In addition to our signature blends, we are proud to offer several Single Origin beans. Each and every of our Single Origin beans are sourced from a single, specific coffee-growing-region, which means you can count on a smooth, consistent taste and the knowledge of exactly where your coffee comes from.
Think of it like terroir, which is so important in tasting wine. Coffee has the same thing! The flavor and character of the bean is directly influenced by the location in which it is grown, along with the tender loving care of the local farmers. And it's evident in our Single Origin beans.
So, without further ado, we present Guatemala Huehuetenango and Decaf Guatemala Aldea Santa Avelina!
Huehuetenango is located in the highland regions of Guatemala and produces a very distinguished bean, considered by many to be the best in the country overall. We have lightly roasted these beans, bringing out a citrus sweetness and toffee taste, with hints of walnut.
Our Guatemala Huehuetenango is Organic certified.
Aldea Santa Avelina comes from smallholder farms located in the village of Las Moritas, San Antonio La Paz, El Progreso. These farms are located at an average 1,700 meters above sea level, making it one of the tallest producing areas of the region. We have lightly roasted these beans, bringing out a burnt sugar and berry flavor, with a slightly wine-like acidity. Our Decaf Guatemala Aldea Santa Avelina is Organic certified.
Since we've got you here, let's talk about our decaffeination process -
it's actually very interesting!
Our decaf beans are produced using the Mountain Water Process. First off, coffee beans are always decaffeinated while they are still green (before they are roasted). Some processes use solvents to remove the naturally occurring caffeine - but not ours, not ever!
In the Mountain Water Process, the green beans are soaked in very hot water, which dissolves the caffeine. The water is then drawn off and passed through a filter, which captures the large caffeine molecules, while allowing the smaller flavor and oil molecules to pass through, maintaining the taste and mouthfeel of regular coffee. And that's it! Voila, decaf coffee. Who knew?!
Perfect for when you want to enjoy and appreciate the delicious flavor of coffee, with the caffeine bump.
Check out our Single Origin beans!