Americas

Slingshot Coffee Company // Cascara Tea

Slingshot Coffee Company // Cascara Tea

Aida Batlle first made news when her Kilimanjaro swept the international Cup of Excellence in 2003. Then, at auction, it fetched the highest price per pound for a coffee in history. Now, 13 years later, the Kilimanjaro is still making waves in the coffee industry as […]

Lofted Coffee Roasters // Guatemala Finca El Pilar

Guatemala Finca El Pilar is located in the mountainous forests just outside Antigua. While it is a working coffee farm, most of the land is dedicated to conservation activities. This remarkably well-preserved natural reserve of endemic forest and wildlife is home to more than 130 […]

Higher Grounds Trading Company // Cariño Blend

Higher Grounds Trading Company // Cariño Blend

Three honey-processed coffees from the Honduras COMSA Cooperative—two single-farmer lots and one community lot—comprise the Cariño Blend. Montgomery Melghem’s farm, Finca San Pablo, is located in the town of El Pastal, in western Honduras. Founded by Pablo Melghem in 1915, for over a century Finca San […]

Higher Grounds Trading Company // Honduras COMSA Melvin Alonso Microlot

Higher Grounds Trading Company // Honduras COMSA Melvin Alonso Microlot

Melvin Alonso is a member of the Honduras COMSA cooperative in Marcala, Honduras. He harvests his coffee from December to April, the coolest months of the year in that region. Harvest is completed entirely by hand, and cherries are selected at optimum ripeness. After harvesting, […]

Higher Grounds Trading Company // Honduras COMSA Miriam Perez Microlot

Higher Grounds Trading Company // Honduras COMSA Miriam Perez Microlot

Miriam Elizabeth (“Betty”) Perez has been a longstanding advocate of women in leadership positions within the Honduras COMSA cooperative, and she has consistently produced outstanding coffee. We are beyond pleased to offer her honey-processed coffee this year, a lush and satisfying cup reminiscent of a full-blown […]