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[…]
This Week’s Share With Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Presidential Inauguration both happening this week, we’ve decided to whip up a Freedom Blend. We hope you enjoy it. We have a new member of the team, Jayme, who is learning some details of our roasting process, and brings many years of coffee experience[…]
This Week’s Share So we got some feedback from our CSCR members and we’re roasting some Peru for this week. This is the special “Las Damas de San Ignacio” Fair Trade Organic coffee from the San Ignacio, Cajamarca region of Peru. You can read about this cooperative and their focus on “women grown” coffee on our page[…]
This Week’s Share Happy New Year! This week we’re roasting our Fair Trade Organic beans from Alta De Jinotega, Nicaragua. This is a farmer cooperative in the department of Jinotega, an area we visited on our recent trip. Happy Brewing! -The NRR Team
Poughkeepsie Coffee Lovers, This Week’s Share This week we’re roasting our Colombian coffee beans! The ASOPCAFA foundation was founded in 2013 and has 84 members. Their farm, in the village of Santa Rita in the Aipe district of the department of Huila, sits amongst bountiful streams descending from three snow capped volcanoes. This combination creates soil that[…]