New Coffees – June 2010

Brazil – Fazenda Sertaozinho

Cup of Excellence

This coffee is amazingly smooth with a silky richness to the texture. The cup is dominated by nutty notes, honey flavors, and malt notes. Toasted almonds, honey, and an apricot and lemon sweetness dominate the cup. There is a pleasant brightness in the finish.

This award winning farm is acclaimed for exemplary craftsmanship, consistently producing spectacular yellow bourbon coffee, an heirloom variety. Located in a mountainous region in the southern part of Minas Gerais,  The geography and microclimate produce optimal conditions for the heirloom Yellow Bourbon, Mondo Novo and Catuai variatels that are grown on the farm.  In addition to the 370 hectares of coffee production, the farm possesses 300 additional hectares of rain forest reserves with centennial tree and protected water resources.  The property is managed by an agronomist named Jose Renato Gonvalves Dias who uses organic fertilizers produced on the farm to help nurture the plants and ensure that all coffees are prepared in an environmentally-friendly way.

Java Blend Coffee Roasters –  Medium Roast

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Rwanda – Rwabisindu Bourbon

Micro-Lot

This coffee is incredibly sweet with floral aromatics preceding notes of citrus peel, chocolate and a subtle hint of coconut. It has a supple, buttery body and a very smooth finish.

The Rwabisindu washing station is located in the Western province, Nyamasheke district and is where this coffee is processed. Owned by Emerth & Gaston Gatsinga, this station serves small farmers from the area. Most farms in Rwanda are 1-3 acres and rely on centralized washing stations to process their coffees. The heirloom Bourbon varietal accounts for nearly all of the coffee produced in Rwanda.

Java Blend Coffee Roasters –  Medium Roast

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Guatemala – Chajul

Fair Trade Organic

The Asociación Chajulense Va’l Vaq Qujol was founded in 1988 by some 40 coffee farmers of the Chajul area Triángulo Ixil, Quiché. Chajul’s main goal is “to promote a sustainable development model that is environmentally sound, economically feasible, fair from a social point of view, and appropriate from a cultural standpoint”.  Farmers are continuing to increase their standard of living as well as diversify alternative productions.
This coffee is very smooth and rich. Hints of a smokey nuttiness balance delicious notes of grapefruit & orange citrus with a wonderful taste of dark chocolate & cocoa. The soft acidity and silky texture rounds out this full bodied coffee.

Java Blend Coffee Roasters –  Medium Roast

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