November 12, 2019

Handy Market

These coffees are currently on sale at Handy Market. Get to know the source of these coffees better and read tasting notes.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA Kabiufa Microlot

This coffee comes from the initiative of Moses Venapo, an entrepreneurial producer in the Eastern Highlands, who wanted to offer local smallholders better access to higher market prices as well as a higher-traceability option. While most coffee in Kabiufa is delivered in parchment in small quantities to roadside delivery points, Moses established a cherry-buying facility and installed a wet mill in his back yard in order to have more control over purchasing and processing. The coffee cherry is bought at a significant premium to the general market and sorted carefully, providing farmers with feedback about best practices in picking. This project serves around 50 smallholders within Moses’ village and the neighboring villages.

Cupping Notes: Juicy, sweet and tart with chocolate, rich caramelized sugar, basil, grapefruit and lemon flavors.

GUATEMALA Asprocdegua

Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de Guatemala (ASPROCDEGUA) is a producing organization founded by master cupper, Noe Quintero. There are 664 contributing members, 394 of whom have organic certification. Producing members own small farms, an average of 2 hectares each, on which they plant coffee as well as other crops including bananas, citrus fruit, avocado, guava, and cassava.

The organization offers its members access to technical assistance and provides services such as soil analysis, test farms, and social projects based on food security, education, and nutrition. The smallholders of ASPROCDEGUA are from different municipalities within the area including San Marcos, Cuilco, Colotenango, Santa Bárbara, San Sebastián Huehuetenango, Sipacapa, San Antonio Huisa, Cantinil Union, San Pedro Necta, Todos Santos, and Concepción Huista.

Cupping Notes: Balanced and sugary with tart citric acidity, rich cocoa, toffee, and lemon flavors.

UGANDA Gorilla Summit

Gorilla Summit Coffee is a project founded with the express mission to allow farmers to earn better income on their coffee. By offering training in order to improve farming and harvesting techniques, as well as building a cherry receiving station and installing modern processing equipment, Gorilla Summit Coffee has helped farmers produce higher-quality coffee and has brought this region to the forefront of specialty coffee in the country.

These coffees are grown in an area near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and forest, a protected primeval forest that reaches elevations up to 2,600 meters.

Cupping Notes: Sweet, clean, tart and fruity with cocoa, cranberry and praline flavor.