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The Americas

Brazil – Oberon
Oberon coffee could be described as the Queen of Brazilian coffees. Only the best and finest coffees from Brazil’s Cerrado region find their way into Oberon. The Cerrado region is located in the southwestern part of the Minas Gerais state. It is a region famous for its homogeneous climate, altitude and product quality characteristics. The average temperature lies around 20°C. The average rainfall of about 1,600mm per year occurs mainly during the rainy season from December to March. The Cerrado, with its production area of around 140,000 ha, is between 900 and 1,250 meters above sea level. In this area there are about 3600 coffee producers, the majority of them organized in large cooperatives.

Cerrado is located in a dry and flat region in southwestern Minas Gerais. Because it is mainly dry and flat, producers can worry less about the elements and focus more of their time and energy on producing great coffee. The cherries are picked at the best stage of their maturation, which allows the bean to absorb as much sweetness as possible. The Oberon is the perfect blend of the three main characteristics found in coffee (acidity, body, and sweetness). This makes for a well-balanced coffee that has pleasant, citric acidity, a smooth and full body, nice sweetness, and a dark chocolate flavor.

Flavor characteristics:, Good body, somewhat smoky, reminiscent of roasted peanuts.

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Colombian Fondo Paez
The Cauca department in southern Colombia on the Pacific coast is home to the largest indigenous group in Colombia, the Paez. The growing group is made up of 550 members located in the highlands of the famous Cauca Region.

American Roast - Flavor Notes: Green apple, vanilla, raisin, chocolate

French Roast - Flavor Notes: Chocolate, quite sharp, mildly tarry

Vienna Roast - Flavor Notes: Dark Chocolate and Black Pepper

Fair Trade / Organic

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Costa Rica - Hacienda Sonora Honey Natural Alajuela*LIMITED OFFERING
Hacienda Sonora is located in the central valley of Costa Rica at the foot of the Poas
volcano. This coffee is unique in more ways to count. First off the processing is a
50/50 blend of Natural and Black Honey where all of the cherry’s mucilage is left
intact then covered during drying. Secondly the varietals in this coffee are
comprised of everything that the farm grows including Red and Yellow Catuai,
Venecia, Bourbon, Geisha, Villalobos, and Villa Sarchi. With notes of lime,
watermelon, fig and a heavy body this coffee will weaken the knees. The Coffee
Exchange will offer this coffee as both a Single Origin Espresso, and for your
standard coffee makers.

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Costa Rica - Tarrazu
Another Vienna Roast, offering a sweet smooth cup, rich and reminiscent of bakers chocolate.

Vienna Roast – Dark chocolate, nougat

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Honduran Comsa Espresso Roast
This is the darkest in our dark roast repertoire. Like the Full City version, the Comsa Espresso Roast is big and round, and it’s heavy, like the French Roast, but it’s the savory sweet velvety flavor that surprises and satisfies.

*(FTO) Fair Trade Organic

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Honduras - Comsa
The light roast brews smooth and sweet, with a rounded body and toffee like flavors. The dark with notes of brown sugar, vanilla, and cream.

Full City Roast – Milk chocolate, mild citric acidity, malt, full bodied.
French Roast – Round and smooth with a hint of black pepper.

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Mexico - Michiza
From the state Oaxaca on the south Pacific coast in Mexico. This grower’s co-op is made up of 1030 small-scale producers. The name MICHIZA is an abbreviation of the 5 ethnic groups that make up the Oaxaca State.

Full City Roast – Vanilla, Malt, Roasted Hazelnut … medium bodied with a pleasant subtle acidity.
French Roast– Round, sweet and easy to drink

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Panama -- Baru Indian High Boquete*LIMITED OFFERING
This coffee comes from the Anselito Estate owned by the Perez Balladares family.
Located near the Baru volcano in western Panama near the Costa Rican border the
Estate grows Typica and Catuai varietals which are traditionaly grown in this
region. The coffee displays a classic flavor profile indicative of this region with
notes of chocolate, allspice, black pepper and orange peel.

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Peru – Pangoa
The 700 members of this grower’s co-op are located in the highlands of the western amazon not too far from the Brazilian border. Starting with only 50 farmers in 1977, the group went through very difficult times when the Shining Path militant group swept through the area driving away many of the regions farmers during the late 80’s. Since that time the group has rebuilt to its present numbers delivering high quality, fair-trade organic coffee to market.

French Roast – Round and smooth, dark chocolate, walnut

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