Welcome to our Single Origin Subscription - Roaster's Choice!
By signing up for this service, you will receive two 12 ounce bags a month of our favorite single origin offerings. Coffee offerings are always changing as inventory sells out and new crops come in. This is a way for you to enjoy our latest offerings by receiving two bags of coffee a month, hand-picked 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, supervising 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 3-month (6 bag), 6-month (12 bag), or 12-month (24 bag) subscription. Each bag will come lovingly packaged with detailed information, images, and brew notes for each coffee, and shipping is included in the price. Our Single Origin Subscription roasts and ships out on the first Monday of every month. If you would like to receive your first shipment immediately, please let us know in the Order Notes section at checkout.
Enjoy your PT's coffee, knowing it was specially curated by us!
Villa Loyola - Colombia
An aroma of sugar cane, creamy body and bright, juicy acidity. This cup has a deep molasses flavor, ripe peachy sweetness, and tones of stone fruit and sugar cane that linger in the finish.
Finca Villa Loyola has been a Direct Trade partner with us since 2011. This farm has a clear winning combination of high elevation and the Caturra variety of trees. The farm is operated by the local church and has become a pride of the community. 20 years ago, coffee production on the farm advanced and became their primary focus. Their Caturra variety has always been planted under a shade canopy which serves as a wind barrier and improves the sweetness and character of the coffee while providing a natural habitat for indigenous species. Over the last few years, Farm Manager Jose Luis Almeida has worked hand in hand with us to improve picking and processing of the coffee, further improving its quality. In 2008, Finca Villa Loyola's commitment to quality was rewarded when they received 1st place in the Colombia Cup of Excellence Competition.
With the guidance of Padre José Alejandro Aguilar Posada, Villa Loyola is continuing to advance its sustainable practices while improving the lives of the workers and surrounding community. With a worldly education received in Colombia, Brazil, Congo, and the United States, Padre Joe has extensive knowledge and experience in agro-ecology, sustainability, rural development, regional sustainability, and eco-theology. Throughout his life and travels he has been deeply involved in sustainable agricultural development and rural economics. His unique background is perfectly suited for the work at Villa Loyola. With his guidance, Villa Loyola will continue to advance its sustainable practices while improving the lives of the workers and surrounding community.
Cerro Los Tamales - Finca Los Planes, El Salvador
Cerro Los Tamales:
This cup opens with a robust aroma of citrus and cocoa, juicy acidity, and round body. The citric tones carry into the cup as a strong grapefruit note, softened by a milk caramel sweetness and ending with a warm apple cider finish.
We've carried Finca Los Planes as a Direct Trade coffee for several years now and each year we have worked with Sergio and Isabel Ticas to bring new and different coffees from their farm. Our relationship with Finca Los Planes has developed into the model standard for our Direct Trade program. We are proud to be partners with Finca Los Planes on many projects to benefit their community and improve the farm. Since 2007, PT's and Finca Los Planes have placed high priority on supporting the surrounding community. The neighbors to the farm are also the pickers and day laborers, some of whom have been promoted to farm managers. Supporting them with medicines for the local clinic and uniforms for the fútbol team have created a solid foundation of trust between the farm and the community. Everyone in the community has a vested interest in a successful harvest each year.
Cerro Los Tamales has a story almost as unique as the coffee grown on this section of Finca Los Planes. In the 1800's banditos raided the farm in the middle of the night, stealing livestock from Los Planes. The following morning, the farmers at that time went to look for their cattle high on the farm. Instead of finding the cattle, they stumbled upon a makeshift campsite with a washed out fire and tamale wrappers scattered on the ground. From that day on this section of Los Planes has been referred to as Cerro Los Tamales, representing the cattle lost on that night.
Dioselina - La Palma y El Tucan, Colombia
Deeply sweet aroma of brown sugar with fruity hints of cherries, crisp acidity, and a buttery mouthfeel. This cup features lovely complex tones of candied pecans and plum with a gentle note of cinnamon and lingering cola-like finish.
This coffee is grown in the department of Cundinamarca located on the eastern range of the Colombian Andes. The region has unique microclimates and environments with temperatures averaging 70 degrees, a relative humidity of 75%, and a minimum of 1,600 sunny hours per year. This makes Cundinamarca a land filled with great biodiversity and ecosystems, with ideal conditions for producing high-grown specialty coffee.
Doña Dioselina Piñeros owns the Buenos Aires III farm and lives there with her daughter, Carmen Poveda. Over the last two years the women have partnered with La Palma y El Tucán by working with their picking team who sort the coffee several times until the cherry is free of defects before sending it to the wet mill.
At the mill, this lot was put through a Mixed Fermentation Process which has resulted in a beautifully complex cupping profile.
La Avila Double Soak - Finca Las Mercedes, El Salvador
La Avila Double Soak:
A citric orange aroma, vibrant acidity and syrupy body. A golden grape sweetness pleasantly brightens a deep brown sugar flavor softening into an orange marmalade note in the finish.
This coffee comes from La Avila, the highest lot at Finca Las Mercedes. This is the third year that we are offering the Double Soak micro-lot of La Avila, following the success of this unique processing experiment in 2012 and 2013.
The Double Soak Method:
Within hours of the cherry being harvested, it is brought to the mill at the farm where it is depulped quickly. After depulping, a small amount of the sweet mucilage remains on the outside of the bean. The coffee is left in a fermentation tank where enzymes help break down the remaining sweet, honey-like mucilage. After fermenting for 12-18 hours the coffee is sent through washing channels to completely remove the mucilage. Up to this point, the process is identical to a washed coffee. The difference comes in the next step. With the Double Soak method, the coffee is moved into a special tank to soak for an additional 24-hours. The tank is then emptied, and the process is repeated, filling the tank again and letting the coffee rest for 18-24 additional hours. After the second soak, the coffee is moved to the drying patios before being packaged and shipped to us.