Alejandro Ahumado's Boca Chica, Nariño, Colombia
Daterra ReserveBoca Chica is a five acre farm at 6,000 feet elevation and is planted entirely with the Caturra cultivar. The photo was taken just after the havest.
Boca Chica has the classic Nariño character: high-grown black tea notes melding with light tropical fruits and a trace of wintergreen; full bodied and rich aroma. We roast this coffee quite lightly to capture all its delicate flavors.
Regularly $16.95 per 12 ounces. Now $14.95 through October. Click here to order.
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, Konga Cooperative
Available in both our Full Flavor Roast and North Italian Espresso Roast.
Kangocho Web Yirgacheffe is one of the great aromatic coffees of the world. The scientist- quality coffee pioneer Ernesto Illy (Illy Coffee) stated at the SCAA Conference in Boston, 2003 that the coffee of this region shared an aromatic component found in Darjeeling tea and Chanel #5.
This particular lot from the Konga Cooperative was the best we cupped last year. It is refined and delicate and very aromatic, having notes of Darjeeling tea, sweet lemon and a hint of ginger. Its aromatics pair ecstatically with dark chocolates when taken black with no milk or sweetener. Many of our cafe and restaurant clients have called our Yirgacheffe Espresso our signature coffee.
The Konga Cooperative has 1683 farmers of which 133 are female heads of family. The average size of a farm is 1.25 acres on which coffee and various foods for the local market are grown. Yirgacheffe is amazingly lush with vegetation. The coffees are grown at over 6,000 feet in altitude.
Full Flavor or North Italian Style Espresso Roast.
Now $12.95 through October. Click here to order.
Daterra North Italian Espresso Roast, Cerrado, Brazil
A "light" dark roast in the tradition of Northern Italy (Milan - Reserve WebTrieste). Terroir has carefully blended several Daterra Farm varieties to produce this exceptionally sweet, full bodied coffee.
As an espresso, it has a floral, cocoa- almond aroma. The cup is elegant, smooth, of one piece from first contact to aftertaste. It is honey textured, extra-sweet and lively, with notes of mellow clean fruit, chocolate, nuts and refined butter-marzipan. Other brewing methods produce a rich very mellow, low acid cup with complex nutty-chocolate flavors.
Regularly $14.95 per 12 ounces, now $12.95 through October. Click here to order.