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Espresso: Guatemala Huehuetenango Mam Microlot

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A mainstay in our coffees from Guatemala are the Huehuetenango and Mam regional blends. The Mam selection is a micro-region specific lot that was collected from sixty smallholder producers around La Libertad and San Pedro Necta municipalities in the Huehuetenango region. Descendants from the Mam indigenous group inhabit the region, hence the name of the coffee. In this area, coffee is cultivated at 1500 meters and above. The harvest takes place from January to March, at some of the highest altitudes in the region. At the highest altitudes, the harvest even extends into April! The farms that produce the Mam coffee receive little exposure to direct sunlight, as the region is covered by a thick blanket of clouds in the afternoon. High altitudes and low temperatures make for a slow development of the cherries, which shows in the rich cup profile of the coffee. It has a more pronounced winey cup profile than our regular Huehuetenango regional coffee, which is bright and crisp with a more balanced sweetness. Our exporter’s quality team specifically screens the coffees they take in at their mill on this particular cup profile, just because it is so specific. Producers get paid a premium for this profile, as the cup profile fetches a higher cup...

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Filter: Ethiopia Nano Challa #1

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Nano Challa is a cooperative and washing station, established in 2009. They were the first washing station in Agaro, set up as part of the Technoserve coffee initiative. This lot is part of a small and carefully curated selection from the cooperatives in the west. They are located in Agaro, close to Jimma. The cooperative has about 500 members from the Genji Chala area. This specific area has recently established a reputation for very flavour-intense and spiced coffees with unique flavour attributes. Before these cooperatives were established, the farmers mostly produced lower grade naturals which were sold as Jimma Grade 5. The Nano Challa washing station was opened with support from Technoserve. This NGO supported farmers to set up the washing stations and create a new cooperative structure. The aim of the project was to increase sustainability and quality in the west, with transparent and environmentally friendly production, and increased premiums for the producers. From the outset they used eco pulpers and built water treatment systems based on Vetiver grass which naturally filter the water from production before it is pumped into lagoons to be absorbed into the earth. They also established farmer training programmes and implemented a traceability system. They have some hundred members delivering cherry, plus non-members who sell their coffee to this washing station as well. The members receive a second payment after harvest once the coffee has been milled and graded for quality. The cherries for this lot are selected from smallholders with less than 3 hectares per farm, mostly from farms located around 2000 meters above sea level. They use Penagos ecopulpers, and barely ferment the coffees. After pulping the coffees are often soaked under clean water overnight before they are dried on raised...

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Espresso: Ethiopia Guji Gigesa Natural

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Guji Gigesa is a hilly, mountainous area with well drained and fertile soil. The nature is lush and green, and coffee trees have grown here long before we started to drink it. The natural process allows the bean to have a long contact time with the fruit, as the cherry is dried for 15-18 days. This give the coffee its sweet, fruit flavor that many of us have come to recognize, and love. This coffee come from a family owned  process station that we have visited and worked closely with for four seasons. Guji is a zone in the Oromia region in the south of Ethiopia. Just like the rest of the coffee growing zones of Ethiopia, Guji lies at high altitude and has rich volcanic soils. Coffee production takes place on smallholder farms at an elevation between 1850 and 2000 meters above sea level. Coffees from Guji have clear Ethiopian cup characteristics, but the profile is more chocolate-spice forward than the high-toned, fruity Sidamo and Yirgacheffe coffees. This makes it a perfect option for espresso roasts or blends. The coffee has an overall balanced profile with sweet fruit notes and balanced acidity. Next to the more floral and citrus profiles of the Shakiso and Yirgacheffe profiles, and the rich fruit-forward profile of the natural Kochere, this profile greatly complements our selection from...

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Filter: Kenya Mt. Elgon Kapsokisio AB

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Kapsokisio is one of Kenya’s superstar coffee processing factories. The mill has built a reputation for quality over the many years that it has been processing coffee. Kapsokisio is located at the foothills of Mount Elgon, in Kapsokwony town, Bungoma County. The factory was built in 1971. Nowadays, it services about 850 coffee producers in the region. The farms lie at altitudes between 1500 and 1950 meters above sea level. Kapsokisio processes its coffee the typical Kenyan way, with an eye for detail here and there that greatly improves the cup quality. Before pulping, the cherries are sorted on quality and processed separately accordingly. Next, the cherries are depulped on a disc pulper and fermented under water for 24 to 48 hours. During this fermentation, the water is changed so it stays clean. The parchment is cleaned in the grading channel and soaked for an additional 24 hours prior to drying. On the raised drying tables, shade nets protect the parchment from too hot...

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Shop rules

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Het is zover; de webshop is online. In de shop kunt u de verschillende koffies bestellen die we op dit moment op voorraad hebben. De koffies kunnen afgerekend worden met iDeal en Paypal. Spelregels: 1. De koffies worden VERS GEROOSTERD op elke dinsdag van de week. Bestellingen die voor dinsdag binnenkomen zullen worden verwerkt. Bestelt u op woensdag dan wordt de koffie pas de week erop verstuurd. 2. Bestellingen worden verzonden via PostNL. Kleine bestellingen worden per brievenbuspakket verzonden, grotere bestellingen per pakketpost. Shippingkosten worden verrekend per bestelling. 3. De koffie wordt verstuurd als BONEN, wij malen de koffie niet om de versheid te kunnen garanderen. Bij grotere bestellingen boven 2kg vragen wij om even contact op te nemen via de mail of even te bellen. Wholesale bestellingen worden eveneens elke dinsdag vers geroosterd en verzonden. Orders worden alleen per e-mail verwerkt. Betaling geschiedt per factuur of op afspraak afhankelijk van de...

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