Kenya PB Kabare

Roaster:  Dessert Oasis  

Region: Kirinyaga Country  

Farm(er): Kabare Farmers Cooperative  

Varietal: SL28, SL34

Processing: Washed  

Tasting: Peach, Green Apple, Marmalade

Story:

This year’s crop, from the Kabare Cooperative, was very nice. This lot is a Peaberry (meaning that there was only one seed in each cherry) and was cupped at 88 points! Look for some stone fruit action in this one, some green apple, and some marmalade notes. The Kimandi mill is the mill at which its processed, after being grown at the Kabare Coop. The small plots that the farm is broken up into allows for a much more strategic approach for the farmers in picking and sorting the cherries, which is one of the many things that make this coffee so nice.  

Source: Dessert Oasis

Kayon Mountain

Roaster:  Creation Coffee  

Region: Guji, Ethiopia  

Farm(er): Esmael Hassen  

Varietal:  Indigenous Heirlooms

Altitude: 1900-2200m  

Processing: Natural  

Tasting: Raspberry, Cherry, Chocolate

Story:

This is an Organic Grade 1 natural process coffee from the Kayon Moutnain farm located in the Guji zone of Ethiopia’s Shakiso district, in the Taro & Sawana Villages.  The Kayon Mountain Farm, owned by Esmael Hassen, harvests about 300 hectares of its 500 hectare farm and uses its own wet and dry mills for processing.  Elevation ranges from 1900-2200 meters above sea level and the coffee variety is entirely Ethiopian Heirloom.  

source: Creation Coffee

Florencio Villatoro

Roaster:  Hyperion Coffee  

Region: Huehuetenango  

Farm(er):  Florencio Villatoro Finca El Diamante  

Varietal:   Caturra, Bourbon  

Altitude:  1750 meters  

Processing: Washed  

Tasting:  Cantaloupe, Spanish Peanuts, Molasses,   Oolong Tea

Story:

Florencio Villatoro Castillo has been cultivating coffee since the age of 13. His father gave him a small lot of space as a gift to start his own coffee farming operation. From the age of 13 until he turned 25 years old, he was also working alongside of his father at Finca La Esperanza. Since 25, he’s been increasing his production, his quality, and his impact uninterrupted. Finca El Diamante is located in a remote valley near to the small town Agua Dulce, in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. Florencio and his wife Lesvia have been blessed with 4 children, Maikel, Riner, Yelsin and Danita. He also has 5 grandchildren. His entire family is heavily involved with life at the farm. It’s truly a family business and we’re grateful to partner with them and support them in a tangible way. Florencio loves to watch soccer in his community and spends the small amount of free time available investing in his family.

Coffees from El Diamante have been submitted under “VILLAURE” or “La Esperanza”  name for the COE in the past.  Villaure is the family brand and La Esperanza is the name of the very first lot Florencio and Aurelio’s father had. Florencio is on crutches and has been for years but it does not slow him down.  He gets around in a motorcross bike in places you wouldn’t think a motor bike could ever go! His son is stepping up and has taken interest so there is a bright future for El Diamante.  

Source: Hyperion