DIRECT FARM RELATIONSHIP
The La Escuela is an offering from Producers Marysabel Caballero and Moises Herrera of Marcala, Honduras. We've been working with the Caballeros for the past three years, and are consistently impressed by their work.
In order to provide better education for the children of Marcala, Marysabel and Moises built a school on a portion of their farmland, and continue to remain invested in its success. The La Escuela comes from the coffee trees that grow on the farmland surrounding the school.
Three dollars from every 12oz bag of La Escuela sold, will be used to fund the school, providing basic maintenance and upgrades, new furniture, and improved educational materials.
The cup is characterized by a comforting body, and tastes of tangerine, lemon and caramel, ending with a pleasant rounded finish.
A second year offering from Brazil, the Pedra Redonda is every bit as good as last year. Mild in acidity, with a uniquely pleasant body, there is a rich sweetness like that found in nut butters. Notes of cherry, pistachio and walnut distinguish this classic Brazilian coffee.
La Falda - Cup of Excellence
Cup of Excellence is an annual awards contest held in a number of coffee-producing countries. Each year, hundreds of lots are tested and cupped by Coffee Professionals worldwide. Those top scoring coffees reflect the best of that countries season, and are sold via an online auction. Placing in the COE is one of the most prestigious achievements that a Coffee Producer can attain within their professional career.
We are beyond honored to not only support the COE, but also share with you one of the top ten scoring lots in all of Colombia. Produced by Jose Arcadio Caro Rueda, this exemplary coffee will astound your taste buds with delicate notes of ripe plums and herbaceous elderberry. We encourage you to taste this limited offering and treat yourself to one of the best Colombian offerings of 2013.
Date sugar and pistachio notes keep this coffee sweet and light, while a rich-bodied toffee undercurrent balances out the cup to produce an exceptional experience.
SINGLE ORIGIN ESPRESSO
A double shot of Korate will taste of spice, then cool to reveal dried apricot and finish with lavender. With milk it all combines for a perfect macchiato with honey-like sweetness.
An exceptional coffee from Producer Omar Leonel Renza, El Parador is a Direct Farm Relationship coffee offering complexity and balance. Starting with a cranberry snap that mingles with notes of roasted chestnuts and cacao that sweetens and rounds it out, it's simply a pleasure to drink.