May 2012 Tasting Box

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Flying Goat Coffee

Healdsburg, California

The Gebre family-run Moredocofe farm is dedicated to preserving its local Ethiopian environment by carefully culling the best fruit from a combination of wild native trees and farm-grown plants. In fact, their farm is located in the jungles of the Dawa Basin where the coffee trees thrive in the shade of the jungle’s canopy – making it a model of sustainable farming. Flying Goat Coffee, from Healdsburg, CA, discovered these amazing beans and roasted them with enough finesse to merit a Good Food Awards nomination. What you will taste is a new take on a classically balanced, citrusy Ethiopian coffee: black and jasmine tea merge a honey and chamomile sweetness with a sparkling, crisp acidity and finish.

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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.

  • Producer
    Moredocofe Co-op
  • Origin
    Gizu Zone, Oromia, Sidamo, Ethiopia
  • Varieties
    Heirloom (Ethiopian)
  • Elevation
    1,600 - 2,000 meters above sea level
  • Process
    Washed
  • Our Notes
    A classically balanced, citrusy Ethiopian with flavors of black and jasmine tea that merge a honey and chamomile sweetness with a sparkling, crisp acidity and finish.

Kuma Coffee

Seattle, Washington

In the mountains surrounding Indonesia’s Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world, grow some of the best Sumatran beans we’ve seen in a while. These beans, skillfully roasted by Seattle’s Kuma Coffee, possess the distinctive body and character that comes from a unique Indonesian semi-washing process called “wet-hulling” or “Giling Basah.” Before washing and drying, the farmers let the beans age just a little bit within their hulls, infusing the beans with new layers of flavor. Tasting the coffee, you’ll find that sweet pepper & cherry aromas introduce juicy apricot acidity, deep sweetness, savory flavors of bell peppers and tomatoes, and a lingering black pepper finish.

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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.

  • Producer
    Smallholder Farmers
  • Origin
    Lintong Nihuta, Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Varieties
    Ateng, Typica
  • Elevation
    1,300 - 1,500 meters above sea level
  • Process
    Wet-hulled
  • Our Notes
    Sweet pepper & cherry aromas introduce juicy apricot acidity, deep sweetness, savory flavors of bell peppers and tomatoes, and a lingering black pepper finish.

Water Avenue Coffee

Portland, Oregon

Don Miguel is not your average coffee farmer. In fact, his Colombian farm, Las Margaritas, could almost be mistaken for a botanical garden. On his farm, Miguel experiments with coffee varieties from around the world and the intricate processing methods that accompany them. He has even created a cupping lab right on his farm in order to taste the progress as he experiments. This month, he has provided us with our second ever honey-processed beans, which have been roasted beautifully by Water Avenue Coffee Company from Portland, OR. The result is a sweet and nutty cup accented with orange zest and piquant spice and bound together by a smooth, buttery body.

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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.

  • Producer
    Las Margaritas
  • Origin
    Caicedonia, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Varieties
    Red Bourbon
  • Elevation
    1,750 meters above sea level
  • Process
    Honey Processed
  • Our Notes
    A sweet and nutty cup accented with orange zest and piquant spice and bound together by a smooth, buttery body.