Our New Coffees

We would like to introduce four new coffees to our family from our friends at Dogwood Coffee Company. We encourage you to come in and give each one a roll and experience the differences between each crop. You will have the best flavor experience if you order a pour over, it takes a few more minutes to make, but it tastes infinitely better. We hope you enjoy.

AMARO GAYO NATURAL – AMARO, ETHIOPIA

This is a really clean fruit bomb coffee – flavors of blueberry and raspberry are really forward in the cup. In natural processing, the coffee cherry is left on the seed during the drying process, which allows a lot of the fruit flavor to be absorbed. This coffee comes from the east side of a small Amaro mountain range, near the Sidama region in southwest Ethiopia. The miller, Anaskesch Thomas, pays well for quality and has done work to establish schools and clinics for the workers of the area.

NEREO RAMIREZ – WEST VALLEY, COSTA RICA

Nereo rules! This coffee is delightfully bright, with an apple-like acidity and candy like sweetness throughout the cup. Located in the West valley region, Nereo’s farm is 1,700 meters up, and grows Villa Sarchi, a Bourbon variety mutation found mostly in Costa Rica. Nereo and his wife, Elida, pick all their own cherries, instead of hiring outside help. Processing of the coffee is done by nearby and highly celebrated micro mill, Hilmar de Arcaro. Dogwood has been buying Nereo’s entire crop or three years.

LA LIA: FINCA DRAGÓN – TARAZZÚ, COSTA RICA

This farm is one of a few owned by Luis Alberto Mongo Ureña and his brother Oscar. The farm produces about two hundred bags annually, but only ten bags is of dwarf Bourbon variety, which is what this lot if made up of. Coffee from this farm has done well in the Cup of Excellence competition, placing second last year and receiving a presidential award for scoring over ninety points. We found this coffee to be really sweet and sugary, with really juicy caramel flavors. Yum! Limited offering!

EDGAR ENEMECIO MARQUEZ – BELÉN GUALCHO OCOTEPEQUE, HONDURAS

This is one of our first offerings from Honduras! Edgar Enemecio Marquez is the president of the COMIXBEL coop (Cooperative Mixta Belén Gualcho Ltda.). There are thirty-six coop members, each produce five to ten bags per year. Belén Gualcho is a small, remote town in the far western part of Honduras. The coop has sold their coffee collectively for years, but recently has begun to make efforts to separate their lots by producer and variety, with hopes to break more into the specialty market. This coffee is very clean and easy to drink, with light toffee and bittersweet chocolate notes.

Read more about Dogwood Coffee Company’s coffee adventures on their blog and our interview with Stephanie Ratanas, Director of Coffee at Dogwood, in part of our “I Heart MPLS” blog.