Brazil Minas Gerais Sitio SAO JOSé Natural Acaia

  • Typical ‘natural touch’
  • Mellow Mouthfeel
  • Chocolate

The new 2016 crop from Brazil is very promising. First coffee on the list is one from Sitio Sao Jose in the Serra da Mantiqueira region, sourthern Minas Gerais.

Mantiqueira de Minas is a hilly region, reknowned for its many distinct microclimates, generating an interesting range of flavour nuances all across the mountain range. The area around the city of Jesuânia gets a favourable amount of rainfall between 1600 and 1800mm on average. With a stable, mild temperature of 18°C the cherries mature rather slowly, getting boosted with fruit sugars while they develop.

Producer: Amauri Dias de Castro

Processing : Natural

Variety : Acaia, a very rare variety and a hybrid from the Mundo Novo plant, Acacia is mainly found in Brazil and is best grown at 800 meters or above. Fruit is large in size and is predominately red in colour. It’s the first time at Caffenation we have this variety in the coffee roaster.

Burundi Kayanza MBIRIZI

  • Jammy Red Fruit, Clean and Bright Cup, Grapefruit acidity

Altitude: 1800-1900 masl – Varietals: Local heirloom – mainly varieties of Bourbon.

This coffee is processed at Mbirizi washingstation – Salume Ramadahn’s new washing station, which is operating for the first time in 2015. Even if it’s all processed at the same place, the producer is collecting and separating the cherries based on local hillsides and muniscipalities. All these cherries are collected and bought from smallholders in the micro region in the close surroundings of the washing station Buziraguhindwa. We truly believe, as well do the producer, Salume Ramadhan, that every region have it’s own unique flavor attributes due to the differences in soil, altitude, sun exposure and climate.

Guatemala Quetzaltenango Finca La Florencio

• Very light

• Bright cup

• Citrus Aroma’s

• Nougat

This is a very refined and light cup for being a Guatemalan one.

At an altitude of 1600m, the Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai trees produce high density beans, naturally high in sugars and acidity thanks to the slow maturation process.

Finca San Florencio is located in the Quetzaltenango department, south of the better known Huehuetenango coffee region.
The estate has been in the current owner’s family since 1950, when Mr. Egidio Herrera acquired it.
Olga Herrera is aware of the socio-ecological role of Finca San Florencio. She puts great focus on conservation of fauna and flora on and around the farm; part of San Florencio’s land is a natural forest reserve. The finca also offers job opportunities for the people of Las Barrancas village. Next to that, she offers part of the land so they can grow their own crops and make a living.

Ethiopia Sidamo Nefas Grade 1

• Typical Ethiopian tea-like flavors

• Floral

• Medium Body

• Clean and sweet cup

Very last Ethiopian coffee of the season. Relatively late, but this one is still clean enough. And with the new crop in delay we think it’s still worth it.

Maybe it dropped a couple of points on the cupping table since it arrived in Europe half a year ago, but probably way more spectacular than lots of so called fresh beans from other origins that landed recently.

The Nefas farm is located in the Sidama region, about 514 km from Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa. The farm started to produce coffee in early 2000 and consists of 200 hectares planted with coffee trees. The soil is predominantly loamy and the farm area is covered by a dense forest. All coffee is 100% shade grown.  At the washing station, the washed coffees are pulped with an Agared machine. This is a pulper that has no mucilage remover.

The beans are picked at a height of 1600 to 1700 meters above sea level, the average rainfall here is 1200 to 1600 inches per year and the soil type is loamy.

The varieties are Mixed Heirloom Varieties.

Papua New Guinea Wahgi Valley Kunjin

  • Green/orange styled fruit like apricot or prune, sweet, clean, surprizing

After the spectacular Tana Toraja we have a new pearl from the same region.

About 2,000 miles or so east of Sulawesi, the country of Papua New Guinea (PNG) occupies the eastern half of the vast, mountainous island of New Guinea. The extraordinarily verdant, yet dauntingly rugged mountains of central Papua New Guinea offer one of the world’s most favorable terroirs for the production of fine Arabica coffees, as well as some of the coffee world’s most intractable challenges in respect to transportation and infrastructure.

Kunjin is a centralized plantation mill that purchases cherry from smallholder farmers in the highlands. With central milling and drying, our partners on the ground control quality at the processing level — day lots are cupped and separated to build our containers and lots which are microlot worthy are processed separately.

The varieties of this washed coffee are Blue Mountain, San Ramon and Arusha