Colombia Antioquia ADUARDO RESTREPO

  • Cookie dough
  • Prune/Plum
  • Root liquorice

Farm: Finca Monteros

Farm size: 4.48 hectares

Processing: Washed

Lot: Microlot

Variety: Castillo

Altitude: 1,947 meters above sea level

Importer: Sucafina Specialty

Rob Says: Another great mitaca lot from Antioquia! This microlot is bought together with another great lot in the same region by producer Aicardo Presiga and designated for our upcoming seasonal Mister LGB Espresso Blend. While the Presiga lot will be fully used for the blend we keep a part of this one as a single origin coffee for both filter and espresso.

Due to the small size of his farm, Eduardo and his family do the majority of labor on the farm. With a small, dedicated workforce of family members, Eduardo is able to maintain the highest quality of production.

THIS COFFEE IS FORSEEN FOR THE SECOND HALF OF JULY 2020

 

90+ Series: Ethiopia Sidamo BENSA DIIMA Natural

For our 90+ Series we are on the lookout for exceptional beans. In our philosophy is great coffee by nature fruity, floral, juicy, and has a super clean and long aftertaste.

Taste notes: Clean & complex, tropical fruit, blackcurrent notes and a high level of sweetness

Processing: Natural/Dry Processed

Altitude: 2000 to 2200 masl

Exporter: Testi

Importer: Nordic

Rob Says: Is this perfection in a cup? At least the best natural processed coffee i ever tasted. So many flavors and so clean; i couldn’t give it less then 90 cupping points!!

Sidamo is a well known region for most people. That said, with the privatisation of the coffee industry in Ethiopia over the past 2 years, new areas and municipalities or sub regions have been developing. Some cross over from Sidamo to a lesser known region called West Arsi.

The latter has been a special interest of ours. Bordering the national park of Bale Mountain, the variety of profiles has been astonishing. Bensa is located in between the borders of both regions.

WE ARE PLANNING TO LAUNCH THIS SUPERB BEAN AT THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST

Guatemala Santa Rosa EL BOQUERON Natural

  • Complex cup with big body
  • Brown sugar sweetness
  • Almond and chocolate notes

Processing: Natural

Variety: Catuai, Catura, Villa Sarchi

Altitude: 1700-2000 masl

Region: Santa Rosa

Washing Station: El Boqueron mill

Importer: Cafe Imports

Rob Says: Ready for our most important natural processed lot of the year is a first ever Guatemalan natural?

This years’ crop in Guatemala is their best in veeeery long time and their climate, soil and processing skills makes it an almost perfect origin for this type of job.

At Caffenation we buy most of our coffees in Huehuetenango or sometimes Quetzaltenango. The Santa Rosa region is nestled in the southern mountains of Guatemala, nearby the El Salvador border.  The coffee fields here are closer to the equator and higher elevated which gives the coffee a totally different character.

WE WILL LAUNCH THIS COFFEE PROBABLY THE LAST WEEK OF JULY 2020

 

 

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe CHELCHELE Natural

  • Pot pourri aromatics
  • Floral notes (violet and lavender)
  • Sweet & creamy like strawberry yoghurt

Region: Kochere, Yirgacheffe

Processing: Natural/Dry-processed

Altitude: 1800 masl

Variety: Heirloom variety

Importer: Cafe Imports

Rob says: After the very successful first Chelchele lot we bought in 2019 – our favourite washed Ethiopian coffee last year, we go back to back and bring this exciting dry-processed lot from the same producers.

The Chelchele washing station, which is in the kebele, or village, of Chelchele, in the words, or district, of Kochere, in the Yirgacheffe region. Chelchele coffees tend to have a nice backbone of sweetness from toffee and/or soft nuts like almond, with a floral and citrus overtone.

From all Ethiopian coffee regions we see Yirgacheffe as the most floral and tea-like. It was first offered at Caffenation in our opening year in 2003 and going strong ever since!

 

 

 

Kenya Nyeri KIAMABARA AB

  • Grain-like taste & medium acidity
  • Notes of apple and stone fruits
  • Tropical flavors

Altitude: 1700m

Variety: SL with a bit of Ruiri and Batian

Process: Washed

Producer: Mugaga Farmers Co-operative Society

Importers: Sucafina Specialty

Rob says: After two very much liked AA lots we achieved to lay our hands on this magnificent AB lot. KIAMABARA is probably one of the best known names in Kenyan coffee, so we are very proud to achieve this threepeat.

Kiamabara Coffee Factory is located in Nyeri County near Karatina Town, and together with Gatina it makes up the Mugaga Farmer Cooperative Society (FCS).

The factory was built was in the early 1980s to process coffee cherry from the neighboring farms, and draws from the nearby Kingu river for its water supply.

THIS COFFEE IS ONLY TO BE EXPECTED AROUND AUTUMN 2020.