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New Coffees at Covenant Coffee

Joshua bagging coffee at the HQ of Hope at 1700 N Chester Ave.

One of the fun days at Covenant Coffee is the day the truck rolls in with new bags of green coffee. This means we are about to get down to some roasting and cupping to determine the best profile for you to enjoy. That day has arrived and we have new coffee to share!

We take this job seriously because we drink all we can and then sell the rest! We hope you have a chance to enjoy these delicious coffees with your favorite brew method. (Right now I am loving the simplicity of the Aeropress) Here are a few of the new lineup standouts:

Colombia Antioquia

Region: South America
Roast Level: Dark Roast
Cupping Notes: Vanilla, Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate, & Floral.
Information: Antioquia's coffee growing tradition goes back over 180 years. Its significant geographical diversity produces an exquisitely mild coffee with a hint of sweetness.
Price: 12oz - $14.00

Honduras Cerro Azul

Region: Central America
Roast Level: Medium Roast
Cupping Notes: Caramel, Vanilla, Apple, & Floral.
Information: Cerro Azul is one of the Cohorsil cooperative’s regional blends. The coffee is produced on various smallholder farms in the mountains that border the town of Siguatepeque, in the Montecillos mountain range. The beans are dried in drying tunnels, where the temperature can be controlled to stay between 40-50°C. Producers bring the harvest down from plantations to one of Cohorsil’s central wet mills, where the coffee cherries are processed.
Price: 12oz - $14.00

Mexico Chiapas Mariachi

Region: North America
Roast Level: Medium Roast
Cupping Notes: Citrus, Brown Sugar, & Honey.  
Information: Chiapas produces some of the best high-grown coffee in Mexico, a sizable percentage organically produced. Chiapas coffees are often said to resemble the best Guatemalan high-grown coffees in character and complexity. Price: 12oz - $14.00

El Salvador SHG EP

Region: Central America
Roast Level: Medium Roast
Cupping Notes: Smokey, Dark Chocolate, & Nutty.
Information: El Salvador has come a long way as one the most efficient coffee producers in the world. By 1880, gourmet coffee had become the main export crop passing indigo. Since coffee was in such high demand, the Government introduced legislation such as tax breaks for farmers and elimination of export duties for coffee producers. This led to the development of roads and railways leading to the farms, and the integration of indigenous communities into the national economy.
Price: 12oz - $14.00

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Region: Africa
Roast Level: Light Roast
Cupping Notes: Floral, Lemon Acidity, Bakers Chocolate, & Lavender. Information: Ethiopian “Cheffe” is sourced from family-owned farms in the Kochere district of the Gedeo region of Ethiopia. The Gedeo region is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area. The Kochere micro-region has long been known as one of the best origins for southern Ethiopian coffee. The combination of very high altitude and iron-rich, acidic soil creates the ideal growing situation to produce the bright, floral Yirgacheffe profile.
Price: 12oz - $14.00

Ethiopia Sidamo Natural

Region: Africa
Roast Level: Light Roast
Cupping Notes: Berries, Sweet, & Dark Chocolate.
Information: A dry processed coffee, where the fruit dries around the beans, originating in the south-central mountains south of Addis Ababa. Hands down our best natural Ethiopian this year. It displayed the highly sought berry notes that can come from this region and process. The Grade 3 distinction means the coffee was triple hand sorted and more defects were removed resulting in a better cup than the traditional Grade 4. At a light roast the coffee delivers overwhelming fruitiness, sweet and syrupy strawberry, cherry flavors with blueberry tones and chocolate-citrus notes at the finish.
Price: 12oz - $14.00

Peru Quellouno

Region: South America
Roast Level: Medium Roast
Cupping Notes: Raisin. Wine. Dark chocolate.
Information: The people in the Quellouno District are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. The subtropical highland climate provides an ideal temperature for coffee cultivation year round.  
Price: 12oz - $14.00


Guatemala Santa Rosa

Region: Central America 
Roast Level: Medium Roast
Cupping Notes: Dark Chocolate, Butter, & Brown Sugar. 
Information: This coffee is grown by small producers. Currently every farm in the mountains produces coffee so the area is seeing significant economic growth. The climate in the east is rainy and cloudy, and the soil has a good balance of minerals, being an old volcanic region. 
Price: 12oz - $14.00

As Always, thank you for being a faithful Covenant Coffee customer and giving #hopeinacup. Each purpose helps us reach foster youth like Joshua with mentoring, job skills, and life skills for restoration and transformation!

Blessings,

Randy