Guatemala Las Plantas

Roaster:  Mundos  

Region: Agua Dulce, Huehuetenango, Guatemala  

Farm(er): Octavia Herrera, La Esperanza  

Varietal: Caturra  

Altitude: 1650 masl 

 Processing: Washed  

Tasting: Strawberry, Honey, Hibiscus

Story:

Mr. Octavio Rafael Herrera Ordoñez, known as ‘Otto’, worked in coffee for 25 years and is currently retired. The farms are currently under the administration and operation of the second and third generation of the Herrera Family with over 50 years of experience in growing coffee. The family has been pushing the quality of the coffee processing allowing their plants to bring forth their best qualities.  We work closely with Octavio and family, and buy a few different lots and varietal separations, and every year these lots show up for class: They’re juicy, complex, anddownright delicious. Some of these include Las Piedras, Los Cedros, and Caturra lot separations.  

Source: Mundos

Burundi-Kibingo Washing Station

Roaster: Hyperion   

Region: Kayanza, Burundi  

Farm(er): Kibingo Washing Station

Varietal: Bourbon  

Altitude: 1893 meters  

Processing: Natural  

Tasting: Blackberry, Tart Cherry, Honey, Limeade acidity

Story

This is a very wonderful fruit forward coffee from the country of Burundi.  Burundi is located in Africa.  Natural process refers to the act of drying the coffee beans (which are technically seeds) in the whole coffee fruit.  It allows for greater complexity and depth of flavor and a fuller body in the roasted coffee, creating a very unique and appetizing tasting experience.   

Try this on ice when at the shop!

Rwanda Ejo Heza

Roaster:  Dessert Oasis  

Region: Rustior District  

Farm(er): Ejo Heza Woman’s Co-op  

Varietal: Bourbon  

Processing: Washed  

Tasting: Currant, Plum, Chamomille

Story

Ejo Heza is a really great farming project from a subgroup within the KOPAKAMA Co-op. They run some awesome empowerment programs for women in Rwanda, and year after year have produced better and better coffee as well. This year’s lot is very clean like it has been in the past, but perhaps even cleaner. Look for notes of plum and currant with some chamomile-like florals in the finish. Its a beautiful Spring coffee, lively and sweet, slightly tart with those florals really rounding it out.    https://www.docr.coffee/rwanda2019