As I understand it, the spice traders would port in the Arabian sea, trade-bargain-feast-fuel... leave mocha with the treasures of the region (coffee) and continue their travels around India towards the Indonesian island chain, enjoy-feast-trade around South America to Brazil and continue on to their European marketplaces back home. The coffees become familiar in the holds and again in our vintage 1931 Jubilee roaster. We start with some Ethiopian and Brazil naturals and then roast the Indonesian Java and Sumatra.
Blended together into a winey, sweet,wild start and a smooth, heavy body in the finish.
We often use the Mocha Java blend in our Roastery espresso bar as it compliments the organic milk when pulled espresso style.
Papua New Guinea "Purosa A Grade" Organic has been nurtured out of the famous Eastern Highlands. Purosa A Grade has an acidity of spice, an aroma of vanilla bean flowers (grown nearby), and a flavor of fine chocolate, also grown nearby. Being able to have one of the first ever lots, we are very proud to offer this unique, tasty and incredibly valuable coffee. This PNG could easily step in for a number of more popular coffees. Certified Kosher
Cafe Moto was honored to roast and package our Purosa A Coffee for the 30th year of Papua New Guinea Independence celebration held at the United Nations in New York.
Sumatra from Ketiara, a women directed cooperative, certified is Fair Trade & Organic. Triple picked for defects. Roasted on the light side, a very smooth rich flavor with slight seasoned herbal, honeysuckle, chocolate taste. Low in acidity and high in body. Sumatra Ketiara is very reliable and consistent in its own way, so it also serves as a weighty foundation for other mixes including Indo Noir and Blue Sky. The Fair Trade model benefits the community as well as the farms in the region with support, technical expertise and techniques for farm improvements and disease control. We have recently spoken with Lucia, women's coop director, to purchase weeders in line with the organic farming techniques. These will be shared within the membership and allow less time and physical labor to be required in the fields. Certified Kosher by Star K.
This left photo shows the presentation of 1 of 50 "weeders" bought by Cafe Moto at the request of Director Lucia as a needed support tool . The weeders will greatly reduce the manual organic labor needs allowing time for other needs.
I spoke with Lucia early April and she discussed the volcano and it being far enough away to not have become an emergency currently.
Thank you for the support, enjoy the coffee, we sure do.
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