Augie's Coffee Roasters

Roaster
Augie's Coffee Roasters
Redlands, California
Producer
Sacof Cooperative
Origin
Kivu Area, Rutsiro District, Rwanda
Varieties
Bourbon
Elevation
1,800 to 2,000
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed
Our Notes
A delicate strawberry sweetness and buttery mouthfeel complement clean flavors of black tea and honey.

Wouldn’t it be nice if your daily cup supported a good cause? Take the Sacof Cooperative in Rwanda, which not only provides a much needed market for its network of small farmers, it also gives them the tools to help their farms thrive. With gifts of livestock and organic fertilizer, farmers are able to grow better coffee, ultimately bringing you a better cup. The increased income then affords the families funds for schooling and other necessities. Augie’s Coffee Roasters favors the country’s western Kivu region for varieties like this gentle and fruity brew: A delicate strawberry sweetness and buttery mouthfeel complement clean flavors of black tea and honey.

Roaster
Augie's Coffee Roasters
Redlands, California
Producer
Gujii Oromo farmers
Origin
Southern Guji, Shakiso, Ethiopia
Varieties
Heirloom (Ethiopian)
Elevation
unknown
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Wet processed
Our Notes
Blackcurrant and bergamot aromas lead into a cup with a lively lemon acidity, pectinous body and flavors of apricots, black tea and spices.

Like the geek in high school who went on to be hugely successful, this Ethiopian heirloom brew from the Guji Oromo producer group thrives on its differences. Local strains of coffee beans from the southern zone of the producers’ plot are wet-processed to reveal the nuances of flavors like black currant. Since the group has an export license, it sells direct trade to Augie’s of Redlands, CA, which pays at least 50 percent more than fair trade prices. All of these aspects add up in the mug: Bergamot aromas mature into a lively acidity with lemon, apricots, black tea and spices.