Harvested: Aug 2015
Varieties: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
Altitude: 1,700 - 1,900 meters
Notes: Nectarine, cinnamon, black tea
This lot is the fruit of an exciting new project in a brand new area for coffee in Colombia. Expect more news soon...
Varieties: Caturra, Castillo
Altitude: 2,000 meters
Grupo Mujeres Cafeteras Coocentral
(Coocentral Cooperative Women's Group)
Municipalities: Agrado, Garzón y Pital
Varieties: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
Altitude: 1,350 - 1,800 m.a.s.l.
Rose petal, peach, cranberry.
As part of its "Coffee Week" series, Fast Company checked up on the scene in Colombia, covering large companies such as Juan Valdez and Starbucks, as well as small ones like Catación Pública and us. Bogotá-based journalist Jessica Weiss wrote the article. You can read it here.
Perhaps you want to treat yourself to some of the rarest, freshest coffee in the world this holiday season. Here are a few reasons why we think that is a good idea...
Culling our coffees from outstanding farms across the country of Colombia allows us to harness the idiosyncrasies of different farmers and terroirs, unleashing a vast array of flavors and aromas presently hidden from most coffee drinkers.
Quickly milling, hand-selecting and roasting them in the heart of Colombia's Coffee Axis before shipping direct to California means that the contents of each bag are not only "fresh roasted," but farm fresh as well. This is something very new, even within the Specialty Coffee Industry.
By Adding Value at the Source, Azahar converts a commodity into a more valuable product for its producing country. The result is an increased number of jobs and a diffusion of hitherto specialized knowledge.
Through the use of QR Codes and video recording, Azahar exposes the individual artists behind each coffee, giving them their (over)due recognition. This allows Azahar's customers to learn more about the origins of what they're consuming, while letting its farmers speak for the quality of their beans.
Cutting out intermediaries in the global coffee supply chain makes it possible for us to offer our producers better prices, while fostering truly direct relationships. We provide agronomic assistance at the farm level, as well as ongoing cup evaluations, creating a joint effort to push the limits on quality every single day.
We hope you will choose us as your preferred Joe this holiday season!
Merry Christmas and many thanks from Colombia.