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Mexico Chiapas: El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve

Washed ∙ Medium Roast Sweet with citric acidity, praline, cocoa and molasses flavors. Grown at 900-1800 Meters Above Sea Level (MASL) Each month I get the pleasure of choosing a new single origin coffee to purchase and roast for our Origin Select project. While we always carry a standard selection of single origins representing some of our favorite growing regions, this gives us the opportunity to highlight some exceptional beans on a seasonal basis that we might otherwise have missed out on! Our Origin Select coffee this month comes from the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas in Mexico. El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve is one of the world’s most diverse forest reserves. This reserve contains Mesoamerica’s largest continuous cloud forest, and it serves...

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Tanzania Kilimanjaro: Peaberry Uru North Microlot

Fully Washed Process ∙ Medium Roast Sugary and tart with molasses, cocoa and savory flavors Grown at 1200 Meters Above Sea Level (MASL) Each month I get the pleasure of choosing a new single origin coffee to purchase and roast for our Origin Select project. While we always carry a standard selection of single origins representing some of our favorite growing regions, this gives us the opportunity to highlight some exceptional beans on a seasonal basis that we might otherwise have missed out on! Our Origin Select coffee this month is a blend of peaberries from smallholder farmers in Tanzania's Kilimanjaro region. Tanzanian coffees are grown on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, under the shade of banana trees--truly exotic! Located just below the...

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Costa Rica: Las Lajas Micromill

Honey Process ∙ Light Roast Cotton candy sweetness, black current and honeydew Grown at 1450-1600 Meters Above Sea Level (MASL) Each month I get the pleasure of choosing a new single origin coffee to purchase and roast for our Origin Select project. While we always carry a standard selection of single origins representing some of our favorite growing regions, this gives us the opportunity to highlight some exceptional beans on a seasonal basis that we might otherwise have missed out on! Our Origin Select coffee this month comes from a micromill in Sabanilla de Alajuela, Central Valley Costa Rica. Oscar and Francisca Chacón are third-generation coffee producers, but the coffee is more than just in their family heritage: it's in their hearts and...

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Sumatra Aceh: Gayo - Pantan Musara Microlot

Each month I get the pleasure of choosing a new single origin coffee to purchase and roast for our Origin Select project. While we always carry a standard selection of single origins representing some of our favorite growing regions, this gives us the opportunity to highlight some exceptional beans on a seasonal basis that we might otherwise have missed out on! Our Origin Select coffee this month comes from a small mill in the Pegasing district of Takengon, in northern Sumatra's coffee-famous Aceh (AH-chay) region. The mill serves several small coffee producers within the Pantan Musara villages; several years ago, these producers were dislocated from their homes and land because of a natural disaster, and they have rebuilt their lives and farms with...

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Rwanda Cyato: Abadatezuka COOP – Gwiza Women Coffee

Rwanda Cyato: Abadatezuka COOP – Gwiza Women Coffee Each month I get the pleasure of choosing a new single origin coffee to purchase and roast for our Origin Select project. While we always carry a standard selection of single origins representing some of our favorite growing regions, this gives us the opportunity to highlight some exceptional beans on a seasonal basis that we might otherwise have missed out on! Our Origin Select coffee this month comes from the Cyato sector, Nyamasheke district, Western Province of Rwanda. We are so excited to be featuring this coffee in March, just in time for Women’s History Month, as it was harvested and processed by a group of cooperative members that are women. This group is called...

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