Dr. Fabio Araujo Reis works with his two sons and daughter to run their family farm, Fazenda do Salto, in the Sul de Minas region of Brazil. Fabio's sons, Andre and Juca, work along with 35 employees on the estate, many of whom grew up near the farm and later chose to return to the Carmo da Cachoeira area after finishing school.
Collected from farms in Ethiopia's famed Sidamo growing region, this select lot highlights the area's prized fruit-forward flavor profile. Decaffeination for this coffee was completed by Swiss Water Process, a method which uses a water-based solution to extract the caffeine while preserving flavor compounds in the bean.
Part of BioKrop Project's Mt. Olympo series, which provides technical assistance to implement sustainable farming practices, Alfonso Pineda grows 6000 pacamara trees on the 3 hectare farm. Anaerobic natural processing means controlling the fermentation of the fruit for a period in a sealed container to ensure a clean profile.
The Hamasho washing station maintains a special relationship with the smallholder farms in the Bombe mountains. By ensuring a fair price for their harvest, Daye Bensa in return is assured a steady supply of high-quality beans from the region. Hamasho is an UTZ and Rainforest Alliance certified producer.
Qabballe lot comes from 15 or so small farms around the village of Raro Majoo in East Guji. The coffee is sun-dried in cherry, by Sookoo Coffee, run by Ture Waji, A.K.A "The King of Guji." Ture and his team educate the growers on sustainable practice and lend them money before the harvest to help improve quality.
This is a blend of select beans from Rwanda's growing regions that have been carefully harvested, processed and sorted in preparation for export. Chosen from Rainforest Alliance certified farms, which have at least 40 percent canopy cover and use organic fertilizers, they represent some of the best coffee from Rwanda.
Asman Arianto moved to Aceh Tengah from South Sumatra and began helping the local growers, many mirgants from North Sumatra, collect and process coffee grown on their tiny farms. In 2018, he established the Ribang Gayo Musara cooperative to empower the regions more than 350 farms to get better prices for their harvests.