Bali Organic Kintamani
Nestled in the volcanic Kintamani highlands, this coffee, a mix of Typica, Catimor, and Bourbon is grown at 3,930ft - 5,240ft under the shade of tangerine and orange trees, and is handpicked and naturally processed. The mainly Hindu smallholder farmers are democratically organized
through Subak Abian, a traditional farming system which is based on the Hindu philosophy of “Tri Hita Karana” (the three causes of happiness), good relations with God, other people and the environment. Taste dried blueberry and ripe fruit, an unusual cup. Rainforest Alliance Certified and Organic.
Ethopia Yirgacheffe Koke Co-op
This Yirgacheffe multi-purpose service cooperative produces coffee on plots under 4 hectares at 5,701ft - 7,540ft of mixed heirloom varietals that are fully washed and dried on raised beds. The KOKE cooperative, operating since 1975, joined the larger Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) in 2002 which has helped to bring improvements to the community by the building of schools, bridges, and the addition of electricity to the smaller communities. This coffee displays classic flavor characteristics of Yirgacheffe, nutty, earthy, with a balanced acidity. Fair-Trade and Organic.
Democratic Republic of the Congo Sopacdi Co-op
This particular Sopacdi Co-op coffee is a "women’s coffee," solely harvested and operated by women. It is predominately Bourbon Arabica grown at 4,790ft - 6,560ft and fully washed at the new Tsheya Coffee washing station. Farmers are located in the Kalehe and Masisi territories, near Lake Kivu on the Rwandan border. During the conflict years, these farmers were either forced to leave their farms or dangerously smuggle their coffee across Lake Kivu (one of three known "exploding lakes") into Rwanda. Recent dedication to the revival of the land and community has lead to the production of excellent coffee. This coffee exhibits savory vegetal notes, peas, hint of citrus zest. Fair-Trade and Organic.