ROASTS

MEDIUM ROAST

FARM FACTS:

DIRECT TRADE FARM: CONCEPCION BUENA VISTA
LOCATION: ACATENANGO, GUATEMALA
VARIETAL: BOURBON, CATURRA, CATUAI, LEMPIRA
PROCESS: FULLY WASHED, PATIO DRIED
ELEVATION: 4,800 - 5,900FT

OWNER AND OPERATOR BERNARDO SALANO LIVES ON HIS FARM AT THE PEAK OF SAN MARTIN JILOTEPEQUE, IN THE ACATENANGO MOUNTAIN RANGE.  IT'S THE CLOSEST THING TO PARADISE WE'VE EVER SEEN.  COOL WINDS SWEEP IN FROM THE PACIFIC IN THE SOUTH, PROVIDING PERFECT GROWING CONDITIONS FOR ONE OF OUR FAVORITE HARVESTS - YEAR AFTER YEAR. 

BICYCLE COFFEE BAY AREA AND TOKYO ADMIRING BERNARDO SALANO'S FARM. AT CONCEPCION BUENA VISTA IN SAN MARTIN, JILOTEPEQUE.

BICYCLE COFFEE BAY AREA AND TOKYO ADMIRING BERNARDO SALANO'S FARM. AT CONCEPCION BUENA VISTA IN SAN MARTIN, JILOTEPEQUE.

DARK ROAST

FARM FACTS:

FARM: EL PLATANILLO
LOCATION: SAN MARCOS, GUATEMALA
VARIETAL: BOURBON, CATUAI, ICATU, PACAMARA
PROCESS: FULLY WASHED, PATIO DRIED
ELEVATION: 4700FT

STUARDO COTO (PRODUCER), WITH JORGE MANSILLA, AND RIQUELME AGUSTIN (MANAGERS) HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD FOR DECADES AS STEWARDS OF THE EL PLATANILLO GROUP OF FARMS. THEY HAVE OUTLAWED AND ACTIVELY PREVENTED HUNTING PRACTICES THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY DROVE INDIGENOUS WILD CATS TO NEAR EXTINCTION. THEIR TEAM HAS PLANTED AND CULTIVATED A DIVERSE VARITY OF NATIVE PLANTS THAT IN THE PAST HAD BEEN CLEARED FROM THE LANDSCAPE INCLUDING PREHISTORIC SPECIES OF CYCADS (THINK JURASSIC PARK GIANT “FERNS”). BIO DIVERSE FARMS LIKE THIS TAKE MORE WORK TO MAINTAIN BUT PROVIDE A NATURAL HABIT FOR SPECIES OF BIRDS AND LIZARDS THAT ACT AS NATURAL INSECTICIDES. THE LARGER PLANTS ARE ALSO ESSENTIAL TO PRODUCE THESE AMAZING VARIETIES OF HIGH ELEVATION SHADE GROWN COFFEES.

CHECK OUT THIS MARIMBA BAND PLAYING AT THE FARM.

EL PLATANILLO MARIMBA BAND

    

DECAF ROAST

FARM FACTS:

FARM COOPERATIVE: CENFROCAFE
LOCATION: CAJAMARCA, PERU
VARIETAL: TYPICA, CATURRA & BOURBON
PROCESS: WATER PROCESS DECAF
ELEVATION: 3000 - 5000FT

ALL OUR DECAF COFFEES ARE ORGANIC AND WATER PROCESSED.  ALTHOUGH IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE, OUR COFFEES ARE NEVER TREATED WITH CHEMICALS, AND ALWAYS SAFE TO DRINK.  

ESPRESSO BLEND

FARM FACTS:

A BLEND OF ARABICA BEANS
GROWN BY FARM COOPERATIVES
IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND ETHIOPIA.
 

OUR BLEND CONSISTS OF COFFEE FROM DIRECT TRADE FARMERS WE KNOW AND TRUST.  PLUS, THERE'S A SPECIAL DRY PROCESSED COFFEE IN THE BLEND THAT GIVES OUR ESPRESSO A BRILLIANT FRUITY FLAVOR.