Colombia
Piendamo
Our newest offering from Colombia is named after the small town nearest to the producers who contributed to this lot. Piendamo is located the department of Cauca on the western slopes of the Cordillera mountains, a region known for producing spectacular coffee for many decades. In this region, as in most of Colombia, producers typically own very small plots of land – between five and ten acres – and pick, process, and dry the coffee themselves. This very labor intensive process creates a noticeable divide between those farmers who spend extra care and those who don’t. The difference is clear in this coffee – it’s clean, green apple acidity, notes of cashew butter and squash blossom, and smooth, silky body make it one of the best Colombians we’ve tasted all year.

For brewing suggestions, please download our information sheet here.

Origin
Colombia
Mark
Piendamo
Region
Cauca
Varietal(s)
Castillo, Colombia, Caturra
Process
Fully Washed and Sun Dried
Elevation
1400-1900 masl
Sourced
Cafe Imports
Notes
Apple, Cashew Butter, Squash Blossom
BAGTemplet Colombia Piendamo
Kenya
Mchana
Our love of coffee spans the globe, but sometimes we find a coffee that is such a complete package that we could almost give up drinking anything else. This is one of those coffees. This coffee comes from the Mchana Estate, the largest single estate in Kenya, located near the town of Ruiru on the outskirts of Nairobi. The estate has a great support structure for its workers and surrounding community, including a clinic, school, nursery, day care centers, and even a social hall. Their commitment to their community carries through to their coffee, which presents one of the most classically elegant profiles we’ve ever had. A supple, syrupy body and intense sweetness carries notes of watermelon, blackberry, and red wine.

For brewing suggestions, please download our information sheet here.

Origin
Kenya
Mark
Mchana
Region
Ruiru, Kiambu
Varietal(s)
SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, K7
Process
Fully Washed and Dried On Raised Beds
Elevation
1700 masl
Sourced
Royal Coffee
Notes
Watermelon, Blackberry, Demerara, Red Wine
KENYA-Mchana
Burundi
Kirema
Burundi is a small landlocked country in Southeastern Africa, bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The country is one of the poorest in the world, plagued with tribal conflict like it’s neighbors but with less international awareness. Even though coffee makes up an incredible 93% of it’s exports, instability in the region has made exporting logistics difficult in the past. Despite these issues, Burundi produces some of Africa’s most unique coffees, combining sweet, citrusy flavors with ripe red fruit and herbal notes. To our palates, coffees from Burundi taste more similar to those from Kenya than their neighbors in Rwanda, a testament to the difference terrior can make, even in very close proximity. The name of this coffee, Kirema, is that of the washing station and cooperative where this coffee was processed. In our taste tests, we found tart cherry, blood orange, and melon with just a hint of juniper.

For brewing suggestions, please download our information sheet here.

Origin
Burundi
Mark
Kirema
Region
Kayanza, Northern Burundi
Varietal(s)
Bourbon and Bourbon Derivatives
Process
Fully Washed and Sun Dried
Elevation
1650 masl
Sourced
Cafe Imports
Notes
Cherry, Orange, Herbal Tea
BAGTemplet Burundi Kirema
Triforce
Espresso Blend
Welcome to our signature espresso blend! Though the blend is subject to seasonal availability (we wouldn’t want to give you less than the best!) Triforce will always be juicy, vibrant, and impeccably balanced.
The current rendition of Triforce is a two bean blend, both coffees washed and sun-dried: 75% Guatemala Aroma de Canalaj, 25% Ethiopia Yirgacheffe ECX Top Lot.

For brewing suggestions, please download our information sheet here

Origin
Triforce
Mark
Espresso Blend
Region
Canalaj, Huehuetenango, Guatemala // Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Varietal(s)
Caturra, Catuai, Pache, Bourbon // Heirloom
Process
Fully Washed and Sun Dried
Elevation
1800 masl // Unknown
Sourced
Cafe Imports // Castle and Company
Notes
Orange Marmalade, Toffee, Swiss Chocolate
triforce
Mexico
DECAF
This is a decaf coffee that doesn’t leave anything out. It teems with creamy toffee and milk chocolate notes. Subtle umami and a gentle pepperiness give this coffee’s body fullness and warmth. Roasted with just the right touch of heat so you’ll never find an oily or over-roasted taste in this cup.

For brewing suggestions, please download our information sheet here.

Origin
Mexico
Mark
DECAF
Region
 
Varietal(s)
 
Process
Mexican Mountain Water Process
Elevation
 
Sourced
Cafe Imports
Notes
Milk Chocolate, Vanilla Nougat, Dried fruit
decaf