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New Central American Arrivals

Posted on Jun 07, 2009 Bookmark and Share

by David Pohl
We are excited to announce the arrival of our new micro-lot and top-grade Central American coffees!  They will be rolling into our warehouse, fresh from the ship, over the next few weeks. 

To order please call: 1-800-809-7687 until we have updated our website. 

For the week of June 8 will be able to offer:

Costa Rica Montes de Oro

Crop: 2008-2009  

Country: Costa Rica

Region: Tarrazu

Micro region: San Pablo de Leon Cortes

Producers: Emilio and Laura Gamboa, Montes de Oro

Altitude: 1650 meters

Varietals: Caturra, Typica       

Cost: $13.95/pound

Background: This is a micro-lot specially prepared for Equator Coffees.  The Gamboa family is at the forefront of boutique micro-lots tailored to the tastes of individual customers.  They are able to custom mill their coffee using a “micro-mill,” a new form of technology that allows each farmer to completely process all of his coffee directly on his farm.  Prior to this, coffee milling was more centralized, with farmers paying someone else to mill their coffee.  With the dissemination of affordable technologies, coffee milling has become more localized, and quality and innovation have improved. 

Cupping Notes: Citrus and cereal aromatics.  In the cup sweet lemon and toasted grain.  The acidity is open, not sharp.  Body is medium.   

For the week of June 15 we will be able to offer:

Organic Nicaragua Aldea Global

Crop: 2008-2009 

Country: Nicaragua

Region: Nueva Segovia

Micro region: San Luis, Las Pavas, El Consuela, La Fraternidad

Cooperatives: Sopegsa

Altitude: 1200-1500 meters

Varietals: Catura and Catuai

Cost: $13.95/pound

Background:  Equator has bought from Aldea Global for 9 years and has a very close relationship with the managers and members of the cooperative.  Last year Equator loaned Sopegsa, the sub-cooperative that provides our coffee, $3000 to improve processing facilities.  The newly landed crop is wonderful, having benefitted, we think, from the new drying patios and washing tanks.  We are grateful to Aldea and Sopegsa for all of their hard work and dedication over the years and look forward to further investments in the coffee community there.

Cupping Notes: The dry fragrance is reminiscent of toasted grain.  The flavor is dominated by sweet acidity and cereal notes.  Medium-light body.

For June 29 we will add:

Guatemala El Carmen Typica Micro Lot

Details on this coffee to follow after we have cupped the landed sample!


Again, to order please call: 1-800-809-7687 until we have updated our website.  Thanks! 

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