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SEOC roasting Organic Fair Trade Certified Peru Single-Origin beans  –     Order yours NOW

  • Customers that refer a new customer(s) making 1 or more purchases will receive FREE 1 lb coffee for each new purchasing customer they referred with their next order!

 

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President Sustaining Elements of Coffee

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Monthly Special #1:

costa rican beans

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SOLD OUT!  Estate Hawaiian Kona – Roast Date 12/8/2017  [Roasted to order ONLY! ]

Kona is a district (moku) on the Big Island of Hawaii. In Hawaiian, kona means leeward or dry side of the island. The Pacific anticyclone [opposite of cyclone] provides moist northeasterly winds to Hawaiian islands, resulting in rain when the winds contact the windward island landmass later losing their moisture and travel on to the kona (leeward) side if the island. When this pattern reverses, it can produce a Kona storm from the west. (Wikipedia). The volcanic slopes in this district provide an ideal microclimate for growing coffee. Kona coffee plants are grown at relatively low elevations (800′ – 2,500′) in comparison to other Arabicas. Hand-picked, wet processed, and from a local variety of typica called Guatemala, these coffee plants are shaded by a cloud cover that appears regularly most afternoons followed by drizzles that turn to downpours. The combination of regular rain, cloud cover, moderate Pacific temperature, and very porous soil mimics the effect of higher growing altitudes.

Sustaining Elements of Coffee (SEOC) has found a Farm Direct Sourced coffee from the area of Honaunau in south Kona called Lions Gate Estate. It’s a small family Estate with coffee farmed there for over one century. The family grows, hand picks and processes the coffee in the original mill dating back to 1942. SEOC’s selection is light roasted to provide an aroma of cherries, honey, and an almost syrup like scent followed by a very smooth, fruit-toned body and a very light, but crisp & bright acidity.

Roast-        Light
Body –        Smooth (fruit-toned)
Acidity –    Medium to High

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Monthly Special #2:

Direct Trade City Haitian Blue

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SOLD OUT!  Full-City DECAF Swiss Water Process Sumatra – Roast Date 12/7/2017 [Online Price $14.75 / lb]

Sumatran coffees offer complexity with smoothness, and richness without being heavy. They accomplish this with low acidity. The country is known for having a large number of small-holder producers and a unique giling basah or wet-hulling technique they use.

Three regions in Sumatra are notable. Mandheling is a trade name for Arabica coffee from North Sumatra, Indonesia. The name is the result of a misunderstanding by the first foreign purchaser of the variety. Lintong coffee is grown in the District of Lintong Nihuta, to the south-west of Lake Toba (one of the deepest lakes in the world). Gayo is a region on the hillsides surrounding the town of Takengon and Lake Tawar at the northern tip of Sumatra, in the region of Aceh. The altitude in the production area averages between 1,110 and 1,600 meters and the coffee is grown by smallholders under shade trees. (Wikipedia)

These beans are decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process (SWP) which is a 100% natural alternative to the methylene chloride process (current industry standard). To decaffeinate by SWP, a batch of unroasted beans is soaked in hot water, releasing caffeine. When all the caffeine & coffee solids are released into the water, the beans are discarded. That water then passes through a carbon filter that traps caffeine but lets the coffee solids pass. The resulting solution, called “green coffee extract (GCE)” is now available for decaffeinating coffee. New green coffee beans are introduced to the GCE. Since the GCE is coffee solids without caffeine only the caffeine diffuses from the new beans. The GCE passes through proprietary carbon which captures the caffeine. The process repeats, filtering out all the caffeine until the beans are 99.9% caffeine-free. These beans are removed and dried, and thus retain most if not all of their flavor (Wikipedia).

Roast –       Full-City (Medium to Dark)

Body –        Balanced to Heavy

Acidity –    Low

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Monthly Special #3:

Light High Grown Peru beans

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City Organic Fair Trade Certified Peru – Roast Date 12/15/2017 [Online Price $14.75 / lb]

The earliest evidence of human presence in Peruvian territory have been dated to approximately 9,000 years BCE. The oldest known complex society in Peru, the Norte Chico civilization, flourished along the coast of the Pacific Ocean between 3,000 and 1,800 BCE. These early developments were followed by archaeological cultures such as Cupisnique, Chavin, Paracas, Mochica, Nazca, Wari, and Chimu. In the 15th century, the Incas emerged as a powerful state which, in the span of a century, formed the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. Andean societies were based on agriculture, using techniques such as irrigation and terracing. This sip of information was taken directly from Wikipedia.

Peru offers the high altitudes and partial shade desired by Coffea Arabica. The heirloom typica variety comprises 60% of Peru’s exports. Some of the finest coffees from Peru have their reputation for subtle excellence. Gourmet drinkers have graded them as light and lifting with undertones of vanilla and nut. The small farmer cooperatives in northern Peru have an excellent reputation for their quality.

Sustaining Elements of Coffee’s Organic Fair Trade Certified high grown Peruvian coffee is sourced from the Cenfrocafe co-operative. This coffee has a dark chocolate, toasted aroma and the cup is pleasant to the palate. This selection is lightly roasted, and is known for a slight sweet, nutty flavor and slightly fruity yet clean finish.

Roast   –  City

Body –     Smooth

Acidity – Medium


Monthly Special #4:

french roast peru beans

Map showing Peru and Colombia circa 1910

DARK Organic Fair Trade Certified Peru – Roast Date 12/15/2017 [Online Price $14.75 / lb]

The earliest evidence of human presence in Peruvian territory have been dated to approximately 9,000 years BCE. The oldest known complex society in Peru, the Norte Chico civilization, flourished along the coast of the Pacific Ocean between 3,000 and 1,800 BCE. These early developments were followed by archaeological cultures such as Cupisnique, Chavin, Paracas, Mochica, Nazca, Wari, and Chimu. In the 15th century, the Incas emerged as a powerful state which, in the span of a century, formed the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. Andean societies were based on agriculture, using techniques such as irrigation and terracing. This sip of information was taken directly from Wikipedia.

Peru offers the high altitudes and partial shade desired by Coffea Arabica. The heirloom typica variety comprises 60% of Peru’s exports. Some of the finest coffees from Peru have their reputation for subtle excellence. Gourmet drinkers have graded them as light and lifting with undertones of vanilla and nut. The small farmer cooperatives in northern Peru have an excellent reputation for their quality.

Sustaining Elements of Coffee’s Organic Fair Trade Certified high grown Peruvian coffee is sourced from the Cenfrocafe co-operative. This coffee has a dark chocolate, toasted aroma and the cup is pleasant to the palate. This selection is DARK roasted for a full body while maintaining a slight sweet, nutty flavor and slightly fruity finish.

Roast –     French Roast (DARK)

Body –      Full

Acidity –  Medium

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