French Roast Fair Trade Organic | Equator Coffees
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Zoom French Roast Blend Fair Trade Organic - Equator Coffees
Zoom French Roast Blend Fair Trade Organic - Equator Coffees

French Roast Blend Fair Trade Organic

Our darkest roast, this certified blend is crafted by our expert roasters to develop delicate smoky nuances while retaining sweetness and fruit-toned chocolate flavors.

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Flavor Profile

  • Origin

    Honduras, Sumatra

  • Tasting Notes

    Rich and smoky with flavors of bittersweet chocolate, dried plum, and walnut.

  • Roast Level

    Light Med Lt Med Med Dark Dark

Origin Story

COMUCAP (Honduras)
Koperasi Ketiara (Sumatra)

French Roast Blend features a high grown, fully-washed coffee from Latin America as its foundation. The origin country fluctuates throughout the crop year to ensure freshness but, we always include bright-toned coffees with flavors of bittersweet chocolate and dried fruit. The blend currently features a washed coffee produced by COMUCAP from Marcala, La Paz in Honduras.

A wet-hulled coffee produced by the Ketiara Cooperative in Sumatra’s Gayo Mountain region rounds out the blend. Ketiara is a women-led group that is committed to producing high quality coffee and empowering women of the local community. This coffee’s classic Sumatran character perfectly complements the Latin American coffee by adding depth and body.

Altitude
Altitude

4,000 - 5,900 feet

Variety
Variety

Various

Processing
Processing

Washed, Wet-Hulled

Why We Love This Coffee

This is our darkest roast. The goal with this French Roast blend is to develop delicate smoky nuances while retaining sweetness and fruit-toned chocolate flavors.

  • Fair Trade Certified
    Fair Trade Certified
  • Certified Organic
    Certified Organic
  • Sustainably Sourced
    Sustainably Sourced

Good Coffee, Better Planet

COMUCAP started as a support group for the women of the La Paz community, and as the group grew, they received interest from NGOs who trained the members to cultivate coffee and other agricultural products. COMUCAP and Equator are both women-owned, which is why this coffee has been special to everyone at Equator since we first purchased it over ten years ago.

In addition to producing great coffee, one of the reasons we were initially attracted to Ketiara, is the fact that it is led by a charismatic woman named Rahmah. After working in coffee for many years, she helped found Ketiara in 2009 with just 38 members and currently serves as the co-op’s chairperson. In the years since it was established, the co-op membership has expanded to nearly 2,000 smallholder farmers, over 50% of them being women. The coffee Equator purchases is exclusively from the women members of the co-op; they refer to this special selection as Queen Ketiara. We pay an additional premium for the "Queen" designation, with proceeds going to programs that benefit women.

All of French Roast Blend’s components are both Fair Trade and Organic certified.

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