Jose Antonio Benavides is a smallholder coffee farmer and member of FCC - Federación Campesina del Cauca. He took an organic agriculture course to transition his farm from conventional to organic because he "wants the land to be sustainable for future generations." His interest in environmental sustainability is also business driven, as "due to climate change the land yields much less than it used to."
He is working with a local University to determine the soil needs of his farm and to customize compost inputs to fill those needs. Jose keeps cows, guinea pigs, and rabbits because they provide excellent organic fertilizer. He has been composting for 5 years, and uses a chopper provided by the co-op to compost organic material.
His polyculture farm also includes yucca, beans, avocado, citrus, and bananas as he takes a holistic systems approach to farming.
CHOOSE FROM 3 TYPES OF GRINDS
SIGNATURE GRIND is between medium and fine which we feel offers the most flavor extraction for french press, drip, cold brew, also works in espresso and K-cup machines.
COURSE- percolator, cold brew
CHOOSE FROM 3 TYPES OF ROASTS
SIGNATURE ROAST is roasted to the start of the second crack which brings out a rich coffee taste with some of its unique flavor characteristics.
DARK ROASTis roasted several seconds past the second crack which develops a deep, dark and intense coffee flavor and sugar caramelization, however the unique flavor notes are sacrificed.
ESPRESSO ROAST is roasted well past the second crack which brings out a powerful smoky coffee experience. The coffee will appear more black than brown.
100% ORGANIC ARABICA COFFEE
Our coffee bag is compostable, biodegradable, and non-toxic; traditional coffee bags are not. The standard coffee bag will be in landfills for 200-1000 years.