Monthly Archives: April 2014

SCAA 2014

Green Coffee

Come say hello to us at SCAA this weekend!

Friday, April 25th

11am – 1pm: Blossom Brewer (12083)

2pm – 4pm: AlphaDominche (14126)

3pm – 5:30pm: UNIC Espresso (12083)

Saturday, April 26th

11am – 1pm: Bonavita Coffee (11041)

2:30pm – 4:30pm: Baratza (10041)

Sunday, April 27th

12:30pm – 2pm: Marco Brew Bar

1pm – 3pm: Synesso (6005)

2pm – 4pm: La Marzocco/Esp. Parts (10034)

Ethiopia Hama

Region: Kochere District, Ethiopia
Elevation: 1600 – 2500m
Varietal: Indigenous Heirloom
Taste Notes: Lemon, Hops, Milk Chocolate

Ethiopia Hama Cooperative map

What’s special about Fair Trade Organic Ethiopia Hama?

Ethiopia Hama cherries are fully washed to remove the fruit from the seeds, which are then dried on raised beds. This produces consistently high quality, delicious coffee with flavors of crisp lemon, hops, and milk chocolate.

Raised drying beds

Raised drying beds

Like wine, coffee has varietals. Coffee is indigenous to the Horn of Africa and many uncategorized heirloom varietals have grown wild in Ethiopia for thousands of years. A sip of this coffee is a sip of history.

Established in 1975, the Hama Cooperative comprises over 1,500 members who work together tirelessly to increase their coffee quality. They make group decisions about farm structure, equipment purchases, and tree maintenance, while upholding both fair trade and organic certifications.

Good Food Awards

We’re proud that this year’s Good Food Awards chose our roast of the Ethiopia Hama as a finalist! It’s our delight to share it with you.

 

Photos courtesy of Royal Coffee

A New Way to Decaf: Colombia Los Idolos

Los Idolos cherries, before processing

Los Idolos cherries, before processing

Region: Huila, Colombia
Elevation: 1600 – 1900m
Varietal: Caturra, Typica
Taste Notes: Honey, Mango

Many people complain that decaf coffee never tastes as good as caffeinated coffee. The highest praise a decaf coffee often receives is that it tastes like regular coffee!

What’s different about Decaf Colombia Los Idolos?

We select high quality coffee that tastes great from the start. In the Colombian village of San Agustin, sixty-four small coffee growers gathered together with the goal of producing high-quality coffee. Los Cauchos became a Fair Trade Certified cooperative in 2006 and they continue to improve their process and coffee each year. The excellent quality of Los Idolos is evidence of their passion.

Hand sorting parchment before delivering

Hand sorting parchment before delivering

The flavor of Los Idolos is preserved through meticulous care during the decaffeination process. We expertly roast in small batches to preserve the freshness and flavor of the coffee.

Our Decaf Colombia Los Idolos is great coffee!

Try it now at any of our locations or order from our online store.