The Americas

Brazil Sítio São Geraldo
Country: Brazil
Region: Sul de Minas
Altitude: 2,952 to 3,280 feet
Varietal: Mundo Novo
Process: Natural – Dry Process
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: Sítio São Geraldo is located in Sul de Minas, the mountainous southern region of the Minas Gerais state. The oldest and most traditional production region. The finest Arabica coffees of this region produce fruity notes, with pleasant acidity and medium body. Natural Processed coffees, like our Sítio São Geraldo, typically have great body with nutty, sweet, chocolaty notes.

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Colombia Santa Barbara
Country: Colombia
Region: Antioquia
Altitude: 5,280 feet
Varietal: Castillo
Process: Washed
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: Santa Barbara Estate is located in the southwest section of the Department of Antioquia in northwest Colombia. This estate is described as integrated, which means that all stages of the production happen there and are carefully tracked by the farmers and workers, from producing seedlings through to harvesting and processing. Santa Barbara has expanded gradually, establishing a healthy and sustainable balance between sophisticated production and artisanal integrity. The near-constant temperature in the region (generally around 75-80°F year round), high altitude (5,280 feet above sea level) and the nutrient-rich volcanic soil are ideal for growing the Castillo varietal of Arabica, a flavorful hybrid of the Caturra and Timor trees. Learn more…


Costa Rica Naranjo
Country: Costa Rica
Region: Naranjo, in the West Valley region
Altitude: 3,900-4,400ft
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon
Process: Wet processed, Sun-dried
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: Founded around 1960, CooproNaranjo is a cooperative of coffee growers in the Costa Rican county of Naranjo. Its early aims were to pool efforts for coffee processing and, as part of this objective, purchase a mill to share among members. The cooperative has gone on to implement comprehensive measures to improve coffee quality and production. In addition to educating its members about sustainable farming practices and providing technical agricultural assistance, CooproNarajo helps small farmers to obtain Rainforest Alliance certification. Our Naranjo beans come from four farms in the West Valley region that have obtained this certification. The cooperative encourages its members and the farming community to observe more sustainable production methods and to eschew agrochemicals in favor of vermicompost. Learn more…


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Guat Antigua
Country: Guatemala
Region: Atitlán
Altitude: 3,500-4,500 feet
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica and Mundo Novo
Process: Washed, Sun-dried
$13.00 (12 oz can) $75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: Our Guatemala Antigua is grown in rolling volcanic foothills around 3,500 – 4,500 feet above sea level. The microclimate is tropical and humid, and combined with rich clay-like soils, provides the ideal conditions for a range of varietals such as Bourbon, Typica and Mundo Novo. The farm also cultivates cardamom, macadamia nuts, plantain and banana, the latter of which is used as a shade crop for the coffee bushes. However, much of the farm is also dedicated to a forestry preserve, where rare indigenous trees are maintained, providing a protected environment for wildlife and helping to prevent soil erosion on the steeper slopes. Learn more…


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Mexican Chiapas
Country: Mexico
Region: Chiapas
Altitude: 1000-1500m
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Maragogype
Process: Washed
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: Mexico’s diverse geography, from the soaring altitudes of the country’s four mountain ranges to the beautiful coastal regions along the Pacific, supports diverse farming practices and a broad variety of crops. Chiapas is the country’s southernmost state, home to the Sierra Madre de Chiapas Mountain range. To its west are the coffee growing regions of Oaxaca and Vera Cruz, but it is the beans of Guatemala’s Huehuetenango region, directly to the east, with which Chiapas coffee shares so much character. Farmers in Chiapas have begun a transition back to organic farming techniques as a way to achieve self-sufficiency and to create sustainability for their communities. The continued development of a network of Fair Trade farmers’ cooperatives is helping local people slowly improve their quality of life. Learn more…


Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Region: Matagalpa
Altitude: 3600-3900 feet
Varietal: Caturra
Process: Washed, Sun Dried
$13.00 (12 oz can) $75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: Gold Mountain Coffee Growers plantation, on the hillsides of Matagalpa, is a small community dedicated to the production of incredibly high quality coffee with an emphasis on self sufficiency and ecological sustainability. The name comes from an age-old nickname; local people refer to this particular mountainside as La Zona del Oro, or the zone of gold. Interspersed throughout the plantation are community garden plots growing cabbage, passion fruit, bananas and other produce for consumption by the workers and their families. The estate produces its own seedlings and, when they are sufficiently mature, transfers the young plants to the rich, volcanic hillside soils beneath the shade of banana trees. Learn more…


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Peru
Country: Peru
Region: Cajamarca
Altitude: 900 – 2,000 meters
Varietal: Typica, Caturra, Pache, Mondo Novo, Bourbon, Catuai and Catimor
Process: Wet processed, Sun Dried
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: Peru offers a well-balanced, clean cup with a buttery mouthfeel and citrusy acidity. Cooperativa de Servicios Multiples Sol y Café Ltda (Coop Sol y Café) was established in March of 2008 to unite over 1,000 farmers. This included rice and cacao producers. The co-op was originally formed to collectively make agronomic and economic decisions. The group is both Fair Trade and a quarter of their social premiums are dedicated to improving production and protecting the environment. Learn More…