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April 2021 Limited Edition Roast

April 2021 Limited Edition Roast

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CacaoNibs
StoneFruit
Lime

Country: Tanzania

Name: ITUMPI

Farm: Itumpi AMCOS

Region: Songwe

Altitude: 1680 metres above sea level

Process: Fully washed & sun-dried

Your April airdrop is Itumpi AMCOS - TANZANIA

This lot is made from partially processes coffee, with cherry hand harvested and pre-sorted before being delivered to be pulped. The cherries are picked, sorted and pulped all in the same day, with processing conducted that evening. After fermenting for 2-3 days the beans are take  to raised beds to be dried. The process of drying will typically take anywhere between 9 to 12 days; with beans only removed once the moisture content has reached 11% or lower. Once dried, parchment coffee is bagged and sent to the dry mill to be prepped for export.

March 2021 Limited Edition Roast

March 2021 Limited Edition Roast

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Red Apple
Chocolate
Panela

Country: Guatemala

Name: EL REGALITO

Farm: Arturo and Vielmann Villatoro

Region: Huehuetenango

Altitude: 1800 metres above sea level

Process: Fully washed & sun dried

Your March airdrop is EL REGALITO - GUATEMALA.

The land is managed by Arturo’s son Vielmann Vides Villatoro Castillo, an enthusiastic farmer. Along with his wife and three siblings, the family looks forward to leaving the land and legacy to their beloved children to continue. Rising from 1525 to 1800 MASL, Arturo’s lots exist on two sides of a sheer ridgeline. Mature Chalum, Mandarin, and Capulin trees rise at angles, providing afternoon shade from Bourbon, Caturra, and Maragogype plants below. Pure mountain spring water is used for processing their coffees.

February 2021 Limited Edition Roast

February 2021 Limited Edition Roast

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Red Grape
Cacao Nibs
Apricot

Country: Guatemala

Name: SAN LORENZO

Farm: Finca San Lorenzo

Region: Coban

Altitude: 1550 metres above sea

Process: Fully washed and sun dried

Your February airdrop is San Lorenzo - GUATEMALA.

Located near the town of San Cristobal Verapaz, in the cool, rainy reaches of Coban,  Guatemala, Finca San Lorenzo nestles in the verdant hills at around 1,500 meters above sea level. San Lorenzo is the Valdes family’s second farm, purchased in 1987 as a sort of ‘little brother’ to another of our favorite Guatemala farms, Santa Isabel. It is a true family business, run  with love and devotion…..and a lot of expertise!

January 2021 Limited Edition Roast

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Butter scotch
Stone Fruit
Dark Chocolate

Country: Guatemala

Name: Cooperativo Chichipac

Farm: APCC

Region: Baja Verapaz

Altitude: 1800-2000 MASL

Process: Fully washed and dried

The Coffee Producers Association of Chichupac (APCC) was established in 1982, just after the conclusion of Guatemala's horrific, 36-year-long civil war. The group remains small: currently it is composed of just 28 members who come from around 13 different local families, plus around 50 'independent' neighbours who deliver their coffee to APCC's wet mill.

December 2020 Limited Edition Roasts

December 2020 Limited Edition Roasts

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Marmalade
Cacao Nibs
Apricot

Country: Colombia

Name: San Antonio Select

Farm: 40 smal holder farmers

Region: Cauca

Altitude: 1750-2100 MASL

Process: Fully Washed

This coffee was produced by 40 smallholder coffee producers hailing from the sub-municipality of San Antonio. Every single micro-lot delivered was cupped and reserved due to is scoring 85 points or above. These stringent standards result in very limited quantities of this exceptional blend of 70% + Caturra and approx 30% Variedad Colombia being made available for export.

November 2020 Limited Edition Roast

November 2020 Limited Edition Roast

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Marzipan
Apricot
Floral
Country: Colombia


Name:
 Smallholders of Inza

Farm: 52 Small Farmers

Region: Inza - Cauca

Altitude: 1500-2000 MASL

Process: Fully Washed

The association of coffee growers, ASORCAFE, was founded in 2004 by 10 coffee growers with an entrepreneurial spirit who were tired of private parchment buyers who were paying them below national prices. Every single microlot was delivered and cupped and reserved due to its scoring 85 points or above by the cupping lab in Pedregal.

October 2020 Limited Edition Roast

October 2020 Limited Edition Roast

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Marzipan
Nectarine
Raspberry

Country: Peru

Name: Santo Tomas

Farm: La Guyaba, La Pina

Region: Cajamarca

Altitude: 1900-1950 MASL

Process: Fully washed and dried

This 2019 lot was produced by a number of farmers, all of whom reside in the province of Cutervo. Like so many in this region, the names of each farm are chosen in honour of trees or natural features on the farm that stand out among the wilderness.

In the region, much of the drive to produce quality can be seen via the level of attention to processing. Varieties are selected to suit the climate and also to produce an excellent cup profile.

September 2020 Limited Edition Roast

September 2020 Limited Edition Roast

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Grape
Granny Smith Apple
Walnut

Country: Peru

Name: Finaca Cinco Corazones

Farm: Finca Cinco Corazones

Region: Chanchamayo, Junin

Altitude: 1500-1800 MASL

Process: Washed

 

It is named Cinco Corazones (Five Hearts) after the original owner's five children. Shared X-operations on the farm include paying an average wage of 14% above the national average, recent organic certification, and the ability to separate lots of altitude to maintain consistent flavor profiles. 

While the farm itself grows between 1100-1800M, we have selected lots which represent the best harvest from1 500-1800M.

 

August 2020 Limited Edition Roast

August 2020 Limited Edition Roast

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Tangerine
Cranberry
Vanilla

Country: Peru

Name: Peru Finca Matapalo

Farm: Shared-X Impact Farmers

Region: Llapa District

Altitude: 1450-1800 MASL

Process: Fully washed and dried

During harvest, Finca Matapalo’s workforce swells to over 80 employees from the standard 16, including pickers and other farm personnel. They work together to ensure only the best cherries are selected.

The Finca is named after a tropical tree species which has beed known to grow up to 40 meters in height! The altitude allows the coffees to develop more slowly which promotes more sweetness. The farm has 33 different species of natural shade trees which enables Finca Matapalo to receive Rainforest Alliance certification.

July 2020 Limited Edition Roast

July 2020 Limited Edition Roast

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Nectarine
Lime
Almond

Country: Colombia

Name: Aldemar Pillimue

Farm: Las Cascadas

Region: Inza, Cauca

Altitude: 1950 MASL

Process: 48 hr Fermentation + Sundried

Your July airdrop is ALDEMAR PILLIMUE from COLOMBIA.

In addition to being prime coffee growing land, the region is an important source of water and wildlife. This beautiful landscape is from where Las Cascadas takes its name. Translating as ‘the waterfalls’, Aldemar and his wife Leonor decided to name the farm after the multiple small waterfalls close to the farm. Originally, a small portion of the farm was inherited from Aldemar’s grandmother. Over time, Aldemar and his family have been able to purchase more land around the original house, in order to grow their production. Today, Las Cascadas is managed by both Aldemar and Leonor and continues to grow.

June 2020 Limited Edition Roast

June 2020 Limited Edition Roast

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Mango
Dark Chocolate
Cola

Country: Guatemala

Name: Victor Calderon

Farm: Finca El Tambor

Region: Palencia

Altitude: 1676-1860 MASL

Process: Fully washed and sundried

Your June airdrop is FINCA EL TAMBOR from GUATEMALA.

This is a rare re-feature, mainly because Victor has hit another home-run. Victor is a true iconoclast when it comes to coffee farming and refuses to accept conventional practices in farming. He prides himself on how his farm is managed in an environmentally sustainable manner. In the future, Victor and his family want to continue planting single varietal areas, focusing on new and less planted varieties, such as Amarillo, Pacamara, and Amarello geisha. They also plan to build new drying patios, a fruit garden and new tanks for the workers to farm fish.

 

May 2020 Limited Edition Roast

May 2020 Limited Edition Roast

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Cranberry
Chocolate
Brown Sugar

Country: Peru

Name: Santo Tomas, Cutervo

Farm: Daniel, Flores & Roger

Region: Cajamarca

Altitude: 1900-1950 MASL

Process: Fully washed and dried

Your May airdrop is SANTO TOMAS, CUTERVO from PERU.

Coffee processing techniques in the region and tested methods of production, often passed down through the generations. Much of the drive to produce quality can be seen in the level of attention to processing. Varieties are selected to suit the climate and also to produce an excellent cup profile. This is either by sharing varieties between farms or by buying new varieties from other parts of the country and testing their quality.

April 2020 Limited Edition Roast

April 2020 Limited Edition Roast

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Caramel
Floral
Orange

Country: Peru

Name: Cayayuk, Cutervo

Farm: Joaquin and Homero

Region: Cajamarca

Altitude: 1900 MASL

Process: Fully washed and dried

 

Your April airdrop is CAYAYUC  from PERU.

This 2019 lot was produced by a number of farmers, all of whom reside in the province of Cutervo. Like so many in this region, the names of each farm are chosen in honor of trees or natural features of the wilderness. The farmers for this particular lot belong to the producer organisation Green Cup. Green Cup’s mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of producers by offering specialised advice in the improvement of agricultural practices, as well as promoting organic culture and fair trade. 

March 2020 Limited Edition Roast

March 2020 Limited Edition Roast

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Cherry
Cocoa
Orange

Country: Guatamela

Name: Victor Calderon

Farm: Finca El Tambor

Region: Palencia

Altitude: 1676-1860 MASL

Process: Fully washed and sundried

Your March airdrop is FINCA EL TAMBOR from PERU.

Victor is a true iconoclast when it comes to coffee farming and refuses to accept conventional practices times in farming. He prides himself on how his farm is managed in environmentally sustainable manner. In the future, Victor and his family want to continue planting single varietal areas, focusing on new and less planted varieties, such as Amarillo, Pacamara, and Amarillo geisha.  They also plan to build new drying patios, a fruit garden and new tanks for the workers to farm fish.

February 2020 Limited Edition Roast

February 2020 Limited Edition Roast

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Orange
Caramel
Toffee

Country: Peru

Name: Santo Tomas, Cuterva

Farm: La Guayaba, La Pina

Region: Cajamarca

Altitude: 1900-1950 MASL

Process: Fully washed

Your February airdrop is Santo Tomas from PERU.

The farmers for this particular lot belong to the producer organization Green Cup. Green Cup visit farms and offer workshops on topics such as how to build increased capacity; as well as offering specialist support for women in coffee, or those struggling to work and raise children. Pruning takes place at the end of each harvest in order to ensure productivity and plant health.Farms work in 12 year rotations focusing on each variety individually.

January 2020 Limited Edition Roast

January 2020 Limited Edition Roast

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Tropical Fruit
Floral
Silky

Country: Ethiopia

Name: Guji Uraga

Farm: Girum Girma Station

Region: Uraga

Altitude: 2000-2300 MASL

Process: Washed

Your January airdrop is GUJI URAGA from Ethiopia.

Bule Hora, Uraga and Hambela are different Districts in the Guji Zone, where coffee commonly grows. Uraga coffee grows near a forested area, and in altitudes of 2000-2300 whilst Bule Hora and Hambela are at around 1800 - 1900 meters. The differences in topography, terroir, and soil all affect the profile of the coffees grown in these regions.

December 2019 Limited Edition Roast

December 2019 Limited Edition Roast

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Marmalade
Cacao Nibs
Apricot

Country: Colombia

Name: San Antonio Select

Farm: 40 small holder farmers

Region: Cauca

Altitude: 1750-2100 MASL

Process: Fully washed

Your December airdrop is San Antonio from COLOMBIA.

The coffee was produced by 40 smallholder coffee producers hailing from the sub-municipality of San Antonio. Every single micro - lot delivered was cupped and reserved due to its scoring 85 points or above. These stringent standards result in very limited quantities of this exceptional blend of 70% + Caturra and approx 30% Variedad Colombia being made available for export.

July 2019 Limited Edition Roast

July 2019 Limited Edition Roast

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Jam
Plum
Dark Chocolate

Country: Ethiopia

Name: Inza Cauca

Farm: Small holder farmers

Region: Inza, Cauca

Altitude: 1500-1800 MASL

Process: Washed

Inza is located in the corner of the Department of Cauca, bordering with Tolima and Huila and looking out to the west over the Pacific Ocean. Situated on the “Macizo Colombiano” (the Colombian Plateau), which surrounds the high peaks of Tolima and Huila, the region is a source of water and wildlife, in addition to being prime coffee growing land. Every single microlot delivered was cupped and reserved due to its scoring 85 points or above by the community cupping lab, who are based in the Department of Antioquia.

June 2019 Limited Edition Roast

June 2019 Limited Edition Roast

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Blueberry
Plum
Bergamont

Country: Ethiopia

Name: Nano Genji

Farm: Kata Muduga Union

Region: Oromiaz

Altitude: 1900-2200 MASL

Process: Washed

Varieties: Ethiopia Landraces

We are pleased to welcome Nano Genji to the Parachute Coffee lineup! Historically, one of the most coveted coffees in all of Western Ethiopia, this union has done such a tremendous job of production with 630 members between their two washing stations. We’re proud to be delivering the first selection of the recently expanded production of this bean. Nano Genji brings an intense, lively sweetness – a testament to the work put into this coffee during growing, picking, and processing.

May 2019 Limited Edition Roast

May 2019 Limited Edition Roast

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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.