We are excited to announce our first coffee from China! This was all possible because of Torch Coffee, and their Mountain Man project. This coffee has a lot of sugars, due to the unique Yeast Carbonic process, which we bring out in a medium/light roast. The caramelized sugars and wine-like flavor make this a very heavy and juicy coffee, with some plum acidity. If you like natural Ethiopia coffees, definitely give this one a try!
IMPORTER: Torch Coffee
BEST BREW: Phoenix 70 Pour-Over
Process: Honey, 5 Day Yeast Carbonic
Producer: Mountain Man Project
Picking: Spring 2018
1:16 Coffee to Water Ratio (or 3Tbs Coffee to 16oz Water)
Grind Coffee medium (7 on EK 43)
Rinse the paper filter, preheat the decanter.
Saturate the coffee, let bloom for 30 seconds.
Pour 50g of water every 15 seconds until desired amount.
Let drain, decant, and enjoy!
All of the information below is expressed in an effort to share with you the impact that our coffee has on the communities and countries around us. The total costs associated in purchasing and roasting green coffee become so detailed and specific that it can become unclear. We want to share with you how the specialty coffee community can benefit the farmers we work with. We have included both our total cost (including importing and receiving the coffee at our Roaster) and our shipping cost, in an effort to shed light on that impact.
Commodity Price: $1.12/lb
Fair Trade Minimum Price: $1.60/lb
Total Purchase Price: $4.40/lb
Amount purchased: 440 Pounds
Estimated Shipping: $0.90/lb
This is our first coffee produced directly by Torch Coffee. Their Mountain Man program is an internship program in which people learn how to farm and process coffee. This program also allows Torch Coffee to experiment with new processes, and when they work out they can add it to the curriculum! This coffee is not their first experiment, but it’s definitely a good one! From the Orchid Forest Farm, they color sorted the coffee, and did a honey process with medium water activity. Before full dry, they then did a Yeast-Carbonic Maceration process for 5 days. When Johan tried this coffee in Pu’erh, he couldn’t leave without bringing some with him!
*All pricing information above is in reference to the time of purchase