Coffee Collective


Regular price $4.10

Description

Akmel Nuri bought his farm in 2002 after saving up for a number of years. He cultivates the original Ethiopian coffee varieties according to organic principles with a lot of wild forest on the land. This lot is from the highest elevated plantations and is sorted with extra care. The coffee is naturally processed after harvest, which gives it more body. We have paid 254% above market price ($ 4.20/lb FOB) in our direct trade with Akmel. Medium roast.

Taste Notes

Full bodied and creamy. Syrupy sweetness. Cantaloupe, dried fruits and French nougat. Organic

Varietal

Heirloom

Process

Natural, sun dried on raised beds

Elevation

1.450 - 2.050 masl

Description

The Halo Beriti wet mill lies in the famous Yirgacheffe region, where farmers surrounding the nearby village of Gedeb have delivered their cherries. These are wild arabica varieties from the birthplace of coffee, grown organically in 1900 to 2400 moh and harvested in January 2018. Halo is part of the family-owned company Metad, run by three brothers; Aman, Tariku and Michael. They share a clear devotion to helping farmers produce better quality and implement sustainable practices. The coffee is certified organic and Metad offer education and technical assistance to the farmers. We have paid 286% above market price ($4.95/lbs FOB). Roasted light.

Taste Notes

Very complex coffee with a light, delicate acidity. Aromas of peach, rose hip and lilac. Organic.

Varietal

A varity of natural Ethiopian heirloom

Process

Washed

Elevation

1.900 - 2400 masl

Description

Jamie Casallas own the farm El Prado with 4 Ha coffee trees. He mostly grows the Arabica variety Caturra, which is very sweet and round. Jamie’s farm is at 1.560 meters elevation. To ensure a stabile temperature during fermentation, Jaime has built walls surrounding his fermentation- and washing tanks. We’ve paid 187% above market price (4.2 usd/lbs FOB) for the high quality, and roasted it to a medium degree to accentuate the balance of this coffee.

Taste Notes

Very balanced with a fine acidity and sweetness. Taste notes of almonds and apricots.

Varietal

90% caturra, Typica, Columbia, Geisha

Process

Washed. Dried in shaded tents on raised tables.

Elevation

1.560 masl

Description

Situated in the heart of Kenya, between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range, the land around Kieni is lushy green with deep red soil beneath. The Kieni wet mill is part of the Mugaga society and managed by Josphat Muriuki. We’ve visited and bought from them every year since 2010 and continue to be impressed with their very high quality. This lot is of SL28 and SL34 varieties and was harvested in November 2017. We paid 327% above market price ($6.03 USD/lbs FOB) for the excellent quality that has made the Kieni one of the highest paid cooperatives in Kenya. We roast this coffee light to accentuate the flavours that are developed on the farm.

Taste Notes

Intense sweetness and juicy acidity. Rich and mouthwatering with a complex aroma of blackberry, rhubarb and vanilla.

Varietal

SL28 and SL34

Process

Washed. Dried on raised beds.

Elevation

1.800 masl

Description

Tegu is a wet mill located between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare mountains. We’ve visited Tegu since the first time we were in Kenya in 2007. We’re happy to again this year be present this amazing coffee. The wet mill is managed by Michael Mwangi. Here, the freshly picked coffee cherries, of the SL28 and SL34 varieties, are delivered and then processed by the washed method. We’ve paid 286% above marked price (5,46 $/lbs FOB) for this exceptional quality. We’ve roasted this coffee with a fast and light profile to highlight the fruit and lively acidity.

Taste Notes

Lively acidity, juicy and sweet. Big mouthfeel and a lingering aftertaste of black currant and apple.

Varietal

SL28 and SL34

Process

Washed. Dried on raised beds.

Elevation

1.600 - 1.900 masl