While all of our blends rotate ingredients throughout the year as fresh crops become available, this blend features Latin American coffee as part of our Source Direct program.
Current Components: Costa Rica La Rosa, Colombia Huila
In 1960 a group of coffee producers came together to create COOPNARANJO, R.L., (Naranjo Coffee Growers and Multiple Services Cooperative, LLC) in order to pool their efforts for coffee processing. Since that time the Cooperative’s members have purchased their own mill and have implemented comprehensive measures to improve coffee quality and production in addition to educating the members about sustainable farming practices and providing agricultural technical assistance. La Rosa comes from four farms located in the Naranjo district in the West Valley region. Naranjo is divided into 29 coffee growing areas that are “blessed for coffee” enjoying near ideal growing conditions – soil, altitude, rainfall, and temperature – that combine to produce a unique coffee with delicate aroma, mild body and pleasing taste. The Cooperative has successfully improved the coffee production of its members and enhanced their communities socially, financially, and sustainably.
Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed and Arabica coffee. They export approximately 12.5 million bags and internal consumption is about 2 million bags annually. Colombia is proficient in producing an abundance of truly delicious and sought after coffee. This particular type is Supremo; this word is a coffee grading term in Colombia. Supremo coffee beans are slightly large, sorted at a screen size of 17 and 18 (the largest bean size grading for Colombian coffee). The Supremo grade represents the highest possible; the small, less dense beans and peaberries have been removed, allowing for a truly uniform, consistent roasting and a clean and balanced brew in the final cup.