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September Box


Natural Honduras and Indonesia

This month we have the return of Honduras to our offerings as some of you may notice that we did not have any in 2021. As well, there is the return of Cikole in West Java, Indonesia. Both are lovely sweet coffees with some warmth and comfort as the tail end of Summer brings the first whispers of Fall.



La Alita

Natural Ethiosar

A beautifully clean and sweet natural, this Ethiosar variety is a hybrid of a hybrid. First a Sudan Rume and Sarchimor (which itself is a hybrid of Timor and Villa Sarchi) are crossed, after which its offspring are crossed again with Villa Sarchi. The resulting variety, Ethiosar, has coffee leaf rust resistance and offers a high yield comparable to Caturra.

The Mierisch family first started producing coffee in Nicaragua since 1908 and have been involved as head judges in the Cup of Excellence in Honduras since 2011. It was in 2014 that "Lalita", before it was renamed as "La Alita", was purchased by the family. La Alita means "little wing" (the Mierisch family are fans of Jimi Hendrix) and is closely situated to the other two farms owned by the family: Cerro Azul and Santa Lucia. The wet mill is located on Santa Lucia with the cupping lab, warehouse and drying patios on Cerro Azul. This is our first year working with the Mierisch family and we're excited to share their beautiful hard work with you!
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Direct trade from Fincas Mierisch with logistics help from Coffee Quest

Origin:

Comayagua, Honduras

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Grape, Cheery, Dark Honey

Brew:

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We recommend Recipe A in our brew guide

Cikole West Java

Anaerobic Natural Float Typica

This coffee first underwent a floating process to sort out the unripe cherries. In turn, the water contact helps remove/reduce the amount of natural yeast on the cherries before fermentation. As a result, this produces a cup profile that is cleaner with less of the wild and intense flavours that are typically attributed to anaerobic naturals.

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From Cahaya:

"This typica varietal is picked from the lush forest of Maribaya (1300-1500 masl), just slightly northeast of Indonesia’s fourth largest city, Bandung. Bandung is located on the western side of Indonesia’s most populous island Java, and is directly east of the largest active volcano in the region, Tankuban Perahu. The coffee plantation is nestled deep in the forest, surrounded by small villages where many of the farmers who tend the coffee live."
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Sourced by Cahaya Coffee

Origin:

West Java, Indonesia

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Orange, Licorice, Brown Sugar

Brew:

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We recommend Recipe B in our brew guide