Coffee Archive

  • Finca Licho, Yellow Honey Gesha, Costa Rica 2018

    Flavour description: This is a very sweet cup, with medium body and a silky mouthfeel. Notes of passionfruit, papaya and sweet lemon, with a hint of milk chocolate and orange blossom.Colour: Russet OrangeCategory: AdventurousProducer:  Aguilera FamilyLocation: Western Valley area, in the Alajuela province. Nearest city: Naranjo de AlajuelaVarietal: GeshaHarvest: Late January to March 2018, Gesha is the last varietal to mature at Finca LichoFarm Size: 28.00 HectaresCoffee growing area: 9.10 HectaresElevation: 1500 maslProcessing: Yellow HoneyRoast: Light to medium to present the natural characteristics of the coffee, and the extra sweetness from the honey processing. This is the first year we have bought coffee from the Aguilera siblings, and the second variety...

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  • Finca Licho, Villa Sarchí, Costa Rica 2018

    This taste profile is very typical to Costa Rican coffee. A coffee that is as complex as a blend on its own. Now we haven’t blended since 2010, but this coffee is a text book example for killing the argument to blend for flavour aspects. Juicy medium body, honey sweet, bakers’ chocolate and a long vibrant citric aftertaste. You got it! And the people behind it are quite special too. It is not only one producer, but 12 siblings (!) running Finca Licho. Visiting Finca Licho Drop Coffee has visited the Finca Licho two times. The first time was in 2017, after...

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  • Juan David Cordona La Conchita, Colombia

    The young producers are the future of coffee in many ways. It's the second year we're buying the coffee from Juan David Cordona. He is only 22 years old, extremely driven and keen to succeed in specialty coffee. Last year Juan David's expiration of 490 on kilo to us was his first ever expiration. His first jute bag he on his wall.  About Juan David Cordona This is a first for us at Drop, working in the up and coming and exciting area of Antioquia in Colombia. A change of flavour profile and direction from our normal Colombians from Huila and Tolima. Antioquia...

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  • 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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