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As we finish out the last few dog days of summer and transition into the (hopefully) cooler autumnal season we have a few very exciting coffees coming your way. Over the next few months we will be showcasing a series of what we refer to as “super specialty coffees”. These are the highest caliber of coffees that represent the best of what coffee has to offer. Not only are these coffees some of the most exotic and best tasting in the world, but they are also coffees driven by personal relationships with producers at the forefront of the specialty coffee industry. Highly traceable, highly sustainable, and highly delicious coffee. We have very limited quantities of each of these releases so make sure to sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know about the upcoming releases.
First up in our exciting line of releases is a Natural Process Garnica from the farm El Equimite in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico. El Equimite is owned and operated by Gibrán Cervantes who also operates his own sourcing and exporting company, Ensambles. We were first introduced to Gibrán and his coffees by way of our dear friend and partner on our farm Finca La Cabra, Willem Boot. While on a zoom call discussing the operations and harvest of La Cabra we couldn’t help but notice the exquisite coffee lab in the background of Willem’s picture. Willem informed us that he was on a beautiful farm in Mexico operated by Ensambles. He described the incredible work they were doing in the field of biodynamic farming and the subsequent success they were achieving in the quality of their coffees. We immediately knew we needed to try these coffees and thus a relationship was born.
Biodynamic: El Equimite started in 2012 and transitioned from a conventional farming model, to organic farming, and then bio dynamic farming. It has been Demeter certified since 2017 and is one of only 2 Demeter certified coffee producing farms in Mexico. Biodynamic farms are operated on the base theory that a farm should be a completely self-sustaining ecosystem. A closed loop where input and outputs are derived from the farm and used to sustain the farm year after year, harvest after harvest. Biodynamic farms share many of the same practices and principles as organic farming and additionally operate in conjunction with the lunar harvest schedule.
Garnica: Garnica is a cross of Mundo Novo and Caturra bred in Mexico. This cultivar was developed by the Mexican Institute of Coffee (INMECAFE) in 1960. It is a high-yielding medium-size plant and it represents 5% of the production in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. It is less common in other states. Garnica is closely related to the Catuai with similar cup quality.