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May 2019 Limited Edition Roast

May 2019 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Raspberry
Black Tea
Lime

Country: Ethiopia

Name: Yukro

Farm: Yukro Co-operative

Region: Oromia

Altitude: 2000 masl

Process: Washed

Varieties: Ethiopia Landraces

Yukro comes to us from Oromia region of Western Ethiopia, bringing with it a juicy and refreshing raspberry tartness. Yukro operates under the leadership of the Kata Muduga co-operative union, whose continued investment into the coops that it leads makes possible for some of the most delicious and coveted coffees in the world – and, improving the lives of those growing it in the process. The secret? After equipment removes most of the fruit from the seeds, they are soaked overnight in fibreglass tanks so that any remaining sugars will be fully removed from their surface, and leave the coffee perfectly clean by the time they hit the drying bed.

April 2019 Limited Edition Roast

April 2019 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Caramel
Toffee
Lemon

Country: Colombia

Name: Nariño

Farm: Various Smallholder Farms

Region: Nariño

Altitude: 1600-2300 masl

Process: Washed

Varieties: Colombia, Tabi, Typica

Nariño is the southwestern-most department in Colombia along the border with Ecuador and the climate is unusual even in a place as geographically diverse as Colombia. The dry, rugged terrain and dramatic slopes and valleys actually create conditions that boost the big, sparkling, and juicy quality of the coffee. As warm, humid air collects in the lowlands during the day and creeps up the mountainside at night, allowing the coffee to thrive much higher than commonly thought possible, all the way up to 2,300 meters.

March 2019 Limited Edition Roast

March 2019 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Chocolate
Grapefruit
Cane Sugar

Country: Papua New Guinea

Name: Kunjin

Farm: Various smallholder farmers

Region: Kindeng

Altitude: 500–1800 masl

Process: Washed

Varieties: Arusha, Typica

The Waghi Valley of the Western Highlands is home to a centralized plantation mill used by local farmers to purchase, mill, and dry coffee. This Kindeng mill is a leased relic of colonial times. Owning a mill, or any property, in Papua New Guinea can risk the reputation and trust established with the local tribes by creating a perception of wealth discrepancy. Through the centralized milling and drying, our partners control the quality at the processing level. All in all, it’s a rare tasting coffee from an exciting location.

February 2019 Limited Edition Roast

February 2019 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Peach
Sweet Pineapple
Black Tea

Country: Ethiopia

Name: Guji Shakisso G1

Farm: Kercha Washing Station

Region: Oromia

Altitude: 1800-2000

Process: Washed

Varieties: Heirloom

This very special coffee is from the sub region of Danbi Uddo of Shikasso, Guji, in the southeastern part of Ethiopia. Imagine an area where 850 individual farmers with their own properties, bring their heirloom coffee cherries to a collective washing station to be processed and sold. The average farm size? Approximately 2.5 hectares in size, with corn, grains, and false bananas typically growing alongside the coffee, as well as Birbira, Wanza, and Acacia trees for shade. On cold winter days, this coffee reminds us of a warm summer afternoon.

January 2019 Limited Edition Roast

January 2019 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Chestnut
Dried Fruits
Caramel

Country: Brazil

Name: Inacio Carlos Urban

Farm: Rio Brilhante Cafe

Region: Cerrado Mineiro

Altitude: 1050 MASL

Process: Natural

Varieties: Catuaí vermelho IAC - 99

This region in the SouthEast corner of Brazil is the first origin in Brazil to receive the “Designation of Origin”, a highly sought after designation in the region. It is awarded to coffees grown inside an officially delimited area in the Northwest corner of the region, and that follow the rules of the production process defined by the Regulatory Board of the Cerrado Mineiro Region - D.O. It also has Parachute Coffee’s seal of approval, which is why we’re thrilled to present it to you this month.

December 2018 Limited Edition Roast

December 2018 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Strawberry
Nectarine
Black Tea

Country: Ethiopia

Name: Guji Hambela Titiro Goyo

Farm: Various smallholder farmers

Region: Guji

Altitude: 2124m

Process: Washed

Varieties: Heirloom

This coffee was processed at The Hallo Fuafate Washing Station, located in Worka, Guji Region, Ethiopia. This particular washing station is located at 2032 masl, and the name Hallo Fuafate comes from the name of the hamlet, and the local waterfall nearby. “Fuafate” translates into falls, a perfectly fitting metaphor in this case; a washing station, named after the waterfall nearby - a lasting feature of the region, as is coffee a lasting feature of it’s birthplace, Ethiopia.

November 2018 Limited Edition Roast

November 2018 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Floral
Raspberry
Plum

Country: Ethiopia

Name: Nensebo Refisa

Farm: Various smallholder farmers

Region: Nensebo

Altitude: 2065 MASL

Process: Washed

Varieties: Heirloom

Located in Oromia, about 400 Km south of Addis Ababa, the Nensebo woreda is home to a collection of smallholder farmers totaling 5,000 hectares of coffee. So what are smallholders farmers? Imagine growing coffee in your large backyard (or in the forest behind your house). The average farm size in Nensebo is two hectares and producers cultivate a range of heirloom coffee varieties, including wild varietals originating from the neighbouring forests.

October 2018 Limited Edition Roast

October 2018 Limited Edition Roast

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Tasting Notes

Honey
Floral
Citrus Blossom

Country: Guatemala

Name: Finca Twi’Ha

Farm: Mauricio Gomez, Armando Gomez

Region: Todos Santos Cuchumatan

Altitude: 1550 MASL

Process: Washed

Varieties: Pache Verde, Caturra, Criollo/Arabe, Bourbon

Armando Gomez started working with his grandfather on this farm since he was 23 years old. After his grandfather passed away, Arnando took over the farm - and his work has continued ever since, carrying his grandfather’s techniques forward. As for his mission? “My mission for this year is to continue growing great quality coffee, and my vision is to find a good client that will appreciate it and helps us grow.” We hope we can live up to his mission.

September 2018 Limited Edition Roast

September 2018 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Toffee
Lemon
Chocolate
Grape

Country: Guatemala

Name: Aprocafe

Farm: Various smallholder farmers

Region: San Pedro, Atitlan

Altitude: 1550-1690 MASL

Process: Washed

Varieties: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra

This coffee is from the APROCAFE co-operative in San Pedro, Atitlan. APROCAFE follows all organic practices, and are known for paying special attention to the needs of both the soil and water surrounding the co-op. They also do all of their coffee harvesting by hand - with zero mechanical intervention. Atitlan’s soil is rich with volcanic and organic matter; about 90% of the coffee in Atitlan is cultivated along volcanic slopes that surround Lake Atitlan. So ya, this is basically volcano coffee.

August 2018 Limited Edition Roast

August 2018 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Apricot
Persimmon
Caramel Citrus
Stone Fruit

Country: Ethiopia

Name: Layo Taraga

Farm: Various smallholder farmers delivering to Layo Taraga Washing Station

Region: Haro Wachu

Altitude: 1950-2000 MASL

Process: Washed

Varieties: Bourbon

In Ethiopia, unlike the vast majority of coffee-growing countries, coffee was not introduced as a cash crop through colonization. Instead, growing, processing, and drinking coffee is part of the everyday way of life, brewed at home for centuries. Coffee is enjoyed as part of a “ceremonial” preparation, a way of gathering family, friends, and associates around a table for conversation and community. We hope you can enjoy it the same way.

July 2018 Limited Edition Roast

July 2018 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Toasted Almond
Black Tea
Stone Fruit

Country: Honduras

Farm: Geovany Rivera

Region: Santa Barbara

Altitude: 1400-2000 MASL

Process: Fully Washed

Varieties: Pacas

Producer: Various smallholders

In Santa Barbara, there’s one mountain that produces all of the coffee in the region. Just one beautiful, lush mountain with three villages on its slopes, side by side. The coffee cherry processing conditions (especially drying) here are especially demanding, because the area is directly next to the jungle, and thus, to rain. But when these variables are precisely controlled, the coffee is spectacular. So spectacular. So. good.

June 2018 Limited Edition Roast

June 2018 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Plum
Blackberry
Chocolate

Country: Colombia

Farm: Timaná

Region: Huila

Altitude: 1600 MASL

Process: Washed

Varieties: Caturra, Colombia

Producer: Olam

Ah - Huila! Colombia’s most famous coffee growing region. This coffee is from Timana, a sub-region of Huila. The people of Timana have historically been revered as extremely hardworking and passionate people, especially when it comes to coffee production. And the end product is a delicious expression of that hard work. You’re going to love it.

May 2018 Limited Edition Roast

May 2018 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Ripe Tangerine
Lime
Panela

Country: Colombia

Farm: Finca Buena Vista

Region: Planadas, Tolima

Altitude: 1770-2000 MASL

Process: Washed

Varieties: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia

Producer: Astrid Medina

“I am very proud of my farm, it is the legacy of my father, but I am prouder of the coffee that we produce. It is wonderful and privileged position to offer specialty coffee, it gives me great satisfaction and fills me with gratitude. I am proud to know that we have placed one grain of sand in building the country of our dreams.” - Astrid Medina, the producer of this fabulous coffee, in her own words.

April 2018 Limited Edition Roast

April 2018 Limited Edition Roast

Coffee Details

Tasting Notes

Spring Floral
Candied Lemon
Sugar Cane

Country: Ethiopia

Name: Adado *Grade 1

Region: Yirgacheffe

Producer: Various smallholder farmers

Altitude: 1780–1860 MASL

Varieties: Heirloom Ethiopian varieties

Process: Washed

This coffee comes from a washing station called Adado, which is in the kebele, or village, of Shara, in the woreda, or district, of Guanga, in the Yirgacheffe region, and is is named after the local tribe, "Adado." Aside from its near-legendary status as the "birthplace" of Arabica coffee, there is much to love about Ethiopia as a producing nation. Lush green forests are the perfect environment for cultivating extraordinary coffee, typically developing nuanced floral characteristics, articulate sweetness and a sparkling acidity. This coffee checks all of the boxes.