What's in the box: Honduras Finca JR and Ethiopia Basa

Moises and Marysabel on their farm, photo provided thanks to Kyle at Osito importers

Moises and Marysabel on their farm, photo provided thanks to Kyle at Osito importers

Husband and Wife Moises Herrera & Marysabel Caballero run an immaculate coffee production. Their coffees are world famous thanks to their passion, hard work, and good fortune. They are a dynamic duo, both bringing their unique passions and gifts to the farm. Their farm is quite large, about 100 hectares of planted land, and JR is one plot of land. We selected this Catuai lot from Finca JR for its grape like acidity that complements the warm and comforting notes of maple syrup and macadamia.

Every year Moises and Marysabel choose one exemplary worker from their team and help them build a brand new home. They don’t take for granted the opportunities that have come their way and use their fortunate position to help others. It is encouraging to be able to buy coffees from partners such as these, for whom the bottom line is not absolutely everything. You can follow them on instagram at @fincaelpuente_moisesmarysabel

Kyle from Osito importers has been buying coffee from Moises and Marysabel for 6 years now, and it is thanks to him that we get to share this coffee. With the market price for coffee being at a sustained historic low, it is important for us to buy coffee from relationships like these, where premiums are paid for quality and support is given where needed.

The Ethiopia going out this month is called Basa. This is a coffee from one single producer - Mekurya Basa - in the renowned Yirgacheffe region. We didn’t get to visit Mekurya Basa last December when traveling with Keffa importers. Keffa sent us a sample this summer - we were blown away by it, the floral and fruity aromas are really intense. Samuel, who owns Keffa and is from Ethiopia himself, has been building strong relationships and sourcing coffee from Ethiopia for 13 years, Keffa is our main supply link for Ethiopia offerings.

Views while driving around Yirga Chefe, Ethiopia

Views while driving around Yirga Chefe, Ethiopia

The location of this farm is in Idido, Yirgacheffe and is grown at 2042 meters above sea level. This region is known for producing coffees that express dazzling notes of lemon, bergamont, apricot, jasmine, and black tea. The beautiful thing about this lot is that even though it is a natural (dry process) there is still a very unique floral characteristic to it, we liken it to lavender and violet. Sometimes with naturals the fermentation notes overpower the delicate citrus and floral notes. Basa expresses both delicate citrus and florals - think lavender lemonade - as well as silky fruity notes such as blueberry and grape taffy.  

The location of this farm is in Idido, Yirgacheffe and is grown at 2042 meters above sea level. This region is known for producing coffees that express dazzling notes of lemon, bergamont, apricot, jasmine, and black tea. The beautiful thing about this lot is that even though it is a natural (dry process) there is still a very unique floral characteristic to it, we liken it to lavender and violet. Sometimes with naturals the fermentation notes overpower the delicate citrus and floral notes. Basa expresses both delicate citrus and florals - think lavender lemonade - as well as silky fruity notes such as blueberry and grape taffy.