In February we bring you three new organic single origin roasts starting with two stops in Central America starting with our south of the border neighbor in Mexico and moving a little farther south to Honduras. We will also take you to Asia for the first time to experience coffee cultivated in Timor Indonesia.
Tasting Notes: Orange Zest, Cream, and Cocoa
Coffee first arrived in Mexico in the 18th century when it was brought by Spanish conquistadors from Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Mexico has become the 8th largest coffee producer in the world with most of the cultivation taking place in the southern regions. It is also the largest producer of organic coffee.
Imagine starting at sea level in the popular Mexican beach destination of Puerto Escondido and traveling along progressively steeper and curvier roads through villages, where the local population still wears traditional indigenous clothing, eventually arriving at a lush tropical forest intercropped with coffee, bananas, corn, beans, fruit trees, and views of the Pacific Ocean in the distance below. This is the Oaxacan coffee growing region where the Sierra Madre del Sur coastal mountain range is peppered with small family farms, each consisting of just a few acres of land. Learn more about Mexican pour overs
Tasting Notes: Orange Juice, Caramel, and Brown Sugar
Despite its small size, Honduras has grown to be the 6th biggest producer of coffee in the world. There are over 100,000 coffee farmers in Honduras and most them are smaller farms.
Unless you are going to parachute into Santa Cruz Barillas, you should plan for one of the longest coffee treks of your life. While many are familiar with Huehuetenango and the reputation of the coffee region, few have ventured to this isolated corner of Guatemala. This Honduran coffee is imported Fair Trade certified coffee from Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI). Founded in 1997, Cooperativa Regional de Agricultores Orgánicos de la Sierra (RAOS), was the first cooperative of small and medium organic coffee producers in Honduras. RAOS has 270 members, many of them pioneers in the organic movement with decades of experience cultivating coffee. Read More about our Organic Honduran Pour Over Coffees
Timor Indonesian Organic
Tasting Notes: Caramel, Pipe Tobacco, and Lemon
Indonesia is the 4th largest producer of coffee worldwide. The Timor region endured 2 decades of bloody war in the 1980’s and 1990’s. This region had a rich coffee legacy and that has been revived since end of these wars as Timor gained its independence.
Sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Cooperativa Café Timor (CCT), which has more than 20,000 members who live in the Ainaro, Ermera and Lequisa districts of East Timor. Coffee cultivation on East Timor was originally established over 400 years ago by Portuguese colonists but leaf rust destroyed all production until a new coffee varietal called Híbrido de Timor was introduced in the 1900s. Find out more About Indonesian Coffee