Season 2 Holiday Blend - Shipment Round #2
3 shipments, each containing two coffee options, were sent out every other week over the course of six weeks. The #InnerCoreCrew community of coffee tasters submitted scores for each coffee. Then, we took the highest rated from each shipment and assembled a crowdsourced blend-the Master Blend.
This season was super interesting for us a Tectonic, a battle of process, with some fun and interesting stuff for you to try.
Here are the results, let us know what you think!
Gadeb, Ethiopia - Natural 20%
Wondimu Unu, has been cultivating coffee for 15 years, but this is the first year that he has been able to sell his coffee as a micro-lot. The cup quality itself represents the high level of work he has put into this lot, including how he carefully dries the full cherry in thin layers on raised beds.
You rewarded his hard work by scoring this coffee higher than the washed counterpart, you adventurous lot you!
Guatemala El Piloncito! 30% - Fully Washed
This is a great result for us, this is a Direct Trade offering and we cannot wait to tell the Gustavo family how they fared.
“Deaton visited the small farm and spent some time walking the property hearing about Gustavo’s plans for the future. He plans to expand his Gesha variety considerably and is excited about the potential of the plants’ quality and prices.”
Toraja Coffee Growers Cooperative - 50% Wet hulled and sundried/ Pulped Natural
In recent years the Toraja Coffee Growers Cooperative has been collaborating with an NGO called VCO, which is dedicated to improving farmer access to better agricultural practices for quality coffee production and improving coffee farm infrastructure. The partnership has helped to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and is strengthening farmers’ livelihoods.More