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Espresso: Rwanda Coko Honey Processed

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Order here! https://blackandbloom.nl/product/coko/ Coko (CHO-co) washing station is located in the highest parts of the Gakenke District and run by the small, mainly female Twongerekawa Coko cooperative society. Coffee from Coko is from an unusually high altitude (2000+ masl), which translates into slowly ripened, juicy beans that have both a typically Rwandan black tea-like finish and sweet taste notes of ripe citrus. Over the past years, this coffee has become a classic for roasters around Europe, and they managed to create such popularity around the coffee so as to attract many other buyers in the last few years. As a result, since this year, Twongerekawa Coko managed to sell all its coffee to buyers who promote the coffee at CWS level – an increase of 40% since 2014! After creating three village lots in the 2017/2018 season, decided it was time for a change after years of just creating fully washed lots. With the aid of Abakundakawa and Misozi, They tweaked and perfected their first honey processed lot in 2018, which is an astonishing combination of washed and natural...

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Espresso: Brazil Bom Suceso Natural

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Order here! https://blackandbloom.nl/product/espresso-brazil/It is immediately apparent that this Natural from Fazenda Bom Sucesso is the product of the hard work and care of two incredible individuals, Jose Vitor Luz and his partner and wife Luiza. The two invest time and attention into their farm every single day. It shows in the high-quality coffee they produce.Before owning Fazenda Bom Sucesso, Jose Vitor Luz worked for many years as a farm manager. In 1999, after consulting with his wife, Luiza, the couple decided to purchase their own farm. Always maintaining a positive outlook, the two work on the farm year-round, striving to continuously improve the quality of their coffee.   In addition to their daily work on the farm, Jose and Luiza love to host their friends at their home. They often have friends over to have a cachaça (a popular Brazilian spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice) and eat a roasted chicken that had been raised on their own land. Their table is also filled with a wide variety of tropical fruits from the orchard they cultivate on their land in addition to coffee trees.  ...

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Filter: Peru Oscar Cruz Coronel, Cajamarca

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Order here! https://blackandbloom.nl/product/peru-cajamarca/ Oscar comes from a community called Miraflores del Norte, which is located in Huábal. Huábal is a beautiful micro region with staggering altitudes that is only an hour drive away located from Jaén, the new coffee capital of Peru in the Northern region (mainly referred to as Cajamarca region). Since a few years this wider region is becoming more widely known for it outstanding qualities and mouthwatering flavor profiles. Especially the cup of excellence has contributed to this fame and the district is home to several finalists of the competition. In the surroundings of Miraflores del Norte, coffee farms reach up to 2000 meters above sea level and most of the coffee is grown with a minimum amount of shade. The coffee is characterised by elegant (yellow) fruity flavors, citric notes and some florals. Oscar has been a coffee grower for over 30 years now, and he is farming on the land that he has inherited from his parents. Together with his wife Lucia, he decided to focus on improving his coffee quality because “thanks to coffee, I am taking my family forward,” he explains. “Especially with the specialty coffee I produce I can generate more income for our family, which allows us to pay for some of our children’s education expenses. I always do a selective harvest and I am pulping the cherries directly after harvesting,” he says. Then he lets his coffee ferment in an open tank but submerged in water for approximately 18 hours. When this process is finished, the parchment is washed with clean water and then dried. Oscar and Lucia have started investing in a drying structure, so to improve this post-harvest step as...

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Filter: Kenya Weithaga PB

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Order here! https://blackandbloom.nl/product/weithaga/ Weithaga factory is part of the New Weithaga Farmers Cooperative Society. New Weithaga consists of four factories: Weithaga, Kahindu, Kianderi and Koimbi. Altogether, New Weithaga services roughly 2800 coffee producers. Weithaga alone has 600 members of which 450 active with an average of 150 trees per farm. The factory services Weithega and Kiiru villages. It was established in 1970s. The washing station together with the drying field occupies a 3 acre piece of land. Rainfall ranges from 1,200 and 1,500 mm annually. Kenya has two rainy reasons, which dictate the crop. Long rains normally arrive from March to May. This will trigger the flowering for the Main (or late) Crop. Harvesting for this crop takes place from October to December. The short rainy season falls from October to late November. These rains will trigger the flowering for the early crop or fly crop, which is harvested from May to July. The factory services producers who cultivate coffee at altitudes between 1500 and 1700 meters above sea level. Predominant varieties are SL28 and SL34 (98%) with only a small percentage of Ruiru 11. The producers deliver their cherries to the central washing station. Weithaga factory then wet processes the coffee in typical Kenyan style. The cherries are sorted on maturity and processed separately per quality group. The coffee is depulped and ferments for 12 hours. Next it is washed and graded on bean density in the washing channels. The highest qualities are soaked for an additional 24 hours in clean water before being carried out into the drying field. The coffee dries on raised beds for an average of 10 days. When the coffee has dried to 11% moisture content, Kenya’s registered marketing agents take the coffee to the weekly auction. In this auction, registered buyers are able to bid on the coffees they liked. Each buyer can take samples from the auction’s sample room to evaluate in his own lab, a week prior to the...

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