In this coffee we combine the fine Limu beans with high quality beans from Brazil and premium Robusta beans from Indonesia. This blend of 75% Arabica and 25% Robusta beans provides an intense and round espresso with full-bodied flavors of chocolate and nuts that will please lovers of strong coffees. Important to us in our blend is that all three coffees are naturally grown.
Where does the Espresso Blend Yirga Santos come from?
Minas Gerais in Brazil
Brasil coffee comes from the APAS cooperative in the Mantequiera de Minas region in the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. The cooperative is structured as a smallholder and the farmers not only attach importance to the highest coffee quality, but also to fair production conditions. The cultivation area is located at an altitude of about 1,200 m, where the coffee is carefully harvested and processed. The coffee cherries dry in the sun after harvesting (processing „natural“), so that the coffee develops a ripe sweetness and brings a wonderful chocolaty note.
Limu in Ethiopia
Limu coffee comes from the Bore Dinsera cooperative, located in western Ethiopia. Here, the coffee cherries are grown at an altitude of 2,000 meters in shady forest gardens. After harvesting, the cherries are delivered to the cooperative’s washing station and processed centrally. In the region, we are working closely with ten cooperatives on our Education and Quality Training project. In doing so, we help the farms to improve the quality of their produce – for higher income in the long term. This improves the farmers‘ living conditions in the long term.
For our blend, we found a Robusta coffee from the island of Java in Indonesia. This region is known for the best Robusta of Indonesia. When selecting the cherries, only the ripe Robusta cherries are picked for which a premium is paid, allowing the coffee to achieve the scoring of a „fine Robusta“. The coffee is dried in the cherry, thus processed naturally.