Coava Coffee Roasters

Roaster
Coava Coffee Roasters
Portland, Oregon
Producer
The Pacas Family
Origin
Lomas de San Marcelino, El Salvador
Varieties
Bourbon, Pacas
Elevation
1,400-1,600
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed
Roaster
Coava Coffee Roasters
Portland, Oregon
Producer
David Mancia
Origin
Santa Bárbara, Honduras
Varieties
Pacas, Catimor
Elevation
1600-1650
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed
Our Notes
This heavy-bodied cup reminds us of stone-fruit cobbler. A warm base of buttery crust is balanced by bright nectarine acidity with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Direct trade doesn't just mean better coffee. It means a better life for independent farmers. Under the mixed-batch system, David Mancia, who only produces 25 bags of his premium coffee, would get lost in the mix. Thankfully, Coava Coffee Roasters has given David's beans a chance to shine on their own. Their direct-trade partnership has helped David expand his farm, produce higher quality coffee, and, best of all, buy the home he shares with his family. It's also delivered into your hands a cup as decadent as stone-fruit cobbler – a warm base of buttery crust opens into a brightness of lemon and nectarine, perfect after a good long meal. Here's to you, David.

Roaster
Coava Coffee Roasters
Portland, Oregon
Producer
Xeucalvitz Community
Origin
El Quiche, Guatemala
Varieties
Bourbon and Typica
Elevation
1400-1600
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Dry ferment/pulped natural
Our Notes
A refreshingly delicate Guatemalan coffee with a sweet, clean body that is anchored on the low end by tannic black tea and highlighted with a juicy limeade acidity.

What happens when you let a fantastic coffee crop ferment for one day in wooden boxes covered with banana leaves? As the Xeucalvitz Community in Guatemala would tell you, this cleverly improvised mode of fermentation creates a unique variation in sugar content from bean to bean. That complexity further comes to life in the skilled hands of Portland, Oregon’s Coava Coffee Roasters, where each bean in the batch develops differently as it roasts. You’ll taste a refreshingly delicate Guatemalan coffee with a sweet, clean body that is anchored on the low end by tannic black tea and highlighted with a juicy limeade acidity.

Roaster
Coava Coffee Roasters
Portland, Oregon
Producer
Kochere District
Origin
Chalalacktu, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Varieties
Heirloom (Ethiopian)
Elevation
1,850-2,000
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed
Our Notes
The body is delicate, almost like Earl Grey tea, with notes of lemon and bergamot lingering throughout.

This is a gateway coffee. A coffee that makes things click. The first coffee that blew our minds. Utterly distinctive, Ethiopian coffees like this classic Yirgacheffe from the village of Chalalacktu in the Kochere region are easy to fall in love with. Which is why this coffee, an heirloom varietal grown at an elevation of 1850-2000 meters that’s washed and sun-dried is hotly demanded--the coffee from this area makes up 30 percent of all the coffee exported from Yirgacheffe. What makes this coffee so singular? The body is delicate, almost like Earl Grey tea, while notes of lemon and bergamot linger throughout. Roasted by wunderkind Coava Coffee Roasters in Portland, this is the beautiful kind of coffee that’s amazingly typical for this stunningly innovative coffee company--even as it’s changing the way people brew coffee with clever gadgets like the Kone and AeroPress Disk.