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. On the first Monday of 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 prepay and save on 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions (subscriptions will automatically renew after the last shipment unless canceled). 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!
El Salvador - Finca Los Planes - El Matazano
Dessert in a cup! This light-medium roasted coffee features an aroma of caramel sauce, crisp acidity, silky mouthfeel and creamy body. A note of butterscotch candy is complimented by a red apple sweetness and a pomegranate-like finish.
Producer: Sergio and Isabel Ticas
Farm: Finca Los Planes
Altitude: 5750 feet
Notes: Caramel Sauce, Pomegranate, Red Apple
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.
La Avila DS
El Salvador - Finca Las Mercedes - La Avila Double Soak
This lightly roasted coffee features a cocoa and citrus zest aroma, syrupy body, and bright acidity. When brewed it has notes of sugar cane and a blood orange sweetness. Red plums and a gentle note of grapefruit are present in the finish.
Producer: Familia Ortiz Barriere
Farm: Finca Las Mercedes
Altitude: 4600 feet
Process: Double Soak
Notes: Sugar Cane, Blood Orange, Red Plum
This is the fifth 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 on-farm mill where it is quickly depulped leaving a small amount of the mucilage 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 clean it. 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.
October’s single origin box features offerings from two of our oldest and most important Direct Trade relationships, Sergio and Isabel Ticas of Finca Los Planes, and Lucia y Familia Ortiz Barriere of Finca Las Mercedes.
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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.