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Espresso: Brazil Mantiqueira Mountains Pulped Natural

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This regional Mantiqueira Mountains Yellow Bourbon blend consists of the production of several smallholder farmers who are associated to the COCARIVE cooperative in Carmo de Minas. Coffees are selected on quality, variety and process by our partners at COCARIVE. In order to be selected for their regional blends, the farm has to meet a set of quality criteria. The cup score target for this selection lies between 83 and 84. Balance and sweetness are the key features of this coffee. For those who need a solid and stable base coffee in their line-up, available in larger quantities, the Mantiqueira de Minas blends have proven to be the solution! This regional selection has a more refined cup profile than our other classic Brazilian coffees. The blend has a soft acidity and fresh stone fruit...

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Espresso: Ethiopia Guji Sasaba Natural

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Equipped with a large pulper and over 600 African drying beds, Sasaba processes coffee received from over 500 smallholders working in the hills surrounding the wet mill. Like much of Kercha, the small plots of land around Sasaba sit at high altitudes around the 2000-meter mark. The Sasaba smallholders are a mix of Gedeo and Guji farmers, many of whom have lived here for generations, growing coffee next to each other. Similar to the rest of Kercha district, most of the farmers identify as Protestant Christians in this area. Their coffee grows on the slopes of the hills around Sasaba shaded by a mix of existing forest trees and those planted by the farmers, such as enset (false banana) trees. The Sasaba mill makes it a point to work with the more experienced farmers in the area. These are farmers that have been well-trained and have proven that they consistently produce high-quality coffee. Working alone, it would be harder for these farmers to market and sell their coffee. In the past, they would have sold their freshly picked red cherries directly to private traders in the area at low rates. Now, the Sasaba washing station pays them a premium for their coffee (as long as it meets the quality standards of the mill). In fact, the coffee from ten of these farmers was individually processed by Sasaba and auctioned by Trabocca in 2018, earning the farmers even more for their produce. Tsegay Hagos knows that the success of the Sasaba mill is closely tied to that of the smallholders. “Wonberta does not grow alone”, he says, adding, “We support our farmers and train them, so they can one day export their own coffee.” The company has a very close relationship with the farmers who it works with, always ready to lend a helping hand – whether it means transportation for medical emergencies or loans during the lean months of the rainy season. “We are by their side, whatever happens”, says Tsegay, “and because of that, they are by ours”, he adds. This leads to a positive spiral, with both smallholder and mill benefiting from better coffee and better sales. After...

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Espresso: Panama Damarli Estate Natural Bourbon, Special Series

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Damarli Estate is a specialty coffee plantation hidden in the mountains of Boquete, Panama. All the coffee at Damarli Estate are hand picked ripe coffee cherries, which are carefully hand processed and evaluated by the owners David Pech and Keith Pech to create exquisite and outstanding coffees. Damarli Estate offers its clients worldwide a wide selection of different varietals through its Varietal Collection and additional coffees through its Tradicional Coffee Label. Furthermore, to support its vision toward sustainable production, Damarli Estate built a completely solar powered coffee laboratory, kitchen, private suites and sunrise veranda. Both Keith and David hope to use the estate to connect with baristas, roasters and coffee enthusiasts to enjoy the natural beauty of the farm, to share outstanding coffees and to strengthen the specialty coffee community. Damarli Estate was founded in 1995 when David Pech purchased the farm. It was named Damarli after the initial investors: DA – for David, MA – for Manfred (David’s father), R – for Ruth (David’s mother) and LI – for Lia (David’s wife). Initially Lia’s family managed the estate, because the Ruiz family had four generations of experience in growing coffee in Boquete, and because David and Lia lived in the United States. However, the coffee from the estate was never sold under Damarli Estate, but rather was put into one of the Ruiz export coffee blends. In 2014 Keith Pech, David’s son, who had been extensively involved with specialty coffee movement since he was a child, finished his undergraduate degree in the United States. Keith had studied both International Business and Sustainability and he decided he wanted to develop the coffee from Damarli Estate into an internationally recognized specialty coffee producer. Keith moved to Boquete in the fall of 2014 and began to completely run the operations at Damarli Estate. This move to continue the producing legacy would make him a fifth generation producer from the Ruiz family. Keith first began by understanding the farm and the different areas and varieties found on the farm. On the farm there are many different varieties: Typica, Bourbon, Geisha, Pacamara, Caturra and Catuai. Keith started to attend different coffee shows and...

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Filter: Kenya Kiangundo AA

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Kiangundo is a washing station (or factory, as they are called in Kenya) located in the Nyeri district in the municipality of Karatina. It is one of four washing stations (alongside its sisters Gachuiro, Ichuga and Kiamaina) owned by the Kiama Coffee Farmer’s Cooperative Society, which represents over 3000 producers in the region. Kiangundo washing station represents 690 of these members (520 male and 170 female). These producers have farms located at 1,700–1,950m above sea level. The main varieties of coffee grown in this region are SL-28 and -34, which account for 95% of all coffee produced. The region’s high altitude means that the coffee fruit is able to mature slowly, and this, combined with rich volcanic soil and careful processing, helps to highlight the inherent complex fruit flavours from the SL-28 and SL-34 varieties. Both cultivars have Bourbon and Moka heritage and are named after the laboratory that promoted their wider distribution in Kenya during the early 20th Century: Scott Laboratories. In addition to the SL28 and SL34 that are almost ubiquitous around Kenya, this lot contains around 5% of the Ruiru 11 variety. Thisvariety is slowly becoming more widespread in the region due to its resistance to Coffee Berry Disease and Coffee Leaf Rust and has been backcrossed with SL28 and SL34 to ensure high cup quality. Kiama was established in 2005 and is led by the Chairman Charles Ndamburi Ngure. Day-to-day operations and quality control at Kiangundo are overseen by Factory Manager Iddah Rose Wangui. Kiama receive assistance from Sucastainability, who are on the ground directly helping producers improve their productivity and quality through training and education programs. Their objective is to ensure sustained industry growth by establishing a transparent and trust-based relationships with small-holder producers. By helping them improve their quality, Sucastainability in turn improves the premiums the producers can be paid, which will ultimately have a positive impact on their quality of...

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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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