12 oz. Bag — $16
In search of something slightly more traditional, with a darker, more chocolatey profile? Our simple approach is to blend two beans that are enhanced by darker roasts, putting them together to create a balance of both sweetness and complexity. With its dark and intense cup, full of complexity and with lots of spice and chocolate, this is not your run of the mill, charred French Roast.
“A chocolaty fair-trade/organic blend with spice-toned florals animating a balanced, resonantly medium-dark roasted cup.”
Review Date: April 2020
Perhaps the simplest and most well known of all the manual brew methods, the French Press is known for making a thick cup with great body. When used properly, the press can also present plenty of sweet and fruity notes.
The Cooperativa Cafe Timor (CCT) works with very small farms on the island of East Timor in Indonesia. Coffee cultivation on East Timor was originally established over 400 years ago by Portuguese colonists, but leaf rust destroyed all production until a new coffee varietal called Híbrido de Timor (Timor Hybrid) was introduced in the 1900s.
Today, the average small farmer grows coffee on less than one hectare of land. CCT was established in 1994 with the help of the USDA and the NCBA to help small producers market their coffee internationally. Through a free healthcare initiative, CCT has funded the operation of seven rural clinics, three mobile clinic teams and eleven community healthcare teams that have treated more than two million patients since 2001.
COMULFAC (Cooperativa Multifuncional Family Coffee R.L.) is located in Jinotega, Nicaragua. Coop member farmers cultivate coffee on farms that average 4 to100 acres in size and use their own micro-mills to process harvested cherries, allowing for meticulous care in depulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee.
COMULFAC was established with assistance from J&M Family (a privately owned export company in Jinotega), which has been purchasing coffee from these farmers for several years. The idea behind establishing a cooperative model was to help the farmers organize their efforts and combine their resources to develop social projects aimed at improving the quality of life in their communities.
Unique small-lot coffees from our globe-spanning network of artisan producers, roasted to perfection and delivered to you each month.
Plus, if you choose an annual plan, we’ll send you amazing brew gear like the Fellow Stagg EKG kettle or a Moccamaster brewer for free.