Seasonal Espresso Blend 250g
Our seasonal blend showcases two coffees grown by groups of smallholding farmers.
Farm: Finca Macehetillo, Various small farms (incl. La Naranja)
Varietal(s): Yellow Caturra & Typica
Processing: Fully washed & sun dried on patios
Owner: Teodulo Lozada García & other small farmers
This community lot was produced by various small holder farmers all of whom reside in or near the small town of Machetillo in the San Ignacio province of Cajamarca, Peru. Residents of this small hamlet high in the mountains produce very high quality coffee but have very little farm land. It is by working together and through their membership with the Santuario Association of Coffee Producers ( Asociación De Productores Cafetaleros El Santuario)that they are able to reach global markets for speciality coffee.
The group is lead by the locally famous Sr.Teodulo Lozado García, who was the first producer to join the Association in 2017. His first delivery of 3 sacks of parchment was scored an 85!
Farm: Galana Abaya Tore
Varietal(s): Heirloom (Arabica)
Processing: Fully washed and sun dried on clay patios
Owner: Managed & operated by Testi Trading
This exceptional lot was processed, dry milled and exported by our good friends at Testi Coffee, a family-run business owned and managed by the Yonis family, who are making a name for themselves on the Ethiopian Specialty Coffee scene. For many years (see below on the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange-ECX),
Mercanta was unable to secure good traceability information on many of our Ethiopian lots. As of 2017, all this changed, and we are very happy to highlight the great work that these valued partners are doing at origin.