12 oz. Bag — $16
Our classic medium roast breakfast blend is a combination of two seasonal coffees from South and Central America. A clean washed coffee from Colombia creates a bright and balanced base, which shines when combined with the berry and milk chocolate tones of a Natural Processed coffee from Honduras.
“A quietly complex everyday blend that hits all the right notes: chocolaty, floral, nutty and rich”
Review Date: October 2021
The V60 was designed in Japan and the name comes from the vector 60, or the 60º angle of its cone. This easy to use and elegant brewer is the go-to for many home coffee enthusiasts because it makes a great cup no matter the coffee.
The Sol Naciente cooperative was created in 2008 with the goal of uniting competing coffee producers from the Sierra Nevada region of Colombia. The producers’ farms are in Siberia and San Pedro in the municipality of Ciénaga. Located between 915 -1219 masl., the Sierra Nevada region is one of the lower altitude growing regions in Colombia. Much of the coffee grows on the extremely steep hill sides of the Andean mountains, presenting unique challenges for the farmers.
The majority of these producers are recognized victims of armed conflict and they are in a program for land restitution. Regaining their land has allowed them to use their generational skills to produce high-quality organic coffee.
COMSA (Café Orgánico Marcala, S.A.) was founded in the year 2000 by 60 Honduran coffee farmers who joined together with common goals: to transform their farms from conventional to organic production and to directly export their coffee. In 2001, fostered by a foundation called FUNDER, they earned their organic certification from Bio Latina. This has enabled them to market their coffee to more international buyers and realize better selling prices. In February 2006, COMSA applied for and was granted Fair Trade certification status.
In recent years, COMSA has grown to well over a 1000 member farmers, focusing on economic, social, and environmental goals to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development. They fund many social projects including paying teachers’ salaries and purchasing school supplies.
COMSA is home to an innovative experimental farm called La Fortaleza where the members come together to exchange ideas with other growers. The philosophy of COMSA’s organic vision emphasizes the “5 Ms”: (organic) Material, Microorganisms, Minerals, (living) Molecules, and (gray) Matter or brain power. All five are essential to healthy soil.