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These coffees will be produced on Monday, August 11th. All coffee and merchandise in your order will be produced and shipped on the same day unless otherwise specified in the Order Notes section of your shopping cart. Please see our FAQ for more details.

August is an exciting time in the coffee industry. New crops start to arrive at port and we get to say hello again to our old favorites. Some of these coffees are quite exceptional in their rarity, flavor, and proven quality. These coffees have won many awards over the years and become rockstars in the specialty coffee industry.

On Monday, August 11th, we will produce a special roast of three of these coffees as part of our Passport Series. Shipping is free on items purchased on this page. These coffees are in short supply and will sell out fast.

Chamana Gesha - Cafe Granja La Esperanza

This beautiful coffee has all the elements you would expect from a quality grown Gesha. A tea-like aroma of honey and purple flowers blooms with a key lime flavor, honey sweetness, and silky body. A finish of gentle lavender is a trademark of this cup.

The Chamana Gesha comes from the Buenos Aires lot at Café Granja La Esperanza. It was grown as an experiment, located between the La Esperanza and Cerro Azul lots. With the same soil quality as it’s more widely known lots, Rigoberto and Luis Herrera wanted to observe the outcome of the slightly different altitudes and sun. 

The results are a resounding success! In 2012, Gesha from this lot placed 7th in the SCAA’s Coffees of the Year competition. 

Grand Cru Mokka - Cafe Granja La Esperanza

A spicy aroma of clove and nutmeg, a round body, and pleasantly citric aroma. Notes of roasted macadamia nut and rhubarb pair nicely with its molasses-like sweetness. Hints of vanilla bean and Swiss chocolate linger in the finish.

The Grand Cru Mokka from Cafe Granja La Esperanza is exceptional both in its quality and its rarity. Generally only found in Hawaii, this varietal is relatively young and, like Gesha, requires more labor for a smaller yield. The brothers Herrera have been innovative in both production practices and the varietals they choose to plant on their estate and their patience and willingness to experiment with rare varietals has won them numerous accolades from the SCAA and Roaster’s Guild.

Rusty’s Hawaiian Ka’u Kenya Process Typica

This highly sought after cup features a savory aroma of toasted wheat, with a round body and crisp acidity. Pleasant melon notes of honeydew and cantaloupe are complemented with a boysenberry sweetness.

Lorie was recognized by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe as the 2010 Outstanding Producer. The same year, Rusty’s Hawaiian was recognized by the Hawaii Coffee Association as the Grand Champion of the statewide cupping competition. When Typica is grown in the rich soil and cool climate of the Mauna Loa volcano’s southern slope, it takes on characteristics of the Big Island’s Ka’u District and consistently rank high in international coffee competitions. Lorie and Miguel have further enhanced the flavor notes found in these high quality beans by processing them in the Kenya Method. This involves a double fermentation in fresh, cold spring water and slow-drying the parchment on raised, screen beds in the sun. The result is high scoring coffee that has made quite a name for itself.

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