COFFEE FROM CIBAO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Cupping at 85.5 pts.
Altitude: 1,300m ASL
Varietals: Red Caturra
Processing: Washed, Sun Dried
Tasting Notes: Smooth! Low acid, creamy body. Aromas and tasting notes of almonds, walnuts and chocolate.
About the farmers: “Besides being a very rare single origin coffee, this also comes from one family owned estate. The family is extraordinarily socially conscious. They use fermented coffee cherries to create natural gas, which powers their operation. They also donate books and computers to the local schools, and in a more rural area, they built and funded a new school preventing small children from having to walk over 15 km each way to class. They help Haitians obtain legal residence in the Dominican, in order to receive fair wages. We pay roughly 300% higher wages to this Estate for their exceptional care of the environment, organic certification, care for local Haitian immigrants, and high cupping scores. The Haitian’s who come here to work, and become employed by this estate, experience far more opportunity than the ones we have encountered in Haiti. We are drawn to helping Haitians, and even in the Dominican Republic, we make that our goal.” ~Cafe Kreyol