October 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 newest coffee selections for gifting or home:
Altitude: 5,500+ Feet
Producer: 36 Small, Family Farms
Varietal: Castillo and Caturra
Notes: Green Apple, Milk Chocolate
From the center of Colombia’s Huila province, Garzon has 3 microclimates: the Magdalena River Valley, a, humid, flat area with an average temperature of 84 degrees, Llano de la Virgen, an arid grassland and the mountainous Central Region region of eastern cordillera. This lot is sourced from 36 small producers farming an average of less than 4 acres apiece. Ripe cherries were fermented, washed and dried on patios and drying silos. We are roasting this bean dark, which produces a bold, memorable cup.
Altitude: 4,550+ Feet
Producer: Don Sabino
Varietal: Catuai and Caturra
Notes: Apple, Honey
We met Don Sabino on his farm in the Jinotega region of Nicaragua where he lives with his wife Maria Jesus and 5 children. There, in the region's highest elevations, he and his family grow both coffee and vegetables. Microlot coffee production is a part of family heritage - oxen are still leveraged for plowing! - and after his father's passing, Don Sabino has placed continued focus on technique and detail. Evidence of both shine on the cupping table, and we were immediately taken with this particular coffee's distinctive, lush notes. This coffee only supports Don Sabino's aspirations to grow his crop and adopt more efficient production techniques.
Altitude: 3,600+ Feet
Producer: John Schippers
Notes: Pecan, Molasses
John Schippers farm, Finca San Luis El Volcanito in Pueblo Nuevo Vinas in the Santa Rosa region, dates back to 1881. Between the Guatemalan mountains, beans grow on very fertile land courtesy of the farm's private volcano. The farm is also home to 11 worker families who are provided land for their own crops and their own school built in 2014 supporting pre-kindergarten through 6th grade educations, In addition, the Schippers family recently renovated the onsite church, right down to new pews and bibles. The Schippers 2 daughters, Paulina and Dany, make up Dos Ninas Coffee Importers, and this is through whom we discovered these remarkable beans and more importantly, family. We hope this cup provides as much enjoyment in taste as it does it knowing your gift also supports such a wonderful family.