Java, Indonesia Taman Dadar
The smallholder farmers of Taman Dadar (flower garden) grow their coffee alongside Erythrina, Albizia and Leucaena trees which provide shade for the coffee plants as well as food for livestock, who in turn provide a natural fertilizer. This highland coffee is “Giling Basah” or “wet-hulled” processed, which means the outer skin of the ripe coffee is removed before the mucilage-covered parchment is then put into fermentation tanks for up to 36 hours. After washing, the clean parchment is sun-dried before the parchment is hulled before final drying. Organic and Rainforest Alliance this coffee offers notes of sweet earth, butterscotch, and a hint of blueberry on the finish.
Ethopia Yirgacheffe Adami Gorbota Farmers Cooperative YCFCU
Originally established in the 1970s under a different name, the Adame Gorbota Cooperative reformed itself in 2009 after its previous incarnation fell into mismanagement and financial problems. Today under the YirgacheffeCoffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) this high altitude coffee scored top ten at the 2012 Rainforest Alliance Cupping for Quality in New York City. This washed Yirgacheffe of indigenous heirloom cultivars is Fair Trade and Organic. Taste smooth, clean, bright, floral, nuts and citrus.
Brazil Organic Nossa Senhora de Fatima
A third generation family farm, the Aguiar Resendes are dedicated to the farm on which they live and work. In keeping with their ethical environmental practices, in 2012 the farm also became the world’s first Fair Trade Certified™ coffee estate, a program which extends the benefits of Fair Trade to include farm workers. Within the first few months of certification, the farm's workers (40% of whom are women) earned $7,250 in community development premiums, which they elected to use for critical healthcare programs such as eye exams and dental care. This Organic and Fair Trade natural coffee exhibits notes of chocolate, toffee, cream and orange zest.