Caffe Ladro

Featured in June 2013 Box

If there’s a coffee heaven, Huila, Colombia and Seattle, Washington are probably both in the running. This coffee pairs the two for a delicious collaboration that wins universal praise from our expert panel. These Caturra beans were grown by a group of 92 smallholder farmers who cultivate their coffee in rich volcanic soil along the steep hills of the Colombian Andes. But quality alone might not be enough to qualify as heaven, so let’s talk good deeds. Caffe Ladro sourced this coffee through an ethical approach that guarantees transparency. That means when premium prices are paid, most of the money ends up in the farmers’ pockets. So you’re helping them invest in quality of coffee and quality of life. Coffee heaven indeed.

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We feature truly small-batch, seasonal coffees. So there might not be any left. But that's a good thing! Only big corporate factories have the same stuff all year round.

  • Roaster

    Caffe Ladro
    Seattle Washington
  • Producer

    ADPASO Cooperative, farmed by 92 smallholder farmers
  • Origin

    Oporapa, Huila, Colombia
  • Varieties

    Caturra
  • Elevation

    1,450-1,750 meters above sea level
  • Process

    Washed
  • Our Notes

    Aromas of raisins, vanilla and malt lead into a luscious brew of black cherry, molasses and oak. The subtle stone fruit acidity carries through the lingering sweetness of the finish.

Featured in September 2012 Box

If late-summer heat has you thirsting for a sweet and crisp glass of iced coffee, these beans from Seattle’s Caffe Ladro are just the thing for you. When served on ice, this mysterious Java Nica variety has the bright, refreshing acidity and tea-like qualities of an Arnold Palmer. Although this plant was found and cultivated by the Mierisch Family in Jinotega, Nicaragua, its flavors are reminiscent of a clean, washed Yirgacheffe, Ethiopian coffee. Delicate and smooth orange blossom aromas lead into a soft white peach acidity and sweetness. Smooth drying and clean, its sweet finish leaves your palate well prepared for another sip.

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We feature truly small-batch, seasonal coffees. So there might not be any left. But that's a good thing! Only big corporate factories have the same stuff all year round.

  • Roaster

    Caffe Ladro
    Seattle Washington
  • Producer

    Finca San José, Farmed by The Mierisch Family
  • Origin

    Jinotega, Nicaragua
  • Varieties

    Java Nica
  • Elevation

    1250-1375 meters above sea level
  • Process

    Washed
  • Our Notes

    Delicate and smooth orange blossom aromas lead into a soft white peach acidity and sweetness. Smooth drying and clean, its sweet finish leaves your palate well prepared for another sip.