Welcome to our Single Origin Subscription - Roaster's Choice!
Coffee offerings are always changing as new crops come in and existing harvests sell out, so we designed this subscription to help you access the best of our single origin selection. Each month you will receive two 12 ounce bags of single origin coffee selected by members of our Green Buying and Quality Control Team, Jeff and Maritza Taylor
. Jeff and Maritza spend much of the year traveling to our Direct Trade farms to work with producers on the picking and processing of our coffees before returning to taste them on our cupping table as we develop our roasts. You will find no one with a better knowledge of our coffee than these two.
Choose between a monthly recurring subscription* or prepaid 3-month (6 bag), 6-month (12 bag), or 12-month (24 bag) subscriptions. Each box will come lovingly packaged with detailed information, images, and brew notes for each coffee, and shipping is included in the price. Enjoy your PT's coffee knowing it was specially curated by us!
Our Single Origin Subscription roasts and ships out on the first Monday of every month.
*Monthly recurring subscriptions will be charged per shipment. Cancelations must be placed by the 15th of the month prior to the next shipment.
Panama - Elida Estate Natural
Elegant and sophisticated, this is truly a crowd favorite. The cup is highly aromatic with notes of deep cocoa and sweet berries. When brewed, it features a blackberry flavor, vibrant acidity, and velvety body. It finishes beautifully with its signature strawberry jam sweetness and a gentle note of guava.
For nearly a decade Elida Estate has been consistently producing some of the highest rated coffees from Panama. Wilford Lamastus, a third generation producer, has spent his career innovating and producing exceptionally well-processed coffees. His hard work has brought Elida Estate great success in the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama’s Best of Panama coffee competition, earning them a Top 10 finish in one or more categories every year since 2007.
Following the competition in 2007, PT's Green Coffee buyer, Jeff Taylor, visited Elida Estate. Located on the slopes of the Baru volcano, the farm is blessed with good soil and a unique cool and misty micro-climate. It is obvious Wilford and his team are passionate about producing some of the best coffees in the world, something plainly evident in the quality of Elida Natural. Natural processed coffees are particularly difficult to deal with because the producer is, in essence, allowing the coffee to ferment. This process produces an exceptionally vibrant and berry-like flavor profile. This unique profile wouldn't be possible without the extreme care that is paid to every detail through the drying process. Elida Natural has quickly become a favorite offering and we look forward to it every summer. We hope you enjoy it, too!
Guatemala - El Socorro Yellow Reserva
Finca El Socorro Yellow Reserva is a special harvest, single estate blend of Yellow Bourbon and Yellow Caturra varietals grown near 5900 feet on the farm. With only the ripest cherries being picked the coffee went through multiple rounds of sorting under farm owner Juan Diego De La Cerda's instruction. The result of this meticulous process has resulted in an exquisite cup that was recognized by the international judges in the 2013 Guatemala Cup of Excellence with a 4th Place finish.
Located near Palencia, Guatemala, the region benefits from the rich volcanic soils and the ideal micro-climate for producing a great coffee. Diego has gone to great lengths to produce consistently high quality coffees and continues to build Finca El Socorro’s reputation as one of the elite farms of Central America.
El Salvador - Los Planes El Matazano
Dessert in a cup! An aroma of caramel sauce, crisp acidity, silky mouthfeel and creamy body. A candied note of butterscotch is complimented by a red apple sweetness and a pomegranate-like finish.
Over the last decade, El Matazano has become one of our favorite micro-lots. It is a beautiful example of the Pacamara variety and one of the first lots we ever featured from Finca Los Planes. Husband and wife producers Sergio and Isabel Ticas grow this coffee at the highest elevation on their farm, over 5200 feet. Higher elevations tend to have cooler nights which slows coffee cherry maturation, creating a deeper sweetness in the processed bean. The Pacamara varietal is a hybrid of the traditional and flavorful Pacas variety and the giant, high production Maragogype variety and was first bred in El Salvador in 1958. It's large cherries produce a coffee that when roasted properly feature complex citrus notes and a creamy body.
Earlier this year Jeff and Maritza Taylor and their young son Phoenix visited Sergio and Isabel on their farm near the border of Honduras. To learn more about Finca Los Planes, the coffees they grow, and their family of workers, you can read Jeff’s Trip Report here
. This is a truly special farm and a relationship we plan to keep for many years to come.
Brazil - Rainha Natural
An aroma of baker’s chocolate, round body and juicy acidity. A note of caramel and black cherry sweetness in the cup give way to a deeply sweet black grape and toffee finish.
This Yellow Bourbon is carefully handpicked and processed the same day. The Natural process consists of the coffee cherries being sun dried on the bean. This creates a more full-bodied coffee with a smooth acidity and sweetness that is more pronounced than other processes.