Our January 2018 Coffee Selections
SYPCOFFEE always means discerning. Fresh roasted. Single-origin. Small-lot. Because you and those whom you have entrusted us to gift on your behalf deserve an exceptional cup every time. Below, our current coffee selections for gifting or home:
Altitude: 5,500-7,200 Feet
Producer: Small, Family Run Farms
Varietal: Castillo, Caturra
Notes: Chocolate, Cinnamon & Maple
Producing a startlingly juicy, bold cup this coffee is grown in the incredibly high-altitude Narino region of Colombia, a small area bordering Ecuador and the Pacific Ocean. Steady sunlight, minimal temperature variation between day and night and rich volcanic soils perpetuate a deep, sweet coffee. Farms in this region are also generally family run and small, averaging 2.5 acres each. Highly dependent on the quality of their yields, family production of coffee here is an artisanal process which explains much of the experience this coffee seems to produce every time.
Altitude: 3,950+ Feet
Producer: Otto Klotti Family
Process: Washed, Sun-Dried
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai
Notes: Sweet Cherry, Honey & Graham
This beautiful coffee affords discernible flavor notes marked by an exceptionally clean finish and we remain impressed with every single cup. This remarkable bean is grown on the Otto Klotti family's 148 acre Candelaria Estate near the town of Palmares in Costa Rica's Central Valley. The Swiss and Costa Rican Klotti family has operated the estate since 1965 and is extremely active in the local community, sponsoring schools and sports facilities.
Altitude: 4,700+ Feet
Producer: Juan Carlos
Process: Washed, Natural
Varietal: Red / Yellow Catuai
Notes: Toasted Marshmallow, Cherry
In 2017, we had a chance to visit the home of Juan Carlos and his wife Aracely in the Jinotega region of Nicaragua. There, we learned that Juan Carlos' late father left this young couple more land on which to perpetuate his tradition of producing fine, high-altitude microlots of specialty coffee. When visiting their farm, you can hear howler monkeys and view tropical birds in the shade trees that shelter their coffee from too much sun. Each cup of this remarkable coffee reflects Juan Carlos and Aracely's dedication, perseverance and attention to detail in all that they do.