Peru Ulises Nayra Caturra Washed
Asian Pear, Candied Orange, Nougat, Jalapeno
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Elevation: 1870 MASL
Producer: Ulises Nayra
Farm: Finca El Lechero
Region: El Huabo
Ulises Nayra is a third generation producer growing coffee in the small town of El Huabo, San Ignacio since 2010. Over the past 2 years, he has invested in improving his farming practices and processing techniques, and the results have been amazing! Like his father and grand-father before him, Ulises now knows coffee farming like the back of his hand and hopes to continue the tradition with his own children.
Yemen Al Mazarei Al Mohammadiyah Natural
Prune Juice, Tangerine, Almond, Chocolate
Producer: Al Mazarei Al Mohamadia
Farm: Village Al Hutaib
Elevation: 2950 MASL
Region: East Haraz
This unique lot is produced by Al Mohammadiyah in the village of Al Hutaib. Hutaib is the first village to replace Qaat trees with Coffee. It is one of the highest altitudes, and because of its location, it has become a tourist attraction throughout the years. Some call it the village above the clouds. The people of this village are a small community that inherited their farms from ancestors who grew fruits, vegetables, and Coffee. All farms are terraces on mountain edges. However, in the past, due to the local influence of qat consumption, most of them turned to quit growing coffee when the drug invaded Yemen. Later as the community members believed and understood the dangerous impact of
qaat on social and economic aspects, they uprooted Qaat and grew Coffee instead.
This lot resulted from human passion, hard work and the belief that nothing is impossible. The trees in this lot were planted in 2019 and, as a result, were harvested this year 2022. The trees were carefully looked after with continuous care. No fertilizers were ever applied, and the trees remained organic to offer the real fruit taste from the land on which the trees are grown. Once the trees were ready for harvest, the cherries were carefully hand-picked, and the red cherries were selected to prepare this outstanding Coffee. The cherries were carefully processed to remove floaters. They were naturally dried on raised beds while continuously monitoring moisture and turning the cherries to receive equal sunlight during the drying process.
Costa Rica Alejo Castro SL-28 Warm Anaerobic Natural
Maraschino Cherry, Caramelized Pineapple, Rum
Process: Anaerobic Natural 5 Days
Producer: Alejo Castro Kahle
Farm: Volcan Azul
Elevation: 1300-1600 MASL
Region: West Valley
Origin: Costa Rica
Alejo's ancestors planted some of the first specialty coffee plantations in the early 1900s with the aim to produce the best coffee in the world. With over 200 years of family tradition in trading specialty coffee, Alejo's mission for the farm has been exclusively focused on improving coffee quality while making a positive impact on the environment. The highly fertile volcanic soil combined with the mill's impeccable processing methods have produced a history of
Alejo determines the right moment to start harvesting by measuring brix content. Then cherries are brought to the wet mill to separate floaters and wash the cherries so they don ́t have dirt going into the anaerobic tanks. In this case, coffee is left for 5 days inside the fermentation tanks, measuring temperature, brix content, acidity (ph) and time. After this it was taken to the drying patio for 11 days and then 8 hours in a mechanical dryer (guardiola)."
We hope you enjoy this powerful coffee, coming from a passionate producer family.