In an effort to take steps towards environmental and economic sustainability, we now offer an organic and fair trade Colombian coffee from the Magdalena region. COAGRONEVADA (Cooperativa de Caficultores y Agricultores de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta) is a group of 21 cooperatives that pass down their coffee growing techniques generation to generation. Growing coffee in a war torn area, many indigenous farmers destroy their coffee farms in order to grow illegal cash crops. By offering fair trade, farmers are financially able to grow and improve their coffee business, providing generational wealth and stability. Premiums paid allow farmers to develop organic fertilizers and pesticides to prevent leaf rust, as well as improve the homes of their families.
Our organic, fair trade Colombia coffee is shade grown at 3,300 – 4,000 feet. It is marked with notes of toffee, a berry aroma, and a creamy body. A honey-like sweetness keeps this medium roast perky on the palate.
Originally designed to be a tribute to the coffeehouses of days gone by with their smokey dialogue of progress. We choose from our fresh seasonal favorites certified of organic coffees, roast them dark to impart a smokey flavor and lasting caramelized finish. This coffee stands up to milk, sugar, or even a hookah. Organic Blue Sky Blend promotes a sustainable farm structure, healthy living,
This Indonesian mix produces an intriguing, wild, grown-up flavor with herbal notes that sneak through the deeper body and roastiness. The Indo Noir mix easily serves double duty. As espresso we recommend a 1.0 ounce shot pulled 25-28 seconds. If you enjoy cafe au lait and own a french press, try brewing Indo Noir using 1/2 hot water and 1/2 hot milk. It is a little more difficult to clean the screen but well worth the effort. Let’s hear your reviews. Recently we have been able to source the right farms to make Indo Noir Organic certified. Kosher as well.
Very saddening news. We have received word from 21st that the Roya Infection has destroyed a majority of the coffee trees. New crop 2016 has been cancelled.
Hey Torrey, We are still waiting to see if they are able to collect anything (we just got this news this morning, so we are trying to get more info).
Chabela thinks that even after this harvest, there will be another difficult year to come. She does not think that it will be 3-4 years, but at the bare minimum she sees the 2017 harvest also being very difficult. Seems that right now they are intensifying the preventative trainings regarding Roya and good organic agricultural practices, but we have yet to see a long term plan that allows them to get back where they were. Hoping that with more news and a little bit of time they will be able to develop that plan.
Yes, the San Fernando Coop would make sense for a Split Box Decaf, and it is certified FTO.
I want to get type samples sent over ASAP so you can try it, and make sure it is on spec and can fit the profile.
Thanks again for understanding this, and hope that we can find a good fit with Chiapas, and continue to support the 21st of September in this time of crisis.
Best, Dane , Sustainable Harvest
The Oaxacan coffees have always been the favorite and meeting the 21st De Septiembre Cooperative has been a real blessing of a relationship. Their work in the fields brings a subtle cocoa fragrance with sweet graham cracker, nutty, malt flavors. It’s mellow, light body and low acidity give this coffee a nice sweet finish. We use the 21st to add a creaminess in several blends including espresso. The reading below is some of the other work we have been apart of with the community. Health, food security, Roya assistance and social equality have been improving through the relationship.
The chicken and egg project is up and running Laying Hen Project Moto
Here’s a summary of the coop operations thus far. 21de Septiembre Harvest Update 2014
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.
Met with Casil Cooperative Gerente General about the coming harvest of 12 Apostoles. Also learned and tasted a delicious “miel” , honey, they produce with the bee hives kept on the farms. They sell it to the local market and the coffee trees in the hive area seem to withstand fierce winds and heavy rains better. Did agree on terms for another lot their organic fair trade coffee. Peru, 12 Apostoles Co-op, this micro cooperative formed as the access to credit and financing for farmers becomes a reality with the Fair Trade model. Having been organically farming for 40 years , the 12 founding growers decided their training and special attention to their coffee added to the cup. (Similar to the Nicaraguan Las Hermanas project) We at Cafe Moto have agreed. Currently we roast 12 Apostoles for a smooth, honeyed sweet, mellow pleasant varietal and wonderful compliment to our espresso blends for texture and aroma. Certified Kosher coffee
About the farm: The coffee is grown at more than 1600 meters in the cool highlands of Northeastern, Peru, St Ignacio region surrounding the Tobacanos National Environmental Sanctuary
Power 442 Espresso is certified Organic & Fair Trade coffees from several regions, roasted independently and mixed. Power 442 Espresso has a vibrant beautiful fragrance, start up bright acidity, with a luscious Valencia orange chocolate mouth feel. This pure formula drives an espresso machine to steamed milk, as seen at a host of coffeehouses around town where Organic and Taste co-exist. Now certified Kosher.
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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