Coffee Archive

  • Mohammed Lalo, Atnago Ethiopia

    "This is the first year we’re buying from private farmers in Ethiopia. Mohammed Lalo seems to be a social and humble man, a loyal employer as caring about quality. Visiting his farm in December 2015 I was blown away about how fertile his farm was, by far the richest I’ve seen in Ethiopia.” /Joanna Alm, Head roaster Together with our green coffee source Nordic Approach we spent a full day at Mohammed Lalos farm in Atnago in the Jimma region. At farm they have and average of 3300 trees per hectare, which is a lot for Ethiopia. The farm was...

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  • Las Brumas, El Salvador

    Las Brumas is a very interesting coffee produced by an outstanding coffee producer. Cupping this coffee in Ernesto's lab you can truly see what knowledge he holds, from how he works with the farm, the processing, packing, roasting and cupping conditions. We're so happy to have so many of his coffees in this year!” /Joanna Alm Ernesto Menéndez is a well known name in the coffee industry. His coffees have been winning competitions for many years now, from Alejandro Mendez winning the World Barista Championship in 2011 to Cup of Excellence in 2009 La Ilusion. This year we have bought coffee from three of...

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  • Kamwangi Peaberry, Kenya

    "It is now the third year that we are buying coffee from Kamwangi Factory in Kenya. This year we’re buying both the Peaberry and the AA selection of the coffee, this one being the Peaberry.” /Joanna Alm, Head roaster  This coffee comes a familiar factory for us here at Drop. We have been working with these smallholders for the past three years. Kamwangi is one of two factories run by “New Ngariama Cooperative Society” in Kirinyaga in Central Kenya. Kirinyaga is located on the slopes of Mount Kenya and is world renowned for its amazing coffees. Kamwangi was established in...

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  • Kamwangi AA, Kenya

    "It’s now the third year that were buying the coffee from Kamwangi Factory in Kenya. Personally I think that the creaminess in the cup stand out, with a lot of acidity reminiscence of pink grape fruit. This year we’re buy both the peaberry and the AA selection of the coffee, this one being the AA meaning the larger bean size.” /Joanna Alm, Head roaster   This is coffee is a familiar factory for us here at Drop. We have been working with these small holders for the past three years. Kamwangi is one of two factories run by “New Ngariama...

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  • Israel Defga, Guji, Ethiopia

    “It’s often being said that coffee is a person business and this is an example of a person we’re flattered working with. 2016 is the first year we’re buying coffee from private producers in Ethiopia and the coffee from Israel Degfa is already tasting great.” /Joanna Alm, Head roaster This is a coffee from Israel Defgas washing station and farm called Mokanissa. In 2013 Israel founded the company by Kerchanshe trading company that is named after the nearest town, Kerchanste town (fondyl referred to as Kercha), with about 100 000 people. You pass through Kerchanste on the way to Mokanissa...

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  • Hunkute, Ethiopia

    ”This is a coffee which we have bought for four years now, a fairly small cooperative in the Dalle region in Sidama. It seems to be one of the magic spots, where the micro region with fairly simple conditions keeps delivering stunning coffee year after year; a clear and juicy cup with a lot of apricot and white floral notes.” /Joanna Alm, Head roaster   Hunkute is made up of two washing stations (the imaginatively named Hunkute 1 and Hunkute 2) and is located in the region of Dalle in Sidamo. It is made up of 270 members. Hunkute 1...

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  • Gichathaini, Kenya

    ”We’re now releasing Gichathini from the Nyeri region, known for its intense cup profile. It’s our first coffee from the region this year and probably our most acidity driven Kenyan coffee so far, this is a personal favourite. Gichathaini has a lot of rhubarb and gooseberry notes and a long, vibrant aftertaste.” /Joanna Alm, Headroaster The Gichathaini Factory (wetmill) is part of the Gikanda Cooperative Society in Nyeri in Central Kenya. It is mainly made up of smallholder's farms, where each farmer has an average of 100 trees. They are organized in Cooperative Societies which act as umbrella organizations for the factories, where...

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  • Gakombe, Rwanda

    "We have been buying coffee from Rwanda in four years now, from the family Muhirwa. From year 2001 the family started to place very well and consistantly been placing great in the the Cup Of Excellence. The Gakombe is the name of the cooperative with is one of the cooperatives and wet mill the Muhirwa is running, this one by Matuyimana Divine Muhirwa." /Joanna Alm, Head Roaster, Drop Coffee   Production process: Cherries are hand sorted for unripes and overripes before they go in to production. A Penagos Eco Pulper removes the skin and pulp. The coffee soaks over night, and...

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  • Finca Nejapa - Yellow Caturra, El Salvador

    "This family driven farm is a great example of when hard work and skills really pays off in quality. By working together this can maintain and potentially also increase the working conditions. ” Joanna Alm, Drop Coffee  Finca Nejapa is a family driven business. The person we have most contact with is Luis, being Glorias son in law. The farm was inherited by Gloria’s father, José María Rodríguez Herrera in the 50’s, by that time the property was only devoted to cattle for milking purposes, and it was José Maria who started growing coffee of the Bourbon variety, little by little...

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  • El Sunzita - Yellow Bourbon, El Salvador

    ”El Sunzita is a great example of driven producers that are putting in the extra work to higher the quality Mauricio Ortiz and Mary Ortiz are looking at their microclimate and trying to work the most organic they can in an area suffering hard from leafrust. The location of the farm and the view is something else and one of the most beautiful farms I’ve visited.” /Joanna Alm, Head roaster, Drop Coffee El Sunzita, belongs to Mauricio and his wife Mary. They aquired the land through family. Mauricio brother is owning the sur- rounding co ee growing area (200 manzanas)...

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