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Experience a new taste every month and get to know the stories behind some of the farms we partner with.

Subscribe now and get a new, exclusive selection of the finest single-origin coffees delivered to your door. Our coffee is ethically sourced from carefully selected farms that yield quality coffee and unique flavor profiles.

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March '24 CoTM

For March's "Coffee of the Month," we're featuring a captivating selection from Loja Province, Ecuador. This region, recognized as Ecuador’s premier coffee-growing area, has gained international acclaim for its high-quality Arabica beans. Our March offering comes from Finca Cruz Loma, managed by Galo and Maria Alexandra. Their 350-hectare farm is nestled in the community of San José de Minas, illustrating a rich history and deep connection to the land that spans 80 years.

Region: Loja Province
Roast Level: Medium
Altitude: 1600-1900 MASI
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, and Catuai
Soil: Clay Minerals
Process: Fully Washed and Dried on Raised Beds
Cup Profile: Pink Grapefruit, Papaya, Sweet Milk Chocolate
About: The March selection showcases the dedication of Galo and Maria Alexandra, who have transformed their estate into a beacon of quality and sustainability. With Galo's extensive experience in coffee, from cultivation to export, the family's hands-on approach ensures excellence at every step. Their work extends beyond their own farm, as they also represent other local producers, fostering a community of quality and innovation in Ecuadorian coffee.

February '24 CotM

Rwandan Washed Bourbon

Region: Rutsiro District, Rwanda
Coop: Coocamu Cooperative
Roast Level: Medium Light
Cupping: Bright acidity, fruity, kumquat, sage with a sweet finish
Altitude: 1600-2000 MASI
Soil: Sandy Loam
Processing: Fully washed and dried in raised beds
Certification: FT (Fair Trade)
Varietal: Red Bourbon
About: The February selection hails from the Rutsiro District in Rwanda's Western Province, produced by the Coocamu Cooperative, a group of 396 smallhold farmers. This cooperative is known for its resilience and community spirit, particularly during challenging times such as recent pandemic-related hardships. The cooperative members, cultivating on small family farms often intercropped with soybeans, focus on sustainable practices and meticulous processing methods. This lot was processed at a local washing station, showcasing the traditional and careful approach to coffee production in Rwanda, a country renowned for its exceptional coffee.

January '24 CotM

Sumatra Giling Basha

Origin: Aceh and Lake Tuba area
Score: 83
Roast Level: Medium
Cupping Notes: Syrupy Smooth Body, Low Acidity, Earthy, Herbal, and Cranberry
Altitude: 1450-1600 M
Processing: Giling Basha "semi-natural" - Wet hulled, fermented overnight, dried in parchment, then hulled to remove the parchment and dried
Certification: Organic
Varietal: Tim Tim, Typica, Ateng, Onan Ganjang, Jember

About: Farmers from the Aceh and Lake Tuba area work together to harvest, process, and sell their coffee. Farm sizes vary from as small as 100 trees to several acres. The unique environment, varietals, and processing methods result in a coffee with a more full body, earthy notes, and lower acidity.

December Coffee of the Month

Whiskey Aged Guatemala

Origin: Guatemala

Region: Huehuetenango

Farm: Finca Los Lauralles II 

Roast Level: Medium

Cupping Notes: Milk chocolate, almond, vanilla, undertones of rich whiskey and oak barrel

Altitude: 1,500-1,800 M

Processing: washed and sun-dried on elevated drying beds at the farm​​, Aged 30 days in whiskey barrels

Varietal: Bourbon

Experience the unique fusion of Guatemalan heritage and rich whiskey flavors with North Arrow Coffee Co.'s December special - Aged Whiskey Barrel Guatemalan Coffee. Sourced from the esteemed Los Laureles estate in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala, this Single Origin coffee embraces tradition and innovation. After aging for 30 days in locally sourced whiskey barrels, the green coffee beans acquire a distinctive flavor profile. Once roasted to a perfect medium level, each cup presents a symphony of milk chocolate, almond, vanilla, and subtle notes from the whiskey and oak barrels. Ideal for a sophisticated after-dinner treat or as a one-of-a-kind gift for coffee aficionados.

November Coffee of the Month

Mexico - Chiapas Marachi

REGION: Chiapas

FARM/COOP: Finca Monte Azul

ALTITUDE: 1,200M -1600 M 

PROCESS: Washed

VARIETAL: Bourbon, Caturra

Grade:  SHG EP

Cert: Organic

HARVEST MONTHS: December to April

 

Marachi is a group of smallholder farms in Chiapas who mill their coffee at Finca Monte Azul.  Chiapas is the Southernmost coffee growing region in Mexico.  It boasts an ideal climate and altitude to create perfect conditions for mild, sweet coffee.

CUPPING NOTES: Medium Acidity, Smooth Medium Body.  Fruity, Hints of Citrus,  Chocolate and Graham.

Roast Level: Medium (light) - Just past first crack. City +

October Coffee of the Month

Origin: Honduras

Region: Copan

Coop: Cafescor

Processing: Fully Washed and Sun Dried

Roast Level: Medium/Light

Cupping Notes: Medium acidity, Smooth body, Caramel, Citrus Fruit, Herbal. 

Altitude: 1,400-1,600 M

Soil: 

Certification: Organic

Varietal: Caturra, Red and Yellow, Catuai, Bourbon, Lempira

Harvest: January to April

Slightly larger than the state of Tennessee, Honduras produces coffee and has six main coffee-growing regions. In the Casitas district, the Cooperative Cafescor was created by 25 small farmers in 2014 and has grown to over 131 farmers and 400 hectares. The COOP has a wet mill in the community of Las Casitas as well as a dry mill in the community of Jimilile. Coffee is the leading agricultural export crop in the country, with over 120,000 farms contribute a third of agricultural GDP.

September Coffee of the Month

Origin: Peru

Region: Jaen, Cajamarca

Coop: Various Cooperatives through Young Lima Coffee Export

Cupping Notes:  Smooth, full-bodied cup.  Tones of milk chocolate, Lemon, and lime

Altitude: 1650 to 1800 m

Processing: Washed

Certification: Organic

Varietal: Caturra, Typica, Catimor, Mundo Nova, Pache, Bourbon

Rony Lavan is a passionate specialty coffee cupper dedicated to sourcing the finest micro-lots from small farms in Peru's emerging specialty coffee scene. As president of the Young Lima Coffees Exporting Organization, Rony is committed to identifying and developing high-scoring, top-quality coffees that showcase the immense potential of Peruvian specialty coffee.

With his deep expertise and ambition, Rony is playing a leading role in bringing recognition to the cup quality of Peruvian coffees. Since joining Lima Coffees, he has already won Peru's national coffee competition and is leveraging the new Cup of Excellence program to showcase Peruvian micro-lots on the international stage. Rony's sharp focus and commitment to quality are helping establish Peru as an exciting new origin for unique and nuanced specialty coffee

August Coffee of the Month

Origin: El Salvador

Region: Chalchuapa, Santa Ana,

Coop: Cuzcachapa de RL

Score: 84

Roast Level: Medium

Cupping Notes:  Well-balanced, chocolate, brown spice, and roasted almonds.

Altitude: 1400 M

Processing: Fully Washed and Sun Dried

Varietal: Bourbon & Pacamara

"The Cooperative Cuzchapa" is a renowned coffee farming cooperative based in the regions of Chalchuapa and Santa Ana, El Salvador. Founded in 1966 with only 56 small coffee farms, it has since flourished into a robust organization with over 1400 member producers. The cooperative's dedication to excellence is evident through its frequent participation and recognition in the prestigious Cup of Excellence coffee competition, where it consistently showcases exceptional coffee.


Notably, "The Cooperative Cuzchapa" stands out for its unwavering commitment to environmental consciousness. Demonstrating responsible practices, their centralized wet mill utilizes recycled water to float cherries, effectively removing defects before processing. The cooperative is mindful of water usage, employing minimal amounts during the washing process. Subsequently, coffee beans are sun-dried on raised beds, further contributing to their high quality.


By keeping all processing operations centralized in one location, "The Cooperative Cuzchapa" ensures maximum efficiency and maintains the standard of their product. Through years of dedication, the cooperative has become a symbol of sustainable coffee production in El Salvador, providing a model for the coffee industry's responsible growth and environmental stewardship.

July Coffee of the Month

Origin: Colombia

Region: Tolima

Coop: Café del Macizo

Score: 85

Roast Level: Medium/Light

Cupping Notes:  Medium Acidity, Smooth Body, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Fruity Notes, Nice Complexity.

Altitude: 1500-2100 M

Processing: Fully Washed and Sun Dried

Certification: Organic

Varietal: Caturra, Castillo, Tipica


Café de Macizo is a cooperative of 60 members cultivating organic coffee in the mountainous region of Tolima, Colombia. Established in 2003, their mission is to sustainably cultivate and market coffee, improving livelihoods in the face of challenges from armed conflict and drug trafficking. With farms situated at altitudes ranging from 1,400 to 2,100 meters above sea level in the Central Andes, the cooperative's members selectively handpick the coffee beans. This meticulous process ensures the highest quality. Spread across Tolima, the members collectively cultivate over 300 hectares, producing up to 750,000 kilograms annually. Additionally, Café de Macizo offers a community economic fund to support partner farmers during challenging times. Their organic practices, commitment to sustainability, and dedication to improving their communities make Café de Macizo a significant player in the region's coffee industry.

June Coffee of the Month

Origin: Kenya

Region: Embu

Cupping Notes:  Bight Acidity, Smooth Body, Grapefruit, Orange, Blackberry, Raspberry, and Honey

Altitude: 1500-2000 M

Soil: Red Volcanic

Processing: Fully Washed and Sun Dried on Raised Beds

Grade: AA

Varietal: SL 28, SL34, Ruiru 11

This Kenyan, AA, Single-Origin, Microlot coffee, is carefully cultivated by small family-owned farms in the renowned Embu area of Kenya. These farms, working together in cooperatives, bring you a coffee that embodies tradition, quality, and the rich heritage of Kenyan coffee.

Sourced from 1-2 hectare plots, each bean is nurtured with the utmost care, ensuring exceptional flavor in every cup. From harvesting to milling and selling, these farmers uphold the highest standards at every stage of the process. The result is a coffee that showcases the unique characteristics of the region, offering a delightful and memorable experience.

Indulge in the distinct taste of our Kenyan AA Single-Origin Microlot Coffee, a testament to the collaboration, expertise, and commitment of these family-owned farms in Embu. Immerse yourself in the rich coffee traditions of Kenya with each sip, and savor the exquisite flavors that set this coffee apart.

May Coffee of the month

Origin: Papua New Guinea

Region: Morobe Province

Farm/Co-op: Morobe Mountain Coffee Export Limited(OCFCU) 

Cupping Notes:  Medium Acidity and Body,  Stone Fruit, Nougat, Dried Fruit with Savory Undertones.

Altitude: 1700-2000 M

Processing:  Washed and Sun Dried

Varietal:  Typica, Bourbon, and Arusha

Certifications: Organic

Morobe Mountain Coffee Export Limited is a coffee company based in Papua New Guinea that has been producing and exporting high-quality coffee for over 20 years. The company works closely with more than 700 local farmers to ensure the beans are grown and harvested sustainably and to the highest standards of quality. They invest in infrastructure and technology to improve the efficiency of their operations and maintain the quality of their beans. Morobe Mountain Coffee has a strong commitment to social responsibility and supports various community development projects, including education and healthcare initiatives. They also employ a significant number of women in their workforce and provide them with opportunities for professional growth and development.

In addition, Morobe Mountain Coffee is certified organic by various organizations, including the USDA, EU Organic, and JAS. This means that their coffee beans are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, which promotes environmental sustainability and protects the health of the farmers and workers who handle the beans.

April Coffee of the Month

Origin: Ethiopia

Region: Oromia Regional State

Farm: Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU) 

Cupping Notes:  Bright Acidity, Medium Body, Black Tea, Cardamom, Molasses, Lingering Finish. 

Altitude: 1550-2200 M

Processing:  Sun Dried

Certifications: Organic

Harvest Months: Nov to March

For over two decades, the OCFCU has been a leader in the production of high-quality organic Arabica coffee cultivated in the Oromia Regional State, which is home to more than 65% of Ethiopia's coffee-growing land. The cooperative follows the principles of the International Cooperative Alliance and Fair Trade, allowing its members to process and export coffee directly. Through this, coffee farmers benefit from increased revenues, improved livelihoods, and a strengthened sense of community. With coffee being the main export commodity in Ethiopia, supporting the OCFCU is a vital contribution to the livelihoods of more than 15 million people.

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