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New Single Origin of the Month – Indonesian FTO Kokowagayo

February 13, 2017 | Blog | 0 comments | Author:

Kokowagayo Cooperative was formed in 2014 by Mrs. Rizkani and other women who previously members of Permata Gayo Cooperative. Mrs. Rizkani was inspired by the lack of participation of the woman to voice out their opinions. Her concerns had led … Continued

Kokowagayo Cooperative was formed in 2014 by Mrs. Rizkani and other women who previously members of Permata Gayo Cooperative.

Mrs. Rizkani was inspired by the lack of participation of the woman to voice out their opinions. Her concerns had led to support from all members to form other cooperative which only for woman. At the beginning, 470 woman members from Permata Gayo Cooperative joined to a new cooperative named Kokowagayo ( Gayo Women Cooperative Coffee). This is also the First all Women Coffee Cooperative of Asia.

Estimate production: 1100kg/hectare/ 482 total

Climate: wet tropical

Altitude: 1200 – 1800 m above sea level

Cultivar: Catimor and Bourbon

Soil type: Andisol (volcanic ash as a parent materials) commonly found in the Circum-Pacific “Ring of Fire”


New Single Origin of the Month – El Salvador

January 9, 2017 | Blog | 0 comments | Author:

General: Coffee was introduced in El Salvador in the mid-nineteenth century and its climatic conditions enable the country to grow rich sweet cherry beans. Until 1930’s the main market for El Salvador’s coffee was Europe. However, during the World War … Continued

General: Coffee was introduced in El Salvador in the mid-nineteenth century and its climatic conditions enable the country to grow rich sweet cherry beans. Until 1930’s the main market for El Salvador’s coffee was Europe. However, during the World War II the figures changed with 84% of national production going to the United States. From 1950 to 1970 the coffee production in El Salvador went through a technological modernization; Nowadays, El Salvador is known to be the most productive coffee producing country in the world.
REGION: Tecapa Chinameca Mountain Range
ESTATE: Oro Lavado
SOIL: Volcanic
VARIETAL: Bourbon
PROCESSING: Fully Washed European Process
ALTITUDE: 1500 meters
HARVEST MONTHS: January – February


New Single Origin of the Month – Nicaragua RFA

December 1, 2016 | Blog | 0 comments | Author:

The Peralta Family coffee growing history goes back to the beginning of the twentieth century but in 2008 the estate started focusing on the speciality sector.  Peralta is recognised for its high quality specialty coffees based on collaboration, traceability and … Continued

The Peralta Family coffee growing history goes back to the beginning of the twentieth century but in 2008 the estate started focusing on the speciality sector.  Peralta is recognised for its high quality specialty coffees based on collaboration, traceability and transparency.
Peralta operates 2 milling facilities “Don Octavio” and “San Ignacio” both located in the outskirts of the town of Mozonte, Nueva Segovia.
The San Ignacio mill is exclusively used for processing micro lots and certified Rainforest Alliance coffees from the farms. Coffees can either be dried inside a 1000 square metre climate controlled green house on raised beds or on traditional concrete patios for the larger lots.
This coffee reflects the high quality standard set by Peralta Estate with its amazing flavours, body and acidity.

Region: Dipilto & Jalapa Mountain Range
Estate: Peralta
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai, Java
Processing Method: Washed
Elevation (or Altitude): 1300 – 1530 meters
Harvest Months: January – April
Taste Notes: Strong milk chocolate aroma.  Roasted cashews and hazelnut overtones. Cuts through milk, medium to high acidity as a black