Green Coffee

Green Coffee


Ethiopia Agaro Duromina Coop Lot 17


With some of the farm Duromina coop management and workers

Duromina has intense cup flavors, nectarine, peach skin, herbal rue and orange marmalade notes are attention grabbing. Deeper roasts pull out cacao bittersweetness and rustic dried stone fruit. City to Full City. Good for espresso.


Ethiopia Agaro Kedamai Cooperative


Drying parchment covered with netting to protect from the mid-day sun, Kedamai coop

Clean, transparent sweetness when roasted light, with an orange flavor that accents the cup and defines acidity too, followed by peach tea, and orange blossom top notes. City to City+. Full City for espresso.


Ethiopia Agaro Sadi Loya Coop


Agitating the coffee with wooden

Honeyed sweetness is accented by a pulpy citrus note and hop flower aroma. Intense bittersweet chocolate at Full City, with berry hints and orange zest. City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.


Ethiopia Guji Hambela Wamena Akrabi


This is what good selective harvesting looks like - near uniform ripeness. The stations pay more for this, of course, as the picker will pick less coffee than if they simply stripped the trees. Guji Zone

Expect elegant, refined flavors, and a downright floral brew. Pearl jasmine and black tea, vivid acidity, sweet lime, salmon berry, mango, mild spiced notes and pristine, pointed sweetness. City to City+.


Ethiopia Kochore Jet Hama


Removing the sticky mucilage from the recently fermented coffee with wooden paddles at this Kochore wet mill site

Perfumed jasmine and lavender florals at City, with a bergamot citrus oil note, sweet raw sugars, vibrant acidity, and Earl Grey tea aftertaste. Complex, to say the least. City to Full City.


Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Bombe


Workers picking out visible defect coffee cherry at one of the Shantawene process sites, Bombe mountain region

For those who truly enjoy fruited naturals; notes of dried fruits are pervasive, mulled apple cider, some tea-like fruited accents and dark, pungent spice notes like cinnamon stick and nutmeg, and aromatic wood hint. Intense dry process flavor! City to Full City.


Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Keramo


One of Daye Bensa's mill managers makes the rounds to see check the coffee drying on raised beds

Keramo is a fruit bomb exploding with a fresh and dried fruited notes like strawberry, rhubarb pie, dried banana, green melon and tart, berry-like acidity, with accents of jasmine, all spice and rue. City to City+.


Ethiopia Organic Sidama Shantawene Village


Payment day for nearly 700 outgrowers who sell their coffee to the group and a meeting about best harvest practices

SO sweet (9.6!), floral honey and honey comb, citrus high tones, honey tangerine and Valencia orange, light touches of jasmine, fresia, berry and baking spice. City to City+


Ethiopia Yukiro Cooperative


Penagos mechanical demucilager at Yukiro cooperative

Light roasts of Yukiro make excellent pour over brews, delicate floral aroma, soft fruited notes like lime, pink grapefruit, green apple and nectarine and backing of simple syrup sweetness. City to City+.


Kenya Nyeri Githiru AB


Typical 3-disc depulper at a coffee factory in Nyeri

Raisins rolled in brown sugar, date pieces and dried tamarind. Milder acidity for Kenyan coffee and capable of big chocolate roast tones. City to Full City. Good espresso.


Kenya Othaya Gura AB


Spreading the recently washed coffee on drying beds in order to get the drying underway, Othaya.

Flavor notes of cranberry lemonade, orange, honey, and raw sugars, with fruit and baking spice aromatics. Bright, citric acidity impacts the cup. City to Full City.


Tanzania Mbeya Isende AB


A view of Isende FBG from the other side of the hill

Medium roasts show balanced sweet/bittering flavors, elements of buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, bittering powdered cocoa, licorice hint and an aromatic woody aroma. City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.


Yemen Mokha Harasi


Walking around the mountainside stone city of Gart, Harasi in 2007

City+ roasts are creamy, Brazil nut and dusty cocoa, dried stone fruit, cooked rhubarb, rustic date sugar, dried tamarind, black licorice, and aromatic cedar wood. City+ to Full City+. Wild espresso.

Central America

Costa Rica Helsar Asdrubal Chavez


Outside the Helsar de Zarcero micro mill, West Valley

A sturdy cup, underlying honey note, brown sugar, balance of sweetness and bittering components, high % cacao bar and hints of dried fruit and coconut. Infinitely drinkable! City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

Central America

Costa Rica Helsar Cascara Coffee Fruit Tea


Clever Dripper and Handy Brew are excellent brew devices to steep your cascara coffee fruit tea

It’s tea, made from coffee, and you can eat it! Yes, these dehydrated coffee cherries are crispy, tart and sweet. No roasting necessary, just steep a fruited tea, try as sun tea, or use as a snack in place of dried fruit. Flavors of hibiscus, tamarind, passion fruit, apple, raisin. With or without sweetener, this one’s great. *sold in 3 oz. bags

Central America

Costa Rica Tarrazu Don Mayo La Loma


The office an lab amidst the drying patios of Don Mayo mill

Heady brown sugar sweetness, flavors of cane juice, apple, candied walnut, baking spice, and tootsie roll in deeper roasts. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

Central America

El Salvador Apaneca Finca Miravalle Bourbon


Bourbon cherry at Finca Miravelles

Central flavors are raw sugars and soft roasted nut tones. Light roasts have tea-like vibrance, while Full City shows caramelizing bittersweetness and a subtle raisin accent. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

Central America

El Salvador La Esperanza “H1” Cultivar


El Salvador La Esperanza

La Esperanza is a fairly delicate, nuanced El Salvador. Toffee/caramel sweetness, roasted barley green tea, lemony acidity, light body, clean mouthfeel. City to Full City.

Central America

El Salvador Santa Ana Miravalle H1


Finca Miravalles, the farm of Luis Duarte

Underlying sweetness of toffee and caramel, notes of cacao nibs, candied nut and green tea. Bitter-to-sweet roast tones at Full City with raisin and dried fig. City to Full City+. Good espresso.

Central America

Guatemala Cuilco Finca El Regalito


Don Aurelio Villatoro at his coffee nursery down below his farm El Regalito

An undercurrent of muscovado sugar sweetness is accented by raisin, currant and sweet cinnamon sauce. Acidity shines all the way up to Full City. City to Full City. Good for espresso.


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