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ALPHA COFFEE (Vienna): kaffemik — El Palto (Peru)
PRODUCER: Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco, El Palto
ROAST: Espresso
VARIETAL(s): Caturra, Typica, Catimor
PROCESS: washed
ALTITUDE: 1.300 - 1.600 masl
CUP POTENTIAL:
  • Aromatics: hazelnuts | cocoa nibs | honeysweet
  • Body:          medium full
  • Acidity:      delicate acidity of cherry

The Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco “El Palto” – in short, JUMARP – was founded by José Carranza Barboza in 2003, together with 35 other smallholder farmers. They created the association out of a desire to develop a new model of growing and exporting coffee. In 2012, JUMARP “El Palto” launched an ambitious program for quality improvement among its members. They collected funds from the Fairtrade and Organic premiums, from government funding and contribution of the members themselves.

Coffee production in the Amazonian Andes of northern Peru, where JUMARP is active, started in the 1950s. Farming practices relied heavily on the use of agro-chemicals for a long time. After many decades, this group decided to change the old ways and start sustainable coffee production in harmony with the native forest. They also realized that united they would stand stronger in the commercialization of their coffee. This way, and by obtaining certification, they want to guarantee a steady income for their members and to improve the living standards of the community. Its 188 members all produce organic and fair trade certified coffees. One of the priorities of the association over the past two years has been increasing productivity. To achieve this, JUMARP invests half of the premium they receive in crop renovation and conversion to organic farming methods. The fund for education programs and the construction of schools receive another large chunk of the premium. The remaining part goes into the payment of the association’s permanent staff.

The producers associated which JUMARP all farm small parcels of land. Altogether, the 188 producers grow coffee on 549 hectares in the “Selva Alta” in northern Peru. This is a specific type of ecosystem found in Peru and Mexico, with dense and humid forests. JUMARP unites farmers in the El Palto area of the Yamón district, located in the Utcubamba province of the Amazonas region in northern Peru.
ALPHA COFFEE (Vienna): Huehuetenango (Guatemala)
PRODUCER: Huehuetenango Cooperative
ROAST: Espresso
VARIETAL(s): Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai
PROCESS: washed
ALTITUDE: 1.500 - 1.800 masl
CUP POTENTIAL:
  • Aromatics: dark chocolate | date sweetness
  • Body:          full
  • Acidity:      low

This strong ALPHA is a special espresso from the Huehuetenango region in Guatemala, which is known as one of the best coffee growing regions in Guatemala. The location of this growing area is ideal for particularly high-quality coffee due to the altitude (1500-1800m) and climatic conditions. This coffee not only captivates with its taste, but also with its history. Selected coffee farmers have harvested a selected part of their cultivation area (February-April 2019), washed it and marketed it as a special selection. The result is a very special taste profile with an intense sweetness and tones of chocolate and low in acidity.
ALPHA COFFEE (Vienna): Gakenke (Burundi)
PRODUCER: Gakenke Washing Station, Kayanza Region
ROAST: Espresso
VARIETAL(s): Red Bourbon
PROCESS: washed
ALTITUDE: 1.700 masl
CUP POTENTIAL:
  • Aromatics: tropical fruits | spicy
  • Body:          medium full
  • Acidity:      spice

The strong and fruity GAKENKE is ideal for espresso and grows in Burundi which is in Central Africa and is known for very high quality specialty coffee. The Gakenke Washing Station is located in the Kayanza region, which enjoys a special reputation due to the ideal weather conditions. The cultivation altitude is 1.700 masl and the coffee beans are washed and then dried in the African sun. Gakenke was already one of the Cup of Excellence winners from Burundi in 2014 and we are very happy that this is already the third year that we could obtain this great coffee.
ALPHA COFFEE (Vienna): Boji (Ethiopia) - ESPRESSO
PRODUCER: Washing Station Boji, Region Kochere
ROAST: Espresso - also available as Filter
VARIETAL(s): Heirloomn
PROCESS: natural
ALTITUDE: 2.100 - 2.300 masl
CUP POTENTIAL:
  • Aromatics: blueberry | chocolate
  • Body:          creamy
  • Acidity:      blueberry

Natural processing at the station follows the traditional Ethiopian methods. First, cherry is floated and visually checked for underripes, overripes and damaged cherry. After washing cherry in clean water, workers transfer cherry straight to the drying field. They spread the cherries in a single layer. During the first few days, cherry is carefully turned every 30 minutes to ensure evening drying. This is also when workers remove any damaged cherry. After a few days, cherry is adjusted so that it sits in a slightly thicker layer, which helps slow the drying process. Drying typically takes between 2 and 3 weeks.
ALPHA COFFEE (Vienna): Finca Buenos Aires (Columbia)
PRODUCER: Oscar Alvarado, Finca Buenos Aires
ROAST: Filter
VARIETAL(s): Castillo, Caturra and Bourbon
PROCESS: washed
ALTITUDE: 1.600 - 1.900 masl
CUP POTENTIAL:
  • Aromatics: milk chocolate | walnut
  • Body:          medium light
  • Acidity:      nuts

This mild ALPHA is ideal for hand-brewed coffee and comes from the Finca Buenos Aires in the Huila region of Colombia. Coffee farmers in this region grow almost exclusively specialty coffees. Oscar Alvarado is one of them and runs the 10 hectare Finca Finca Buenos Aires with the highest quality standards. He and his team are setting new standards for specialty coffee in Colombia, a country which has long been known as one of the best growing countries for specialty coffee. After the harvest in April, the coffee beans are washed and dried for 15 days.
ALPHA COFFEE (Vienna): Finca Aurora (Nicaragua)
PRODUCER: Dr. Enrique Ferrufino, Matagalpa
ROAST: Filter
VARIETAL(s): Catuaí, Caturra
PROCESS: natural
ALTITUDE: 1.200 - 1.400 masl
CUP POTENTIAL:
  • Aromatics: chocolat | peanuts | brown sugar
  • Body:          medium light
  • Acidity:      nuts

The Ferrufino family decided to go into the coffee business in 1992 and bought Finca Aurora in 2004. They inspired in their three children a love for coffee from a very early age. Since they acquired Finca Aurora, the whole family has worked together to produce great coffee.
Throughout the years they have invested in providing workers with fair wages, safe living conditions, health services, food, and education. They also work with smaller producers in the area to help them improve their farming practices.
Preserving nature is a top priority for the Ferrufino family. They work using a “biodynamic” model. This means farming is done in tune with the local ecosystem. They only use renewable energy and work diligently on conserving water resources and natural habitats. The farm houses a variety of native trees, home to many species of birds and wildlife. These trees also provide the plantation with shade and fertilize the soils with organic matter, which protects the land from erosion, droughts, and floods.
After selective handpicking, cherry is pulped using an ecopulper. Then, parchment is laid to dry on drying beds or patios on the farm. Finca Aurora is one of the first farms in Nicaragua with a fully integrated coffee operation on-site. They produce, wash and/or dry the coffee at the farm. The coffee is milled, sorted and bagged at Beneficio Finca Aurora under the watchful eye of the farm’s team. This allows full control over the quality throughout the process.(Source: www.sucafina.com)
ALPHA COFFEE (Vienna): Kerinci (Indonesia)
PRODUCER: Koetintji Barokah Cooperative, Sumatra
ROAST: Filter
VARIETAL(s): Andung Sari, Sigarar Utang
PROCESS: natural
ALTITUDE: 1.400 - 1.700 masl
CUP POTENTIAL:
  • Aromatics: tropical fruits | honey
  • Body:          medium light
  • Acidity:      red grape

The area surrounding Mount Kerinci, and the small town of Kersik Tuo in particular, is known as a local jumping off point for ecotours for both domestic and international tourists in Indonesia. It wasn’t until relatively recently that this area has become well known for coffee production. Home to one of Southeast Asia’s largest populations of wild tigers and general feline biodiversity, the adjoining Kerinci Sablat National Park is the area’s largest draw. These cats know how to grow coffee, too. The 140 members of the ALKO and Barokah cooperatives come together from the villages of Pelompek, Jernih Jaya, and Gunung Tujuh to learn about coffee production on a regular basis. Their coffee shrubs are intercropped with vegetables generally sold at the local market, a practice which enables the farmers to maintain a steady income throughout the year.
Coffee beans originating from Kerinci was growned on rich volcanic soils that are surrounded by other crops such as cinnamon and timber. Naturally processed on terrain that has hilly typography with high altitude 1500 above sea level, Kerinci coffee flourishes with unique and delicious flavor.
ALPHA COFFEE (Vienna): Boji (Ethiopia)
PRODUCER: Washing Station Boji, Region Kochere
ROAST: Filter - also available as Espresso
VARIETAL(s): Heirloomn
PROCESS: natural
ALTITUDE: 2.100 - 2.300 masl
CUP POTENTIAL:
  • Aromatics: blueberry
  • Body:          medium full
  • Acidity:      blueberry

Natural processing at the station follows the traditional Ethiopian methods. First, cherry is floated and visually checked for underripes, overripes and damaged cherry. After washing cherry in clean water, workers transfer cherry straight to the drying field. They spread the cherries in a single layer. During the first few days, cherry is carefully turned every 30 minutes to ensure evening drying. This is also when workers remove any damaged cherry. After a few days, cherry is adjusted so that it sits in a slightly thicker layer, which helps slow the drying process. Drying typically takes between 2 and 3 weeks.
ALPHA COFFEE (Vienna): Slopes of 8 AA (Kenya)
PRODUCER: Slopes of 8 Group, Kirinyaga county
ROAST: Filter
VARIETAL(s): SL28 & SL34
PROCESS: washed
ALTITUDE: 1.700 - 1.900 masl
EXPORTER: Kenyacof/Sucafina Kenya
CUP POTENTIAL:
  • Aromatics: wild berry | chocolate
  • Body:          medium full
  • Acidity:      white grape

The Slopes of 8 coffee is processed following the traditional Kenyan method of 24-hour fermentation, washing and final soaking. In the case of these eight farmers, the processing was done on a much smaller scale than in the cooperative system with the large factories, on equipment they have in their own yards. Depending on weather conditions, the parchment takes around 14 days to be properly dried on the raised tables they built themselves. The producers get support during all steps of the production process from Wycliffe, agronomist and most experienced Kenyan coffee expert.

The Slopes of 8 project groups eight farmers on neighboring hills on the slopes of Mount Kenya in Kirinyaga county. They were selected for this project, based on a selection of criteria from our in-country partner’s team of agronomists. The cherries from these eight farmers were processed at the facilities on their own land instead of at a central wet mill, where normally all production from various farmers is processed together. Also at the Kawaha Bora dry mill, the lots were kept separate. Kenyacof bought the lot directly from them, bypassing the auction, so the return the farmers would be larger. They don’t have to pay the milling and marketing fees to the cooperative, which means a huge saving on the direct return.

The cherries from these eight farmers were processed at the facilities on their own land instead of at a central wet mill. The small and medium estate sector in Kenya has, until now, been frequently overlooked. Especially when it comes to dry milling, small estate owners have found themselves unable to mill their parchment and maintain traceability, which lowers their overall returns and removes potential for name recognition and direct-trade relationship. They've also not received the agronomic support that they often need.
Sucafina Kenya have helped change all this. Small to medium estate owners, such as the Slopes of 8 group, receive regular visits, access to agricultural inputs and advice regarding a wide range of practices - from pruning, to fertilization to erosion control. With this support, they improve agricultural practices, and thus yields and coffee quality. Kenyan coffees are classified by size. AA beans are the largest size. AA grade coffees are those that are 17/18.5 screen size, meaning that they are larger than 7.2 millimetres.

We strongly promote this collaboration in Kenya, because it gives more power, control and recognition to the producers.
ALPHA COFFEE (Vienna): Mushonyi (Rwanda)
PRODUCER: Mushonyi Washing Station, Lake Kivu
ROAST: Filter
VARIETAL(s): Red Bourbon
PROCESS: washed
ALTITUDE: 1.600 - 1.960 masl
CUP POTENTIAL:
  • Aromatics: white grape | sweet
  • Body:          medium full
  • Acidity:      apple

This ALPHA comes from the Mushonyi Washing Station, located on Lake Kivu in Rwanda. The washing station has earned a reputation for the highest quality standards and invests heavily in coffee farmer training and sustainable farming methods. Rwanda has a particularly good reputation in the coffee scene, and not without good reason, and we are very pleased about this premiere. The farms of the coffee farmers are very small throughout, there are no large farms. Efforts are also being made to increasingly support women on their way to independent coffee cultivation. In any case, coffee has contributed to the good economic development of Rwanda since 2003. After the harvest, the farmers bring the coffee cherries (Red Bourbon) to the Washing Station, where they are continuously sorted and wet-processed (washed). After a 10-hour fermentation, the coffee beans are dried and sorted again. You can taste this effort, it is sweet and clean. The tones of apple, plum and dark chocolate combine with the fine body to give a great result in the cup.

NORDBEANS COFFEE ROASTERY (Czech Rep.): Danny Moreno (Honduras)
PRODUCER: Danny Moreno - El Cedral, Santa Barbara
ROAST: Filterroast
VARIETAL(s): Pacas, Catui
PROCESS: washed
ALTITUDE: 1.600 masl
POTENTIAL:
— Aromatics: red grapes | apple | gooseberry
— Body: medium-light
— Acidity: Citric

It is not typically smallholder producers with family histories of small-scale agriculture that are the most successful coffee farmers and this is because it is incredibly challenging to first, consistently cultivate and produce the highest quality coffee and have access to a loyal customer base, and then on top of this, have the education and knowledge to speak quality at the same level as the buyer. The Moreno family are in this special category of coffee producer and as with any other success story, their sustained top position requires a mixture of ambition, long-term planning, understanding what their market is looking for, and constant reevaluation and tweaking of agronomic, harvesting and processing techniques.
To produce coffee that tastes fruity is not very complicated. But to produce coffee that is clean, clear, fresh and fruity – that’s an art. One of the biggest assumptions within specialty coffee is that coffee from high – altitude areas naturally exhibits these characteristics. But high elevation can lead to potential problems, even in tropical climates. In the highest areas of Santa Barbara, up to and over 1800 meters, producers can experience “freezing”: the combination of temperatures between 4-5C and rainfall that combine to cause cherries to not ripen and leaves to die on the bush. These conditions create a cold and humid climate, which is hazardous for processing and requires steady and reliable drying conditions for coffee so quality will not deteriorate. These natural conditions, of course, cannot be evaded. But clever and prescient coffee farmers, like the ones we collaborate with, invest in drying systems that minimize the risks associated with weather.
(source: https://maridalenbrenneri.no)
MABO COFFEE ROASTERS (Romania): Best of Antioquia 2020 (Columbia)
PRODUCER: Several small farmers of Antioquia community
ROAST: Omniroast
VARIETAL(s): Castillo, Colombia, Caturra
PROCESS: washed
ALTITUDE: 1.800 - 2.200
CERTIFICATION: Rainforest Alliance, Organic
CUP POTENTIAL:
— Aromatics: raisins | raspberry | milk chocolate | apple
— Body: medium full
— Acidity: apple

This washed coffee is a single origin from Antioquia Fredonia Excelso region in Colombia. Located in the Andes Mountain range, Antioquia has a wealth of microclimates. The change in microclimates is visible to naked eye by watching the roadside vegetation changing along a drive on winding mountain roads. Thanks to the humid climate and high altitudes near 2,000 meters above sea level, there’s pretty amazing and diverse coffees to be found. Colombia has been producing and exporting coffee renowned for their full body, bright acidity and rich aftertaste, since the early 19th century. Colombia boasts a wide range of climates and geographic conditions that, in turn, produce their own unique flavors in coffee. This also means that harvest times can vary quite a bit. In fact, between all its different regions, Colombia produces fresh crop nearly all year round.
(source: various sites from the internet)
ROZALI COFFEE (Berlin/Germany): Nubia Loaiza (Colombia)
PRODUCER: Nubia Loaiza - Finca Santa Fe, Quindio
ROAST: Filterroast
VARIETAL(s): Castillo
PROCESS: white wine fermentation
ALTITUDE: 1.700 - 1.900 masl
IMPORTER: Babel Trading Company
CUP POTENTIAL:
— Aromatics: caramel | orange | bakers spice
— Body: full medium
— Acidity: citric

This micro lot is 100% Castillo variety. Castillo is a cross between Caturra (the male parent) and Timor Hybrid (the female parent). This variety was developed by Federación Nacional de Cafeteros (Cenicafé) to prevent the spread of leaf rust and at the same time to have a high yield harvest. This coffee has a special “white wine fermentation”. This fermentation process started with a dry anaerobic fermentation for 30 hours, then dried on the raised beds until it reaches 20% moisture content. The next step is to ferment the coffee inside grain pro bags for 80 hours. During this process, the natural and local yeast fermented the seeds, which gives its white wine like acidity. The last step to dry the coffee on raised beds until it reaches 10.5% moisture content.
(source: https://rozalicoffee.de/)

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