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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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Fair Trade/Organically Grown Nicaragua Segovia: Featured Origin Select 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 Northwestern Nicaragua, the Department of Nueva Segovia. This Fair Trade Certified coffee comes to us from PRODECOOP, a second-level cooperative organization that groups 38 grassroots cooperatives made up of 2,300 small producers. This organically grown coffee that we selected this month is a top-notch example of Nicaraguan coffee. Typically the classic Nicaraguan roast profile tends to lean...

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Mexico Finca Santa Isabel Microlot: Featured Origin Select 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 Southeastern Mexico, in the Estado Libre y Soberano de Chiapas (Free and Sovereign State of Chiapas). This coffee comes to us from Femerides Vázquez Pérez, owner of Finca Santa Isabel in the town of Las Pilas, and we are thrilled to have it available this month as our Origin Select. This organically grown coffee...

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