CURRENT COFFEE OFFERINGS

We work closely with our roaster community to collaborate on the coffees they are specifically seeking.  We roast and cup together to grade and evaluate new offerings, this allows us to bring in coffees that are relevant to our roasters while exploring great new discoveries together.  At ROOT 86, we work with you to find the greatest new coffees while also looking for value offerings to fit the economical challenges that face your business as a micro-roaster in Canada.  Please find our current offerings below and feel free to talk with us about coffees you are looking for.  Allow us to be your Canadian green coffee sourcing partner.

Below you will find descriptions of most of our coffees, we normally have additional coffee lots available or on arrival, so please email us and ask for our updated inventory list for either Vancouver or Levis, Quebec warehouses. 

Thank You for looking!

Updated  Oct 9 2021
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Colombia Santuario Cauca - Yellow Bourbon Natural/Honey hybrid 
Colombia Cauca - Camilo Merizalde personal farm
Elevation: 1500M
Process: Double Anaerobic Natural/Honey hybrid (see below)
Dried: sun dried on raised beds
Varietals: Yellow Bourbon

Farm Name: Finca Santuario

Owner: Camilo Merizalde

Bag size: 77 lb bags

Finca Santuario began 22 years ago, when Camilo Merizalde had the desire of creating a very unique farm capable of producing the best specialty coffees in Colombia. Rather than focus on quantity, Camilo decided to focus on quality as a driver of profitability. He quickly realised that biological diversity was paramount in creating an environment capable of producing excellent cup quality with long term sustainability. As such Finca Santuario is set out in such a way as to encourage a vast swathe of plant and animal diversity working symbiotically with the coffee plants. This is particularly important as the vast majority of varieties grown at Santuario are extremely high quality but lower yield, more fragile and more demanding than most varieties widely grown in Colombia. The harmonious interplay between the surrounding environment, volcanic soil and variety allows for the creation of some of the most spectacular coffees available from Colombia.

Citrus Sweetness (recipe code name)

Cherries are harvested above 24 brix's. Cherries are soaked in water for 4 hours. Initial cherry anaerobic fermentation for 40 hours with Mossto (cherry pulp). Wet milling process leaving 5% of mucilage. Second anaerobic fermentation with lots of Mossto for 18 hours. Coffee is sun dried on African beds for 16 days until humidity is 10.5%. Final humidity stabilization for 5 days inside a warehouse, then coffee is finally stored on grain pro bags. After the final stabilization of 8-10 days, coffees are cupped and lots organized. On this process the PH level of the coffee is lowered to acidic levels to find the citrus flavors.

Double Anaerobic Natural/Honey:  incredible funky aroma, super sweet, tropical fruit, big juicy body, malic acidity (pear like), apricot jam, candied lemons drops, allow it to cool and transform in the cup with many changes in flavours to experience.

 

ROOT 86 is proud to have coffee from Camilo's actual first farm that started the Santuario project.

Double Anaerobic Natural/Honey Hybrid - Limited bags 77lb in Vancouver

V&G San Juanillo, Costa Rica
Tomas Gutierrez and Allan Vargas
Costa Rica V&G Estate Guillermo López
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COSTA RICA West Valley V&G Estate 
Costa Rica, Alajuela, Naranjo, San Juanillo
Elevation: 1500M
Process: White honey (H1) & red honey & natural (H17)
Dried: sun dried on raised beds at Patalillo
Varietals: H1 Centroamericano, H17, Marsellesa (new hybrid)

Farm Name: Finca V&G San Juanillo

Owner: Tomas Gutierrez and Allan Vargas

Farm Manager: Guillermo López

Bag size: 66 lb boxes

Finca V&G (Vargas and Gutierrez) San Juanillo is the brainchild of an agronomist (Tomas Gutierrez) and an industrial engineer (Allan Vargas), who shared a vision for this 4 hectare farm in San Juanillo, Naranjo when they bought it in 2007.    Map

The initial focus has been on experimentation with hybrid varieties that have been developed by CiCafe (coffee research institute of Costa Rica).  These hybrids look to take the best qualities from different varieties; improving cup quality, yield, and resistance to disease.  Link

We have two honey lots for the 2020/21 crop year: white and red honey and two naturals.  They are available in 66 lb boxes with vacuum sealed bags.

 

White honey: exceptionally sweet, white peach, apple acidity, delicate notes vanilla. Chewy mouthfeel with a clean long finish.  A very sophisticated cup.

Red honey: winey acidity, thick rich body, blackcherry, raspberry. Velvety mouthfeel with a Pinot, chocolate finish.

Natural:  super sweet, jammy, big mixed berry fruitiness, dark chocolate, black plum finish, as it cools it sweetens & more flavour accentuate throughout the cup.

Anaerobic Natural:  Outstanding aroma, heavy body, lively acidity, dried cherry, floral notes of coffee blossom, stacked flavours throughout the cup, dark chocolate, mandarine and red wine tannins.

 

We are so happy to have these excellent examples of new hybrids and careful processing back from the team at Finca V&G, in beautiful San Juanillo.

White Honey in available Vancouver - Sold Out

Red Honey available in Vancouver - Sold Out

Natural available in Vancouver - Sold Out

Anaerobic Natural in Parksville, BC - last box

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Rwanda TOP lot Abakundakawa Washing Station - MAP
WOMEN PRODUCER COFFEE
Rushashi Sector, Gakenke District
1800 - 2000M 
Fully Washed                                           FT ORGANIC
Varietals: 100% Bourbon
   

Abakundakawa cooperative farmers hand-pick ripe cherries on the volcanic slopes of Rwanda’s mountainous Gakenke district. The area’s distinct micro-climate, high elevation and rich volcanic soils contribute to producing coffee with balanced sweet, floral, and fruit-forward notes in the cup. Abakundakawa has grown rapidly, adding a second washing station and expanding its membership from 180 to nearly 2,000 coffee growers since its founding in 2004.

Abkundakawa has two prominent women's associations, Duhingekawa and Abanyameraka, demonstrating the co-op's focus on improving the livelihoods of women in their community. 

 

In the cup:  A very sweet cup, juicy body, big milk chocolate presence, cardamon spice, sweet black tea with mandarin/lemon long lingering finish.

Perfect as a cold brew feature this Summer.

 

New Crop available in Vancouver, Levis QC & Parksville BC

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FEATURED ESTATE MICRO-LOT                                          
Colombia Buesaco - Narino
Farm - Lomo de Buey
Elevation: 1800-2200M
Varietal: Caturra only
Fermented  28-36 hrs
Process: Washed & sun dried on raised beds for 16 days
Bag size: 35kg (77 lbs) half bags
Amount of bags : 20

 

This fresh Colombia Narino lot is a single varietal of Caturra only.

Outstanding aroma, super sweet, floral, pear, a beautiful bright acidity, long finish, excellent flavour layers.

Available in Vancouver

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FEATURED ESTATE MICRO-LOT                                          
Colombia Huila, Acevedo,
Sub region: San Adolfo 
Elevation: 1650-1850M
Varietal: Caturra only
Fermented  32-48 hrs
Process: Washed & sun dried on raised beds for 16 days
Bag size: 35kg (77 lbs) half bags
Amount of bags : 20

 

This Colombia micro-lot comes from a 14 Hectare farm with meticulous care and processing

This lots cups with a sweet bright acidity, creamy body, with stone fruit, caramel and vanilla, cupping at 86.5 points

Available in Vancouver

Ethiopia Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe KOKE (pronounced Ko-Kay)
Gr 2 & Gr 3 Natural
Elevation 2000-2300M
Varietal: Heirloom Yirgacheffe type
Fully washed, sun dried on raised beds &  hand sorted
 

The Yirgacheffe region is known for unique flavor profiles, but coffee from the Koke washing station is extra special. Koke is a small district in the Yirgacheffe region with elevations as high as 2300M, allowing for concentrated sweetness and complex flavours.  Koke lots are highly sought after by the Japanese and Korean coffee community with limited bags making it to North America, we are very excited to have this lot back at our warehouse.

 

If you're a micro-roaster who wishes to be recognized for having a lot that is unique, rare and competition ready, book a few bags before its gone.

 

Gr 2 cupping with pleasing acidity, great sweetness, honey, black Earl Grey tea, juicy body finishing with Jasmine and Meyer lemon notes.  As it cools sweet lemon iced tea comes out. 86.5 Points   

 

Gr 3 Natural cupping with sweet berry notes of blueberry & raspberry, milk chocolate, excellent juicy body and long finish of citrus.

Available in Vancouver - limited bags available!

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Ethiopia Gedeo Yirgacheffe Kochere G1 - Natural
Elevation: 1900-2100M
Varietal: Heirloom Yirgacheffe type
Natural process, sun dried on raised beds & hand sorted
 

Kochere is one of the best growing regions in the Yirgacheffe region and highly sought after as a single origin feature. Chelelektu washing station is the premier processing station in the Kochere district.  Chelelektu is famous for its award winning naturals.

 

The coffee-growing region of Kochere, Yirgacheffe is small but fertile, producing some of the world’s most well-known beans.

We love Yirgacheffe naturals for their clean sweet cup, well defined fruit notes and excellent tea like aftertaste.

 

Cupping notes: very sweet, red berry, jammy, dark chocolate, cabernet, stone fruit and black tea.

Gr 1 washed also available from Kochere washing station.

 

Available in Vancouver

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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Natural Gr3 2000 - 2300M           
Varietal:  Heirloom Yirgacheffe type
Dry processed, sun dried on raised beds & hand sorted

 

This coffee works great as a clean addition to your drip or espresso blend to add in some excellent berry & chocolate notes.  This Gr3 can act as a stand alone pour over or cold brew feature too. 

 

It's important to understand Ethiopian natural grading: top grade is a Gr 1, then next is a Gr 3 then a Gr 4.  There is no Gr2 as that is reserved for a washed Ethiopia.  Thus a Gr 3 natural is technically equivalent to a Gr2 but it's a natural lot

 

Honeysuckle aroma, pleasing acidity, juicy body, blueberry, lemon notes with a chocolate finish. 

 

Available in Levis, QC

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Ethiopia Sidama Chire G1
Woreda: Hawassa
Elevation: 1850-2100M
Varietal: Heirloom Sidama type
Fully washed, sun dried on raised beds & hand sorted
 

Ethiopia Guji washed is sourced from family-owned farms organized within the Oromia Region of Ethiopia.   Extremely well sorted for defects and cup quality making it a grade 1.

Cupping notes: Jasmine aroma, notes of bergamot, sweet lemon citrus finish. 85 Points    

 

SOLD OUT

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Ethiopia Sidama G3 Natural
Elevation: 1850-2000M
Varietal: Heirloom Sidama type
Natural process, sun dried on raised beds & hand sorted
 

Ethiopia Sidama is sourced from family-owned farms organized within the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. 

Sidama natural lots are know for their clean cup, red berry forward notes with good clarity and depth.  

Cupping notes: Sweet cup, strawberry, dark chocolate with a lemon tea finish. 84 Points    

 

IN STOCK - LEVIS, QC

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Brazil Pocos de Caldas, Sul de Minas Gerais
natural -  1100-1300M
Varietals:  Yellow Bourbon, Catuai & Catucai
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This is a higher elevation Brazil with excellent flavour notes.  These farms use a variety of equipment for processing from simple machinery to very modern methods of harvesting, sorting and pulping. The farms all implement African drying beds, green houses and mechanical dryers for consistency and proper drying.

Cupping results of caramel, apple & citrus in a very clean, sweet cup.

Fresh lot in stock in Vancouver & Parksville BC

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Brazil Cerrado natural SSFC - 800-1100M
Cerrado Region, Minas Gerais
Full natural and dried on patios and mechanical driers

Good quality versatile Brazil for espresso and blend bases.  Consistent predictable cup quality.

 

Mild acidity with light caramel and roasted hazelnuts notes with a medium body.

 

SOLD OUT - VANCOUVER

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Brazil Alta Mogiana natural SSFC - 900-1100M
Mogiana Region
Full natural and dried on patios and mechanical driers
Varietals: Red Catuai, Yellow Bourbon & Catucai, Obata

A higher quality versatile Brazil for espresso and blend bases.  Consistent clean cup.

 

Well balanced sweet, clean cup, cocoa, nougat, toasted almond.

IN STOCK - LEVIS, QC & VANCOUVER

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Organic Brazil Minas Gerais - Details below in the Organic section​

NEW CROP 20/21 AVAILABLE - VANCOUVER

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Colombia Huila Excelso 
Elevation: 1500M
Varietal: Castillo & Caturra
Process: Washed & sun dried on raised beds
Bag size: 70kg bags

This Colombia from the famous Huila is super clean and an excellent value price coffee that can fit many roaster needs.  The most important element to this coffee is it is fresh, clean and very versatile for different roast levels.

Super sweet cup with a creamy body, balanced acidity, caramel notes and finish of sweet pineapple.

New crop available - Vancouver

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Colombia Excelso EP
Elevation: 1400M
Varietal: Castillo & Caturra
Process: Washed & patio and mechanically dried
Bag size: 70kg bags

This Colombia is a versatile, consistent and clean Excelso and European prep coffee that can be used for a variety of different roast levels.  Can work as a great base for blends.

Cups with medium body and acidity, caramel notes, dried fruit and citrus finish.

New crop available - Levis, QC

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Colombia Popayán Cauca Excelso  1700M
Varietal: Caturra, Typica, Bourbon

Popayán itself rests at an elevation of roughly 1,700M, where its mild tropical climate provides just the right amount of heat, humidity and rainfall to make it a perfect location for cultivating coffee, sugarcane and a number of other cash crops. These conditions combined with a wide availability of volcanic soil enable coffee farmers to produce year round, delivering a main crop and a mitaca or a mid-season second crop.

Rich and balanced flavor. Sweet acidity with nice red fruit / plum and some slight lemony citrus notes.  84 points

IN STOCK - VANCOUVER, Great Value - Great Coffee

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Costa Rica Tarrazu
Costa Rica Tarrazu SHB - 1500M       
Varietals: Caturra & Catuai                       
Process: Washed
Drying: Patio & Mechanical

 

A classic Costa Rican Tarrazu. This coffee is known for it's super clean cup, due to the strict policy of only picking ripe cherries.  This coffee is patio dried initially then finished in mechanical dryers for the perfect moisture content.

This lot is a collection from small farmers South of San Jose in the Tarrazu defined region.

Nice bright acidity, sweet, honey crisp apple, brown sugar, nice lingering aftertaste.

IN STOCK - VANCOUVER

IN STOCK - LEVIS, QC

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Guatemala
Huehuetenango La Providencia Estate SHB GP  
1500M plus
741 acre farm
Varietals: mainly Caturra & Bourbon with addition of Mundo Nuevo & Catuai
Sun dried on patio and raised bed
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This specialty estate located in the mountains of Yulmuc Ixmal and has been owned by the Palacios family since 1950, currently owned by Ariel Palacios.  This estate is famous for producing award winning lots.

Super sweet, zesty acidity, well balanced chocolate, melon, peach finishing with a lime note.  This year an outstanding cupping score of 87 points.

Available in Levis, QC​ - Organic options available see below.

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Guatemala Huehuetenango  SHB  - Union Cantinil special prep
1500-1750M 
Varietals:  Caturra & Bourbon & Catuai
Fully Washed
Sun dried on patio and raised bed
Extra sort surpassing European prep
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Grown in the Northern region bording the Yucatan Peninsula.  It's a favourite for coffee ofiandos with it's brighter profile, complex flavours and juicy body in a very clean cup.  Union Cantinil is made up for 75+ small farmers in San Pedro Necta

Cupping notes:  Sweet, super clean, balanced acidity with notes of honey, chocolate, red berry and orange finish. 

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER & Parksville, BC

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Indigenous Women's Producer
Honduras Opalaca 1600M 
Varietals:  Caturra & Catimor
Fully Washed
Sun dried on patio and mechanical dryers
This coffee comes from a group of female Lenca producers in the Opalaca region of Honduras.

The Lenca are the largest indigenous group in Honduras, there are an estimated 100,000 Lenca in the country, with their activity primarily focused around cultivation of agricultural crops.

Cupping notes:  sweet, clean, caramel, cacao, pitted fruit, chewy body well balanced

SOLD OUT

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Kenya coffee farm ROOT 86
Kenya AB Plus
1600-1700M
Varietal:  SL-28 
Double washed & sun dried on raised beds & hand sorted

 

This coffee lot is the kind of Kenya we look for, with rare bright fruit notes and an excellent finish.  This year Kenyas have had very high market differentials making them very expensive, but we're happy to secure this lot that cups very high and priced well.

 

Cups like: Blackberry & grapefruit, rosemary, heavy, sweet acidity, juicy body with a red wine finish. 

SOLD OUT in Vancouver - Apr 2022

SOLD OUT in Levis, QC - Apr 2022

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Zambia Kateshi Estate RFA       OUTSTANDING FLAVOUR
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1400-1600M
Varietal: Catimor 
Natural & sun dried on raised beds & hand sorted

 

The Mafinga Hills in Zambia’s Northern Province are home to the country’s highest peaks, where altitude and ancient volcanic soils help produce this RFA certified coffee.  It's a natural process that brings out the very distinctive tropical fruit flavours in the cup.

This coffee can take a variety of roast levels including espresso with a complex flavour profile, high crema and great acidity level.  Unbelievable for a coldbrew.

 

Cups like:  pleasing winey acidity, juicy body with excellent mix berry notes and lingering aftertaste. 

OUTSTANDING NATURAL LOT - Available only at Vancouver Island warehouse.  Limited bags available.

 
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Organic Brazil Recanto, Minas Gerais
900-1000M
Natural
Sun dried on patio & mechanical dryers
Varietals: Red & Yellow Catai

 

The farm has JAS, CE, and NOP Organic certifications. Harvest happens from April to August.

The coffee is hand and mechanically harvested, then will be dried using a combination of cement terraces, asphalt terraces, greenhouses and a mechanized dryer.

The drying process takes 7 - 15 days and utilizes temperature and humidity meters to monitor the process.

 

This showcases flavours of butterscotch, hazelnuts, light red fruit in a well balanced sweet cup.  

 

NEW CROP AVAILABLE - VANCOUVER

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Organic Uganda, Kapchorwa, Sipi Falls
1500-1800M
Varietal: SL 14 & 28
Extra washed & sun dried on raised beds & hand sorted

 

This lot is a SL14 & 28 lot (Kenyan cultivars) from the Eastern region of Uganda bordering Kenya. Ugandan coffee quality has improved greatly over the past few years treating us to cleaner fruit notes and cocoa aromas.  

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Well balanced, pleasing acidity, citrus tea, toffee and chocolate finish.   

SOLD OUT - new crop Apr 2022

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Organic Colombia Tolima Planadas
Dedicated high-elevation lot 1650-2100M
Washed, sun dried on raised beds & patios
Varietals: Primarily Colombia Typica & Caturra

This is an exciting Organic coffee from ASEMPROGROPE Cooperative of small producers in the mountains of Planadas, a small municipality of the Tolima region in Colombia.  ASEMPROGROPE is a small producer association started in 2004 which currently includes 23 male and 9 female members. Varieties harvested include Caturra, Typica, and Colombia and altitude ranges from 1650 - 2100 masl.

This lot is a dedicated high elevation lot that only includes farms from 1600M or higher. Tolima is located in the SouthWest of Colombia bordering the famous Huila region.  Map


This lot cups at 86 points and showcases: Nice floral aroma, toffee, buttery, stone fruit jam, apple, bright, juicy body, nice sweetness & body.

Available in Vancouver & Levis, Quebec - Outstanding Single Origin lot.

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ORGANIC ESTATE NATURAL              FAIR TRADE 
Ethiopia Guji Shakiso - Kayon Mountain Estate
1900 - 2100M
Process:  Natural & Washed (see below)
Varietal:  Different Heirloom Types
Dry & wet processed on raised beds & special hand sorting

 

The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm was established in 2012 with the aim of producing top quality coffee in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. The farm is situated in the southern part of Ethiopia in the Oromia region, Guji Zone which is about 320 miles from the capital city, Addis Ababa. The farm is privately owned by Ato Esmael and his family.

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Natural Gr3: It's big berry cup with strawberry, raspberry, cream, chocolate, delightfully clean cup with a jammy body.   85 points

Washed Gr2: Sweet, clean, floral honeysuckle aroma, caramel, lemon tart in a cup with medium acidity and juicy body. 86 points

SOLD OUT

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Organic Guatemala Atitlan Chochajau - 1600M    ORGANIC
Fully washed, sun dried on patio 
Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai & Typica
Custom sorting for ROOT 86

 

This coffee was cultivated near Lake Atitlan in Guatemala's highlands. This lot came from Cerro Lancandon Chochajau, a farm operation that cultivates over 33 hectares with 27 producers contributing to the farm.

The lake is surrounded by 12 indigenous villages, inhabited by predominantly Kakchiquel and Tz’utujil.  Traditional clothing is worn in the villages around the lake.

Its location at 1,600 Meters above sea level and proximity to the equator provides a year-round, spring-like climate.  It is often called the “Land of Eternal Spring” for its exceptional weather.

There are 22 distinctive linguistic groups, not dialects but completely different languages that are spoken around the lake.

We have worked with the COOP to arrange a special preparation for ROOT 86 to reduce bean defects by 40%, by implementing an intense sorting protocol.  This provides more clarity in the cup with more pronounced flavours and longer shelf life.

 

Cupping notes: floral aroma, pleasing acidity, big body, milk chocolate, butterscotch and grape.

 

2020/21 New Crop IN STOCK - AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER

 

R86 Favourite - WON SILVER AT THE GOLDEN BEAN 2 YRS IN A ROW.

 
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Organic Honduras SHG Marcala   ORGANIC 
1400 - 1500M
Fully Washed, sun dried on raised beds & patios
Varietals:  Catuai, Typica & Bourbon

 

Café Orgánico Marcala (COMSA) was founded in December of 2001 with a vision of creating new and alternative development opportunities for small-scale coffee farmers in the region of Marcala, Honduras. The organization originally brought together 69 small-scale farmers of Lenca origin who were interested in selling their coffee collectively under the umbrella of a rural credit union.  They are now 1200 members strong.

Cupping notes:  sweet, clean, caramel, cacao, pitted fruit, chewy body well balanced

Think of using this as a base for your Organic espresso to provide an intense sweetness without the acidity and the higher price of other Centrals.

 

IN STOCK - LEVIS, QC & VANCOUVER

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Organic RFA Indonesia Flores - Blue Dragon 
Ngada Region - 1500-1700M
Wet hulled & hand sorted
Varietals: Typica, Tim Tim, Linie S 795 (aka: Djember)
 

Flores is located in the Eastern Sunda Island archipelago in the province of Nusa Tengarra,
Indonesia.  On the west coast of the island is one of the few places where giant Komodo Dragons can still be found in the wild.

On the upland plateau of the Ngada regency, nestled against the Mt. Inerie volcano, our “Blue Dragon” coffee is harvested and processed in the town of Bajawa and plays a very important part in the local economy.

The Flores coffee is a beautiful wet hulled coffee which is sorted and processed with great care.

It is a much cleaner coffee than many of the Sumatras with a large bean size.  

 

A big body, low acidity with milk chocolate, cherry, pipe tobacco finishing with a spicy and citrus.  

Available in Vancouver, Levis QC & Parksville.

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Organic Indonesia Sumatra Mandehling G1    ORGANIC
WOMEN LED COOPERATIVE
1300-1500M
Region: Gayo of Western Aceh
Wet hulled & hand sorted 
Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catimor

Not all Sumatras are created equal, this lot proves that point with great quality and a long standing Organic certification which is supported by women farmers throughout the Aceh region.

The Ketiara Cooperative was founded about 20 years ago under the guidance of Mrs. Ramah, one of the first women, if not the first to carry out this type of activity on the island of Sumatra.

Twenty years ago, Rahmah began working as a small trader, purchasing a few pounds of hand-picked coffee cherries from individual farmers and reselling them to larger traders. Through her work she spoke to hundreds of farmers, and time and time again they expressed a single desire, to form a cooperative, and fight together for more rights and better pay.

So Rahmah took action. In 2009, she organized 37 other coffee traders and farmers to found the Ketiara cooperative. Under her leadership, the cooperative has grown exponentially to nearly 2,000 smallholder farmers. In less than a decade, it’s become one of the region’s most successful and well-respected coffee cooperatives. And in a conservative region with hardly any women in high-ranking positions, Chairwoman Rahmah has earned the respect of her farmers. But Rahmah is determined to making sure that women can succeed in the Gayo coffee industry, one woman at a time.

Cupping with a juicy body, lemon/lime, cacao, clean, pipe tobacco, light ginger and long finish. 

AVAILABLE - VANCOUVER

Non Women's COOP Sumatra Gayo available in Levis, QC

Organic Nicaragua Jinotega                       ORGANIC
SHG 1400M
Varietals: Caturra, Catuai, Catimor, Bourbon
Fully washed, sun dried on patio & electronic eye sorting
 

If you aren't familiar with Nicaraguan coffee, they offer a clean cup, softer acidity over Costas and Guats & makes a great addition to your espresso. Priced well making it a great value coffee.  MAP

 

You'll find in the cup, winey acidity, cocao, with a citrus finish, very clean cup. 

Value priced Organic, please inquire.

Available - VANCOUVER 

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Organic Peru APROCASSI, San Ignacio SHG
SHG 1500 - 1800M
Varietals: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Catimor
Fully washed, sun dried on patio 

This is a high grown COOP coffee from the North is the best coffee growing region of Peru.  The Aprocassi Cooperative was founded in 2000 and is located in the hilly Cajamarca region close to the border with Ecuador. The cooperative was established by the merger of local farmers, who campaign for fair trade and adequate compensation. Today, 505 farmers from the Cajamarca region belong to the Aprocassi Cooperative. The coffee is grown on small plantations and carefully hand picked. The ripe cherries are processed at surrounding washing stations.

These high elevation Perus can handle a variety of roasts well making it a versatile bean to have in your inventory.

Cupping: a well balanced clean cup with medium acidity, honey, grapefruit tangy finish.

Available in Levis QC
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FT Organic Peru Rodriguez de Mendoza, Amazonas
100% Women producer lot
SHG 1500 - 1800M
Varietals: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Catimor
Fully washed, sun dried on patio 
ROOT 86 Special Sorting Protocol - extra sort with a fewer defect count, better than EP.
 
 

APROCCURMA COOP works with family-owned farms in the province of Rodrigues de Mendoza, in Peru's Amazonia region, each producer cultivates an average of 2.5 hectares, intercropped with a variety of crops. The women proudly own their own land and farm according to Organic practices.

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This lot is a big surprise of flavour with lots of layers, sweet, floral, sparkling acidity and juicy body, lemon/lime soda, apple, honey dew, as you extend the roast excellent dark chocolate notes develop with a creamy body.  This years coffee is just outstanding.

Available in Vancouver

New crop arrived Nov 2021

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Rwanda TOP lot Abakundakawa Washing Station - MAP
WOMEN PRODUCER COFFEE
Rushashi Sector, Gakenke District
1800 - 2000M 
Fully Washed                                           FT ORGANIC
Varietals: 100% Bourbon
   

Abakundakawa cooperative farmers hand-pick ripe cherries on the volcanic slopes of Rwanda’s mountainous Gakenke district. The area’s distinct micro-climate, high elevation and rich volcanic soils contribute to producing coffee with balanced sweet, floral, and fruit-forward notes in the cup. Abakundakawa has grown rapidly, adding a second washing station and expanding its membership from 180 to nearly 2,000 coffee growers since its founding in 2004.

Abakundakawa has two prominent women's associations, Duhingekawa and Abanyameraka, demonstrating the co-op's focus on improving the livelihoods of women in their community. 

 

In the cup:  A very sweet cup, honeysuckle aroma, big chocolate presence with tropical fruit, black tea and graham cracker.

Perfect as a cold brew feature this Summer.

 

AVAILABLE in Vancouver, Levis, QC and Parksville, BC

SWP Organic Cascadia Blend Decaf
A premuim espresso blend of high density beans for a variety of espresso roast levels.  A rich blend of Central and South American, and Indonesian origins, making for a clean, sweet, balanced cup.
 

 Sold Out - VANCOUVER - ask about our other Swiss Water products available.

We stock many Swiss Water Decaf coffees, please contact us if your looking for a specific decaf.  We also stock half bag lots (66 lbs) for your micro-roaster needs.

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SWP Premium Espresso Blend Decaf
A premuim espresso blend of high density beans for a variety of espresso roast levels. A rich blend of Central and South American, and Indonesian origins, making for a clean, sweet, balanced cup.
 

Available in Vancouver and Levis, QC 

We stock many Swiss Water Decaf coffees, please contact us if your looking for a specific decaf.  We also stock half bag lots (66 lbs) for your micro-roaster needs.

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Water Process Organic Mexico Decaf (MWP)
 
An excellent decaf produced by Descamex in Mexico, which does a great job preserving the coffee flavour we know from regular caffeinated coffees.
 

 IN STOCK - Vancouver and Levis, QC

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EA Colombia Decaf - Sugar Cane Decaf
Juantama - Cauca
 

EA, Ethyl acetate is an organic compound (C4H8O2) derived from Sugar cane plants that has a sweet smell. It’s created during fermentation and contributes to what’s often described as the “fruitiness” in a young wine.

Descafecol is the only decaffeination plant in the Andean region of Colombia. The plant relies entirely on the pure water from the Navado el Ruis (a snow-capped volcano on the border of the departments of Caldas and Tolima) and natural ethyl acetate from sugar cane plants in Palmira, Colombia.

 

 IN STOCK - Vancouver - great value, great taste