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Costa Rica West Valley Monte Crisol SHB EP

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About this Coffee:

Grower

Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares (Coopepalmares) | 1400 members

Altitude

1300 masl

Variety

Caturra, Catuai

Soil

Volcanic loam

Region

Palmares a canton in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Process

Eco-pulped and dried in the sun on patios

Harvest

November - February

Certification

Conventional

The More You Know:

In our decades-long relationship with Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares (Coopepalmares), our importer has found a special bond that goes beyond just a name. We are honored to have a coffee blend named Monte Crisol, exclusively exported to our importer.. But this partnership is about more than just recognition.

With over 1,400 producer-members from Palmares, a canton in the province of Alajuela, (Coopepalmares) has created a cooperative that receives cherries from numerous small farms, ensuring a consistent and well-balanced regional blend. Their state-of-the-art processing facility is equipped with certifications in quality and environmental management from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). They prioritize sustainability by utilizing recycled water and maximizing furnace efficiency through the recirculation of airflow in their mechanical dryers (guardiolas). Additionally, they have an organic fertilizer production plant and a water treatment plant.

Coopepalmares not only exports coffee but also operates two supermarkets and a hardware store in Palmares. They even sell roasted coffee for local consumption. Moreover, cooperative members have access to low-interest loans and healthcare services for their families through the cooperative-run health center and mobile clinic.

The relationship between our importer and Coopepalmares is truly special, rooted in mutual respect and shared values. We are proud to be a part of their commitment to quality, sustainability, and community development.

(Source: Royal Coffee)

These are some of the many reasons we at Hidden River Coffee Roasters love this coffee as well as the fact that it is also absolutely delicious!  Get yours Now!

 

Honduras Siguatepeque Cerro Azul SHG EP

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About This Coffee:

Grower

Cooperativa de Horticultors Siguatepeque Limitada (COHORSIL)

Altitude

1300 – 1650 masl

Variety

Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, and Pacas

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Siguatepeque, Comayagua, Honduras

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

November - March

Certification

Conventional

The More You Know:

Introducing Cooperativa Cafetalera Siguatepeque Limitada (COHORSIL), the coffee cooperative that has been supplying our importer with a consistently exceptional coffee since 2005. Nestled between the bustling coffee-growing regions of Comayagua and Intibuca in Honduras, COHORSIL operates like a well-oiled machine to handle the abundance of cherries flowing from the mountainous regions.

At the heart of COHORSIL's operation are six regional wet-mills, strategically designed for consistent coffee processing. Here, producers deliver their cherries, which are carefully floated using recycled water to eliminate less dense and damaged beans before depulping. The depulped coffee is then fermented for 18 hours and washed with a demucilager, minimizing water usage. Following this, the washed parchment undergoes density sorting in classification channels and is placed on patios for pre-drying.

Next, the coffee is transported to a centralized mill in Siguatepeque, where it undergoes a 72-hour drying process in horizontal dryers called guardiolas. These guardiolas are heated by recycled coffee parchment, further emphasizing COHORSIL's commitment to sustainability. Once dried, the parchment is stored and milled in Siguatepeque, benefiting from the region's mild weather conditions, which are ideal for resting parchment and preparing the coffee for export.

COHORSIL's dedication to quality is evident through its fully staffed cupping lab, ensuring consistency across every lot. Additionally, their entire post-harvest process has received certification in quality management systems from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO-9001).

But COHORSIL goes beyond just being a coffee cooperative. They also operate an organic fertilizer production plant, utilizing coffee pulp as the base ingredient and California earthworms to promote decomposition. Furthermore, they boast a massive greenhouse operation, cultivating thousands of vegetable seedlings each year. And to support their local farming community, COHORSIL has established 14 agricultural supply stores throughout western Honduras.

With its meticulous attention to detail, commitment to sustainability, and diverse agricultural endeavors, COHORSIL stands as a testament to the exceptional quality and holistic approach to coffee production in Honduras.  Get Yours Now!

Colombia Excelso EP

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About This Coffee:

Grower

Producers from coffee communities in Colombia

Altitude

1300 - 1650 masl

Variety

Caturra, Typica, Castillo, and Colombia

Soil

Sandy loam | Clay minerals | Volcanic loam

Region

Colombia

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

April - June | October - January

Certification

Conventional

The More You Know:

Colombia is known for its vast majority of coffee being cultivated, harvested, and processed on small family-owned farms. These hardworking producers take charge of designing farm management and post-harvest solutions that are tailored to their unique environments. However, they also rely on strong alliances to bring their coffee to the international market and receive fair prices.

To support the system of small farm production, Colombia established the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC). This organization plays a crucial role in organizing and supporting a complex network of larger regional coffee cooperatives. These cooperatives provide valuable logistical support to producers, such as centralized warehouses for storing dried parchment and dry mills where the coffee is prepared for export based on its size.

The Excelso grade is specifically designated for beans that do not pass through a screen opening below 14/64 of an inch. This grade ensures a consistent quality and flavor profile. Moreover, Excelso lots often have traceability to specific regions of Colombia, each with distinct harvest times. This allows for a steady supply of fresh Colombian Excelso throughout the entire year.  Get Yours Now!

(Source: Colombian Coffee Federation)