Coffee Archive

  • Celebration Coffee - Kamwangi AA, Kenya 2018

    Flavour description: Mainly an acidity-driven cup with light to medium body and juicy mouthfeel. The coffee has flavour notes of fresh strawberry, black currant and pink grapefruit. A very long-lasting vibrant and refreshing aftertaste.Colour: Clear pink - with glitter and sparkles!Category: AdventurousProducer: Kamwangi FactoryLocation: Gichugu division of the Kirinyaga districtVarietal: SL-34, SL-28 and Ruiru 11 Harvested: October 2018 to December 2018 Cooperative: New Ngariama Cooperative SocietyAltitude: 1600-1800 maslSoil: Mainly Nitisol, red volcanic soil. Nitisols occur in highlands and on volcanic steep slopes. They are developed from volcanic rocks and have better chemical and physical properties than other tropical soils.Processing: Fully washed. Fermented on 24-36 hours. Dried on raised beds for 15-21 days. Roast style: Light to medium to enhance...

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  • Finca Nejapa, Yellow Caturra, El Salvador 2018

    The success of  Finca Nejapa, owned by Gloria Rodrigues, is the result of a strong family unit. Their hard work and skills have really paid off in the quality of their product. By working together they can maintain and potentially improve the quality and the working conditions, and this is the process we are a part of working with the family year on year.  The story of Finca NejapaThe farm was inherited by Gloria’s father, José María Rodríguez Herrera in the 50’s, at that time the property was devoted to cattle for milking purposes, and it was José Maria who started growing coffee of the...

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  • Finca Nejapa, Red Caturra, El Salvador 2019

    About the coffeeFlavour description: A creamy cup with medium body and red grape acidity. This coffee is easy to like, with a taste profile of mature red apple and milk chocolate notes with an aftertaste of pomegranate.Category: Comfortable    Colour: Pomegranate redProducer: Gloria Rodrigues with family Farm: Finca NejapaLot: RomaVarietal: Red Caturra Process: WashedRegion: Ahuachapán, Santa AnaHarvested: March to April 2019Altitude: 1550 maslSustainability project: Installed new solar panels and filter for clean water at the farm. Roast style: Light to medium to enhance the natural flavours of the coffee. This is the only Caturra that has been awarded in the Cup of Excellence award in El Salvador. The success of Finca Nejapa, owned by Gloria Rodrigues, is the result of...

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  • 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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