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Montreal

HUMURE LOT 59

3 x 60kg bags / Honey Red Bourbon / Gatsibo District, Rwanda / 1550 - 1835masl

Humure station is managed completely by women, in line with Baho Coffee's commitment to implementing gender equality in the coffee sector. Though typically producing high grade commercial coffee, the honey and natural processes from this station are deep and expressive. This lot is winey like concord grapes, with a rich honey and citrus background.

FUGI LOT 11

1 x 60kg bags / Washed Red Bourbon / Nyaruguru DIstrict, Rwanda / 1500 - 1850 masl

Fugi is one of the smallest stations in the Baho Coffee repertoire and is used as the "hub of innovation" for new processes and for traceability programs. This coffee is a shining representation of the quality potential of Rwanda coffee -- akin to an Ethiopia Yirgacheffee, it's silky oolong tea body is matched with notes of jasmine, stone fruit, red berries, and caramel.

 

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New Jersey

JESUS GALEAS

4 x 69 kg bags / Washed Catuai / Selguapa, Honduras / 1750 masl

Jesus Galeas is a member of the Los Ramirez group in Selguapa, Honduras, and indeed may be responsible for their emergence as specialty coffee producers. After working for IHCAFE (Honduran Coffee Institute), where he interfaced with farmers all over the country and learned about all manner of coffee farming, processing, and marketing, he brought their coffee forward to be cupped in a lab in Marcala. His coffee is exceptionally clean, with gentle notes of stone fruit and blackberry.

ISRAEL RAMIREZ

10 x 69kg bags / Washed Typica / Selguapa, Comayagua, Honduras / 1750masl

Israel is the eldest son of Antonio Ramirez and plays a strong role within the group as an organizer and leader of their efforts to improve their knowledge and quality. His coffee is exceptionally drinkable -- a deeply sweet and clear cup with notes of star fruit, red apple, and maple.

ANTONIO RAMIREZ

10 x 69kg bags / Washed Typica, Selguapa, Comayagua, Honduras / 1800masl

Antonio is the father of the Los Ramirez group in that multiple members of the group are his children but also, that he was the first to begin growing coffee commercially in this area, selling in cherry to local intermediaries. His coffee is what brought Semilla towards this group, a deep and structured cup full of juicy blackberry and bright citrus that makes on rethink the quality potential of Honduras.

FUGI LOT 12

8 x 60kg bags / Washed Red Bourbon / Nyaruguru District Rwanda / 1500-1850masl

Another lot from Fugi, this one is so sweet and syrupy it's incredible. Just like the other lot from Fugi, these coffees will make you redefine your perception of Rwanda's quality potential.

BUGOYI LOT 30

8 x 60kg bags / Washed Red Bourbon / Rutsiro District Rwanda / 1500-1900masl

Bugoyi station sits in the breezes off the shores of famous Lake Kivu and here, the coffees produced are delicate and sweet, with notes of citrus candy and honey. This is the last lot of the year from this washing station.

HUMURE LOT 59

3 x 60kg bags / Honey Red Bourbon / Gatsibo District Rwanda / 1500-1835masl

Humure station is managed completely by women, in line with Baho Coffee's commitment to implementing gender equality in the coffee sector. Though typically producing high grade commercial washed coffees, the honey and natural processes from this station are deep and expressive. This lot is winey and bright like concord grapes, with a rich honey and citrus background.

 

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Cafe Colis Resistencia, Guatemala

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ

Guatemala / Washed Catuai / 1750masl / 30 bags

Miguel Rodriguez is one of the main leaders of the Cafe Colis Resistencia group, and is consistently present at the peaceful protests or in the resistance point, keeping watch on what enters the Escobal mine. His farm - Quebrada Onda - is a beautiful shade grown piece of land at 1750 masl where he grows young Catuai plants that taste of citrus, hazelnut and honey.

JUAN RODRIGUEZ

Guatemala / Washed Pache / 1700masl / 14 bags

Juan Rodriguez runs a beautiful farm outside of the aldea of San Miguel, just east of Mataquescuintla. The nephew of Don Miguel, he is also an active member in the Xinca resistance. His coffees are consistently amongst the best of the group, and this year is no different with notes of chocolate pudding and almond.

 

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