Rare Origin

Cruz Loma

Auction Lot #3

Our auction lot from Taza Dorada 2020 hosted by ANECAFE in Ecuador. This Washed Typica-Sidra from producer Galo Morales came in 3rd in the Taza Dorada contest, scoring 89.94 points.

Finca Cruz Loma has been in the Morales family for several generations - it is now managed by Galo, his wife, daughter and his four brothers (a complete family operation).

200g

Origins:

Pichincha, Ecuador
Producer: Galo Morales
Variety: Typica-Sidra
Process: Washed
Elevation: 1450 masl

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Tea Rose, Lemon Verbena, Mandarin, Nectarine

Brew:

Filter

$40.00

Rare Origin

Finca Chelin

An interesting variety from an innovative producer.

This is a black honey carbonic maceration coffee. Coffee was placed in a closed tank for 48 hours following carbonic maceration process. Commercial yeasts and cold water was added to regulate microbe activity. After depulping, the coffee was dried in mucilage (honey process) over four weeks in a multi-staged drying process.

We were drawn to this coffee on a recent cupping table from samples provided by La Nacional (a special thanks to them for introducing these coffees to us). After learning more about producer Enrique Lopez, we've grown more fond of this coffee and of Finca Chelin - they take experimental processing to another level, having developed over 20 different post-harvest processes. Finca Chelin is also a carbon neutral operation.

(Introduced and sourced by La Nacional)

200g

Origins:

Oaxaca, Mexico
Producer: Enrique Lopez
Variety: Pluma Hidalgo
Process: Black Honey
Elevation: 1600 masl

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Pear, Grape, Dried Figs, Candied Pecan

Brew:

Filter

$25.00

Origin

Las Tolas

A washed processed Java from producer Arnaud Causse at Finca Las Tolas in Ecuador.

The seed stock of this coffee was one that Arnaud brought over many years prior from El Salvador, where he was based as an agronomist. He has been cultivating coffee in Gualea Ecuador for over two decades now and his experience and attention to detail shows through in this unique cup profile. It's not something you would immediately expect from the area, but shows what's possible.

Introduced and provided by Red Fox Coffee.

300g

Origins:

Gualea, Pichincha, Ecuador
Producer: Arnaud Causse
Variety: Java
Process: Washed
Elevation: 1600-1800masl

Meet the Origin

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Lemongrass, Raspberry, Sweet Almond

Brew:

Filter

$21.00

Origin

Nkoronko

A natural processed Bourbon variety from the Nkoronko Cooperative in Burundi.

This is our first lot with TGEP, a coffee importer based in Quebec. They work directly with Burundi producers every year. Last year, we were fortunate to receive pre-shipment samples of this natural coffee, and we were surprised with its sweetness (we typically find coffees from Burundi to have more raisin-forward notes, generally for washed processed Bourbons). This coffee will likely make its way into our adventurous cold drip for the Summer period, assuming it lasts that long!

Introduced and provided by TGEP.

300g

Origins:

Karuzi, Burundi
Coop: Nkoronko Cooperative
Variety: Bourbon
Process: Natural
Elevation: 1805masl

Meet the Origin

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Blackberry, Jackfruit, Honey

Brew:

Filter

$20.00

Origin

Demeka Becha Station

A special prep washed day lot of varieties 74158, 74165, 74112, 74110, 7440 from washing station Demeka Becha in Becha Village in the Sidama region of Ethiopia.

Sourced by Catalyst Coffee, this is a special day lot - a very hands on initiative by Catalyst to tag and track coffees, from harvest of cherries, all the way down to export dry mill. In this particular case, 29 bags of (parchment) coffee were obtained from an isolated fermentation tank from a single harvest day (Feb 11, 2020) - no mixing from previous harvest days, no fermentation batching, and then tracking all the way down to green sacks from dry milling.

300g

Origins:

Sidama, Ethiopia
Station: Demeka Becha
Varieties: 74158
Process: Special Prep Washed
Elevation: 2100-2200masl

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Rose, White Peach, Candied Lemon

Brew:

Filter

$20.00

Origin

Serrinha

Fazenda Serrinha is the very first farm from producer Jose Maria de Oliveira, and is the neighbouring farm to Santa Luzia. Everything on the farm, Jose has constructed with his bare hands, including the very first light post on the property. The main house on the farm is located on Fazenda Serrinha where Jose Maria and his family resides. The farm is home to the drying patios, raised beds, wet mill, silos, orchard, garden, and horse stables used for cultivating the coffees.

300g

Origins:

Minas Gerais, Brazil
Producer: Jose Maria de Oliveira
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Process: Natural
Elevation: 1200m

Roast Profile:

Light-Medium Roast

Tasting Notes:

Orange, Macadamia, Milk Chocolate

Brew:

Filter and Espresso

$18.00

Origin

Los Dos Socios

A balanced and comfortable coffee, from producer Concepcion Villatoro Matias. A staple component of one of our core coffee blends, this profile is for filter brewing preparation.

The coffee is a washed processed Caturra variety. Introduced and supplied to us by Onyx Coffee.

300g

Origins:

Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Producer: Concepcion Villatoro Matias
Varietal: Caturra
Process: Washed
Elevation: 1700masl

Meet the Origin

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Grape, Blackberry, Nutella

Brew:

Filter

$18.00

Origin

El Paraiso Eco-Enigma

This is a recent arrival direct from El Paraiso. The coffee is Caturra and Castillo from Bolivar in Cauca Colombia, where producer Diego Samuel Bermudez Tapia was born.
Eco-Enigma is a process from El Paraiso that is applied to coffees from neighbouring producers - in this case, from Diego's place of birth. Enigma is a closed circuit air recirculation and temperature controlled system. It uses condensation and recirculation to minimize the environmental impact of processing while creating replicable conditions to dry coffee to between 10-11.5% humidity regardless of climate factors.

This coffee is joining our 'seasonal core' selection, along with Fazenda Serrinha, and is profiled as a comfortable filter and espresso.

300g

Origins:

Cauca, Colombia
Producer: Diego Samuel Bermudez Tapia
Varietal: Caturra and Castillo
Process: Washed Elevation: 1930m

Roast Profile:

Light-Medium Roast

Tasting Notes:

Citrus, Toffee, Apple, Praline

Brew:

Filter and Espresso

$18.00

Core

Starlight

We were heavy on the 'classic' profiles with our core coffees, so we decided to change up our core offering structure. Starlight is an adventurous profile, that is a little more developed and thus offering itself for use as a vibrant espresso and filter coffee.

This iteration is a washed processed Heirloom from Worka Sakaro, Ethiopia.

300g

Origins:

Ethiopia

Roast Profile:

Medium Roast

Tasting Notes:

Floral, Peach, Lemon Shortcake

Brew:

Espresso and Filter

Core Coffee Offering:

Supernova - Classic profile
Starlight - Adventurous profile
Gamma - Espresso blend
Blackout - Bold Espresso and Filter blend

$19.00

Core

Supernova

With a fresh crop of Natural Red Catuai from Our Coffees, comes a new profile of Supernova. Internally, we refer to this iteration as Supernova 2.0 - it is balanced, sweet, and versatile.

300g

Origins:

Brazil

Roast Profile:

Medium Roast

Tasting Notes:

Berries, Praline, Baker's Chocolate

Brew:

Espresso and Filter

Core Coffee Offering:

Supernova - Classic profile
Starlight - Adventurous profile
Gamma - Espresso blend
Blackout - Bold Espresso and Filter blend

$17.00

Core

Gamma

Our take on Northern Italian espresso, full body with intense crema. Highly versatile - can be pulled tight with a high intensity flavour profile, or pulled open with more balance.

300g

Double Origin:

Guatemala
Ethiopia

Roast Profile:

Medium Roast

Tasting Notes:

Floral, Citrus, Caramel, Dark Chocolate

Brew:

Espresso

Core Coffee Offering:

Supernova - Classic profile
Starlight - Adventurous profile
Gamma - Espresso blend
Blackout - Bold Espresso and Filter blend

$17.00

Core

Blackout

Our boldest coffee, for those comforting days and a throwback to something classic (with a hint of new)

300g

Double Origin:

Brazil
Colombia

Roast Profile:

Medium Roast

Tasting Notes:

Molasses, 88% Dark Chocolate

Brew:

Bold Espresso and Filter

Core Coffee Offering:

Supernova - Classic profile
Starlight - Adventurous profile
Gamma - Espresso blend
Blackout - Bold Espresso and Filter blend

$17.00



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