg 3 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Soft and creamy with lime and a sweet clove aftertaste. Soft and creamy with lime and a sweet clove aftertaste. Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
Peru FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6143 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
Peru FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6144 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
Peru FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6145 69kg 239 OPEN origin Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
Peru FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6146 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
Peru FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6147 69kg 275 OPEN origin Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
Peru FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6148 69kg 5 AFLOAT afloat Rich, tropical fruit, floral, plum and savory flavors; tart and lively acidity. Rich, tropical fruit, floral, plum and savory flavors; tart and lively acidity. Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
Peru FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6149 69kg 25 OPEN origin Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
Peru FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6324 69kg 255 AFLOAT afloat Herbal with intense acidity. Herbal with intense acidity. Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
Peru FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6325 69kg 104 OPEN origin Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
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FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6326 69kg 273 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Sweet, tangy citric acidity with a buttery, caramel mouthfeel and savory aftertaste. Sweet, tangy citric acidity with a buttery, caramel mouthfeel and savory aftertaste. Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
Peru FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6328 69kg 275 AFLOAT afloat Soft with floral, lemon- lime and savory fruit tones. Soft with floral, lemon- lime and savory fruit tones. Gerbichu Lela is a sub-coop of the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, which is Fair Trade and Organic certified. This sub-coop consists of around 1,000 farmers.
Peru FTO Norte Fair Trade Organic APU, CENFROCAFE, FLO ID 4395 (GrainPro) 6329 69kg 118 OPEN origin Clean and soft with chocolate, floral and fresh herb flavor. Clean and soft with chocolate, floral and fresh herb flavor. Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887. Peru is a country which has great potential but for particular reasons it is extremely hard to find 87+ coffee landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties; all of these conditions should give us, in theory, 88 - 90+ coffee. But this is not the case, high-end coffee out of Peru is very scarce due to the challenges they face. Most farmers own a couple of hectares only and are in remote areas. Many times their farms are 4 hours by foot from the nearest town and the town could be 8 hours by truck from the nearest port. This means coffee can sit at the farm unnecessarily for extended periods of time after it is dried. During the drying season climate conditions tend to be very humid with precipitation. Without proper storage, such as GrainPro, coffee will gain moisture and destabilize cup-quality. CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields. In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers. Beginning in 2013 we began offering microlots to complement the APU full containers. Prior to the 2013 harvest I had cupped delicious 90+ coffees from Southern Ecuador but nothing above 86+ from Northern Peru and the coffee growing regions are right next to each other with extremely similar conditions. CENFRO's producers have heirloom Typica and Bourbon varieties with altitudes of 1600+ and 1800+. We are extremely happy with the quality of the microlots we bought last year and will continue to expand this volume as the harvests keep coming in. -Piero Cristiani Clickhereto see additional photos of Peru and its coffee growing regions.
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Rwanda FT USA Organic Organic - Non Fair Trade COOPAC - Kabirizi washing station (GrainPro) 6567 60kg 307 AFLOAT afloat Caramel, floral and tropical flavors with sparkling citric acidity and a smooth mouthfeel. Caramel, floral and tropical flavors with sparkling citric acidity and a smooth mouthfeel. Lake Kivu is our favorite area in Rwanda. The climate of the lake and the volcanic soil come together in some magical way to make deep cherry fruit tones in these lovely coffees. An extra bonus for this specific coffee is that it is certified organic and ex-Ethiopia, there is very little certified African coffees. COOPAC is a fairtrade certified cooperative that began with 110 farmers in 2001 and today has over 2,200 members. COOPAC is committed to environmental and social sustainability in addition to producing high quality coffee. Waste by-products created during the coffee washing process are used to as fertilizer rather than discarded into the lake, and shade trees are distributed to farmers to prevent soil erosion. COOPAC has assisted in the construction of a school, health-care clinics, and roads and bridges in the community, and has a program to distribute cows and goats to the most productive farmers. COOPAC also provides farmers with an agricultural advisor to educate the growers about the latest production methods. -Jason
Rwanda FT USA Organic Organic - Non Fair Trade COOPAC - Kabirizi washing station (GrainPro) 6568 60kg 320 AT DOCK afloat Viscous with rich cola and brown sugar sweetness; herbaceous and savory fruit flavor with citric and tartaric acidity. Viscous with rich cola and brown sugar sweetness; herbaceous and savory fruit flavor with citric and tartaric acidity. Lake Kivu is our favorite area in Rwanda. The climate of the lake and the volcanic soil come together in some magical way to make deep cherry fruit tones in these lovely coffees. An extra bonus for this specific coffee is that it is certified organic and ex-Ethiopia, there is very little certified African coffees. COOPAC is a fairtrade certified cooperative that began with 110 farmers in 2001 and today has over 2,200 members. COOPAC is committed to environmental and social sustainability in addition to producing high quality coffee. Waste by-products created during the coffee washing process are used to as fertilizer rather than discarded into the lake, and shade trees are distributed to farmers to prevent soil erosion. COOPAC has assisted in the construction of a school, health-care clinics, and roads and bridges in the community, and has a program to distribute cows and goats to the most productive farmers. COOPAC also provides farmers with an agricultural advisor to educate the growers about the latest production methods. -Jason
Rwanda FT USA Organic Organic - Non Fair Trade COOPAC - Kabirizi washing station (GrainPro) 6569 60kg 320 OPEN origin Rich and creamy with caramel, tomato and cocoa flavors. Rich and creamy with caramel, tomato and cocoa flavors. Lake Kivu is our favorite area in Rwanda. The climate of the lake and the volcanic soil come together in some magical way to make deep cherry fruit tones in these lovely coffees. An extra bonus for this specific coffee is that it is certified organic and ex-Ethiopia, there is very little certified African coffees. COOPAC is a fairtrade certified cooperative that began with 110 farmers in 2001 and today has over 2,200 members. COOPAC is committed to environmental and social sustainability in addition to producing high quality coffee. Waste by-products created during the coffee washing process are used to as fertilizer rather than discarded into the lake, and shade trees are distributed to farmers to prevent soil erosion. COOPAC has assisted in the construction of a school, health-care clinics, and roads and bridges in the community, and has a program to distribute cows and goats to the most productive farmers. COOPAC also provides farmers with an agricultural advisor to educate the growers about the latest production methods. -Jason
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Washed Arabica 1 Organic COOPAC - Kigeyo washing station (GrainPro) 6563 60kg 180 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Creamy with caramel, raisin and tart intense acidity. Creamy with caramel, raisin and tart intense acidity. We've been buying for the last five years from Emmanuel, who is both President of Coopac Cooperative and Sacof. He works primarily in the Kivu/Western part of Rwanda, which has always been our favorite area. Here is a translated testimonial from one of the many many small producers that delivers into Kigeyo. It was translated directly from Kirwanda into English by a Kirwanda and French speaker, so not edited by us. "My name is Dusabemariya Helene, a widow with five children. I started coffee production with my late husband who inherited the plantation from his late uncle. It was difficutl for us to find buyers for our coffees and the coffee that we produced was not of good quality. It was not easy to plan our future especially after his death. Fortunately SACOF started business and began giving me enough organic fertilizer to enrich the soild in order to produce more coffee and get enough income. My children now go to school through the support of SACOF. Through the goats that I received from SACOF as a gift, the production of coffee has much improved and as result my life changed." The bulk of Rwandan coffee is sold as ordinary, which is unwashed and not a very clean natural. Premium prices like that paid for this coffee produce both superior cups and allow farmers to live and prosper in a manner that commodity coffee will and can not for the small farmer.
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Washed Arabica 1 Organic COOPAC - Kigeyo washing station (GrainPro) 6565 60kg 172 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Bright and creamy with tropical fruit flavors as well as cola, floral, fig, lemon, brown sugar sweetness; sparkling phosphoric and tartaric acidity. Bright and creamy with tropical fruit flavors as well as cola, floral, fig, lemon, brown sugar sweetness; sparkling phosphoric and tartaric acidity. We've been buying for the last five years from Emmanuel, who is both President of Coopac Cooperative and Sacof. He works primarily in the Kivu/Western part of Rwanda, which has always been our favorite area. Here is a translated testimonial from one of the many many small producers that delivers into Kigeyo. It was translated directly from Kirwanda into English by a Kirwanda and French speaker, so not edited by us. "My name is Dusabemariya Helene, a widow with five children. I started coffee production with my late husband who inherited the plantation from his late uncle. It was difficutl for us to find buyers for our coffees and the coffee that we produced was not of good quality. It was not easy to plan our future especially after his death. Fortunately SACOF started business and began giving me enough organic fertilizer to enrich the soild in order to produce more coffee and get enough income. My children now go to school through the support of SACOF. Through the goats that I received from SACOF as a gift, the production of coffee has much improved and as result my life changed." The bulk of Rwandan coffee is sold as ordinary, which is unwashed and not a very clean natural. Premium prices like that paid for this coffee produce both superior cups and allow farmers to live and prosper in a manner that commodity coffee will and can not for the small farmer.
Rwanda Washed Arabica 1 Rulindo (GrainPro) 6570 60kg 320 OPEN origin Rulindo rocks! We've been buying coffee for the last five years from Emmanuel who is both president of Coopac Cooperative and Sacof Exporting. He works primarily in the Kivu/Western part of Rwanda, which has always been our favorite, but this coffee is one of the best Rwandans that we’ve ever cupped, and it is from the Northwest. Here is a translated testimonial from one of the many many small producers that delivers into Rulindo. It was translated directly from Kirwanda into English by a Kirwanda and French Speaker, so not edited by us. ” My name is Karangwa Delphin, coffee producer. I started the production of coffee with small capital but I could not ensure the social welfare of my family. But since the arrival of SACOF today I’m able to work with banks for the maintenance of my coffee plantation. I am now able to provide for the daily lives of my family and pay school fees for my children. For the quality premium , I received a dairly cow whose milk is enough to feed my family and gives organic manure which is used for fertilizering my coffee plantations. In addition to those benefits, SACOF has also freely distributed to us organic fertilizer from the coffee pulp. All those good activities have changed the life and wellness of my family. My coffee production is going on well through the cow manure and organic fertilizer that we have been freely given.” The bulk of Rwandan coffee is sold as ordinary, which is unwashed and a not very clean naturals. Premium prices like that paid for this coffee produce both superior cups and allow farmers to live and prosper in a manner that commodity coffee will and cannot for the small farmer.
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Microlot PT TOARCO Tana Toraja - A (GrainPro) 6601 60kg 62 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Jammy, creamy, sweet and rich; caramel, cola, raisin, tropical, floral, and lime flavor with malic and citric acidity. Jammy, creamy, sweet and rich; caramel, cola, raisin, tropical, floral, and lime flavor with malic and citric acidity. For pictures click here Sulawesi (Celebes), was influenced and controlled by the Netherlands from 1605 until World War II. In 1669 the Dutch East India Company took control of the trade in Sulawesi. The Dutch built Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) in the mid 1600’s and not until 1905 they finally gained control of the whole island becoming part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies. The Dutch East India Company was in control of coffee production in Indonesia during most the 1700’s and introduced Arabica Coffee (Typica) to Sulawesi in 1750. It took some time to arrive to Tana Toraja, Sulawesi from Minneapolis. Minneapolis – Tokyo – Singapore – Jakarta – Makassar and drive 8 hours north to Rantepao, Tana Toraja. It is the most beautiful place on earth. It’s green, lush, rice paddies everywhere—giving it a sense of calmness. Traditional Tongkonan Houses cover the background with fascinating Toraja Patterns decorating the structures. Indonesian coffee has traditionally been processed with the Giling-Basah method, or wet-hulled like Sumatra. In 1976 TOARCO, a Japanese-Indonesian joint-venture, introduced to Sulawesi the traditional washed-process, similar to Central America. TOARCO owns Pedamaran Plantation at 900 – 1250 masl and purchases wet-parchment (at 40% moisture) from small producers at 1200 – 1800 masl. Coffee is trucked to Pedamaran Plantation immediately and coffee gets dried on patios at their mill facilities. If a producer wants to sell their parchment coffee to TOARCO they need to get certified to their standards as far as selective-picking, storage, transportation, moisture levels, etc. Farmers are issued ID cards that allow them to sell their coffee at various purchasing points in the Tana Toraja region during the market of the week. Café Imports’ coffee comes from small producers at the higher altitude areas. Most of the coffee produced in Tana Toraja is S795 variety, a Typica hybrid. This proves once again how important the variety translates in the cup. Indonesia has a great deal of Catimor, a Robusta-heavy x Arabica hybrid, but Tana Toraja has kept high-quality varieties. In 2010 Sulawesi received double the normal amount of rain reducing the crop of 2011 down 70% making it unavailable for that season. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot PT TOARCO Tana Toraja - A (GrainPro)(Europe) 6604 60kg 85 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Toffee, floral, lime and juicy sugar with intense citric acidity. Toffee, floral, lime and juicy sugar with intense citric acidity. For pictures click here Sulawesi (Celebes), was influenced and controlled by the Netherlands from 1605 until World War II. In 1669 the Dutch East India Company took control of the trade in Sulawesi. The Dutch built Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) in the mid 1600’s and not until 1905 they finally gained control of the whole island becoming part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies. The Dutch East India Company was in control of coffee production in Indonesia during most the 1700’s and introduced Arabica Coffee (Typica) to Sulawesi in 1750. It took some time to arrive to Tana Toraja, Sulawesi from Minneapolis. Minneapolis – Tokyo – Singapore – Jakarta – Makassar and drive 8 hours north to Rantepao, Tana Toraja. It is the most beautiful place on earth. It’s green, lush, rice paddies everywhere—giving it a sense of calmness. Traditional Tongkonan Houses cover the background with fascinating Toraja Patterns decorating the structures. Indonesian coffee has traditionally been processed with the Giling-Basah method, or wet-hulled like Sumatra. In 1976 TOARCO, a Japanese-Indonesian joint-venture, introduced to Sulawesi the traditional washed-process, similar to Central America. TOARCO owns Pedamaran Plantation at 900 – 1250 masl and purchases wet-parchment (at 40% moisture) from small producers at 1200 – 1800 masl. Coffee is trucked to Pedamaran Plantation immediately and coffee gets dried on patios at their mill facilities. If a producer wants to sell their parchment coffee to TOARCO they need to get certified to their standards as far as selective-picking, storage, transportation, moisture levels, etc. Farmers are issued ID cards that allow them to sell their coffee at various purchasing points in the Tana Toraja region during the market of the week. Café Imports’ coffee comes from small producers at the higher altitude areas. Most of the coffee produced in Tana Toraja is S795 variety, a Typica hybrid. This proves once again how important the variety translates in the cup. Indonesia has a great deal of Catimor, a Robusta-heavy x Arabica hybrid, but Tana Toraja has kept high-quality varieties. In 2010 Sulawesi received double the normal amount of rain reducing the crop of 2011 down 70% making it unavailable for that season. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot PT TOARCO Tana Toraja - A (GrainPro) 6607 60kg 76 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Toffee and caramel with tangy citric acidity, floral aromatics and an herbal aftertaste. Toffee and caramel with tangy citric acidity, floral aromatics and an herbal aftertaste. For pictures click here Sulawesi (Celebes), was influenced and controlled by the Netherlands from 1605 until World War II. In 1669 the Dutch East India Company took control of the trade in Sulawesi. The Dutch built Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) in the mid 1600’s and not until 1905 they finally gained control of the whole island becoming part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies. The Dutch East India Company was in control of coffee production in Indonesia during most the 1700’s and introduced Arabica Coffee (Typica) to Sulawesi in 1750. It took some time to arrive to Tana Toraja, Sulawesi from Minneapolis. Minneapolis – Tokyo – Singapore – Jakarta – Makassar and drive 8 hours north to Rantepao, Tana Toraja. It is the most beautiful place on earth. It’s green, lush, rice paddies everywhere—giving it a sense of calmness. Traditional Tongkonan Houses cover the background with fascinating Toraja Patterns decorating the structures. Indonesian coffee has traditionally been processed with the Giling-Basah method, or wet-hulled like Sumatra. In 1976 TOARCO, a Japanese-Indonesian joint-venture, introduced to Sulawesi the traditional washed-process, similar to Central America. TOARCO owns Pedamaran Plantation at 900 – 1250 masl and purchases wet-parchment (at 40% moisture) from small producers at 1200 – 1800 masl. Coffee is trucked to Pedamaran Plantation immediately and coffee gets dried on patios at their mill facilities. If a producer wants to sell their parchment coffee to TOARCO they need to get certified to their standards as far as selective-picking, storage, transportation, moisture levels, etc. Farmers are issued ID cards that allow them to sell their coffee at various purchasing points in the Tana Toraja region during the market of the week. Café Imports’ coffee comes from small producers at the higher altitude areas. Most of the coffee produced in Tana Toraja is S795 variety, a Typica hybrid. This proves once again how important the variety translates in the cup. Indonesia has a great deal of Catimor, a Robusta-heavy x Arabica hybrid, but Tana Toraja has kept high-quality varieties. In 2010 Sulawesi received double the normal amount of rain reducing the crop of 2011 down 70% making it unavailable for that season. -Piero Cristiani
Sulawesi Microlot PT TOARCO Tana Toraja - A (GrainPro) 6610 60kg 137 AFLOAT afloat Candy sweet and creamy with cola, savory tropical fruit, apple, peaches and cream flavors; tartaric/ phosphoric acidity. Candy sweet and creamy with cola, savory tropical fruit, apple, peaches and cream flavors; tartaric/ phosphoric acidity. For pictures click here Sulawesi (Celebes), was influenced and controlled by the Netherlands from 1605 until World War II. In 1669 the Dutch East India Company took control of the trade in Sulawesi. The Dutch built Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) in the mid 1600’s and not until 1905 they finally gained control of the whole island becoming part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies. The Dutch East India Company was in control of coffee production in Indonesia during most the 1700’s and introduced Arabica Coffee (Typica) to Sulawesi in 1750. It took some time to arrive to Tana Toraja, Sulawesi from Minneapolis. Minneapolis – Tokyo – Singapore – Jakarta – Makassar and drive 8 hours north to Rantepao, Tana Toraja. It is the most beautiful place on earth. It’s green, lush, rice paddies everywhere—giving it a sense of calmness. Traditional Tongkonan Houses cover the background with fascinating Toraja Patterns decorating the structures. Indonesian coffee has traditionally been processed with the Giling-Basah method, or wet-hulled like Sumatra. In 1976 TOARCO, a Japanese-Indonesian joint-venture, introduced to Sulawesi the traditional washed-process, similar to Central America. TOARCO owns Pedamaran Plantation at 900 – 1250 masl and purchases wet-parchment (at 40% moisture) from small producers at 1200 – 1800 masl. Coffee is trucked to Pedamaran Plantation immediately and coffee gets dried on patios at their mill facilities. If a producer wants to sell their parchment coffee to TOARCO they need to get certified to their standards as far as selective-picking, storage, transportation, moisture levels, etc. Farmers are issued ID cards that allow them to sell their coffee at various purchasing points in the Tana Toraja region during the market of the week. Café Imports’ coffee comes from small producers at the higher altitude areas. Most of the coffee produced in Tana Toraja is S795 variety, a Typica hybrid. This proves once again how important the variety translates in the cup. Indonesia has a great deal of Catimor, a Robusta-heavy x Arabica hybrid, but Tana Toraja has kept high-quality varieties. In 2010 Sulawesi received double the normal amount of rain reducing the crop of 2011 down 70% making it unavailable for that season. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 2 PT TOARCO Tana Toraja - AA (GrainPro) (Europe) 5756 60kg 1 Eniti Limited UK london-eu Tangy, floral, herb butter and roasted vegetables. Tangy, floral, herb butter and roasted vegetables. For pictures click here Sulawesi (Celebes), was influenced and controlled by the Netherlands from 1605 until World War II.  In 1669 the Dutch East India Company took control of the trade in Sulawesi.  The Dutch built Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) in the mid 1600’s and not until 1905 they finally gained control of the whole island becoming part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies.  The Dutch East India Company was in control of coffee production in Indonesia during most the 1700’s and introduced Arabica Coffee (Typica) to Sulawesi in 1750. It took some time to arrive to Tana Toraja, Sulawesi from Minneapolis.  Minneapolis – Tokyo – Singapore – Jakarta – Makassar and drive 8 hours north to Rantepao, Tana Toraja.  It is the most beautiful place on earth.  It’s green, lush, rice paddies everywhere—giving it a sense of calmness.  Traditional Tongkonan Houses cover the background with fascinating Toraja Patterns decorating the structures. Indonesian coffee has traditionally been processed with the Giling-Basah method, or wet-hulled like Sumatra.  In 1976 TOARCO, a Japanese-Indonesian joint-venture, introduced to Sulawesi the traditional washed-process, similar to Central America.  TOARCO owns Pedamaran Plantation at 900 – 1250 masl and purchases wet-parchment (at 40% moisture) from small producers at 1200 – 1800 masl.  Coffee is trucked to Pedamaran Plantation immediately and coffee gets dried on patios at their mill facilities.  If a producer wants to sell their parchment coffee to TOARCO they need to get certified to their standards as far as selective-picking, storage, transportation, moisture levels, etc.  Farmers are issued ID cards that allow them to sell their coffee at various purchasing points in the Tana Toraja region during the market of the week.  Café Imports’ coffee comes from small producers at the higher altitude areas. Most of the coffee produced in Tana Toraja is S795 variety, a Typica hybrid.  This proves once again how important the variety translates in the cup.  Indonesia has a great deal of Catimor, a Robusta-heavy x Arabica hybrid, but Tana Toraja has kept high-quality varieties. In 2010 Sulawesi received double the normal amount of rain reducing the crop of 2011 down 70% making it unavailable for that season.  -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 2 PT TOARCO Tana Toraja - AA (GrainPro) 6602 60kg 83 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Floral, tart and lively with rich savory fruit, tomato, berry and vanilla flavor. Floral, tart and lively with rich savory fruit, tomato, berry and vanilla flavor. For pictures click here Sulawesi (Celebes), was influenced and controlled by the Netherlands from 1605 until World War II. In 1669 the Dutch East India Company took control of the trade in Sulawesi. The Dutch built Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) in the mid 1600’s and not until 1905 they finally gained control of the whole island becoming part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies. The Dutch East India Company was in control of coffee production in Indonesia during most the 1700’s and introduced Arabica Coffee (Typica) to Sulawesi in 1750. It took some time to arrive to Tana Toraja, Sulawesi from Minneapolis. Minneapolis – Tokyo – Singapore – Jakarta – Makassar and drive 8 hours north to Rantepao, Tana Toraja. It is the most beautiful place on earth. It’s green, lush, rice paddies everywhere—giving it a sense of calmness. Traditional Tongkonan Houses cover the background with fascinating Toraja Patterns decorating the structures. Indonesian coffee has traditionally been processed with the Giling-Basah method, or wet-hulled like Sumatra. In 1976 TOARCO, a Japanese-Indonesian joint-venture, introduced to Sulawesi the traditional washed-process, similar to Central America. TOARCO owns Pedamaran Plantation at 900 – 1250 masl and purchases wet-parchment (at 40% moisture) from small producers at 1200 – 1800 masl. Coffee is trucked to Pedamaran Plantation immediately and coffee gets dried on patios at their mill facilities. If a producer wants to sell their parchment coffee to TOARCO they need to get certified to their standards as far as selective-picking, storage, transportation, moisture levels, etc. Farmers are issued ID cards that allow them to sell their coffee at various purchasing points in the Tana Toraja region during the market of the week. Café Imports’ coffee comes from small producers at the higher altitude areas. Most of the coffee produced in Tana Toraja is S795 variety, a Typica hybrid. This proves once again how important the variety translates in the cup. Indonesia has a great deal of Catimor, a Robusta-heavy x Arabica hybrid, but Tana Toraja has kept high-quality varieties. In 2010 Sulawesi received double the normal amount of rain reducing the crop of 2011 down 70% making it unavailable for that season. -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 2 PT TOARCO Tana Toraja - AA (GrainPro) 6608 60kg 63 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Soft sweet fruit, tart cherry, tropical, floral, intense and savory with complex acidity and a juicy mouthfeel. Soft sweet fruit, tart cherry, tropical, floral, intense and savory with complex acidity and a juicy mouthfeel. For pictures click here Sulawesi (Celebes), was influenced and controlled by the Netherlands from 1605 until World War II.  In 1669 the Dutch East India Company took control of the trade in Sulawesi.  The Dutch built Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) in the mid 1600’s and not until 1905 they finally gained control of the whole island becoming part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies.  The Dutch East India Company was in control of coffee production in Indonesia during most the 1700’s and introduced Arabica Coffee (Typica) to Sulawesi in 1750. It took some time to arrive to Tana Toraja, Sulawesi from Minneapolis.  Minneapolis – Tokyo – Singapore – Jakarta – Makassar and drive 8 hours north to Rantepao, Tana Toraja.  It is the most beautiful place on earth.  It’s green, lush, rice paddies everywhere—giving it a sense of calmness.  Traditional Tongkonan Houses cover the background with fascinating Toraja Patterns decorating the structures. Indonesian coffee has traditionally been processed with the Giling-Basah method, or wet-hulled like Sumatra.  In 1976 TOARCO, a Japanese-Indonesian joint-venture, introduced to Sulawesi the traditional washed-process, similar to Central America.  TOARCO owns Pedamaran Plantation at 900 – 1250 masl and purchases wet-parchment (at 40% moisture) from small producers at 1200 – 1800 masl.  Coffee is trucked to Pedamaran Plantation immediately and coffee gets dried on patios at their mill facilities.  If a producer wants to sell their parchment coffee to TOARCO they need to get certified to their standards as far as selective-picking, storage, transportation, moisture levels, etc.  Farmers are issued ID cards that allow them to sell their coffee at various purchasing points in the Tana Toraja region during the market of the week.  Café Imports’ coffee comes from small producers at the higher altitude areas. Most of the coffee produced in Tana Toraja is S795 variety, a Typica hybrid.  This proves once again how important the variety translates in the cup.  Indonesia has a great deal of Catimor, a Robusta-heavy x Arabica hybrid, but Tana Toraja has kept high-quality varieties. In 2010 Sulawesi received double the normal amount of rain reducing the crop of 2011 down 70% making it unavailable for that season.  -Piero Cristiani
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Microlot 2 PT TOARCO Tana Toraja - PB (GrainPro) 6609 60kg 3 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Juicy, smooth and complex with tangy and sparkling acidity, chocolate apple, floral and tropical flavors. Juicy, smooth and complex with tangy and sparkling acidity, chocolate apple, floral and tropical flavors. For pictures click here Sulawesi (Celebes), was influenced and controlled by the Netherlands from 1605 until World War II. In 1669 the Dutch East India Company took control of the trade in Sulawesi. The Dutch built Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) in the mid 1600’s and not until 1905 they finally gained control of the whole island becoming part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies. The Dutch East India Company was in control of coffee production in Indonesia during most the 1700’s and introduced Arabica Coffee (Typica) to Sulawesi in 1750. It took some time to arrive to Tana Toraja, Sulawesi from Minneapolis. Minneapolis – Tokyo – Singapore – Jakarta – Makassar and drive 8 hours north to Rantepao, Tana Toraja. It is the most beautiful place on earth. It’s green, lush, rice paddies everywhere—giving it a sense of calmness. Traditional Tongkonan Houses cover the background with fascinating Toraja Patterns decorating the structures. Indonesian coffee has traditionally been processed with the Giling-Basah method, or wet-hulled like Sumatra. In 1976 TOARCO, a Japanese-Indonesian joint-venture, introduced to Sulawesi the traditional washed-process, similar to Central America. TOARCO owns Pedamaran Plantation at 900 – 1250 masl and purchases wet-parchment (at 40% moisture) from small producers at 1200 – 1800 masl. Coffee is trucked to Pedamaran Plantation immediately and coffee gets dried on patios at their mill facilities. If a producer wants to sell their parchment coffee to TOARCO they need to get certified to their standards as far as selective-picking, storage, transportation, moisture levels, etc. Farmers are issued ID cards that allow them to sell their coffee at various purchasing points in the Tana Toraja region during the market of the week. Café Imports’ coffee comes from small producers at the higher altitude areas. Most of the coffee produced in Tana Toraja is S795 variety, a Typica hybrid. This proves once again how important the variety translates in the cup. Indonesia has a great deal of Catimor, a Robusta-heavy x Arabica hybrid, but Tana Toraja has kept high-quality varieties. In 2010 Sulawesi received double the normal amount of rain reducing the crop of 2011 down 70% making it unavailable for that season. -Piero Cristiani
Sulawesi Microlot 2 PT TOARCO Tana Toraja - AA (GrainPro) 6611 60kg 85 AFLOAT afloat Creamy with floral, chocolate, honey and stone fruit flavors.] Creamy with floral, chocolate, honey and stone fruit flavors.] For pictures click here Sulawesi (Celebes), was influenced and controlled by the Netherlands from 1605 until World War II.  In 1669 the Dutch East India Company took control of the trade in Sulawesi.  The Dutch built Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) in the mid 1600’s and not until 1905 they finally gained control of the whole island becoming part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies.  The Dutch East India Company was in control of coffee production in Indonesia during most the 1700’s and introduced Arabica Coffee (Typica) to Sulawesi in 1750. It took some time to arrive to Tana Toraja, Sulawesi from Minneapolis.  Minneapolis – Tokyo – Singapore – Jakarta – Makassar and drive 8 hours north to Rantepao, Tana Toraja.  It is the most beautiful place on earth.  It’s green, lush, rice paddies everywhere—giving it a sense of calmness.  Traditional Tongkonan Houses cover the background with fascinating Toraja Patterns decorating the structures. Indonesian coffee has traditionally been processed with the Giling-Basah method, or wet-hulled like Sumatra.  In 1976 TOARCO, a Japanese-Indonesian joint-venture, introduced to Sulawesi the traditional washed-process, similar to Central America.  TOARCO owns Pedamaran Plantation at 900 – 1250 masl and purchases wet-parchment (at 40% moisture) from small producers at 1200 – 1800 masl.  Coffee is trucked to Pedamaran Plantation immediately and coffee gets dried on patios at their mill facilities.  If a producer wants to sell their parchment coffee to TOARCO they need to get certified to their standards as far as selective-picking, storage, transportation, moisture levels, etc.  Farmers are issued ID cards that allow them to sell their coffee at various purchasing points in the Tana Toraja region during the market of the week.  Café Imports’ coffee comes from small producers at the higher altitude areas. Most of the coffee produced in Tana Toraja is S795 variety, a Typica hybrid.  This proves once again how important the variety translates in the cup.  Indonesia has a great deal of Catimor, a Robusta-heavy x Arabica hybrid, but Tana Toraja has kept high-quality varieties. In 2010 Sulawesi received double the normal amount of rain reducing the crop of 2011 down 70% making it unavailable for that season.  -Piero Cristiani
Sulawesi Microlot 2 PT TOARCO Tana Toraja - PB (GrainPro) 6612 60kg 30 AFLOAT afloat Creamy and juicy with berry, floral and chocolate. Creamy and juicy with berry, floral and chocolate. For pictures click here Sulawesi (Celebes), was influenced and controlled by the Netherlands from 1605 until World War II. In 1669 the Dutch East India Company took control of the trade in Sulawesi. The Dutch built Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) in the mid 1600’s and not until 1905 they finally gained control of the whole island becoming part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies. The Dutch East India Company was in control of coffee production in Indonesia during most the 1700’s and introduced Arabica Coffee (Typica) to Sulawesi in 1750. It took some time to arrive to Tana Toraja, Sulawesi from Minneapolis. Minneapolis – Tokyo – Singapore – Jakarta – Makassar and drive 8 hours north to Rantepao, Tana Toraja. It is the most beautiful place on earth. It’s green, lush, rice paddies everywhere—giving it a sense of calmness. Traditional Tongkonan Houses cover the background with fascinating Toraja Patterns decorating the structures. Indonesian coffee has traditionally been processed with the Giling-Basah method, or wet-hulled like Sumatra. In 1976 TOARCO, a Japanese-Indonesian joint-venture, introduced to Sulawesi the traditional washed-process, similar to Central America. TOARCO owns Pedamaran Plantation at 900 – 1250 masl and purchases wet-parchment (at 40% moisture) from small producers at 1200 – 1800 masl. Coffee is trucked to Pedamaran Plantation immediately and coffee gets dried on patios at their mill facilities. If a producer wants to sell their parchment coffee to TOARCO they need to get certified to their standards as far as selective-picking, storage, transportation, moisture levels, etc. Farmers are issued ID cards that allow them to sell their coffee at various purchasing points in the Tana Toraja region during the market of the week. Café Imports’ coffee comes from small producers at the higher altitude areas. Most of the coffee produced in Tana Toraja is S795 variety, a Typica hybrid. This proves once again how important the variety translates in the cup. Indonesia has a great deal of Catimor, a Robusta-heavy x Arabica hybrid, but Tana Toraja has kept high-quality varieties. In 2010 Sulawesi received double the normal amount of rain reducing the crop of 2011 down 70% making it unavailable for that season. -Piero Cristiani
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Special Category 100 PT TOARCO Tana Toraja - A (GrainPro)(PC) 5532 60kg 57 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Savory, vegetal with citric acidity. Savory, vegetal with citric acidity. For pictures click here Sulawesi (Celebes), was influenced and controlled by the Netherlands from 1605 until World War II. In 1669 the Dutch East India Company took control of the trade in Sulawesi. The Dutch built Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) in the mid 1600’s and not until 1905 they finally gained control of the whole island becoming part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies. The Dutch East India Company was in control of coffee production in Indonesia during most the 1700’s and introduced Arabica Coffee (Typica) to Sulawesi in 1750. It took some time to arrive to Tana Toraja, Sulawesi from Minneapolis. Minneapolis – Tokyo – Singapore – Jakarta – Makassar and drive 8 hours north to Rantepao, Tana Toraja. It is the most beautiful place on earth. It’s green, lush, rice paddies everywhere—giving it a sense of calmness. Traditional Tongkonan Houses cover the background with fascinating Toraja Patterns decorating the structures. Indonesian coffee has traditionally been processed with the Giling-Basah method, or wet-hulled like Sumatra. In 1976 TOARCO, a Japanese-Indonesian joint-venture, introduced to Sulawesi the traditional washed-process, similar to Central America. TOARCO owns Pedamaran Plantation at 900 – 1250 masl and purchases wet-parchment (at 40% moisture) from small producers at 1200 – 1800 masl. Coffee is trucked to Pedamaran Plantation immediately and coffee gets dried on patios at their mill facilities. If a producer wants to sell their parchment coffee to TOARCO they need to get certified to their standards as far as selective-picking, storage, transportation, moisture levels, etc. Farmers are issued ID cards that allow them to sell their coffee at various purchasing points in the Tana Toraja region during the market of the week. Café Imports’ coffee comes from small producers at the higher altitude areas. Most of the coffee produced in Tana Toraja is S795 variety, a Typica hybrid. This proves once again how important the variety translates in the cup. Indonesia has a great deal of Catimor, a Robusta-heavy x Arabica hybrid, but Tana Toraja has kept high-quality varieties. In 2010 Sulawesi received double the normal amount of rain reducing the crop of 2011 down 70% making it unavailable for that season. -Piero Cristiani
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Decaf KVW MC Decaf - Non FT or Org Mandheling 6961 60kg 30 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Pine and mesquite.
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FTO Mandheling DP Fair Trade Organic Gayo Mandiri - FLO ID 22710 6574 60kg 71 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Autumnal leaves and herbal. Autumnal leaves and herbal. Gayo and Javanese women work together under the shade coverings as they hand sort beans from the villiages near Takegon.  Most of these women are widows from the Free Aceh conflict that only ended in 2005.  Hopefully this aides in the healing of this troubled region that was also devastated by the Tsunami on the twenty sixth of December 2004, as Cooperative Megah Berseri provides not only an income but also company and hope.
Sumatra FTO Mandheling DP Fair Trade Organic Gayo Megah Bersiri FLO ID 28568 6575 60kg 320 OPEN origin Gayo and Javanese women work together under the shade coverings as they hand sort beans from the villiages near Takegon.  Most of these women are widows from the Free Aceh conflict that only ended in 2005.  Hopefully this aides in the healing of this troubled region that was also devastated by the Tsunami on the twenty sixth of December 2004, as Cooperative Megah Berseri provides not only an income but also company and hope.
Sumatra FTO Mandheling DP Fair Trade Organic Gayo Mandiri - FLO ID 22710 6673 60kg 320 AFLOAT afloat Heavy with lemon, chocolate and wood. Heavy with lemon, chocolate and wood. KSU Gayo Mandiri was established on November 2008 by the Ministry of Cooperatives, and in the present days counts with 1294 members. The coffee production is done by the cooperative members and commercialized by the cooperative. In the pursuit of quality, KSU has implemented new teaching and consulting strategies to help the producers to achieve better quality. The cooperative facilitate the know how of the usage of organic fertilizers among the producers. Gayo and Javanese women work together under the shade coverings as they hand sort beans from the villiages near Takegon. Mostof these women are widows from the Free Aceh conflict that only ended in 2005. Hopefully this aides in the healing of this troubled region that was also devastated by the Tsunami on the twenty sixth of December 2004 The cooperative has been developing an area of 100 hectares for Arabica production, which will start to produce in early 2015.
Sumatra FTO Mandheling DP Fair Trade Organic Gayo Mandiri - FLO ID 22710 6674 60kg 320 OPEN origin Creamy with winey acidity, tart cherry, balsamic vinegar and savory flavors. Creamy with winey acidity, tart cherry, balsamic vinegar and savory flavors. KSU Gayo Mandiri was established on November 2008 by the Ministry of Cooperatives, and in the present days counts with 1294 members. The coffee production is done by the cooperative members and commercialized by the cooperative. In the pursuit of quality, KSU has implemented new teaching and consulting strategies to help the producers to achieve better quality. The cooperative facilitate the know how of the usage of organic fertilizers among the producers. Gayo and Javanese women work together under the shade coverings as they hand sort beans from the villiages near Takegon. Mostof these women are widows from the Free Aceh conflict that only ended in 2005. Hopefully this aides in the healing of this troubled region that was also devastated by the Tsunami on the twenty sixth of December 2004 The cooperative has been developing an area of 100 hectares for Arabica production, which will start to produce in early 2015.
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Lintong Wet Hulled 5908 60kg 28 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us licorice, grapefruit skin acidity. licorice, grapefruit skin acidity. Lintong and Mandheling regional coffees both cup out as obviously Sumatran. At the same time, both are very distinct from one another- while a Mandheling will be earthy, rich, bell peppery and a little grapefruity or even pithy, Lintongs tend toward buttery, with mild and smooth lemon acidity and sweet grassy-vegetal flavors (des haricots verts avec du beurre et un peu de citron). For representative examples of Mandheling, our Tigers aim at embodying the above profile. But what about Lintong? And while we’re asking questions, what happens if you wash it? And again, what if you process it naturally? Well, if you start asking questions, you need to be prepared for the results. If you ask the right people, sometimes you get answers, and sometimes you get coffee. We’re excited now to offer a Lintong regional coffee processed by the Wahana Mill in three different ways: washed, natural, and as a control, wet hulled (please take note, this may be the one and only time that you’ll ever see the wet hulled process referenced as a control!) - I?F?
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Mandheling DP Tempesi 5450 60kg 190 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Heavy and tangy.
Sumatra Mandheling DP Harimau Tiger 6675 60kg 320 OPEN origin Sumatran coffees capture the wild jungle essence of this tropical Indonesian island. We cup Sumatran after Sumatran to find that earthy, deep, complex, full-bodied coffee that exhibits low-acidity smoothness and a touch of forest floor funk. A great Sumatran is creamy, sweet, with a touch of butterscotch, spice, and mustiness. (Yes, mustiness, not jungle rot. This is where cupping Sumatran after Sumatran pays off Big!) Sumatran coffee is a beautiful deep blue-green color with the appearance of jade. There is a tendency to over roast Sumatrans (along with other dry processed wild coffees) as they do not show much roast color, and roast unevenly. Sometimes the beans will look uneven and funky green. This is not a problem, however, or a sign of bad beans. Quality in the cup is what matters, or should matter, not mere appearance of beans. Sumatran coffees are hand sorted, and come in single-picked, double- picked, and even triple-picked lots. Since Sumatran's are dry processed and often laid out to dry on the dirt in small villages, sorting the coffee is essential to take out the sticks and stones that the beans inevitably acquire, but triple picking does not necessarily improve the quality of cup. In fact, we sometimes find that over-picked beautiful polished coffees are sometimes bland in the cup.
Sumatra Mandheling DP Harimau Tiger 7033 60kg 320 OPEN origin Clean earth and cedar, buttermilk, smooth and citric. Clean earth and cedar, buttermilk, smooth and citric. Sumatran coffees capture the wild jungle essence of this tropical Indonesian island. We cup Sumatran after Sumatran to find that earthy, deep, complex, full-bodied coffee that exhibits low-acidity smoothness and a touch of forest floor funk. A great Sumatran is creamy, sweet, with a touch of butterscotch, spice, and mustiness. (Yes, mustiness, not jungle rot. This is where cupping Sumatran after Sumatran pays off Big!) Sumatran coffee is a beautiful deep blue-green color with the appearance of jade. There is a tendency to over roast Sumatrans (along with other dry processed wild coffees) as they do not show much roast color, and roast unevenly. Sometimes the beans will look uneven and funky green. This is not a problem, however, or a sign of bad beans. Quality in the cup is what matters, or should matter, not mere appearance of beans. Sumatran coffees are hand sorted, and come in single-picked, double- picked, and even triple-picked lots. Since Sumatran's are dry processed and often laid out to dry on the dirt in small villages, sorting the coffee is essential to take out the sticks and stones that the beans inevitably acquire, but triple picking does not necessarily improve the quality of cup. In fact, we sometimes find that over-picked beautiful polished coffees are sometimes bland in the cup.
Sumatra Mandheling DP Harimau Tiger 7129 60kg 300 OPEN   origin
Sumatra Mandheling DP Harimau Tiger 7130 60kg 300 OPEN   origin
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Org Mandheling DP Organic - Non Fair Trade   6232 60kg 99 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Raw vegetable and cedar flavors with a heavy mouthfeel.
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Spl Cat 400 Absynia - Sabri 6260 60kg 10 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Herbal, toffee. Herbal, toffee. Last November we set out to Sumatra to answer a question: Is it possible to find high end micro lots in Sumatra? We have been cupping good and very good container lots, and also had a single cherry selection lot that was very good for us last year. In fact, it was that cherry selected lot that finally instigated our trip. Now, if you were to boil down the challenges facing high end micro lot production in Sumatra to a single word, it would be exactly that: selection. At every link in the chain of production, selection in some form emerges as a weak point. One of the key areas here, unique to Sumatra, has to do with the structural form of the Sumatran coffee trade. In Sumatra, farmers sell to Collectors, who then sell to coops or exporters. Processing is performed to some extent by all three, and the extra exchange by a person who is essentially a broker on a very local level renders any selection that a farmer might do null, and any that a coop or exporter might want to do meaningless. Full stop… almost… He was able to identify varieties by cherry and by plant where other farmers that we met with could not. that He had never been asked to separate lots before. His response just goes to underscore the infrastructural and logistical challenges to selection and separation in Sumatran coffee. This is why Sumatran coffee has historically always been regionally marketed- Mandheling, Lintong, or even sub-regionally with the “Blue Batak” and “Lake Tawar” marks. In January we received pre-shipment samples representing both a single farm, single variety Bourbon lot and another Absynia lot. Fast-forward, we just finished our second spot cupping in two days of each earlier this afternoon. Sabri is doing selective picking of the cherries and the results are shown in exceptional cup quality we are getting. To read more about Sumatran coffee click here. The photos show an Absynia coffee tree. Is possible to distinguish the characteristics of this variety, the green cherry has a matte green color, narrow discshown in the bottom of the cherry.
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Spl Cat 400 Bourbon - Sabri 6477 60kg 1 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Sweet and smooth, with lemon-bell pepper flavors and citric acidity. Sweet and smooth, with lemon-bell pepper flavors and citric acidity. Last November we set out to Sumatra to answer a question: Is it possible to find high end micro lots in Sumatra? We have been cupping good and very good container lots, and also had a single cherry selection lot that was very good for us last year. In fact, it was that cherry selected lot that finally instigated our trip. Now, if you were to boil down the challenges facing high end micro lot production in Sumatra to a single word, it would be exactly that: selection. At every link in the chain of production, selection in some form emerges as a weak point. One of the key areas here, unique to Sumatra, has to do with the structural form of the Sumatran coffee trade. In Sumatra, farmers sell to Collectors, who then sell to coops or exporters. Processing is performed to some extent by all three, and the extra exchange by a person who is essentially a broker on a very local level renders any selection that a farmer might do null, and any that a coop or exporter might want to do meaningless. Full stop… almost… He was able to identify varieties by cherry and by plant where other farmers that we met with could not. that He had never been asked to separate lots before. His response just goes to underscore the infrastructural and logistical challenges to selection and separation in Sumatran coffee. This is why Sumatran coffee has historically always been regionally marketed- Mandheling, Lintong, or even sub-regionally with the “Blue Batak” and “Lake Tawar” marks. In January we received pre-shipment samples representing both a single farm, single variety Bourbon lot and another Absynia lot. Fast-forward, we just finished our second spot cupping in two days of each earlier this afternoon. Sabri is doing selective picking of the cherries and the results are shown in exceptional cup quality we are getting. To read more about Sumatran coffee click here.
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Spl Cat 400 Absynia - Sabri 6478 60kg 3 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Juicy, soft and clean with caramel, fruit and some herb flavor. Juicy, soft and clean with caramel, fruit and some herb flavor. Last November we set out to Sumatra to answer a question: Is it possible to find high end micro lots in Sumatra? We have been cupping good and very good container lots, and also had a single cherry selection lot that was very good for us last year. In fact, it was that cherry selected lot that finally instigated our trip. Now, if you were to boil down the challenges facing high end micro lot production in Sumatra to a single word, it would be exactly that: selection. At every link in the chain of production, selection in some form emerges as a weak point. One of the key areas here, unique to Sumatra, has to do with the structural form of the Sumatran coffee trade. In Sumatra, farmers sell to Collectors, who then sell to coops or exporters. Processing is performed to some extent by all three, and the extra exchange by a person who is essentially a broker on a very local level renders any selection that a farmer might do null, and any that a coop or exporter might want to do meaningless. Full stop… almost… He was able to identify varieties by cherry and by plant where other farmers that we met with could not. that He had never been asked to separate lots before. His response just goes to underscore the infrastructural and logistical challenges to selection and separation in Sumatran coffee. This is why Sumatran coffee has historically always been regionally marketed- Mandheling, Lintong, or even sub-regionally with the “Blue Batak” and “Lake Tawar” marks. In January we received pre-shipment samples representing both a single farm, single variety Bourbon lot and another Absynia lot. Fast-forward, we just finished our second spot cupping in two days of each earlier this afternoon. Sabri is doing selective picking of the cherries and the results are shown in exceptional cup quality we are getting. To read more about Sumatran coffee click here. The photos show an Absynia coffee tree. Is possible to distinguish the characteristics of this variety, the green cherry has a matte green color, narrow discshown in the bottom of the cherry.
Tanzania Washed Arabica Kiboko Peaberry 6648 60kg 320 OPEN origin Apple, berry and floral with tangy acidity.
Tanzania Washed Arabica Kiboko Peaberry 6856 60kg 17 OPEN origin Soft and creamy with floral, honey and berry flavors; citric and acetic acidity.
Tanzania Washed Arabica Kiboko Peaberry 6953 60kg 304 OPEN origin smooth with clean coffee cherry, lemon and apple.
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Special Category 100 Mocha-Yemeni A+ 5999 64kg 12 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Heavy, sweet and tart. Heavy, sweet and tart. Ah, there is just too much to say here even though this is a tiny producer of coffee when compared to the rest of the world. Please see our origins section to get some more general information on Yemenis coffees. It is very likely that Yemen is the first place where coffee was intentionally cultivated as a crop. The current mythology says that coffee started in Ethiopia and then was taken to Yemen by traveling Sufi pilgrims. In spite of this heritage, coffee production in Yemen is falling and might soon no longer exist. Several factors are at play here, including old stock, old varietals, and the usual suspects in decreasing coffee yields that often make a very nice cup, but make it economically unsustainable to produce at the current market levels. Yemen has the additional issue of Qat production, a leaf that is often stated to be a mild stimulate, but from some of the scenes that I've seen in Harrar and eastern Ethiopia of men laying in the street in a stupor chewing leaves, seems to have all the characteristics of a stronger drug. Qat demand also saps this country of its very little agricultural land and some say is sucking the water out of the ground destroying the aquifers. Of all our Yemeni coffeesthis year, this is the most generic. Wow, that's not a great selling point, but it is the truth. It is not traceable to a specific region, as are our other Yemeni coffeesare, but it is still a stellar cup, and it is still milled to a much higher standard and produces a clean cup that still has the terroir of Yemen. Please compare this Yemen in the cup to any other Yemen out there to make your decision based on cup, and if you are intersted in more specific Yemeni coffees, please look at the other coffees on our offer sheet. - Jason
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Special Category 200 Haraaz Traceable Grade AA+ 5998 64kg 44 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Berry aroma, mild fruit, nut and chocolate cups. Berry aroma, mild fruit, nut and chocolate cups. Yemeni coffee is normally harvested from dried cherries picked straight from the tree. After the cherries are picked they are spread on rooftops or on sheets and allowed to dry even more of the next two to three weeks. When the coffee is ready to be exported, it is milled and away we go. Our Haraaz Red Marqaha is bought as ripe cherry from the farmer, not as dried raisons. This way, we know only the best ripest cherry is selected. Next, we dry it on raised beds and not on the traditional rooftop. This allows the perfect drying environment. You'll see it in the cup. My hope is that this coffee will be a single origin espresso at the WBC someday.
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Special Category 200 Anesi Cooperative AA+ 6000 64kg 26 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Clean, fruit and nut, cascarra and citric.
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Special Category 300 Matari 6001 60kg 9 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Winey and viscous with ripe banana and chocolate flavors. Winey and viscous with ripe banana and chocolate flavors.
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Special Category 300 Ismaili 6002 60kg 7 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Spiced wine with a nutty aftertaste. Spiced wine with a nutty aftertaste. Groups like Al-Hamdani are working to reverse this trend. Acting as a unified force of 32,000 farmers, this groupmakes much needed financing accessible to alleviate the seasonal nature of a coffee farmer's income. They also work to ensure high quality standards and assist in the process of milling and sorting dried cherries. In 2007, Al-Hamdaniestablished a new dam to make irrigation available to the farmers in the region. We hope to see more farmers join together in movements like this that make the production of uniquehigh quality Yemeni coffees a financially viable reality.
Yemen Special Category 400 Haraaz-Red Grade A+ 7012 64kg 60 OPEN origin Yemeni coffee is normally harvested from dried cherries picked straight from the tree. After the cherries are picked they are spread on rooftops or on sheets and allowed to dry even more of the next two to three weeks. When the coffee is ready to be exported, it is milled and away we go. Our Haraaz Red Marqaha is bought as ripe cherry from the farmer, not as dried raisons. This way, we know only the best ripest cherry is selected. Next, we dry it on raised beds and not on the traditional rooftop. This allows the perfect drying environment. You'll see it in the cup. My hope is that this coffee will be a single origin espresso at the WBC someday.
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Special Category 500 Coffee Cherry Tea (Qisher Milled with Spices) 6171  kg 69 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Groups like Al-Hamdani are working to reverse this trend. Acting as a unified force of 32,000 farmers, this group makes much needed financing accessible to alleviate the seasonal nature of a coffee farmer's income. They also work to ensure high quality standards and assist in the process of milling and sorting dried cherries. In 2007, Al-Hamdani established a new dam to make irrigation available to the farmers in the region. We hope to see more farmers join together in movements like this that make the production of uniquehigh quality Yemeni coffees a financially viable reality. Coffee husks have a long history of being prepared for consumption aside from the roasted beans we're now so familiar with. In Central America, they bear the name Cascara. In Africa, it is called Buna. In the Arabic world, where this offering comes from, it goes by Qish'r or Qisher. Served hot or cold, the dried husk tea makes for a unique beverage that offers flavors both new and familiar to the coffee drinker. When our last Cascara offering came out, Education Expert, Sales Rep and Roasting Pro Joe Marrocco wrote this blogand included some awesome ideas for how to prepare different iterations of the dried coffee cherry tea. We invite you to try these, or create your own! The flavors can be easily guided in different directions with the addition of spices and sweeteners so experimentation almost always yields interesting results.
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Special Category 500 Coffee Cherry Tea (Qisher Milled) 6172  kg 65 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Groups like Al-Hamdani are working to reverse this trend. Acting as a unified force of 32,000 farmers, this group makes much needed financing accessible to alleviate the seasonal nature of a coffee farmer's income. They also work to ensure high quality standards and assist in the process of milling and sorting dried cherries. In 2007, Al-Hamdani established a new dam to make irrigation available to the farmers in the region. We hope to see more farmers join together in movements like this that make the production of uniquehigh quality Yemeni coffees a financially viable reality. Coffee husks have a long history of being prepared for consumption aside from the roasted beans we're now so familiar with. In Central America, they bear the name Cascara. In Africa, it is called Buna. In the Arabic world, where this offering comes from, it goes by Qish'r or Qisher. Served hot or cold, the dried husk tea makes for a unique beverage that offers flavors both new and familiar to the coffee drinker. When our last Cascara offering came out, Education Expert, Sales Rep and Roasting Pro Joe Marrocco wrote this blogand included some awesome ideas for how to prepare different iterations of the dried coffee cherry tea. We invite you to try these, or create your own! The flavors can be easily guided in different directions with the addition of spices and sweeteners so experimentation almost always yields interesting results.
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Special Category 500 Coffee Cherry Tea (Qisher Raw) 6173  kg 58 Cafe Imports Fulfillment LLC minnesota-us Groups like Al-Hamdani are working to reverse this trend. Acting as a unified force of 32,000 farmers, this group makes much needed financing accessible to alleviate the seasonal nature of a coffee farmer's income. They also work to ensure high quality standards and assist in the process of milling and sorting dried cherries. In 2007, Al-Hamdani established a new dam to make irrigation available to the farmers in the region. We hope to see more farmers join together in movements like this that make the production of uniquehigh quality Yemeni coffees a financially viable reality. Coffee husks have a long history of being prepared for consumption aside from the roasted beans we're now so familiar with. In Central America, they bear the name Cascara. In Africa, it is called Buna. In the Arabic world, where this offering comes from, it goes by Qish'r or Qisher. Served hot or cold, the dried husk tea makes for a unique beverage that offers flavors both new and familiar to the coffee drinker. When our last Cascara offering came out, Education Expert, Sales Rep and Roasting Pro Joe Marrocco wrote this blogand included some awesome ideas for how to prepare different iterations of the dried coffee cherry tea. We invite you to try these, or create your own! The flavors can be easily guided in different directions with the addition of spices and sweeteners so experimentation almost always yields interesting results.

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