Our April 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:

Colombia

Altitude: 5,500-7,200 Feet
Producer: Small, Family Run Farms
Process: Washed
Varietal: Castillo, Caturra
Roast: Medium
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.

Honduras

Altitude: 4,750+ Feet
Producer: Rony Hernandez
Process: Washed
Varietal: Lempira
Roast: Medium
Notes: Rose, Plum, Molasses

The Hernandez farm in San Marcos de Caiquin is located within the Western Region of Honduras. Mountainous, with hot valleys and cooler breezes flowing down from the Celaque National Park at higher elevations, this area is known for growing dark red coffee cherries affording particularly sweet flavors and bright acidity. Here, ripe coffee cherries are delivered to the wet mill for processing the same day. Selected from the best of his harvests, we love this cup. 

Costa Rica

Altitude: 3,950+ Feet
Producer: Otto Klotti Family
Process: Washed, Sun-Dried
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai
Roast: Medium
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.

 

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Ethiopia

Altitude: 6,450+ Feet
Producer: Kata Muduga Co-Op
Process: Washed
Varietal: Heirloom
Roast: Medium
Notes: Jasmine, Black Tea, Honey

Sourced from the renowned coffee region of Oromia in Ethiopia, where the landscape is covered in forest and rainforest and plants are well protected beneath their canopy, these beans were fermented in soaking tanks for 12 hours, then dried on raised beds up to 11 days. The resultant flavor is extraordinary, defined by a tropical-like fruit flavor that becomes accentuated as it cools. Juicy, delicate and lush, this is a beautiful cup.