Single Origin Coffees

Pure, 100% Arabica coffees from a single country, region or estate.  These are high grade coffees from each origin., roasted by hand in small batches to the optimum extent to bring out the very best that each individual coffee can offer.


Brasil Barbosa Gold

Country

Brasil      

Region

Minas Gerais

Altitude

600 to 1200 metres

Varietal      

Bourbon, Cutuai and Mundo Novo

Harvest Season

June to September

Processing                

Pulped Natural                        

Cup Profile               

Sweet complex aroma.

Multiple flavour layers resulting in a creamy-mouth feel.

Well balanced cup with chocolaty after taste.

This coffee is processed by a unique process whereby a depulper removes skin and pulp from the coffee cherry and the beans are dried while mucilage is still clinging to the parchment layer.  At this stage, instead of being fermented and washed, the sticky beans are immediately laid to dry on patios or raised beds.  This process results in the coffee's unique characteristics.


Colombia Andes




Country              

Colombia                                 

Region

Co-Op Andes

Certification

Fair Trade

Altitude

1400 to 1800 metres

Varietal

Colombia, Castillo, Caturra

Harvest Season 

December to January

Processing

Wet processed (washed)

Cup Profile
      

A sweet, clean cup.

Subtle citrus and apple notes.

Co-Op Andes is the largest cooperative in Antioquia producing over 300,000 bags a year. The work Co-op Andes does with their member producers mirrors the farmer training programs of Tembo and RTC in East Africa.  Large scale investment in farmer training, agricultural support, micro finance and broader social education has seen Co-op Andes raise the standard of living for their members signficantly.


Colombia Bucamaranga


Country              

Colombia                                 

Region

Santander

Altitude

1200 to 2000 metres

Varietal

Caturra, Typica, Bourbon

Harvest Season 

September to December

'Mitaca' April to June

Processing

Wet processed (washed)

Cup Profile
      

Wonderfully aromatic, medium acidity and velvety bodied.

Floral and sweet, fruity undertones.

Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed and Arabica coffee.  It was in Santander in the Eastern Region where the Colombian coffee culture initially began in the late 19th century.  This region is located in the Eastern cordillera and total approximately 133 000 hectares in coffee.


Costa Rica Bromelia Fancy



Country              

Costa Rica

Region                     

West Central Valley

Altitude

1300 metres

Varietal

Caturra - Catuai

Harvest Season

November to February

Processing

Wet processed (washed)

Cup Profile

Well balanced cup.

Good body with medium to thin acidity.

Marked by caramelised sugar - browning sweetness.

The high altitude and the rich soil create ideal conditions for coffee production.  The temperate climate with sunny days and cool nights allows the coffee beans to mature slowly, concentrating the flavours.  The Bromelia brand is marketed by the Palmeras cooperative on behalf of the many small farmers who are members thereof.  The name is derived from the similarity of the colour of the Bromeliad flower that grows in the region.  This coffee has been categorised as 'The Classic Cup' a traditional coffee with no defects.


El Salvador Los Pirineos


Country

El Salvador

Lot

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SCAA:

86.25

Altitude

1450 metres                    

Varietal

Red Bourbon

Harvest Season

January to March

Processing

Wet processed and Soaked

Cup Profile

Passion fruit, orange, toffee.

Juicy body.

The Los Pirineos Coffee Farm has been in the Baraona Family for over 120 years.  Located at the top of the Tecapa Volcano, in the Tecapa Chinameca coffee region, the farm specialises in Bourbon and Pacamara varietals.  Los Pirineos in fact has one of the oldest heirloom Bourbon varieties in the country.  Gilberto's dedication to quality in uncompromising.  He has the largest coffee seed bank in private handsin El Salvador, and is constantly testing and exploring new options for unique cup character.


Ethiopia Sidamo



Country            

Ethiopia                               

Region

Sidamo/Southern Highlands

Altitude

1700 to 1900 metres

Varietal

Heirloom varieties

Harvest Season    

November to January

Processing

Wet processed (washed)

Cup Profile

Refreshing body with clean floral citrus tones.

Crisp and complex with long lasting finish.

Ethiopia is the original home of Coffee Arabica and produces some of the finest coffee in the world.  The adequate rainfall and rich volcanic soil of the Sidamo region is ideal for growing garden coffee with farmers planting small coffee plots.  Although most Ethiopian coffees are not certified organic due to the certification cost, they are grown using traditional organic farming methods and are also Fair Trade.


Guatemala Pacaya



Country                          

Guatemala

Region

Acatenango

Varietal

Pache (dwarf mutation Typica)

Grade

Strictly Hard Bean (SHB)

Harvest Season   

November to April

Processing

Wet processed and sun dried

Cup Profile

Fruited milk chocolate aroma.

Sweet, medium citric acidity; Good body with dark chocolate notes.

Sweetness and clean aftertaste.

The Acatenango Valley sits at an altitude of 2000 metres.  You'll find leafy forests nourished by the minerals produced in nearby volcanic eruptions.

The Pacaya farm has been in the family for 2 generations.  The farm was previously uncultivated until 30 years ago and the coffee tradition has continued since.  All coffee is fully processed on site, and in fact the facilities are used to assist the processing of a further 60% of small scale farmers in the area.


Honduras Marcala



Country                

Honduras

Region

La Paz

Certification

Organic; Fair Trade

Altitude

1295 to 1700 metres

Varietal

Bourbon, Typica, Cutuai, and Caturra,

Strictly High Grown

Harvest Season

December to April

Processing

Wet processed (washed);

Solar & Mechanical Drying

Cup Profile

Walnut, milk chocolate, lemon.

Smooth, sugary-sweet body, bright finish

Honduras and coffee production are a perfect match - soaring altitudes, beautiful weather and perfect soil.  Using modern agricultural standards Honduran coffees such as the Marcala are rivalling high grown Guatemalan coffees in both flavour and body.  The Fair Trade premiums for this particular coffee funds local teaching salaries and supplies for schools.


India Mysuru Mallige


Country                

India

Region

Bababundagiri

Altitude

1000 to 1450 metres

Varietal

S. 795

Harvest Season

January to March

Processing

Wet processed (washed)

Cup Profile

Elegant, well balanced, low acidity.

Fine chocolate and vanilla character, light tobacco notes.

Mysuru Mallige in named after a unique Jasmin flower from Karnataka (previously Mysore).  This specific Jasmin flower is printed on the bags as a special marking.  Coffee is selected from the top estates located along the Bababudan Hills and is grown as per an old tradition - in the shade of the kapok and citrus trees.


Indonesian Kalossi




Country                

Sulawesi

Region

Toraja

Altitude

1400 to 1900 metres

Varietal

Bourbon Pacas, Pacamara

Harvest Season

July to September

Processing

Wet processed (washed); Sun dried

Cup Profile

Low acidity, rich and full bodied.

Chocolate and almond aroma.

Spicy, sweet and smokey undertones.


One of the most distinguished Sulawei coffees, along with the Toraja, the Kalossi is a multi-dimensional coffee grown in the south-eastern highlands and distinguished by its expansive flavour with a full-bodied richness.  With it's Strictly High Grown status and volcanic soil perfect for growing coffee, the Kalossi has a very low acidity and a silkiness, making is an excellent morning coffee.


A coffee that is traditionally difficult to obtain and certainly worth waiting for!


Indonesian Mandheling


Country                

Sumatra

Region

West - Central Sumatra

Altitude

1000 to 1650 metres

Varietal

Bergendhal, Djember, Ateng, Catimor, Java

Harvest Season

October to March

Processing

Wet processed (washed)

Cup Profile

Complex coffee with good body without heaviness.

Distinct chocolaty undertone.

Well rounded creamy aftertaste

This coffee ranks in the top tier of distinctive coffees of the world.  It is famous for its characteristic flavour.  It is shade grown by multiple farmers in good volcanic soil.


Kenya Blue Mountain




Country                           

Kenya

Region

Mt Kenya surrounds

Altitude

1500 to 2100  metres

Varietal

Typica, SL28

Harvest Season

November to February (Main)

June to July (Fly)

Processing

Wet processed

Cup Profile

Full, sweet aroma.

Bright berry acidity with medium to good body.

Complex fruit flavours; ligering aftetaste; syrupy.

Grown from Jamaican Blue Mountain stock on the coffee growing slopes of Kenya.  Kenya Blue Mountain has the appearance of the long Jamaican bean and much of the desirable flavour which is enhanced by a touch of traditional Kenyan acidity and aromatics from the rich volcanic soils.


Kenya Kainamui




Country                           

Kenya

Region

Ngariama location, Gichugu division of Kiriyaga District

Altitude

1800  metres

Varietal

Bourbon and Typica

Harvest Season

October to November (Main)

March to April (Fly)

Processing

Fully washed, Table dried

Cup Profile

Vine tomatoes, coke, yuzu undertones.

Buttery body results in a smooth cup.

This coffee, pronounced 'khin-a-moo-ee' comes from the slopes of Mount Kenya.  The Kainamui factory has 1800 members, 1100 of whom are men and 700 of whom are women.  These producers are very small, owning an average of just 200 trees.  With ideal conditions for coffee growing, farmers benefit from the mineral-rich red volcanic loam soils and high altitudes that are typical of the area.  The Kainamui factory supports its members by providing them with advances for school fees, farm support and other emergency funds as well as providing agronomy training for all members. 



Malawi Mzuzu




Country                           

Malawi

Region

Northern Malawi; Nyika National Park near Lake Malawi

Certification

Fair Trade; 4C; Organic

Altitude

1200 to 2000  metres

Varietal

Geisha, Catimors, Nyika 129

Harvest Season

May to October

Processing

Fully washed, Sun dried

Cup Profile

Floral, bright cirtus - grapefruit/peach.

Clean and silky.

Epresso: delicate hints of dark chocolate and liquourice!


The Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union is a member driven cooperative representing 3000 Smallholder Coffee Growers.  Key focus includes a climate and environment sustainable farming program and a gender development policy througout all levels of the coffee business - more than 25% of all member farmers are female.


Mexico - Finca Las Chicharras



Country                           

Mexico

Region

Jaltenango, Chiapas

Altitude

1200 to 1600  metres

Varietal

Bourbon, Catimor, Guacamaya, Marsellesa, Maragogype

Harvest Season

November to February

Processing

Fully washed

Cup Profile

Peach, honeycomb sweetness; silky mouth-feel; lingering aftertaste.
Good body with a touch of chocolaty flavour.


Some coffees just make you feel good!  And in this case, it is not simply the taste...  A coffee farm owned by social enterprise E Cafe Chiapas was launched to allow the dream of Young Yong Lee to be achieved - a self-sustaining boarding school to grow and create leaders for the country of Mexico by teaching around three principles: hnesty, love and service.  Now over 250 children attend the school with over 90% entering tertiary education!  An incredible achievement!!!

Nicaragua Segovia

 



Country                           

Nicaragua

Region

Nuevo Segovia, Northern Region

Altitude

1000 to 1500  metres

Varietal

Bourbon and Caturra

Harvest Season

November to March

Processing

Fully washed, Patio sun dried

Cup Profile

Sweet, chocolate, caramel and hazelnut undertones.

Good apple acidity and a balanced coffee.

This is an exciting single origin from Sabor de Segovia in Nicaragua. This certified organic coffee is available from PRODECOOP (Promotora de Desarollo Co-operativo de la Segovias) which is a co-operative in the Nueva Segovia region of northern Nicaragua.  PRODECOOP includes more than 40 small farms with over 2,300 members.  It was created in 1993 to protect the rights of farmer families in the region.


Rwanda Inzovu



Country                           

Rwanda

Region

South Western Region

Altitude

1200 to 1800  metres

Varietal

Bourbon and Typica

Harvest Season

May to June

Processing

Wet processed and sun dried

Cup Profile

Rich, sweet aroma with caramel, lime and soft floral undertones.

Medium acidity, well balanced cup, pleasant flavour with lingering aftertaste.

The Inzovu Cooperative was established in 2007 and consists of multiple small farmers each having less than 500 trees.  Their association with the Co-Op also gives access to agronomy training thus improving the quality of the coffee and giving greater yields.


Tanzania Tembo Mutwari



Country                         

Tanzania

Region

Southern Highlands, Mbeya

Altitude

1150 to 2000 metres

Varietal

Bourbon and Typica

Harvest Season

June to August

Processing

Wet processed and sun dried

Cup Profile

Properly balanced acidity with medium body.

Sweet lemon, creamy flavour, toasted aroma.

Consistent cup after taste.

This coffee is grown in fertile volcanic soil, rich in nitrogen, potassium and magnesium, on the slopes of Mt Kilianjaro and Mt Meru in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.  An excellent coffee!

 

Uganda Sipi Falls




Country                     

Uganda

Region

Sipi, Mount Elgon

Certification

RFA, UTZ Kapeh, Organic

Altitude

1300 to 2300 metres

Varietal

SL14 and SL28

Harvest Season

November to February

Processing

Wet processed (washed), Sun dried

Cup Profile

Clean, complex cup.

Undertones of raspberries and cherries; Honey, winey rich round cup.

The name of the project originates from the landmark of Sipi Falls, a waterfall that plunges down the slopes of Mt Elgon. Mt Elgon was once thought to be the tallest in Africa due to its enormous base which covers 3,500 square kilometers across Uganda and Kenya. The locals believe that God lives on Mt. Elgon - far beyond where people venture. Indeed, the green, fertile hillsides are nearly divine territory to produce spectacular coffees. A Gender & Youth Initiative that promotes entrepreneurial training and opportunities is a key business foundation.