12 oz. Bag — $16
Rich with a smooth chocolatey mouth feel and ripe cherry acidity, this full-bodied blend offers a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy. Specially blended to be extracted as espresso, but also delicious in a V60 or an automatic drip machine.
“Richly sweet, fruit-toned and chocolaty. Dark chocolate, dried cherry, fresh-cut fir, almond blossom, molasses in aroma and small cup... This blend sings in milk, elevating notes of both cherry and chocolate in lasting vibrancy.”
Review Date: June 2019
Call it a drip machine, auto-drip, or simply Mr. Coffee, everyone needs to know how to brew on an automatic home coffee brewer at one time or another.
As a brewed drip coffee, expect a more mellow acidity, light berry notes, and a milk chocolate sweetness and texture that develops into a perfectly sweet and creamy mouthfeel.
As espresso, expect notes of milk chocolate and a round full body with caramelized sugar sweetness and a sweet, bright syrupy berry finish.
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.
Las Damas de San Ignacio is a part of COOPAFSI (Cooperative Agraria “Frontera San Ignacio” Ltda) in San Ignacio, Peru. From the cooperative’s inception in 1969, gender equality has been an important factor. Its goal is to empower and promote “women grown” coffee. Women members are not just producers; they serve the coop as board members, Q-graders, and sales and logistics coordinators.
In 2016, a committee of women was created by the cooperative to distribute loans to member producers to improve their land and homes, fund their crafts, and support their livestock. This committee also created a computer lab and other educational resources.
Their overall mission of COOPAFSI is to educate producers on better practices to improve quality, biodiversity, safety and health, and better income and living standards for all.
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.
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