"Rain Forest Alliance" sampler FREE SHIPPING

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 We have assembled 6 of the most popular Rain Forest Alliance coffees that we sell everyday.  You will receive a 2 oz. pouch of each offering for your drinking pleasure. They all are good but when you have a favorite or favorites come back and purchase those in a larger quantity!!!  Enjoy

1.1    Laos Naga Boloven Plateau RFA

1.2    Nicaragua Finca Jinotega RFA

1.3    Organic Bali Blue Moon RFA

1.4    Organic Colombia Tolima " La Rivera" RFA

1.5    Organic Flores Bajawa Ngura "Komodo Dragon" RFA

1.6    Vietnam Lam Dong Arabica G1 RFA

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1.1                                    Laos Naga Bolovan Plateau  RFA

Region: Asia

Roast: Medium

Cupping notes: Black cherry, Greek olive, sweet and savory, good intensity, syrah like

    Laos Naga Coffee is a grade 1 Arabica that is fully washed with 14 and up screen size. The coffee is carefully selected from farmers with which we maintain long-term relationships in the Champasak region of the Boloven Plateau. Specifically, the coffee is grown from Paksong, the coffee capital of the Boloven Plateau, to the southern edge of the Plateau where the Nonglouang River cascades down the Tad Kameud Waterfall to the lowlands. The target cup profile for this coffee is Sumatran like cup with tobacco and herbal notes.

Nagas are considered natural spirits protecting bodies of water such as rivers, lakes,

seas, springs, and wells. They bring rain, wealth and fertility. In the traditional Lao

agricultural context, water provided to a plant at the time of planting is considered as a direct offering to the serpent god.

 

Consistent with the theme, our mesmerizing Lao Naga coffees are sourced from the

best growing regions on the plateau. The farmers, mostly from Laven ethnic tribe,

have been traditionally growing coffee for over a century since it was introduced in the region by the French colonists.

The cherries that arrive at our wet processing mill on regular basis during the season are segregated based on growing regions. These coffee lots are separately pulped in our state of the art water-efficient Penagos wet mill the same night. Wet parchment is there after dried in isolated cocoons specially designed for the purpose. The resulting coffees are far superior in cup and aspect when compared to conventional coffees from Laos.

 

ORIGIN: Laos

Rain Forest Alliance

REGION: Boloven Plateau

PROCESSING: Washed

COFFEE GRADE: Grade 1

GROWING ALTITUDE: >1000m

BAG TYPE: Grain Pro / Ecotact

Arrived:  August 10, 2019

1.2                                   Nicaragua Finca Jinotega RFA

Region: Central America

Roast: Medium, Dark

We roast this according to your drinking pleasure and because of the quality they grow and harvest this bean is excellent as a Medium Roast to a Dark Roast.. ENJOY!!

This is grown and certified as a Rain Forest Alliance certified coffee!!

Variety: Caturra, Catua

Cupping Notes; Cherry, Pecan, Pineapple, Plum, Honey

Location

Central America, surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, in between Costa Rica and Honduras. Nicaragua is the biggest territorial country in Central America, with coastlines to the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Two important mountain ranges go across the country: the Central American Andes (from northwest to southeast) and a volcanic trend (on the western coast). The Managua and Nicaraguan lakes lie in between these mountain ranges. Its tropical climate provides much rain to the orient and a drier condition to the occident (where population is higher).

 Jinotega,  one of the biggest regions in the country, is located within an area called ‘The Coffee Triangle', at an altitude of 1,200 meters above  sea level. With valleys and high mountains, Jinotega is about 140 kilometers north from the capital city. The name ‘Jinotega’ comes from the word ‘náhualt’ meaning ‘town of jiñocuabos’. However, because of its usually foggy and template weather, Jinotega is commonly known as ‘The City of the Clouds’.

1.3                                       Organic Bali Blue Moon RFA

Region:  Indonesia

Roast: Medium

Cupping Notes:  Brown sugar, Dark Chocolate, and Vanills

   Organic Bali Blue Moon coffee is overwhelmingly rich with syrupy dark chocolate notes, a creamy mouthfeel and spiced finish. The earthiness found in many Indonesian coffees takes a backseat with this Bali Blue Moon coffee, where earthy notes are very subtle overall. This stunning Rainforest Alliance Certified, single origin organic, and received accolades from our coffee club members

 After a devastating volcano blast in 1963, the Balinese government revitalized their coffee agriculture and economy by handing out coffee seed stock to local farmers and encouraging an island-wide coffee growing campaign. Today, there are over 7,000 hectares of organic coffee growing farmland in Bali, Indonesia. Pesticides and chemicals are illegal to use on any of the crops, which are farmed using 100% organic fertilizers. Improved coffee growing practices have only increased the worth of this remarkable Bali Blue Moon coffee, as well as improving socioeconomic conditions across the entire island nation.

  • Roast Body: Bold
  • Roast Level: Medium
  • Certifications: USDA Organic, Rainforest Alliance Certifie
  • Single Origin: Kintamani Highlands, Bali
  • Origin: Bali, Indonesia
  • Region: Kintamani Highlands
  • Altitude: 1,299 - 1,699 meters ASL
  • Varietal: Bourbon, Typica
  • Process: Wet Hulled
  • Drying: Dried on mats to 40% moisture, then hulled
  • Harvest: May - July
Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites such as cliffside Uluwatu Temple. To the south, the beachside city of Kuta has lively bars, while Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua are popular resort towns. The island is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats.

Area: 2,232 mi²
Elevation: 10,328′
Population: 4.225 million (2014)

Bali

The highland region of Kintamani, between the volcanoes of Batukaru and Agung, is the main coffee-growing area on Bali. Many coffee farmers on Bali are members of a traditional farming system called Subak Abian, which is based on the Hindu philosophy of "Tri Hita Karana". According to this philosophy, the three causes of happiness are good relations with God, other people and the environment. This philosophy, specifically 'happiness with the environment' favors the production of organic coffee, or at least the use of organic fertilizers and the lack of use of agrochemicals. The Subak Abian system is ideally suited to the production of fair trade coffee production because the Subak organizes smallholders, which is often a requirement of fair trade certification.

Stakeholders in Bali, including the Subak Abian, have created Indonesia's first Geographic Indication (G.I.). Issued in 2008,[18] the G.I. establishes legal protection for coffee produced in the Kintamani region. It also serves as a marketing tool to differentiate Kintamani coffee from coffees produced in other regions.

Generally, Balinese coffee is processed using the wet method. This results in a sweet, soft coffee with good consistency. Typical flavors include lemon and other citrus notes.

 1.4                            Organic Colombia Tolima "La Rivera"  RFA

 Region: South America

  Roast:  Medium

  Acidity:  Average

  Body: Average

  Sweetness: Average

Cupping notes: Brown Sugar, Dark Chocolate, Nutmeg, and Orange

  This an awesome coffee from Colombia.  Once we roasted and cupped the sample it was an easy choice to bring it into our inventory and offer it to our valued customers, YOU!!!  Try a bag at medium roast and you will sense all the flavor characteristics and natural sugars this bean has to offer.  Enjoy!!

1.5                  Organic Flores Bajawa Ngura "Komodo Dragon" RFA

Region: Island Oceania, Indonesia

Roast: Medium

Cupping notes: Black pepper, Cedar, Dark Chocolate, Vanilla


Elevation: 1220 to 1524 meters


Varietals: Catimor,Timor Hybrids,Typica

Milling Process: Wet Hulled

Drying Process: Patio and solar dried machine

Harvest Start Month: May

Harvest End Month: October

The island of Flores was first discovered by the Portuguese in the early 15th century. The Ngada district is where most coffee is grown, located on the slopes of the Inerie Volcano. Within Ngada, coffee is grown on an estimated 6000 hectares of which 90% is Arabica coffee. Coffee tree varieties include a high percentage of S795 Flores, Typica, Catimor and Timor hybrids with shade trees such as Bamboo and Juria varietal. All coffee is grown and processed by a cooperative organized by the farmers. There are now 12 different coops in Bajawa all working together, to produce wonderful coffee with smooth body and overwhelming, syrupy chocolate flavors.

Flores (or Flower) Island is 360 miles long, and is located 200 miles to the east of Bali. The terrain of Flores is rugged, with numerous active and inactive volcanoes. Ash from these volcanoes has created especially fertile Andosols, ideal for organic coffee production. Arabica coffee is grown at 1,200 to 1,800 meters on hillsides and plateaus. Most of the production is grown under shade trees and wet processed at farm level. Coffee from Flores is known for sweet chocolate, floral and woody notes. A traditional style of processing, known as pulped natural, where parchment coffee is dried in its mucilage without fermentation, produces a floral coffee that has been found to be highly sought after by some buyers.

Acidity: Low

Body: Very High

Sweetness: Low

1.6                                  Vietnam Lam Dong Arabica G! RFA

Region: Asia

Roast: Medium

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Vietnam is the 2nd largest producer of coffee in the world.  However, 95% of it is Robusta.  Here is some of the first Arabica imported into the USA. 

  Lam Dong is a grade 1 arabica. Most of the coffee that is grown in Vietnam is robusta, so it's a challenge to get arabica, much less grade 1. The beans are a beautiful blue-green, looking like the coffees from Indonesia. In the cup, it's sharp and sassy up front, with a hint of anise. Full body, dry finish, almost a buttery touch there. The brightness early eases off as it cools, bringing a dark chocolate nip out. Very different, exotic coffee ... After-dinner, with your creme brulee - it would shine. Going on the shelf tomorrow.

 

Vietnam Lam Dong Arabica G1 RFA 

 

This is a wet hulled, grade 1, Rainforest Alliance (RFA) certified coffee from Lam Dong, Vietnam.

 

60% of Vietnam Arabica crop is in Lam Dong Province. Lam Dong's altitudes range from 900- 1400 masl, and this area experiences rains from April to July, with fertile basaltic soil. Varietals grown here are 95% Catimor and 5% Bourbon/Typica. Harvesting is from September to February.

 

The processing of this coffee starts with the farmer delivering high grown coffee cherries to Olam where it gets pulped using Penagos DCV Pulpers and a Dry-fermentation is done in concrete tanks for up-to 14 hours. The following morning, post washing, parchment is pre-dried on Vibrating dryers, using air at temperature <= 45 degrees C. After mechanical drying, parchment is fed to Wet hullers. After Wet Hulling, the wet bean is transferred to Green Houses to be dried on raised beds for up to 7 days. Each Green House is monitored for humidity levels and coffee is raked consistently as it drops from 40% to 12% moisture by weight.

 

Cupping Note: Good body, prune, dried fruits, bakers chocolate, almond

 Farm:                  Various Small Farms from Lam Dong

 Varietal:                   Catimor

 Processing:          Wet hulled & sundried; finished in mechanical driers

 Altitude:                  900 -1400 metres above sea level

 Owner:                   38 smallholder farmers

 Town / City:         Various towns in Da lat & Lac Duong district

 Region:                   Lam Dong Province, Central Highlands

Coffees are subject to change depending on availability

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