Decaf blend - Finca Muxbal & Fero. Syrupy body with blueberry and blackberry acidity and a sweet cinnamon finish.
Coffee: Finca Muxbal & Fero
Processing: Sparkling Water Decaffeinated
Altitude: 1,800 to 2000 masl
This new sparkling water decaf blend consists of two of our favourite component coffees - the Mexico Finca Muxbal and the Fero from Ethiopia.
In the local Mame dialect, Muxbal means ‘place surrounded by clouds’, and was the name chosen for a most unique coffee farm. It stands proudly on the slopes of the active Tacana volcano on Guatemala’s northern border. The farm is managed by mother and son team Maeggi Rodriguez and Jorge Gallardo. It was purchased in 1959 by Maeggi’s father, Don Enrique, a man who was very much a pioneer of his time. He introduced three key principles that remain as important today as they were then: social responsibility, environmental sustainability and the production of very high quality coffee. The farm is also Rainforest Alliance certified.
Fero Farmers Unions is a co-operative of around 3000 farmer members in the Sidamo region of Ethiopia. The co-op is a member of the broader Sidama Coffee Farmers Co- operative Union, one of six regional unions that are allowed to export coffees outside of the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange. This distinction means that Union coffees are fully traceable unlike coffees sold through the Exchange. Farmers who are members of co-ops like Fero are paid when they deliver coffee and also receive a secondary share of the co-ops profits at the end of the harvest based on the total weight of coffee they delivered.