Malawi Mangochi District SABLE FARMS

  • Big body
  • Low acidity
  • Notes of red stonefruit and chocolate

Processing: Washed

Screen size: Peaberry

Variety: SL28 / Ruiru 11 / Catuai / Batian

Certification: Rainforest Alliance & Kosher

Elevation: around 1000 masl

Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: It’s not the first time we offer Malawi, although it is the first Peaberry bean from this underestimated coffee country.

On eco level: Sable Farms uses drip irrigation systems, solar coffee dryers, and they compost the cherries after they’ve removed them from the beans.  They also filter and reuse the water that they’ve used to wash the cherries from the beans.

On social level: Sable Farms provides health insurance for workers and their families, and built a school on their Ngapani coffee estate in the Mangochi District.

THIS COFFEE SHOULD HIT THE WAREHOUSE IN MARCH 2019

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90+ SERIES: Colombia Narino PANCHO ARMANDO

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:  Goose berries, ginger bread, super sweet cup with notes of cassis

Variety: Caturra

Processing: Washed Microlot

Altitude: 2100 to 2300 masl!!

Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: The Delgados farm is sitting on a high ridge between 2,100 and a whopping 2,300 meters above sea level. The family collectively cultivates, prunes, fertilizes, picks, processes, and dries the coffee.

There is a clear pride and attention to detail here, and a sense that the traditional varieties and careful management of soils have allowed the family to prosper in coffee.

The family pays any additional labor for picking based on a daily wage as opposed to a per kilo of cherry price. This approach ensures that pickers only go for ripe cherries.

THIS COFFEE SHOULD BE HITTING THE SHELFS SOMEWHERE IN MARCH OF 2019

 

Brazil Mantiqueira de Minas SITIO BELA VISTA

  • Wild on funk and fruit
  • Tropical, sweet and juicy
  • Candy like banana and stonefruit

Producer: Fernanda de Jesus Souza

Processing: Natural

Variety: Red Catuai

Importer: Nordic Approach

Rob Says: Our funkiest Brazil of the year. You can taste some fermented fruit in this natural processed coffee. Maybe not to everybody’s liking, but i think it’s very nice.

Fernanda is a fourth generation coffee producer and remembers her parents producing coffee from earliest memories. Her farm Sitio Bela Vista is a small farm of only 4.5 hectares, where she is only producing Natural coffees with the support of her husband Rodrigo de Melo Souza. Their mill is called Congonhal.

THIS COFFEE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE THE SECOND HALF OF FEBRUARY 2019

90+ Series: Kenya Nyeri GIATHUGU AA

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

Tasting notes: Berry flavors, notes of almond and brown sugar, very bright and clean

Cooperative: Rugi Farmers Cooperative Society

Location: Mukurweini District

Altitude: Approx. 1,600 meters above sea level

Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: This lot was bought in auction (by Kenyacof) on January 31st 2018 and fetched the highest price Giathugu got all season.

Rugi FCS their goal is to increase coffee production quality through consistent farmer training. Thanks to the financing the cooperative receives, farmers are given monetary assistance for school as well.

All coffee cherries are hand picked and delivered to the mill the same day, where they undergo meticulous sorting, guided by the ‘Cherry Clerk’.

Kenya Muranga MIRICHU PB

  • Fruity sensation
  • Chocolate
  • Nice body

Screen size: PB or Peaberry

Variety: SL 28 and 34 and some Ruiru 11

Processing: Washed

Exporter: Kenyacof

Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: This is a coffee we bought at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange. Last year at February 20 we bought 491 kilo’s of the Mirichu PB. It was the only Mirichu Peaberry lot of the year.

Every year we tend to buy a mixture of AA, AB and PB lots. Mainly the last screen size is the hardest to buy, surely when the crop is a bit lower and most of the Peaberry lots to small to reach the auction.

We like these PB’s a lot for its ‘explosive’ taste and bigger body. Also they have the reputation of conserving better than the AB or AA beans.

In Rwanda it happens that the -14 screen sizes are catalogued as PB although it’s strictly seen just ‘small beans’. In this Mirichu PB you find peaberry beans in all sizes….