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Cupping Room Collection | Rwanda Sholi Women Produced Microlot

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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

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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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Cold Brew Paloma | Cocktail and Mocktail Recipe

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This Paloma-inspired recipe fuses white tea and Indian Tulsi with the vibrant flavors of cold-brewed coffee, summer berries and sparkly grapefruit.  This is not your typical coffee-forward drink. The natural flavors of the Colombia Huila Finca Buenavista play beautifully with added fruits and herbs resulting in a fresh and harmonious drink. The more powerful flavors of grapefruit, white tea and tulsi (known also as Holy Basil) are perfectly balanced with the soft sweetness of the soda and the aromatic fruit from the tea and coffee infusions ZERO PROOF COLD BREW PALOMA Ingredients: 2 oz Caffè Umbria Colombia Huila Finca Buenavista concentrate 1 bag...

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Cold Brew Mocktail: The Madison

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From our signature drink collection, The Madison is an aromatic mocktail that adds an extra special touch to our Nitro Cold Brew.    Ingredients:8 oz Caffè Umbria Nitro Cold Brew Coffee (link to buy online)1 Tbsp Monin Almond Syrup1/2 Tbsp Monin Vanilla SyrupLarge orange twistPreparation:Pour syrups into a chilled 8 oz glass. Shake nitro can then hard pour over top. Rim cup with orange essence and garnish with orange twist. Enjoy! Download a printable recipe card (pdf)

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CUPPING ROOM COLLECTION | NICARAGUA NUEVA SEGOVIA

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Nicaragua is making a bold comeback in the coffee industry - after the devastation of Civil War and Hurricane Mitch in 1998, coffees from this region have been dominating Cup of Excellence competitions. In 2018, the top 5 winning coffees were produced in Nueva Segovia. The lush Nueva Segovia region boasts near perfect growing conditions - shade, fertile volcanic soil, high elevations, and organized producers who pay careful attention to cultivation and processing. In fact, most coffee in Nicaragua is shade grown. Most of the coffee from this region is produced by small family farms averaging just three hectares (about...

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