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AsuvimSololá, Guatemala $18.25 | 12 oz bag
Representing three villages near beautiful Lake Atitlán in southwestern Guatemala, La Asociación Integral Unidos Para Vivir Mejor (ASUVIM), is a small coffee association with a strong focus on quality. Approximately 50 producers, growing mostly Pache- and Typica-variety coffees, bring their ripe coffee cherries to a central mill each evening where the coffee is processed to create this exceptional lot. Look for flavors of stone fruit, red grape, and vanilla.
CariamangaLoja, Ecuador $18.50 | 12 oz bag
For the last two years, Counter Culture has focused sourcing efforts in southern Ecuador around the town of Cariamanga. Our partners in the country have been working there for years trying to set up a more direct model to secure coffee from independent, small-scale coffee farms. While not easy, the great climate, coffee varieties, processing practices, and dedication from the farmers have resulted in this selection—boasting a classic-yet-exemplary profile from Ecuador with notes of red plum, fig, and molasses.
Cueva de los LlanosNariño, Colombia $18.25 | 12 oz bag
Since 2012, we've been working with producers all over Nariño, Colombia, to create a new supply chain that pays based on quality—resulting in unique lots and better coffee prices. Before, most of the Nariño coffees exported were offered as generic regional lots. Now, small communities of farmers are combining resources to market special lots while improving their farms. Coffee from Cueva de los Llanos is grown by members in the towns of Buesaco and Chachagüí. With notes of green apple, almond, and vanilla, it’s one of the most remarkable coffees we’ve tasted from all of Nariño.
Decaf UrcuninaNariño, Colombia $18.50 | 12 oz bag
Since 2012, we have been working with farmers in communities around Nariño, Colombia, to create a new supply chain that pays based on quality. The result is an increase in unique, traceable lots and better coffee prices for farmers. Since its inception in 2012, the Urcunina group in the community of La Florida has grown the most in membership, volume, and quality. Because of these achievements, we elected to make a special decaffeinated version of their coffee processed at a plant in Colombia that uses a derivative from sugarcane to remove caffeine. The resulting cup is sweet and complex with notes of maple syrup, apricot, and graham cracker.
Finca Belgravia – Tabi VarietyPopayán, Colombia $22.75 | 12 oz box
Finca Belgravia is an experimental farm owned by Caravela—our longtime sourcing partners in Colombia. As owners of Finca Belgravia, they are also members of the Orgánica cooperative, which includes the growers of our La Golondrina coffee. On this small, 3-hectare farm, Caravela's team experiments with new processing techniques, more-sustainable ways of farming, and growing different botanical coffee varieties that they test for quality. This selection of Tabi variety coffee has notes of black cherry, butterscotch, and tangerine.
Nelson MeloPopayán, Colombia $23.50 | 12 oz box
Nelson Melo and his wife Liliana Pabón are longtime leaders among the producers of our La Golondrina coffee from Cauca, Colombia. On their organic farm, Finca Las Acacias, they lead by example. The coffee they produce is not only one of the best organic coffees we buy, but one of the best coffees we buy, period. It is complex with a crisp, clean acidity with notes of delicate tropical fruits and a cane-sugar sweetness.
UrcuninaLa Florida, Nariño, Colombia $18.25 | 12 oz bag
Since 2012, we have been working with coffee farmers in communities around Nariño to build a new supply chain from scratch that connects higher prices with better-quality coffee. The Urcunina group in the community of La Florida has grown the most in membership, volume, and—most inspiringly—quality. This year's lot comprises coffee from 134 members and features notes of chocolate, caramel, and dried fruit.