India, Brazil, Ethiopia, Nicaragua
The coffee comes from the Cajamarca region in the northwest of Peru and has been grown there organically.
The CASIL cooperative was founded in 1966 and today it has about 240 members. The farms on which the coffee is grown are located at 1,600 to 1,800 metres above sea level. The altitude, temperatures between 16 and 20 degrees Celsius as well as the loamy soils offer ideal natural conditions for the cultivation of strong and very balanced coffees.
The cooperative gives the farmers access to knowledge, infrastructure and equipment to produce an ecological coffee of high quality and thus achieve higher prices for the coffee.
Situated on the border of Sul De Minas and the Cerrado sits the mountainous region of ILicnea with farms rising from 1100 – 1320m above sea level before the land falls away into the expanse of the cerrado. The area is made up of 6 communities. This beautiful area is blessed with a micro climate that provides conditions for producing unique and intriguing coffees. The regions soil is known as cambisolo where the rock is still turning to soil, this places its own unique stress on the plants and the maturation on the cherry. Prior the growers here really struggled with the winds that ravaged the crops, through inquisition and help they have put in systems and planted to trees to help minimise the effect of the wind. The region is still relatively new in terms of knowledge about it as coffees were previously sold under the names of other regions until recently. Now these farms are being recognised for the unique coffees they produce in relation to the region & Brazil.
Sidamo is an elegant coffee with lemon and citrus notes and bright crisp acidity.
Ethiopia is thought to be the birthplace of coffee with wild growing Coffea Arabica being found in the forests of the Kaffa region. Ethiopia coffees are among the world’s most varied and distinctive.
This type is grown in the Sidamo region south of the capital, Addis Ababa. It is the most southern and most productive province in the country. The region is well known for having ideal climate conditions for growing coffee. This is all due to high altitudes of between a 1600 – 1900 meters, ample rainfall, optimal temperature, and rich soil.
Washed Sidamos are typically high quality coffee with unique sweet lemon and floral flavours, and an ideal balance between acidity and body. Sometimes this type can be compared favourably with coffee from the Yirgacheffe region.