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Come to the North River Roasters Coffee House, a partnership with Hudson River Housing, in the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory at 8 North Cherry Street in Poughkeepsie! We're open from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM Monday through Friday.
The beans we’re roasting this week come to us from the Unidad Ecológica para el Sector Café Oaxaqueño (UNECAFE) in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2011, members from the Chatino, Zapoteco, Mixteco, Chontal, Chinanteco indigenous tribes founded UNECAFE. They bound together with the common goal of cultivating organic coffee on more than 13,000 acres of land. Forty[…]
This week we have a Fair Trade, Organic Yirgacheffe from the Banko Dhadhato Cooperative in Gedeo Zone. Founded in 2012, they are a relatively new cooperative. They are comprised of 177 farmers growing indigenous heirloom coffee. One notable feature of this coffee is found in the processing. In comparison to our other beans which are all[…]
This week we will be mixing it up with a blend from Peru and Costa Rica. The Peruvian beans are from the CENFROCAFE cooperative in the Cajamarca region in Peru and are Fair Trade Organic. The Costa Rican beans come from COOPEDOTA in Santa María de Dota. They are Rainforest Alliance, Carbon Neutral, and CAFE[…]
This week we are roasting our Guatemalan beans from the Atitlan Region. Finca Ceylan & Anexos employs local workers which provides a source of economic stimulation for the region. Workers and their families enjoy housing and educational benefits through Finca Ceylan & Anexos. In order to protect the surrounding natural resources, Finca Ceylan & Anexos utilize numerous environmentally-conscience[…]
This week we will be roasting up our Fair Trade, Organic Timor beans from Cooperativa Café Timor (CCT). The legacy of growing coffee in Timor started over 400 years ago, but trouble hit the farms when a plague of leaf rust destroyed most of the crops. In the 1900s a new rust resistant varietal called[…]
This week we are bringing back our coffee beans from the Cafemex cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico. Their goal is to build alliances and provide viable economic opportunities for sustainable development. Cafemex believes in implementing environmentally friendly practices that contribute to the conservation of ecological resources.
Sorry we’ve been a bit behind, so here’s a review of the last few weeks: 2/13 fair trade, organic, Peru 2/20 our own blend of rain forest alliance Costa Rica and fair trade, organic Colombia 2/27 fair trade, organic, Chiapas, Mexico 3/6 a new one to North River Roasters, fair trade, organic Timor 3/13 and[…]
We’re setting you up with the Snow Day Blend this week given the weather forecast for Thursday. We’ve also given CSCR members samples of Cascara (coffee cherry tea) that can be brewed into tea, made into a syrup, added to oatmeal and other baked goods and is pretty cool stuff.
This week we’re going to roast a fair trade, organic Sumatra from the Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic cooperative (KKGO), located in the Takengon highlands of the Aceh province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. This region of Indonesia is also referred to as the Gayo land because the coffee farmers are from the Gayonese ethnic[…]
This week we’ve created something we’re calling our Sisterhood Blend. It is a blend of our Rwanda and Peru, both coming from cooperatives focused on empowering women. Founded in 2000, The Dukunde Kawa Cooperative (Musasa) cultivates its high-quality coffee near a mountain gorilla habitat in central Rwanda. By producing high-end coffee for the international market[…]