October Box


Costa Rica and Kenya

Happy Fall! This month we have two tasty coffees that are a delight to brew and sip as we watch the leaves change colour. The Costa Rica is a H1 Yellow Honey from farm San Juanillo - the producers specialize in renewed plantations with H1 being a new variety. The Kenya is a juicy SL28 SL34 Washed process from Kagumo Factory in Nyeri. We put the Kenya through our colour sorter for some added consistency.

Subscribers that were active prior to our 15th shipping cutoff will notice our new RS-Subscriber-only bags. This is a project we started at the end of 2020. This lot of bags is our first experiment at pushing the limitations on packaging substrate (this bag is mono-material and 100% recyclable) and design (this shape has not been done before; the manufacturer taking 40% more overhead and material cost). There are some errors, to which we learn. And with that some new insights, design challenges, and opportunities. We constantly ask ourselves, why do more of the same?


San Juanillo

H1 Yellow Honey

An interesting farm, producers Vargas and Gutierrez focus a lot of energy into the plantation (as opposed to processing, letting processors specialize). This focus has led to approximately 80% of farm plantation being from renewed varieties and hybrids. In 2015, they achieved 19th place (out of 144) in the Costa Rica COE with H1 (a new variety).
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Sourced by Trabocca

Origin:

Naranjo, Costa Rica

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Cherry, Melon, Nougat

Brew:

Filter We recommend Recipe B in our brew guide

Kagumo AB

SL28 SL34 Washed

A big operation to produce a juicy coffee. During harvest season, Kagumo factory sees 7 committee members from the Co-operative society, an executive officer for day-to-day management, and 60 permanent staff to provide wetmill services for neighboring villages. Cherries are selectively handpicked and brought to the wetmill on the same day.
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Sourced by Collaborative Coffee Source

Origin:

Nyeri, Kenya

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Red Currant, Berries, Plum

Brew:

Filter We recommend Recipe A in our brew guide