Organic Roast Boy
Flavor Notes: Strong but smooth. Notes of caramel and cocoa abound in this outwardly brooding blend. Tasters, however, report a sweet finish hinting at marshmallow.
Components: Organic Honduras COMSA, Organic Guatemala La Voz
About this Blend
While all of our blends rotate ingredients throughout the year as fresh crops become available, Roast Boy features Certified USDA Organic coffee from Latin America.
In 2000, sixty-two Honduran farmers joined together with a common goal to transform their farms from conventional to organic production and formed COMSA (Café Organico Marcala, S.A.). In 2001, fostered by a foundation called Funder, COMSA earned their organic certification from Bio Latina which has enabled them to market their coffee to more international buyers and realize better selling prices for their coffee. COMSA funds many local projects including paying teacher salaries and buying school supplies.
La Voz cooperative is located in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. The fertile volcanic soils and rich shade tree canopy help produce some of the best, most distinctively flavored coffees in the world.
La Voz has about 161 farmer members, 61 of whom are women. Coffee cherries are carried to the La Voz depulping mill and dried on patios. Their fermentation tanks were recently tiled.
La Voz has been certified Organic since 1992.