The Ishurwe Women’s Group is a group of around 454 women coffee producers from the hills surrounding the Izuba washing station in Kayanza Province in Burundi. In the native Kirundi language, Ishurwe means flowers and Izuba means sun, which makes this coffee the flowers of the sun. A name that we find perfectly fitting. Juicy, […]

Coffee Profile – Ernesto Samayoa and family – El Salvador

One Tuesday afternoon in October, Rodrigo Samayoa from Finca L’Etranger in El Salvador walked into Café Blá and asked if we wanted to try coffee from his family farm in El Salvador, produced by his father Ernesto. I said that we would very much like to try his coffee and we sat and had a […]

Coffee Profile – Rwanda Shyira, Washed Red Bourbon

Rwanda has had a difficult time in the past couple of years, with extreme weather conditions causing massive landslides in the Nyabihu region. Many of the coffee growers from Shyira and many other stations lost homes and loved ones as a result. This is part of the reason we continue to exclusively buy our Rwandan […]

Coffee Profile – Kenya Othaya, natural

Natural coffee is not the norm in Kenya, so when the Kedovo Project offered us one, we couldn’t say no!!! And it didn’t disappoint! It’s juicy and floral and delicate, with all of the sweetness of a natural process, without losing its crisp, clean aromas. Kedovo e.V. Kedovo e.V. do a lot of amazing work […]

Coffee Profile – Costa Rica Agro Hellena, Natural Caturra

When we tried the Agro Hellena for the first time, we immediately called our good friend Nico from Planting Costa Rica to tell him he was a weird young man with a lot of weird coffees, and that WE LOVED it, and him. He has been doing fantastic work over the past few years, sourcing […]

Coffee Profile – Ethiopia Aricha, Natural Mixed Heirloom

Trabocca have been doing great work in Ethiopia for over 25 years, not only sourcing beautiful coffees, also in the coffee growing communities with whom they work with. This is exactly why we buy all of our Ethiopian lots from them. The quality in the past years has been fantastic! Here is what they have […]

Coffee Profile – Burundi Izuba, Natural Red Bourbon

In the last year I have been absolutely blown away by the amazing work Raw Material have been doing importing coffee. More importantly, the wonderful work they do in coffee growing communities. They are a Community Interest Company, meaning that they give all profits made through the sale of the coffees back to the producers […]

Coffee Profile – Peru German Carranza, Castillo Rosario

Our first Producer Profile is about German Carranza Baboza in Peru. A wonderful collaboration! We have been working with German since 2017, importing micro-lots from his farm in El Palto, in the Amazonas region of Peru. Connected through one of our past co-workers who knows German well, the first contact was made and the relationship […]

Zuhause im Café

Eine koffeinhaltige Reise durch München – und wir gehören dazu! Vielleicht die noch fehlende Idee zu Weihnachten. Ab sofort bei uns im Café erhältlich. München ist die Heimat einer lebendigen und vielfältigen Café-Szene, die sich in den letzten Jahren enorm weiterentwickelt hat. Hier kann man der isländischen Kaffeekultur begegnen, in einem ehemaligen Kurzwarenladen nebenbei noch […]