Sourced from around the world - these are our favourite green bean origins. The stories behind the farms are amazing and the dedication for a better world, fairer pay, workers rights, commitment to sustainability in both the native flora and fauna of their lands gives us a not just a great taste and mouth-feel but a real sense of admiration for these truly amazing growers.
Being our closest neighbours, tribal owners, low travel miles the Kimel Estate bean, this has been a constant in our Signature blends.
This plantation and its tribal owners, are assured of a strong future with international markets clamouring for this high quality coffee.
Global traders and quality cup assessors have heralded the Kimel bean as being PNG’s finest single estate coffee. The result of hand picking and hand sorted quality, it presents in the cup a coffee of great flavour and complexity. This great product is well balanced with delicate acidity, rounded and smooth medium body and a great length of sweet cocoa mixed with tropical fruits and it is highly aromatic and consistent.
"From the earth"
With a simple yet powerful ideology behind them -“How can one take something from earth without harming it? Simple: we borrow it, and then we give back. It is not only about producing the best coffee of the world. It is about producing coffee for a better world.”
Situated high in the Cerrado region the farms are some of the oldest in Brazil.
The steady climate, dry-fresh winters, warm-wet summers is the perfect condition for amazing beans to be grown. The plantations are located at an average altitude of over 3.000 ft and some terroirs are around 4.000 ft.
Wind, sun and soil are exceptional for Arabica trees. The diverse altitudes and micro-climates create conditions that will later surprise the palate with a large range of flavours from velvet-chocolatey to bright-flowery profiles.
Coffee connoisseurs and world barista champions often visit the farms, and we work together to learn innovative processes for coffee cherries and creating new micro-lots of exceptional coffees.
The Daterra was the first Rainforest Alliance Farm in Brazil; First Climate-friendly farm verified to meet the Sustainable Agriculture Network’s Climate Module and Winner of the prize “Prêmio Fazenda Sustentável 2015” by Globo Rural, Brazil’s major agricultural magazine, as the most sustainable farm in the country. It truly is an exceptional origin.
Varietals: Sunrise, Monte Christo, Santa Colomba
FINCA KASSANDRA, MEXICO
"Central American Beauty"
We love these sentiments and cannot say it any better: From fincakassandra.com
Villa Kassandra is located in the high mountains of Veracruz state in eastern Sierra Madre. Founded as a cattle ranch in the 80's, shortly after it was decided to plant the first coffee plantations. Over the years, an alternative crop was looking to shade the coffee plant in 1997 and was the first macadamia trees were planted. Now, we are a company engaged in the planting, harvesting, processing, sale, distribution of green and roasted coffee and macadamia nut.
Their Mission is to provide consumers with fresh, high quality food products. And comprehensive quality standards in agricultural management, processing, sales and distribution. Keeping our commitment to customers and workers, as well as protecting wildlife and surrounding communities.
Finca Kassandra is a family owned farm on the slopes of Mount Mesofilos in the Huatusco region of Mexico. It is here the coffee, bourbon, caturra and catuai varietals, are grown at an altitude of 1200-1500 masl.
The finca is 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified and is constantly looking to new ways to ensure that production is sustainable. 27 hectares out of the 465 hectares that make up the farm have been left to grow wild creating an important habitat for native birds and plants. The coffee trees grow under shade trees and the coffee is hand picked and washed and sorted at the finca's own mills.
Don Gabriel is now in charge of growing the family business. It is his passion and experience in coffee farming and production that means that the coffee from Finca Kassandra is some of Mexico's best.
The Cup : Great plum and port like flavours dance under a body of smooth chocolate.
Acidity : Citric and Chocolate
Body: Medium, well-balanced