Yemen Red Haraaz for the Holidays

Celebrate Christmas with some Red Haraaz from Yemen.
Coffee from this area has been produced and processed since the 16th century. Our Yemen Haraaz Red Marqaha is purchased as ripe cherry from the growers and dried on raised beds. It is described as “big, clean red fruit, and a juicy, with an almost nectar-like body.” Look for it in our online store.

Notes: Winey and floral with a strong, tart acidity and a chocolate aftertaste.

FEATURED COFFEE: COLOMBIAN CAUCA AMACA (WOMEN PRODUCED)

AMACA (Association de Mujeres Productoras Agropecuarias del Cauca) is a group of women producers located in El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia.  This association was formed in 1999 by 80 women that were heads of their households, deriving their livelihood and the livelihoods of their families from the cultivation and production of coffee. In 2008, AMACA partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, the governor of Cauca, and the municipality of El Tambo to increase the production and quality of coffee on 80 members’ farms. In 2010, the organization “Social Action” supplied 22 farms with new wet mills and processing tanks. Today, 140 active members from three different villages across the El Tambo municipality make up AMACA. The average farm size is 1 hectare (5,000 trees) per member, some members have 3+ hectares and many members have less than one.

In terms of harvesting and process, most all members are harvesting only fully ripe cherries, depulping on the same day as harvest, processing on their own farms, and drying on raised beds inside parabolic dryers.

A premium is paid to AMACA by the broker above the value of the coffee itself to support their goals and aspirations as a group. Their mantra is simple: to improve the quality of life for their members and their members’ families.

Goodman Coffee Now Open in Warehouse Row

So glad to be part of Warehouse Row. #getacupofgoodinyou #goodmancoffeeroasters

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Our new coffeeshop is officially open in Warehouse Row!  We still roast in St. Elmo at our roastery location, but in addition, we now have a full-service coffeeshop downtown serving espresso, coffee, iced drinks, and grab-and-go pastries.

Come see us–we’re open 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday.  Open Monday through Friday 7am-9pm, Saturdays 8am-9pm.

We still roast on Saturdays in St. Elmo, so if you see us there, feel free to come in for free tastings, demos, and whole bean purchases.

FEATURED COFFEE: KENYA CHANIA ESTATE FRENCH MISSION FULLY WASHED BOURBON

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This unique varietal is a look back into the past. French Mission is an original Bourbon varietal that was introduced by French Missionaries in the late 1800’s. Over 76 centimeters of rain a year, combined with the deep red volcanic soil and temperatures of 22 to 28 degrees Celsius, come together to provide the perfect conditions for this coffee to express its genetic treasures.

The Harries family has been growing coffee for almost a century. The family has donated more than 50 acres of land to the Thika Municipal Council and co-founded the Wabeni Technical Institute. This institute seeks to teach underprivileged children practical skills that can help them make a living; e.g. dress making, motor mechanics, and carpentry.

In the cup, look for a nose of tomato and cranberry with a lycopene-rich acidity, a light creamy body, and a finish of milk chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It’s one of the most interesting Kenyan coffees we’ve ever roasted, and we can’t wait for you to try it.