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Bringing the best of two coffees we love. Roasted for espresso and drip.
We combine the bright acidity of the Ethiopian and the chocolatey clarity of the Colombian to create a balance of classic and modern - perfect for both dark roast and light roast drinkers.
COLOMBIA FTO SIERRA NEVADA SOL NACIENTE is sourced from family-owned farms organized around SOL NACIENTES, a group of 14 producers with farms located near the community of Palmor, in the Santa Marta Sierra Nevada in the department of Magdalena, Colombia.More Info
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Natural comes from Bedhatu Jibicho, a long time partner and grower of some of the Gedeo Zone's finest Ethiopian coffees.More Info
The Sierra Nevada range is a Caribbean coastal range distinct from the Andes range that makes up the majority of Colombia’s coffeelands. For this reason there is a sense of self-reliance in the Sierra Nevada best symbolized by Palmor’s hydropower plant, the only community owned power plant in all of Colombia, which provides clean low-cost energy for the residents of Palmor. Similarly, bananas, corn and avocado trees grown alongside the coffee are used for local consumption evidencing another level of self-reliance for this group of farmers. Sol Nacientes, in collaboration with an exporting company called Inconexus, has recently organized nucleuses of model producers to help neighboring producers improve farm management and processing protocol. Producers also benefit from the close proximity of the Inconexus cupping lab and dry mill located in Santa Marta where coffee is quickly evaluated and parchment is stored in grainpro for protection from the costal humidity.
Bedhatu Jibicho is like family here at Royal and her family’s journey in coffee is emblematic of the recent changes in the Ethiopian export rules, which have opened new opportunities to develop relationships with vertically integrated suppliers. Roba and Family Coffee, established by Bedhatu’s sons, is one example of a newly formed export company now directly offering lots from the Gedeb district including their mother’s coffee. While the Roba family has expanded their reach to support other producers, we are always pleased to have an offering from Bedhatu’s 84-acre farm, which she has personally managed for over 50 years without the use of chemical inputs. Larger than most farms in the area, Bedhatu employees 20 year-round workers and another 130 seasonal workers for the harvest who are primarily women. For this natural processed coffee, cherries are carefully hand sorted and floated to separate out less dense and damaged coffee, and then placed on raised beds where it is hand sorted again and dried over a period of 20 days. The cherries are often covered during the afternoons to prevent harsh drying in the intense sun. As a family owned business, emphasis on social impact in the communities where they source coffee is taking shape. The Roba family has invested in more localized cherry collection sites to reduce the transportation cost for other producers. They have also contributed to road construction projects that make travel a bit easier for everyone. Once again, Bedhatu Jibicho’s coffee has come through with exceptional execution. Ripe blackberries burst onto the palate after unmistakable lavender and ripe raspberry aromas rise from the grounds. The coffee is aromatic and effervescent, Meyer lemon and apricot are highlighted on the top end, cantaloupe and purple grape round out the finish, and lingering florality reminds you of the aromatics well after the cup is finished. It’s an incredible experience, made all the more enjoyable by virtue of the longstanding relationship with the Roba family.
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