Victrola Coffee – Honduras Santa Barbara Caracolillo

Victrola Coffee – Honduras Santa Barbara Caracolillo 

Located in the town of Peña Blanca and run by agronomist Angel Arturo Paz, Beneficio San Vicente has processed numerous Cup of Excellence winners from the surrounding villages of El Cielito, El Cedral, and Las Flores in recent years.  The coffees from these areas are known for their sweetness, lush fruit, and balance.

Beneficio San Vicente

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Facts

Towns: El Cielito, El Cedral, El Sauce, Las Flores
Region: Santa Barbara
Elevation: 1450-1700m
Process: Washed
Varietals: Catuai, Pacas and Lempira
Producer: Beneficio San Vicente

Tasting Notes

Fragrance/Aroma: Tropical Fruit, Caramel. Toasted sesame, Chocolate Malt,
Flavor: milk chocolate, maple cream, black cherry
Body: lush
Finish: Clean
Acidity: Bright

From the beginning, Victrola, named for the popular home phonograph of the 1920’s, embraced the liveliness, exuberance and fun of the Jazz era. In our popular imagination the roaring 20’s represent excess, prohibition, flappers, and speakeasies. The era’s fingerprints mark much of what we do, from our passion for live vintage jazz to our cafes unique architectural charm.

Now available at www.emerycoffee.com.

*Photos courtesy of Victrola Coffee.

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Victrola Coffee – Rwanda Gakenke

Victrola Coffee – Rwanda Gakenke Hinga Kawa Women’s Coop

Importer’s Notes:

The Abakundakawa (“Those Who Love Coffee”) Rushashi coffee cooperative, located in the northern mountainous region of the district of Gakenke is situated at an altitude of 1700-1900 meters and encompasses five distinct zones. The coffee cooperative was formed in 2004 and due to a strong women’s movement became the first Women’s’ Farmer Association of its kind in Rwanda.

Abakundakawa coffee cooperative is represented by two women’s associations, Hinga Kawa (“Let’s Grow Coffee”) and Dakundakawa (“We love Coffee”). The women of Hinga Kawa have seen one of the darkest periods of Rwandan history. Since this group includes both Hutu and Tutsi, the women made a decision to make poverty their mutual enemy rather than each other; and with this sentiment, they have been able to move forward and heal their community through their leadership. After the coffee farms in Rwanda were left fallow for a time, several organizations assisted the farmers to be able to produce coffee once again.

We are proud to introduce you to the brave women of Hinga Kawa Women’s Coffee. The journey of both the producers and product are fully traceable by a third party traceability verifier. The details to chain of custody tracking allow us to recognize these incredible women and understand what makes this coffee as special as it tastes.

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Facts:
Region: Gakenke District, Rushashi
Altitude: 5577-6233
Mill: Abakundakawa
Process: Washed
Varietals: Mostly bourbon
Producer: Hinga Kawa Women’s Association

Tasting notes: white grape, black cherry, cinnamon

*Photos courtesy of Victrola Coffee.

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Victrola Coffee – Honey, Natural, Washed Costa Rican Coffee

There are many things that contribute to the final taste of the coffee in your cup every morning. Among those are: freshness of the coffee (both from harvest and roast date), grind size, brewing options, terrior, etc. Two factors that play a huge role are the coffee processing and coffee roasting. Victrola Coffee has partnered with Costa Rican coffee farmer Alberto Guardia of Hacienda Sonora to bring us a tasting tour of the three major ways to process coffee. You can read their full blog post and tasting notes for the three coffees here. Be sure to check out our current offerings from Victrola Coffee at www.emerycoffee.com.

*Photos courtesy of Victrola Coffee

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