IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
This month we are blending Guatemala La Cometa with Kenya Giakanja for a truly complex yet balanced cold brew. La Cometa creates sweet base for the Giakanja as a bright top note.
Guatemala La Cometa was collected from producers in Sacatepéquez Guatemala by Caravela Coffee’s local team there. Coffee lots were sampled and bought by Caravela to create a larger lot with a specified flavor profile.
Giakanja is a Farmers Co-op located in Nyeri Kenya. The Co-op has around 1500 members who tend small farms in the region. Coffee each farmer is collected at a washing station that is managed by the Co-op
Kenya and Guatemala
Nyeri & Acatenango
Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across Feb 2020 coffees)
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
WHY DID WE SELECT THESE COFFEES FOR THE BLEND?
This coffee comes was created to a specific flavor profile in our coffee importing partner, Caravela Coffee’s, lab in Quito. Lots in this blend come from communities spread out all over Loja which is why it is named Mitad del Mundo or “Middle of the world”.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
20 x 60 kg
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2020)
Transparent coffees purchased
HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Dave H. from Jul 19 to Aug 9 2020 at Pulley Collective in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We typically use the Loring S35 Kestrel roaster for this profile - this roaster roasts the beans through convection (heated air) roasting. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts twice a week at our facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Cupping is attended by Q-certified cupper Ian T., roaster Dave H.and founder Suyog M. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.