Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.

"Celebrating coffee, the wine of the tropics"

Est. 1993

EMPOWER CHANGE

Java Mountain Women's Cooperative Pangalengan Ciwidey

This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Java Mountain Women’s Coffee cooperative, which operates in the mountain villages of Ciwidey and Pangalengan, West Java, Indonesia.  Java Mountain Women’s Coffee cooperative was founded in 2016 with an association of 50 women.  Women in rural Java account for 60 percent of the labor input for the Java coffee industry but they earn less than 10 percent of the revenue generated from coffee and own less than 1 percent of the land utilized for coffee production.   To empower change, Java Mountain Coffee, a social enterprise, buys coffee from women producers and reinvests profits in a Women's Empowerment Innovation Fund.  This fund is designed to equip female producers with farm management and quality control training; certification assistance; and a nursery program where women will have access to seedlings of coffee, citrus, bananas, timber and rubber trees necessary for diversified farm renovation.  This lot is the first coffee Java Mountain Coffee has exported to the United States.

FEATURED MICROLOT

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 1 Idido Gersi Kebele

Flavor Profile: Notes of peach, rose, jasmine, and Muscat grape

Grower: 600-900 coffee producers organized around the Sengage Agro Industry PLC

Variety: Indigenous heirloom cultivars

Region: Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia

Harvest: October – December

Altitude: 2,050 – 2,200 meters

Soil: Vertisol

Process: Fully washed and dried on raised beds

Certifications: Conventional

COFFEE OF THE WEEK

KENYA NYERI RUKIRA AB

GrowerSmallholder farmers organized around the Rukira Factory

VarietySL28, SL34, and Ruiru 11

RegionNyeri County, Kenya

HarvestApril - June/October - December

Altitude1,220 - 2,300 meters

SoilVolcanic loam

Process: Fully washed and on raised beds

FEATURED MICROLOT

YEMEN MOCCA SANANI

Grower: Ali Hiba Muslot & Sons

VarietyTrees are original rootstock that crossed the Red Sea from Ethiopia. (Some argue that Coffee Arabica may be indigenous to Yemen.)

RegionArea surrounding Sana’a; the mountains running parallel to the Red Sea between Ta’izz in the south and Sa’dah in the north, Yemen

HarvestNovember - February

Altitude2,000 – 2,500 meters

SoilSedimentary, rich in natural fertilizers

ProcessFull sun-dried natural