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  • Brazil, known as the coffee pot of the world, is the largest coffee producing nation, growing approximately one-third of the world’s coffee. 
  •  Brazil also grows 80% of the world’s Arabica beans. 
  • The home of the largest coffee estates and the most cooperatives in Brazil, the region of Sul de Minas, produces the top cupping Brazilian coffee.
  • Gentle rainfall on the region’s rolling hills combines with a mild climate to produce the best coffee beans.
  • More than half of these farms are small to medium sized (10-150 hectares) and may have been farming coffee for generations.

CUPPING NOTES: Mild Acidity, Medium Body, Chocolate, Lemongrass, Roasted Almonds, Clean and Sweet.


CUPPING NOTES: Medium Acidity, Smooth Round Body. Dark Chocolate, Mango, Peach, Nice Complexity.

  • A small group of farmers formed Cafe del Macizo in 2003 in the countryside municipality of Planadas, in the state of Tolima
  • With 59 lifetime growers, the group shares decades of knowledge and resources with each other to product high quality coffee. 
  • Located in the foothills of Cordillera Central, the beautiful mountains shape the lush landscape.



  • Costa Rica means “Rich Coast” and was the first coffee growing Central American nation.
  • The country’s tallest mountain, Cerro Chirrippo, contributes to the area’s irregular topography.
  • The mountain borders the Perez Zeledon area to the northwest with the border of Panama to the southeast.
  • When combined with the diverse ecosystem and plentiful rivers, an ideal growing environment is created
  • Nearly 10% of Costa Rica’s population is involved in coffee production, which makes up 90% of the country’s produce.
  • This includes 80,000 small scale coffee farmers which have provided to the economic development and culture of values in the region.


CUPPING NOTES: Green Apple, Lemon, Milk Chocolate, Nougat, Roasted Almond, Toffee, and Vanilla.

  • Mario Roberto Sosa was born in 1927 and began working at the age of 12.
  • When he was 20, he purchased a truck and started a local transportation business before marrying Raquel Lopez and raising 7 sons.
  • Mario and Raquel began growing coffee in 1966 and in 1972 established Los Laureles II
  • They planted the farm with traditional cultivars for the area- Pache, Caturra, and Bourbon.
  • Maragogype and Gesha were added and most recently, Anacafe and Marsellesa have been planted alongside avocado. 
  •  These crops have unique flavor and characteristics which means a more diverse range of buyers interested in the coffee.
  • At 95, Mario is still very much on the farm, supervising the care of the trees and the harvest with the support of his sons.



  • It is thought that the coffee plant was discovered in Ethiopia, where coffee is more than an income producing crop and is part of a long lasting culture. 
  • Coffee is Ethiopia’s main export commodity, contributing to the livelihoods of more then 15 million farmers and sector workers.
  • OCFCU is a democratic farmer owner coop that is over 20 years old that works exclusively in the Oromia Regional State.
  •  This region is more than 65% of the country’s coffee growing land.
  • The members operate under the principles of the International Cooperative Alliance and Fair Trade. 
  • Member farmers process and supply high quality organic Arabica coffee for direct export.

CUPPING NOTES: Bright Acidity, Medium Body, Black Tea, Cardamom, Molasses, Lingering Finish.


CUPPING NOTES: Dark Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Nutty with Fruit undertones.

  • Sourced from family owned farms located in the Kintamani highlands on the island province of Bali, Indonesia. 
  • Coffee is grown in the volcanic soils of Mount Agung along with citrus trees that provide shade and another source of income. 
  • Coffee production is typically organized around a Subak Abian, which refers to the ecologically sustainable irrigation systems developed more than 1,000 years ago by Hindu priest who practice Tri Hita Karana (the three sources of prosperity), a philosophy focused on the harmonization between the environment, humans and God



  • This uniquely fertile area surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro is some of the best in the world for cultivating Arabica coffee.
  • This plantation was planted with 1 million coffee trees between 2000-2005. 
  •  Every coffee tree is connected to a drip irrigation system, which ensures adequate water supply at all times.
  • A central wet mill consistently guarantees high quality standards while simultaneously reducing water consumption for the “fully washed” processing. 
  • Since 2009, Kilimanjaro Plantation has had a drying system with 9 different sized drums, which have a total capacity of 111 m³

CUPPING NOTES: Medium Acidity, Smooth Body, Nougat, Stone Fruit, Black Tea, Lingering Savory



CUPPING NOTES: Medium acidity, Smooth body, Caramel, Citrus Fruit, Herbal.

  • Slightly larger than the state of Tennessee, Honduras produces coffee has six main coffee growing regions.
  • IN the Casitas district, the COOP CAFESCOR was created by 25 small farmers in 2014 and has grown to over 131 farmers and 400 hectares.
  • The COOP has a wet mill in the community of Las Casitas as well as a dry mill in the community of Jimilile.
  • Coffee is the main agricultural export crop in the country, over 120,000 farms contribute a third of agricultural GDP.