East Africa

Ethiopian Natural
Country: Ethiopia
Region: Sidamo
Altitude: 1900 meters
Varietal: Heirloom
Process: Natural
$13.00 (12 oz can) $75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: A superb example of a berry-tinged Ethiopian natural, this coffee is processed by the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU) and grown by farmers at the Wotona Bultuma Co-op. Our current offering is their certified Grade 2, which is both Fair Trade and organic certified. The Wotona Bultuma Cooperative bean has been described at auction as having “velvety body with balanced fruit notes, pleasant acidity and lingering berry and honey notes.” Our Ethiopian Natural is the result of Ethiopia’s fertile soil, ideal climate and elevation. Since 2007, the farmers of the SCFCU have been aided by the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) to attain better working conditions, waste management, water efficiency and conservation of natural resources. Learn more…

Ethiopian Yirge Cheffe
Country: Ethiopia
Region: Gedeo, Sidamo
Altitude: 3280-4920 feet
Varietal: Heirloom Ethiopian Arabica
Process: Wet Processed
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: Yirgacheffe coffee is wet processed, and is considered one of the premium, cleanest-cupping Ethiopian coffees. Beans are hand-picked to ensure full ripeness, a huge benefit when cherries are fermented and washed of their pulp. The smallholders belong to the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, established in 1999 to facilitate the direct export of coffee produced by small farmers. The Union also ensures that Fairtrade premiums are directed towards community development; since 1999 they have overseen the construction of 11 primary schools, 3 secondary schools, a library and kindergarten, as well as further medical, office and agroindustrial infrastructure. Learn more…

Country: Kenya
Region: Aberdares ranges of Mount Kenya
Altitude: 5,000 feet
Varietal: SL28, SL34
Process: Washed, sun-dried
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: The Kimunye Farmers Estate has been producing coffee since the 1950s. It uses banana and hardwood trees to provide a natural canopy for its coffee trees, which grow in volcanic red loam soil. Beans are fully washed and dried on elevated rolling patios by the sun. Enjoy the plum, pear and wine-like notes of this special single origin.

Country: Rwanda
Region: Rulindo, Northern Province
Altitude: 5,800 feet
Varietal: Bourbon
Process: Washed, sun-dried
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: Rwanda was left devastated by the 1994 genocide that killed 800,000 people and forced two million to flee. From 2001-2006, a USAID project called PEARL (Partnership to Enhance Agriculture in Rwanda through Linkages) invested more than $10 million to help producers improve coffee quality by financing washing stations and offering technical assistance. Our fully washed Rwanda boasts a silky body, lemon acidity and notes of pineapple and dark chocolate.

Tanzania Peaberry
Country: Tanzania
Region: Arusha
Altitude: 5600 feet
Varietal: Bourbon and Kent
Process: Washed
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: Established by the Italian Count Vittorio Davico in 1931, the Mondul Coffee Estate continued to thrive under the direction of the Davico family for over seventy-five years. Coveted for its high elevation in the mountains above Monduli Town, in the greater Arusha region of northeastern Tanzania, the estate was recently purchased by the owner of Burka Estates, the largest coffee operation in Tanzania. The farm and mill are managed by Kenyan Hugh Johansen, who is making great strides to expand cultivation. Learn more…