Sightglass Coffee

Featured in May 2014 Box

Carlos Olivero named his parcel "Cubito" after a famous natural spring on the property. Cubito is planted out with Bourbon trees that thrive in the rich alluvial soil. The coffee from Cubito is wet and dry milled at Beneficio Bella Vista. Incoming coffee is mechanically de-pulped, fermented for 14-16 hours, and washed in concrete channels. The washed coffee is spread out on raised African drying beds where it dries for up to 15 days.

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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

    Sightglass Coffee
    San Francisco California
  • Producer

    Carlos Olivero Cubito
  • Origin

    Antigua, Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala
  • Varieties

    Bourbon, Caturra
  • Elevation

    1,500 meters above sea level
  • Process

    Washed
  • Our Notes

    Savory aromas of cocoa, cinnamon, and hazelnut open into a dynamic cup with flavors of black tea and cherry that finishes with a clean brown sugar sweetness.

Featured in February 2013 Box

This one is dangerous. In the remote mountains of Colombia, the land is beautiful, and perfect for growing coffee. But this hard-to-reach area is also one of the last strongholds of the FARC paramilitary group that still skirmishes with the Colombian army. So Sightglass Coffee was thrilled when security concerns lessened and the ASOCEAS Cooperative, which works to connect coffee buyers to the region’s farmers, OK’d a visit to local farms last year. The result is this special lot, combining beans from 12 different farmers. The sweet, balanced cup opens with aromas of almonds and spice. Its delicate body is highlighted by notes of tart apple and hints of cinnamon.

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  • Roaster

    Sightglass Coffee
    San Francisco California
  • Producer

    ASOCEAS Cooperative, farmed by 12 smallholder farmers
  • Origin

    Herrera, Tolima, Colombia
  • Varieties

    Caturra, Typica
  • Elevation

    1500-1900 meters above sea level
  • Process

    Washed
  • Our Notes

    This sweet, balanced cup opens with aromas of almonds and spice. Its delicate body is highlighted by notes of tart apple and hints of cinnamon.

Featured in November 2012 Box

Finca El Zarzal has been growing coffee on the land lining the San Vicente volcano for over 100 years. The mineral-rich volcanic soil offers perfect growing conditions for coffee plants and many of El Salvador’s other crops. In 2005, the family-operated business added a processing mill to the farm, allowing them to closely monitor the coffee beans from the moment they are planted until the moment they are sold to the roaster. This coffee, roasted by San Francisco’s Sightglass Coffee, is sweet and elegant with notes of fresh leather and pine. The silky body finishes in milk chocolate.

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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

    Sightglass Coffee
    San Francisco California
  • Producer

    Finca El Zarzal, farmed by Benjamin Argueta
  • Origin

    Tepetitán, San Vicente, El Salvador
  • Varieties

    Bourbon, Typica
  • Elevation

    1400-1520 meters above sea level
  • Process

    Washed
  • Our Notes

    This coffee is sweet and elegant with notes of fresh leather and pine. The silky body finishes in milk chocolate.