Coffee Archive

  • 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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  • El Sunzita - Pacas, 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 surrounding coffee growing area (200 manzanas) around El...

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  • El Sunzita - Hybrid El Pasti, 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 coffee growing area (200 manzanas) around...

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  • El Limon, Caturra - Guatemala

    "This is a well balanced and creamy coffee with delicate notes of clementine and orange zest. It works perfectly as both espresso and milk based espresso drinks but even holds up it’s own as a chocolatey and crisp filter coffee.” Joanna Alm, Drop Coffee The farm San Patricio El Limon is located in the small town Palencia, east of Guatemala City. The Palencia region is not famous for growing a lot of coffee but in the last decade, coffee development has started to increase significantly. The farm El Limon is owned by Guadalupe Alberto Reyes, who used to be the Mayor of Palencia. The...

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  • San Cayetano, El Salvador

    ”This was one of last year’s favourites at Mathias Dahlgren’s restaurants in Stockholm, but will be available for all customers this year also being the only natural processed coffee of the year. With it’s big, mature character we’ve chosen it to be the Christmas coffee 2016.” Joanna Alm, Drop Coffee Rafael is almost working too much and too hard at the processing station, but turnout at the processing station is also of a higher standard than we've seen in El Salvador, e.g they have a separate room for the crew to sit and have lunch and rules about washing their hands and...

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