New roaster, AGAIN! Welcome onboard Lacabra. The roastery is located in Aarhus, Denmark and we have tasted their coffee many times before. Many of you have asked for them, and finally time has come. Like all of our partners they engage in direct trade, sustainable farming and often visit the farmers themselves. This is something we always look for and appreciate. Read more HERE.
Photo: La Cabra
When it comes to this week's coffee we are back in Africa, Ethiopia and Kenya respectively. Nano Chala is a relatively new cooperative, established in 2010. They are located in an area starting to get known for very flavor intense coffees. A lot of the coffees are grown around and above 2000 meters above sea level. They have waste-water treatment based on Vetiver grass naturally filtrating the water from the production before it goes in to the pits and finally the ground. LaCabra have paid 255% over the market price for this coffee (5,00 $/lb FOB).
Nano Chala - Ethiopia
Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom
Roast date: 18.05.2016
Second coffee is Karimikui from Kenya. The Karimikui Factory was established in 1966 and rests on a 6 acres piece of land. The rich red volcanic soil along with temperature year round ranging between 13C to 24C is ideal for coffee growing. The long term goal for The Karimikui Factory is to establish a transparent relationship with the smallholder farmer, helping to support a sustained industry growth in Kenya, whilst bringing premium quality to their customers, and premium prices to the farmers. LaCabra have paid 353% over the market price for this coffee (6,58 $/lb FOB).
Karimikui - Kenya
Variety: SL 28 & SL 34
Roast Date: 19.05.2016
Enjoy the coffee, see you again in two weeks! We are working to reduce our carbon footprint and will present an incentive program benefiting everyone involved, you, ourselves and the environment.