Ethiopia Limu NANO CHALLA

  • Smooth cup
  • Notes of melon and peach
  • Clean and Floral

Processing: Washed

Grading: Grade 1

Region: Gera district – Jimma

Importers: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: A well known Ethiopia classic, for the very first time at Caffenation.

The Jimma region grows 40% procent of all Ethiopian coffee. For very long this part has been known for unwashed earthy fermenty coffees, but bit by bit you see changes and the whole region starts to become an equal partner for the legendary Sidamo and Yirgacheffe coffee regions.

This Nano Challa grade 1 washed coffee is maybe the best example to show how this region, also known for Duromina, Biftu Gudina and Yukro, is on the right track, with, besides great cup quality, also good farmer prices, transparant communication and respect for the region’s beautiful nature.

 

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Honduras Copan YOLANDA URREA ARITA Natural

  • Plum and blue berry notes
  • Velvety body
  • Sweet cup

Farm: El Triunfo

Location: Pacayas area of Corquin, Copan

Processing: Natural

Altitude: 1200 masl

Variety: Catuai Rojo, Ihcafe 90

Importers: Falcon Coffees

Rob Says: Every year we become more enthusiastic about natural processed ‘Centrals’. This year Honduras and Guatemala seems to have our preference.

Yolanda manages her farm with the help of her husband and her three sons who are all studying agronomy. The farm is pure red catuai, which Yolanda prefers for it’s great production and good cup quality. The farm is only small, at two hectares, and most of that is native forest and shade trees, since Yolanda believes that the key to the quality of her coffee is in the synergy of coffee with the rest of the environment.

We thank once again these farmers for the great precision and hard labour they deliver.

THIS COFFEE IS EXPECTED AUGUST 2018

Ethiopia Guji SASABA Natural

  • All sweet and clean cup
  • A little leathery and funky undertone
  • Stone fruit and berry

Region: Sidamo Guji

Variety: Mixed heirloom

Altitude: 1800-1900 masl

Processed: Natural/Dry Processed

Importer: Trabocca

Rob Says: Every year we are on the look out for a couple of great Natural, also called Dry Processed coffees.

After tasting some fantastic fatty and funky Central American naturals we decided to pick an Ethiopian natural that’s a bit cleaner and less ‘animal/barn yard’. This coffee resembles more like the pulped natural lots we bought from the nearby located Suke Quto farm.

The Sasaba is a returning classic at Caffenation, in either washed or natural version….

ON THE PLANNING FOR AUGUST 2018

Kenya Nyeri GATURA AA

  • Very sweet
  • Brown sugar and fig
  • Ripe Tropical fruit notes

Cooperative: Rumukia Farmers Co-operative Society

Variety: Bourbon based SL

Soil: Volcanic

Exporters: Kenyacof

Importers: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: Probably the sweetest Kenya on the tables this season.

A micro lot from the eight processing mills that are part of the Rumukia Farmers Co-operative Society. Coffee is from a number of farms around the foothills of the Aberdare Ridge. Farmers cultivating up to 200  coffee plants on their property and hand pick the ripest cherry during harvest time.

WE HOPE THIS GATURA IS OUR SECOND KEN OF THE SEASON – END OF JULY 2018

Kenya Nyeri RUTHAGATI AB

• Well balanced cup

• Smooth mouthfeel

• Blue berry & Honey notes

Processing: Washed

Altitude: 1650 to 1700 meters

Variety: SL 28, SL 34 and Ruiru 11

Cooperative: Rutuma Farmers Cooperative Society

Importers: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

The first ever Kenyan coffee directly bought at the Kenyacof head quarters in Kenya is back.

Around Ruthagati we see farmers selectively hand picking the red cherry from plantations at the perfect altitude. Higher up the nights are too cold; above 1700 masl in Nyeri is for tea plantations.

The cherry are delivered for wet milling the same day. The parchment is then fermented, washed and sun dried . Dry parchment is milled and bagged at Socfinaf coffee mills and then transported to SMS warehouses in Nairobi.

WE HOPE TO START ROASTING THE COFFEE AROUND OUR NATIONAL HOLIDAY JULY 21ST.