August 2019 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 newest coffee selections for gifting or home:
Altitude: 4,400+ Feet
Producer: 32 Small, Family Farms
Varietal: Caturra, Red Bourbon
Notes: Caramel, Cherry
This selection is sourced from 32 producers located in the municipality of Timana, one of the most important coffee regions in Colombia. All producers are members of the Asociacion de Productores Agricolas de Timana (ASPRO Timana) a coffee producer association that upon receiving a 2004 donation by a UK specialty roaster, better positioned itself as a trusted supplier in the global, specialty coffee arena. We are roasting this selection dark, which is producing a remarkable even, bold, memorable cup.
Altitude: 4,000+ Feet
Producer: Small, Family Run Farms
Varietal: Catuai, Caturra
Notes: Strawberry, Caramel, Cream
The honey processing method, initiated in Costa Rica, entails leaving the coffee cherry’s mucilage - or honey - on the bean during the drying stage, allowing for a uniquely sweet cup. Hand-picked, depulped and dried on patios for a week at Costa Rica’s most modern mill established in 1888, Beneficio San Diego. This 2019 crop makes for a special cup.
Altitude: 5,400+ Feet
Producer: 400 Small, Family Farms
Process: Sugarcane Decaf
Varietal: Caturra, Typica, Catimor
Notes: Banana, Chocolate, Graham
Our first decaffeinated offering! Certified Organic, this coffee hails from the Cajamarca region of Peru. High in the Northern Highlands, a mild climate and fertile soil yields a remarkably nuanced flavor. Naturally decaffeinated using an ester created from fermented sugar, green coffee is first steamed to open pores, allowing for ease of caffeine extraction. They are then submerged in a solvent derived from sugarcane over 8+ hours, flushes a minimum of 97% caffeine from the bean. Experience a beautiful, if not startlingly unexpected cup.
Altitude: 6,200+ Feet
Producer: Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirlooms
Notes: Blueberry, Honey
Grown in the Guji Zone of the Shakiso District roughly 300 miles from Addis Ababa, the Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm is owned by families that were born and raised there and have 30 years of coffee experience. Located in the shadows of evergreens providing layers of shade, the farms’ nutrient rich volcanic soil, high elevation and rainfall patterns allow coffee cherries to develop slowly. This contributes to the distinct blueberry and honey notes and heavy body experience. We hope you and your recipient enjoy as much as we do.