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These smooth-bodied, deeply aromatic coffees are characterized by their well-balanced flavor and full, fragrant aroma. Each distinctive blend is roasted to perfection to add richness to every cup.

Colombia Narino

Cultivated in the state of Narino, the premier growing region of Colombia, this coffee is hand-picked by workers at privately owned family farms who take great pride in their production, preparation and grading of each coffee.

Profile

Full creamy body with well-balanced flavor and full rich aroma.

Place

The State of Narino, Southern Colombia. Grown in all of the communities surrounding the active Galeras volcano, on slopes whose elevation often rises above 6,000 feet.

People

The people of Southern Colombia are very warm-hearted and friendly. They have been committed to coffee farming over many generations. Their farms are small, and the families themselves comprise the labor with occasional help from their neighbors.

Process

Due to the large growing area and extended crop cycle, coffees are washed, fermented and dried by the individual farmers. Once enough coffee is collected, it is taken to Trilladora Narino in the city of Pasto for final processing, sorting and grading.

Pairing

Fresh bananas, peaches or nectarines. Honey raisin bran muffin, oatmeal raisin cookie

Costa Rica La Cascada Tarrazu

Costa Rica La Casacada Tarrazu is exclusively available at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. It is comprised of coffee from quality, high altitude family farms in the Tarrazu region to create a taste that is unique and satisfying.

Profile

Medium-bodied with a fragrant aroma and bright crisp flavor. This coffee is slightly more complex than La Minita, with a bit more body.

Place

Alumbre River Valley, Tarrazu region, Costa Rica. This coffee is named after a waterfall on the Alumbre river, near where it intersects the Tarrazu River. Average altitude is 4,500 feet.

People

300 individual small farmers contribute 100% of their fruit for our exclusive use. Most farmers are of second or third generation in the coffee business. Farm sizes range from a few acres to more than 200 acres.

Process

Coffee fruit is hand selected by the farmers and tendered for sale to our representative at the mill, where coffee fruits are pulped, fermented, fully washed, machine dried and meticulously sorted to remove imperfect beans. We roast this coffee to a medium color to highlight the subtle character.

Pairing

Fresh peaches or plums, walnut coffee cake

Sumatra Mandheling

Our Sumatra coffee is cultivated from Mandheling, the finest growing region in Sumatra in the Indonesian archipelago. The ideal growing altitude of 2,500 to 5,000 feet produces one of the world's finest gourmet coffee.

Profile

Deep aroma with a thick body and sweet malty flavor.

Place

West-central Sumatra near the port of Padan-Sumatra, Indonesia.

People

While most coffees are named after the country or growing region where they are farmed and harvested, Mandheling Coffee is named after the Mandheling People, who traditionally farmed and processed these coffee beans.

Process

This coffee is semi-washed - a process in which the outer skin is removed in a fashion similar to the wet process. Once the skin is removed, however, the pulpy mucilage is left to dry on the bean. This process makes for a fruitier taste and stronger, heavier body.

Pairing

Pears, caramel, cashews, cheese Danish, chocolate croissant, butter croissant.

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Our Ethiopian coffee is grown on a farm near the town of Yirgacheffe in the Sidamo region in South Eastern Ethiopia, not far from the Kenya and Somalia borders. Ethiopia is considered the birthplace of coffee as it is where the first coffee trees were discovered over one thousand years ago.

Profile

Floral aroma, smooth-bodied and sweet bright flavor with pronounced lemon notes. The profile of this coffee is unique in the world and is only found in the Sidamo region, with the most intense examples originating in Yirgacheffe.

Place

Yirgacheffe, Sidamo region, south of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

People

Ethiopia is a predominantly Christian culture. Coffee here is farmed by small landholders and the fruit is tendered to local washing stations for processing and subsequent collection by processors.

Process

Coffees from Yirgacheffe and the Sidamo region are fully washed locally, and then transported to Addis Ababa for dry milling, sorting and finishing. We roast this coffee medium light to showcase its unique character.

Pairing

Fresh oranges or grapefruit, lemon bar.

Papua New Guinea

Our Papua New Guinea coffee comes from the renowned Sigri Estate and is graded Plantation A Grade', the highest quality available.

Profile

Full, rich body with hints of spice and a clean refreshing finish.

Place

Wahgi Valley in the Western Highland province of Papua New Guinea.

People

The farmers of Papua New Guinea still live very traditional lives and these ancient tribal cultures still thrive in the mountains and valleys of the highlands. Agriculture was invented independently here, and many farmers now include coffee among the crops they grow.

Process

Fully washed, sun dried and hand sorted, this coffee goes through a three-day fermentation process broken up every 24 hours for washing. The Sigri process, unlike those of other estates, follows this up by totally immersing the bean in water for one more day, producing a superior coffee.

Pairing

Apples, caramel, and almonds, walnut coffee cake, cheese cake.