This nation has been resonating and waking folks up to the flavor magic of coffee for quite some time. Unique and Intriguing varietals as well as a processing style that is unparalleled elevate the flavor of these coffees above even the high altitudes in which they are grown. From a field of champions, we have selected a coffee that truly sings the song of why we love Kenyan Coffee. Kirinyaga washing station sits in the Southern shadows of Mt. Kenya. Our importing partners have navigated the intense and highly competitive auction system that governs the nation's exports in order to secure another year of Wild Kenya Magic.
The Santiang Exporting Company has closely partnered with many small farms which is where the majority of the country’s coffee has been grown since the larger estates disbanded in the 1870’s. The mission of this collaboration? to push the charity and sweetness of the traditionally muddled and earthy flavors of Sumatran coffee by closely monitoring the sorting and processing in order to separates the most exceptional of the lots. The mission was a great success and before us is an examples of just how good coffee from this island can be.
Prior to the 18th century, coffee was only cultivated in Ethiopia. Every coffee plant from El Salvador to Bali can be traced back to this nation, also nicknamed “Coffee’s Motherland”. Thanks to an impressive biodiversity and a deep tradition of cultivating and processing, the coffees from his land are famed for expressive acidity, as well as sweet fruit and complex floral notes. Kayon Family Farm are a small family farm and excellent ambassadors for both the region’s coffee as well as a leader in sustainable practices that are helping their community grow.
The Coffees of Colombia tend to be sweet, clean, and uncomplicated, but with as many farms and farmers as the nation has there is a lot to explore. The Rodrigo Pelaez family has been producing and exploring coffee at Laderas for 4 generations now, and in that time they have honed techniques to help produces some unique coffees. The family utilized that “natural process” for this lot. In the natural process ripe cherries are completely dried before removing the seed. The resulting coffee is infused with a fuller body and a rich fruit forward profile.
The Andes, Machu Picchu, Alpacas. We were already sold on Peru before the first sip! The climate here has always been ideal for quality production, but ironically the high altitudes that give this region so much potential are also their prime challenge. In the last decade farmers have joined forces forming cooperative groups that have helped to consolidate, classify, and effectively market these previously hidden gems. Thanks to this spirt of collaboration these coffee can now make the epic journey from the mountain ranges of northern Peru to a mug near you.
The unofficial Motto of Costa Rica translate to pure life. Step one foot into this country and you will understand why. The lush and verdant landscapes seem never ending, especially when trekking through Tarrazu, the famed region which is home to La Angostura. The community collective has been working hard and making a name for themselves, no small task inland of such abundant quality and quantity. We are excited to support these projects, watch these communities grow, and get a little taste of Pure Vida, One Cup at a time.