CUP PROFILE: Sugary maple, gingerbread spices and dark chocolate with a citrus-like acidity and a velvety smooth body.
REGION: Jaltenango de la Paz, Chiapas
ELEVATION: 1,200-1,400 masl
OTHER NOTES: Single origin, Fair Trade, Organic farm, traceable
CUP PROFILE: Floral aromas lead to a rich shot of blackberries and cream with a juicy acidity and a lingering milk chocolate finish.
REGION: Yeppo Village, Masha, Sidama
OTHER: Organic farm, Rainforest Alliance, Traceable, Sustainable, Single Origin
To facilitate the production of traceable micro lots, the farm is separated into 46 identifiable plots, each with specific planted varieties and processing methods. And in addition to following socially and environmentally friendly practices and meeting the requirements for Organic and Rainforest Alliance certification, Yeppo Village offers local coffee farmers training opportunities in agronomy best practices and methods for increasing cup quality.
Haile says that he extends his personal life philosophy to the coffee business: “You need three things to win,” he says. “Discipline, hard work, and commitment. No one will make it without those three.”
He also organizes the Girls Run race in Addis each year, encouraging and empowering young women through sports.
Origin Photos by Interamerican Coffee