Tasting Notes: Sugarcane, Pineapple, Vibrant
Sourced By: Coffee Quest
*Coffees are roasted every Monday and shipped Tuesday
From our importer:
In November of 2016, we visited Santa Maria for the first time and it was eventful trip full of flooded roads and night time drives along those same precipices. We were not disappointed, finally meeting the farmers who were equally excited to start working with us. We solidified our mutual goals and started working with the group in the main harvest of 2017. We found beautiful single farm micro-lots, and even put together a communal group lot, built lot by lot, targeting and achieving a final point score of 85.
We hit it off with this group so well, that for the 2018 harvest, we rented a warehouse, setup a cupping lab and hired a cupper, who will cup through every-single-sample that is delivered to the buying station. From there, we will separate micro-lots and also build out another communal lot. In addition, several of the youngest members of the association will be doing internships at the buying station, learning how to cup and grade green coffee.
We are helping this group of farmers preserve their heritage of great coffees by making sure they are (finally) fairly compensated! We are also working with them hand-in-hand on the basics of improving quality, as well as fermentation trials for the more advanced producers.