We are super excited to introduce you to this month's Magic Seeds, a cherry-dried lot from the Kagamuga dry mill in the Jikawa province of Papua New Guinea. We have plenty to say about that, but first let's take a look at our new Daily Drinker.
Last month we launched our new Daily Drinker blend, which we created to give you a consistent experience month after month while improving our social impact and sustainability. This blend is made of coffees from communities we featured in the past.
This smooth, chocolatey blend features coffees from some of our favorite areas in Peru, Colombia, and Guatemala. Tony has been working with coffees from some of these areas for the past seven years. We find that these coffees compliment each other very well with all of them having a foundation of sweet milk chocolate but being distinguished in their representation of different fruit acidities. We will dig into this a little bit more next month.
drying beds at the Kirorero washing station
Your Magic Seeds for this month come from the Kirorero washing station in the area of Boneza and Musasa. It is a lot comprise of over 2,000 smallholder farms growing Bourbon, Jackson and Mbirizi varieties. Within this group there are about 800 women farmers supporting their families.
This washing station is one of 50 within the COOPAC cooperative, which was founded in 2001 with only 110 members. The group has now grown to include 8,000 families. This lot was separated as a microlot due to outstanding cup quality.
We find this coffee to be incredibly vibrant and complex. Up front we see a lot of tart fruit flavors including strawberry, green apple and most notably, lime zest. The cup continues to open up into floral notes which reminded us of rose blossoms. While it is the vibrant and bright flavors that take the lead, this coffee is still well structured with a rich body and enough sweetness to support the complexity. A major piece of this structure is an herbal note that carries through; resolving into white pepper as the cup cools.
This coffee is ready to launch you on bright spring mornings and carry you through an adventurous day.
We hope that you have loved this month's award winning Magic Seeds and look forward to sharing another exceptional experience with you next month.
image provided by Café Imports