Prices for our current coffee offerings
There are a couple of changes this month. In single origins, we currently have coffees from Colombia, Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Honduras.
Still keeping the world in balance,the Colombia is from the Sierra Nevada mountains on the northern-most coast of Colombia. The Indians who have lived there for centuries believe that if they protect their land, they will keep the world in balance. You can help by drinking this coffee.
Current Ethiopia is still from Limu, grown on a single farm in the southwestern Deru mountains. Nigusse Lemma and his family not only grow and process the coffee themselves but use the natural sun-dried process even though most Limus are washed. This coffee was a winner in the African Taste of Harvest competition, similar to the prestigous Cup of Excellence program in central America.
Our current Sumatra is again from the Gayo Linge coop in Aceh. This is a very large coop with almost 2000 members, and as with the Ketiara co-op, many of the members are women who lost their husbands in the fighting in the 1990's and 2000's. A little cleaner than average example of the origin, it is sweet, chocolate-ly, and slightly fruity. Stop by Old Europe (13 Broadway in Asheville) and try some, it's the house coffee there.
Our base for French roast has switched to a Honduras coffee from Marcala, a municipality in the department of La Paz. "Marcala" was among the first "protected origin denominations" for coffee in Central America. The 62 member COMSA coop uses the money from its fair trade status to help fund schools and teachers for the families of its workers.
In decaf, we are still using Royal Coffee's Royal Select™ water process, which, although a tad below CO2, is quite good for a water processed decaf and certainly is far better than Swiss Water™. Our current selection is an FTO Sumatra that makes an excellent decaf espresso.
I've grown weary of trying to keep track of pricing, so I've simplified things by setting prices in whole dollars. Our current prices in USD:
|Colombia Sierra Nevada||44||19||11|
|Sumatra - Gayo Linge||48||20||12|
|Roasts & Blends|
|Decaf Sumatra, French, or Espresso