Greetings POK Coffee Lovers,
This week we bring you Fair Trade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance Honey Processed Peru, with notes of raspberry, dark chocolate and cherry. This coffee is grown by Vidal Cordova of the COOPAFSI partnership, a young leader among coffee growers in Peru and a member of the COOPAFSI board of directors.
While we’ve talked about honey processed coffee before, we thought you might be interested to know that this method of drying beans began in the 1970s in Brazil as a way to reduce water usage, and became essential to Costa Rican coffee growers after a 2008 earthquake created an extreme water shortage there. Honey processing uses a fraction of the water washed coffee beans require, which also reduces run-off that must be disposed of, recycled or purified. As a result, this relatively new coffee process is gaining in popularity for not only the added diversity of flavor it offers, but also the benefits of reduced water consumption.
Here's to another cup together,
The NRR Team
P.S Did you guess last week’s Valentine’s Day blend? It was Oaxaca and Papua New Guinea.