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Cupping Room Collection | Rwanda Sholi Women Produced Microlot

The Abateraninkunga Ba Sholi Cooperative, or Sholi Cooperative, meaning Mutual Assistance, was founded in 2008 by 30 women determined to invigorate Rwanda’s coffee market and their local community. Today nearly half of the members are women, and they are living up to the meaning of their name - their coffees have won the Rwandan Cup of Excellence Award for quality, resulting in lots being sold at a premium. The coop has used these premiums to improve infrastructure - a second washing station, a community center, a regional health center, and a wastewater management facility have all been added to the...

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CUPPING ROOM COLLECTION | COLOMBIA HUILA FINCA BUENAVISTA

This exceptional micro-lot is exclusive to Caffè Umbria this year. Nestled in the upper valley of the Magdalena River with its rich volcanic soil, near the eastern edge of Huila, Finca Buenavista produces the prized Caturra variety of coffee on 2 hectares of land owned and run by Laureano Joven. Joven is part of the micro-lot program at ASPROTimaná, where exemplary coffees are processed separately then offered only as a micro-lot. This gives farmers the opportunity to achieve both higher recognition and a higher price. This region is known for producing some of the most distinctive coffees available, and received...

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Cupping Room Collection | Guatemala Concepción Huista

The “Land of the Eternal Spring” has all the optimum conditions to produce exquisite washed Arabica coffees - mountain ranges, diverse geography and steady rainfall. This Guatemala Concepción Huista is a prime example of what Guatemalan coffees can be, a sublime mix of clean, sweet and chocolaty flavors with juicy acidity. Coffee is one of Guatemala’s most important exports and is one of the most popular coffee origins - it’s an ever present component of our Gusto Crema Blend. Guatemala has devised a unique grading system based on altitude, formed around the belief that a higher elevation produces a harder,...

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Brew Guide: Ethiopia Gelana Abaya + Kalita Wave

Let's brew the Ethiopia Gelana Abaya with the Kalita Wave

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Cupping Room Collection | Ethiopia Gelana Abaya

Ethiopia is universally recognized as the birthplace of coffee, and produces some of the most complex and exciting coffees in the world. This coffee from the neighboring woredas (districts) of Gelana and Abaya is no exception, highlighting the unique character and diversity of flavors found in Ethiopia’s micro-regions. Produced by small-holder farmers, the Gelena Abaya is washed, like most coffees produced in the southern zones where water is available. With few exceptions, all coffee exported from Ethiopia flows through the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, where it is graded and traded anonymously, identified only by its region, processing method and cup quality....

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