Light and refreshing bitterness of roasted walnuts and a sweet green grape acidity. We are loving these coffees from the Nariño region of Colombia.
In Colombia specifically, laboring as a coffee picker often includes dangerous and grueling work not often accompanied with wages that are sufficient compensation. Poor compensation and poor access to health care has led a lot of coffee pickers to pursue safer and better job alternatives. This particular coffee comes from a group of farmers who are a part of a project, involving Nordic Approach and the local cooperative to ensure proper benefits.
Here are the names of the folks who grew and picked this coffee: Claudio Horacio Tejada Nandar, Jesus Alirio De La Cruz Tejada, Lauro Fernando Burbano Chaves, Mirian Mercedes De La Cruz Tejada, Jose Vicente Burbano Chaves, Jose Emilio Burbano Yaluzan, Nelson Antonio Chaves Burbano, Angel Maria De La Cruz Tejada, Gladis Beatriz Chavez Lasso, Pedro Alfonso De La Cruz Tejada, Carlos Efrain Cortes, Carlos Alfredo Burbano Chavez, Bernardo Chavez Rosero, Olmedo Celestino Chaves Lasso, Jose Macerio Paz.
15 small holder farmers and laborers
Nectarine & Dark Chocolate
We taste 80% dark chocolate and stone fruit, specifically nectarine, along with some creamy & bitter walnut.
Hazelnut & Mandarin
Creamy chocolate, thick and rich with super sweet mandarin and stone fruit.
Jasmine & peach
Peaches & cream, in the way only an Ethiopian coffee can bring you all of the peaches and cream. Jasmine flowers and intricate bitters that stimulate your senses to finish it off. We’ve immensely enjoyed coffee from the Boji wet mill in the Kochere region on multiple occasions and are thrilled to bring it back for another run.
Roasted walnut & grape
This coffee is technically a blend, but it’s not your average blend. By purchasing this coffee, you are directly supporting 15 small coffee pickers. You are supporting fair pay, legal and safe health care, and pension payments.
Lingonberry & Cream
It’s as though a human-sized raspberry is running full speed ahead at you, into your mouth - you’re a little freaked out by it, but then it gives you a massive sweet juicy hug and all is well with the world. So sugar cane sweet, bold and bright. Uniquely fresh crop Kenyan in the very best way.
Earl Grey & Rosehip
Sold out. It’s calm with a lovely lightly bitter black tea aftertaste, has a grounded structure, and it doesn’t have that super typical natural funkiness (though definitely still a natural). There's fruit as you'd expect: papaya and lime. We're happy to share this easy drinking coffee as we roll into summertime.