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 Montreal warehouses. 

Thank You for looking!

Updated Aug 19 2020
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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, honeysuckle aroma, big chocolate presence with tropical fruit and black tea and graham cracker.

Perfect as a cold brew feature this Summer.

 

New Crop - Available in Vancouver

We're excited to have this lot back in stock

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FAIR TRADE ORGANIC COOP FEATURE
EL SALVADOR
Farm/COOP: ACOPALCO Las Colinas
Size: 89 farmers
Varieties : Caturra, Catuai, and Catimor
Process : Washed
Drying: covered raised bed and patios & hand sorted
Region : Tacuba, department of Ahuachapan
Altitude (masl) : 1100 - 1500
Grade:  SHG EP

Along with many other growing countries, the 2019/2020 Pandemic has caused great suffering to countries, like El Salvador where harvesting the crop was a massive challenge along with long port delays.  We are very fortunate to have this FT Organic lot from the Las Colinas COOP, ACOPALCO.

At Las Colinas, the farmer membership prides itself on paying the workers equal and fair wages, as many of the farmers were once workers from the same community and formed this COOP.  This has provided hope and a pathway out of poverty, helping to elevate the community as a whole.  We are proud to support their efforts.

Cupping notes: a sweet, clean cup, a crisp acidity but more mild than other Centrals, chewy body, milk chocolate, cashew finishing with mandarin orange.

Limited bags available in Vancouver

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COSTA RICA Micro Lot - Naranjo Villa Triunfo
Elevation: 1400M
Process: Natural Process
Dried: sun dried on raised beds 
Varietals: H1 Centroamericano (new hybrid)

Farm Name: Villa Triunfo

Location: West Valley, Naranjo

Bag size: 66 lb boxes

The objective of this program is renovating farms in order to improve the quality and productivity, investigate and use new techniques to increase quality year over year. 

Using new planting techniques, new varietals that can combat the Roja (Coffee Rust fungus) and other strong coffee plant diseases.  With the new H1 variental, Centroamericano we've seen improvements in yield, growth to maturity and cup quality improvements.

They are available in 66 lb boxes with vacuum sealed bags.

Natural: Strawberry shortcake, with creamy body, super sweet cup, fresh sweetbread notes and vanilla finish.  Truly and outstanding cup to experience.

This micro-lot is highly sought after with roasters that appreciate the elevated craft of farm development & processing that takes coffee to the next cup level.

This is one of those coffees you will remember years from now.

Available in Vancouver

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COSTA RICA West Valley V&G Estate 
Costa Rica, Alajuela, Naranjo, San Juanillo
Elevation: 1500M
Process: White honey & red honey
Dried: sun dried on raised beds at Herbazu
Varietals: H1 Centroamericano (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 2019/20 crop year: white and red honey.  They are available in 66 lb boxes with vacuum sealed bags.

 

White honey: Peach, pear, honey, jasmine. Viscous mouthfeel with a clean sweet finish.

Red honey: Apple, red grape, cherry. Velvety mouthfeel with a Cabernet finish.

 

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 Vancouver - Sold Out

White Honey available in Montreal - Limited Bags

 
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Mexico Santuario Project, Veracruz
Farm : Santuario
Variety : H1 Centroamericano
Process : Anaerobic Natural
Region : VERACRUZ, IXHUATLÁN DEL CAFÉ
Altitude (masl) : 1550m

 

We are so honoured to be able to share these enterprising new coffee lots that have had so much dedication and effort nurtured into them.

The project, which began almost six years ago, is a collaboration with Camilo Merizalde, the pioneering Colombian behind the Santuario project, plus the Santuario fermentation expert, Ivan Solis, from Costa Rica using an anaerobic fermentation procedure.  The purpose of the project is to transform how coffee farming and processing is done to create all the elements from new hybrids, new planting techniques and innovative processing methods to extract the ultimate flavours from each coffee.

Natural Process

  • Selective harvest of cherries, with optimal sweetness. (23-25º brix level)

  • Manual Cherry selection, floating process with clean water.

  • Resting period on Grain Pro bags (8-10 hours).

  • Sun dry period on African beds (greenhouses) with fans.

  • 26-28 days drying period.

Cupping notes: orange, peach, black cherry, chocolate, carmel finish, sweet lighter acidity and big body.

Sold Out

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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 & full bags (154 lbs)
Amount of bags : 20

 

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

Super sweet, mandarine, pear, a beautiful bright acidity, creamy body, excellent flavour layers.

 

New Crop available in Vancouver and Montreal

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FEATURED ESTATE MICRO-LOT                                          
Colombia Huila, Acevedo,
Finca: 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

New Crop available in Vancouver and Montreal

Ethiopia Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe KOKE (pronounced Ko-Kay)
Gr 2
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.

 

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   

 

Available in Vancouver & Montreal

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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, bright blueberry, stone fruit, chocolate, bergamot.

 

Sold Out, new crop in ocean transit.

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

 

The Kochere washing station is famous for their natural process, clean, well sorted, distinct flavours

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 Vancouver & Montreal

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Ethiopia Sidama Natural Gr3 1800 - 1900M           
Varietal:  Heirloom Sidama 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

 

Light acidity, chocolate and raspberry, with a sweet lemon finish. 

 

Available in Vancouver

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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    

 

IN STOCK - MONTREAL

Fresh crop 20/21

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Ethiopia Sidama G2
Elevation: 1850-2000M
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. 

This is a versatile and classic Sidama lot that is clean with good clarity and depth.  

Cupping notes: Sweet cup, brown sugar, cocoa nibs with a lemon tea finish. 85 Points    

 

IN STOCK - VANCOUVER 

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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.

 NEW CROP 20/21 AVAILABLE - VANCOUVER

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Brazil Mineiro natural - Yellow Diamond 800-1250M
 
Branding change to region traceable: Val de Sol, Sul de Minas

What makes Val de Sol stand out is it's sweetness, due to cultivating Yellow Catuai, Bourbon, Icatu and other yellow cultivars that absorb less sunlight.  This allows the cherries to ripen slower and develop a more intense sweetness.

 

Perfectly balanced with juicy body, pleasing acidity and a butterscotch finish.  If you're looking for a base to  to make your espresso sweeter and stand out, this is a great choice.

VANCOUVER - Available

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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.

 

IN STOCK - 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.

NEW CROP 20/21 AVAILABLE - MONTREAL & VANCOUVER

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
New Crop arrival 2020

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 & Montreal

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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 & MONTREAL - 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.

Bright lively acidity, juicy body, nice sweetness, cocoa, caramel and dark plum finish.

 

IN STOCK - VANCOUVER

IN STOCK - MONTREAL

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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 Montreal​ - Organic options available see below.

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Guatemala Huehuetenango  SHB  
1500-1600M 
Varietals:  Caturra & Bourbon & Catuai
Fully Washed
Sun dried on patio and raised bed
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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.

Cupping notes:  Sweet, ripe pear and cocoa with a chewy body and sparkling acidity 

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER 

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Honduras Comayagua 1100-1500M 
Varietals:  Caturra & Bourbon & Typica
Fully Washed
Sun dried on patio and mechanical dryers
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The region of Comayagua sits in the centre of Honduras and is made up of the states of Comayagua and Francisca Morazán. It has an altitude of 1,100–1,500 m.a.s.l. What’s more, according to IHCAFE, it had the country’s greatest yield in 2016, with an average 30.19 quintales of green coffee per manzana (approximately 100 pounds per 1.72 acres).

In a cup of Comayagua coffee, you can expect sweet, citrus fragrances combined with a bright level of acidity and a creamy, rich body.  This lot has proven exceptional for those wanting an espresso base that has more caramel notes.

Cupping notes:  Sweet, clean, toffee, brown sugar, apple, med acidity, full body

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER 

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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. 

AVAILABLE in Vancouver

AVAILABLE in Montreal

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Kenya Gicherori AB Top Lot
1700-1900M
Varietal:  SL 28 & 34
Double washed & sun dried on raised beds & hand sorted

 

Meticulous processing at Gicherori Factory ensures the lots are precise in their flavors, and the Cooperative embraces transparency in their operations by keeping lots separate and paying bonuses to members for high-quality lots.

 

Cups like: Bright distinctive acidity with heavy body that oozes floral aroma and red berry notes, juicy body with a red wine finish.  Makes for an outstanding single origin espresso.

AVAILABLE in Montreal

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Zambia Mazabuka, Mubuyu Estate      3 different lots
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1200M
Varietal: SL28 (Kenya cultivar)
washed and pulp natural
sun dried on raised beds & hand sorted

 

Mubuyu Farm was founded in 1971 by Willem Lublinkhof, who came to Zambia from the Netherlands as a Dutch Development worker.

Munali coffee is grown at an altitude of 1,200 meters on a 60 hectare plantation. The farm consists of 1,800 total hectares, growing wheat and soy where it is milled on site and sold into the local market.

Mubuyu Farm has a school and clinic for farm workers and their families, employing a total of 420 workers.

These Zambia lots are perfect as an exotic pour-over feature or an addition to a blend without breaking the bank.  These can add some depth to your espresso or excellent as a cold brew feature.

 

Washed AB lot :  brown sugar, lime, chai & med acidity - SOLD OUT

Pulp natural AB lot: lemon candy, jasmine,rose, juicy thick body, sweet acidity  -  AVAILABLE IN MONTREAL

Peaberry lot: creamy body, pleasing acidity, mandarin, ripe pear, black tea -  Available IN MONTREAL - limited bags available

 
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 defined tropical fruit notes of cherry, watermelon and lingering wine gum candy aftertaste. 

OUTSTANDING NATURAL LOT - Available in Vancouver.

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 20/21 AVAILABLE - VANCOUVER

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Uganda Sipi Falls Coffee
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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.   

New Crop In Stock - Vancouver

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FT ORGANIC
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: lemon sorbet, red berry, peach, apple, bright, juicy body, nice sweetness & body.

FRESH NEW CROP Nov 2020 arrival available in Vancouver

 
 
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

Limited Bag Availability in Vancouver

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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: pleasing acidity and excellent sweet lemon iced tea, and lasting milk chocolate finish.   

 

2019/20 New Crop IN STOCK - AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER & MONTREAL

 

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

 
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WOMEN'S COOP
Organic Honduras SHG Las Capucas   ORGANIC 
1400 - 1700M
Fully Washed, sun dried on raised beds & patios
Varietals:  Catuai, Typica & Bourbon

 

This COOP in the NorthWest region is producing some exceptional coffee and this lot is solely dried on raised beds helping to improve shelf life of the green and the quality in the cup.​

In the cup you will find a nice sweetness, lighter acidity than other Centrals with flavour of cocoa, butter tart & citrus.  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 - VANCOUVER

Organic RFA Indonesia Flores - Green Dragon 
Manggarai Region - 1500M
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.

Our Flores “Green Dragon” is grown near the steep slopes of Gunung (Mt.) Ranaka, 2,358 meters at its peak.

This Organic Indonesian is a sustainable coffee certified by the Rain Forest Alliance.  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, pipe tobacco finishing with a spicy and citrus.  

SOLD OUT IN VANCOUVER & MONTREAL

Note : New season crop will  be Organic certified.  We have been able to book for next season crop with Organic certification, arrival expected late Sept 2021.  As a replacement until then please ask about our Organic Sulawesi Blue Toraja.

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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 & MONTREAL

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.

IN STOCK - VANCOUVER 

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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, blood orange, peach and chocolate and with a good body & pleasing acidity, making a very balance cup.

 

Available - MONTREAL

New crop container expected Oct 2021

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Rwanda Gashonga Sector, Rusizi District
WOMEN LED COOPERATIVE
1650M
Varietals: 100% Bourbon
Fully washed, sun dried on raised beds 
 

The Gashonga cooperative formed in 2009 as a collective effort between 85 women coffee farmers looking to strengthen their resources together as a group.  Today, the Gashonga cooperative has grown to over 100 members and is Fair Trade certified. With their increased profits, Gashonga has been able to not only invest in agronomic initiatives that strengthen their coffee plants, but also in programs aimed at their members’ future and well-being, like providing assistance with education and healthcare.

 

Tasting notes: Papaya, apricot, lemon, sweet acidity, strong body and cup texture

 

IN STOCK - MONTREAL - Limited Availability  20/21 crop

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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, honeysuckle aroma, big chocolate presence with tropical fruit, black tea and graham cracker.

Perfect as a cold brew feature this Summer.

 

New Crop - Available in Vancouver

We're excited to have this lot back in stock

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.
 

 IN STOCK - VANCOUVER & MONTREAL

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 - Fresh lot - Value Pricing

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