Thursday, March 27, 2014

Brazil Fazenda Furnas DP - Lot One

Roasted and Ready!

Fazenda Furnas is an 800 hectare farm located in the Predralva region of Carmo de Minas. It is owned and operated by Rinaldo Junquiera, who has created a fairly modern operation which includes sustainable water recycling where water collected in a pond is re-used for his farming. The micro-climate of this region allows for a sweeter and cleaner cup than traditional Brazils.

In the cup it's delicately layered raspberry, mango, green grape and banana fruit sweetness nestled on a soft, viscous body of raw sugar and soft caramel.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Kenya Nyeri Gaturiri AB

Another great Kenya has been great On Siphon at caffe d'bolla - Kenya Nyeri Gaturiri AB.

Gaturiri is a cooperative wet-processing mill, near the town of Karatina in the heart of Nyeri. It is part of the Barichu Farmers Cooperative Society. This lot was purchased direct, outside the auction format. It means our buyer had to pay a premium to ensure the final cost was at or above what the auction price might be.

In the cup it's blackberry, concord grape, cranberry, and lemonade with a toffee and brown sugar sweetness in the finish. An exceptional Kenyan.

So delicious. Come try it!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Kenya Nyeri Ndaro-ini AB

We had an all-African siphon menu this past week, and everyone loved these coffees!

Kenya Nyeri Ndaro-ini AB has been superb on siphon.

Ndaro-ini Factory is near Karatina town in the Nyeri District f central Kenya and is part of the Gikanda Cooperative Society, which is made up from the Gichatha-ini, Kangocho, and Ndaro-ini Cooperatives. The name takes the first few letters of each factory/wet mill. Ndaro-ini Factory sits at about 1600 masl, and is planted mostly with SL-28 varietal, which is consistently the top Kenyan varietal.

In the cup it's juicy blackberry and apple with honey sweetness and a balanced cinnamon and cardamon spice essence. An incredible coffee.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Congo Kivu Bukavu-Beni - Bourbon

This was the most popular coffee On Siphon this week!

Securing a Specialty Grade coffee from the East Congo (Kivu) presents numerous obstacles. The politics of the region and internal struggles over mineral wealth top the list, and farmers are the first to be displaced in the midst of civil unrest. This is a special preparation triple-picked lot from the 4000 farmers of Soprocopiv cooperative, with farms stretching from the towns of Bukavu to Berni.

In the cup it's ripe peach, banana, mango and pear with an earthy raw sugar and molasses sweetness.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Konga - DP

Another great Yirga Cheffe just came out of the roaster!

This is an exceptional Dry Processed offering of heirloom varietals from small-holder farmers in the Gedeo zone of Yirga Cheffe. This comes from an elevation of 1900 to 2300 masl. This coffee was sun-dried on raised screen beds. The circulation of the air promotes a sweeter, cleaner cup.

In the cup it's sweet tropical fruit and berry notes with hints of aromatic spice interwoven throughout. An incredible coffee.