Single Origins

Single Origins

Sumatra Mandheling

Our most full-bodied coffee, Mandheling possesses a very rich, somewhat earthy flavor.
Price: $11.95 Per Pound
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Colombian Supremo

The finest coffee Colombia has to offer. Taste the difference in the top grade of what is likely the most familiar origin to coffee drinkers. Medium bodied with a well-rounded smoothness.
Price: $11.95 Per Pound
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Ethiopian Yirgacheffe washed Gr. 2 Adulina limited

Coffees from the Yirgacheffe area of Sidama are known for their pronounced lemon and red berry flavors, a tea-like finish and delicate hints of jasmine and bergamot.
Price: $12.95 Per Pound
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Papua New Guinea A (various regions)

A lively, full-bodied coffee with a earthy aroma and wine-like brightness.
Price: $11.95 Per Pound
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Guatemala SHB EP "Ixil A

Guatemala SHB EP "Ixil A'achimbal"


In 1989, Guatemala's 36-year civil war ended. After many years spent hiding in the rugged mountains of west-central Guatemala, a group of Mayan Ixil indigenasreturned to their village to find that their ownership of the land was not recognized by the new government. After five years, a collective of 80 families was able to purchase a meager 25 acres of land--not enough to sustain them, but enough to sustain hope. In 2000, with help from the Agros Foundation, the collective was able to purchase a much larger, 635-acre tract to raise bananas, lemons, oranges, and coffee. Thus was the Ixil A'achimbal community formed.
The goal of Ixil A'achimbal's coffee project is to produce coffee of the highest quality in order to earn a reasonable return on their hard work. The natural environment of the Ixil A'achimbal area makes this a possibility, since the community (and its coffee plantings) sit above 4,600 ft.; the people of the Ixil A'achimbal communities make it a reality by planting only Bourbon and Typica coffee trees, and meticulously caring for the coffee from seedling to mill. The coffee is passive organic, hand-picked, hand sorted for defect, and sun dried on raised wooden racks. After the villagers have done the initial sorting (without the benefit of any machinery), the coffee is loaded onto burros, taken down to trucks, and whisked off to a cooperative mill in Guatemala City for final processing and export.The bourbon beans are meticulously processed and sorted, and the resulting cup is beautifully nuanced, with a delicate smoky tone and medium to light body. The price for the coffee was set by the coffee growers themselves, and is paid to them directly.  
Price: $13.95 Per Pound
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Colombian Huila "Monserrate"

Monserrate is a community of 28 families some two hours down a bumpy dirt road from La Plata. The town itself consists of a single street draped along the top of a gorgeous ridge with a commanding view of the lush green valleys on either side. At the highest point in town sits a brick-clad church and bell tower.
The coffee grown here is Caturra and Typica varietal. Each family has its own de-pulping and fermentation set up, along with raised drying screens protected from the rain by parabolic roofs of transparent plastic. The drying areas are set up on a slight incline, so that both ends of the tunnel can be opened to allow airflow across the coffee.
Since every family contributes coffee for export, each fermentation and drying process has to be done perfectly, or it could compromise the entire shipment. Happily, the whole community takes great pride in their work, and the results show very nicely in the cup--delicate floral tones balanced by jellied wine grape sweetness.
Price: $13.95 Per Pound
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Burundi

Kalico Cooperative
Washing Station: Murago
Varietal: Bourbon
Grade: A
Tasting notes: Dried cherry aroma and sweetness, well-balanced acidity with a clean finish.
Price: $15.95 Per Pound
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