Our Coffee

The Slow Food Coffee Coalition aims to create connections and improve the relationship between producers and consumers. As the name ‘coalition’ already suggests, it’s an inclusive network open to people from different backgrounds and expertise that want to make a significant impact, together.

  • Cuba

    Bio Cuba Cafè Frente Oriental

    Coffee is grown in the shade in a consociated agroforestry system with primary and secondary shade plants and fruits such as for example banana, mango, pineapple.

    Farming system: Coffee is grown in the shade in a consociated agroforestry system with primary and secondary shade plants and fruits such as for example banana, mango, pineapple.

    Participatory Guarantee System initiative: 

    In July 2022 Slow Food Coffee Coalition staff, experts and facilitators did the training on PGS and presented the structure to the Slow Food Community. The Slow Food Community read and shared among its participants the materials provided during the first training: PGS manual, good, clean and fair coffee production guidelines, and PGS pledge. The Ethical Committee signed the production guidelines and PGS pledge. Then, technicians discussed the Guarantee Sheet making some changes. The Guarantee group tried out the first field visits to the producers the 22nd of July 2022, completing the first trial of PGS for the batch of Terra Madre 2022. Field visits to other producers will continue in the coming months.

    The Ethical Committee is formed by:

    • the Organic Project Manager
    • two Representatives of the BIOCUBACAFE Project
    • the Development Specialist of Provincial Delegation for Agriculture Santiago de Cuba
    • the Internal Control Inspector
    • the GAF Coffee Harvesting and Processing Specialist
    • the Administrator of the Pulper
    • two Producers
    • the Yamagua Administrator
    • the GAF Head of Development Department

    Lotto: Extra Turquino Special 2022

    • Region: Santiago de Cuba and Granma
    • Producers: 170 producers from 9 groups in the regions of: La Maya, San Luis, Segundo Frente, Tercer Frente, Guamá, Guisa, Arriba, Bartolomè Masò, and Contramaestre.
    • Harvest period: June – December
    • Altitude: 300 – 800 masl
    • Variety: Catimor
    • Process: Washed
    • Description: chocolate, dried fruit, floral, tobacco, citric acidity

    Terra Madre 2022 lot: La Reserva de ¡Tierra! Cuba

    • Quantity: 780 kg
    • Region: Santiago de Cuba and Granma
    • Harvesting period: June 2021 – December 2021
    • Variety: Catimor and Robusta
    • Altitude: 300 – 800 mt
    • Designed and roasted by: Lavazza for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2022
    • Blend and Process:
    • 65% Arabica Washed
    • 25% Robusta Washed
    • 10% Robusta Fermented
    • Description: A round espresso with a velvety body: the encounter of Arabica and Robusta washed with 72-hour fermented Robusta. Notes of almonds, spices, milk chocolate and a sweet vinous aftertaste.
  • India

    Nilgiris Coffee Coalition

    Coffee Variety: Wild Robusta

    Farming system: The coffee is grown in the shade in an agroforestry system, intercropped with other trees such as: jack fruit, pepper, Lemon, Soap nut, Orange, Mango, Gauva, custard apple, silver oak, millets.

    Participatory Guarantee System initiative: In early 2022, the community decided to take part in the Slow Food Coffee Coalition’s PGS initiative, and did so by signing the Good, Clean and Fair Coffee Guidelines. Each producer signed a commitment to take part in PGS. After that, the Community formed the Ethical Committee, which also signed the PGS commitment. The Guarantee Group conducted field visits to the 10 producers in March 2022, completing the first PGS process for 2022.

    The Ethical Committee is formed by:

    • a member of Keystone Foundation
    • Producer Representative from Aadhimalai
    • Farmer Producer: a shareholder in Aadhimalai
    • Buyer from Last Forest Enterprises
    • Technical Person from Black Baza Coffee

    Lot 2022:

    • Quantity: 350kg
    • Country: TamilNadu, India
    • Region: Arakode Region (Kokkode Village, Bangalapadigai Village, Vakkanamaram Village, Samaigudal Village)
    • Producers: 10 small-holder farmers from the Nilgiris biosphere reserve.
    • Variety: Wild robusta
    • Altitude: 950 to 1500 masl
    • Process: Washed
    • Harvest period: November 2021 – March 2022
    • Imported by: Origini caffè in August 2022.
    • Roasted by: Albero del caffè; Caffè dei piccoli produttori.
  • Honduras

    Las Capucas Sustainable Coffee Village

    Coffee variety: Arabica

    Farming system: The coffee is grown in the shade in an agroforestry system, intercropped with platain and banana plants.

    Processes: semi-washed, natural and honey.

    Participatory Guarantee System initiative: Since its creation, the Slow Food Community in Las Capucas is carrying on their PGS initiative to guarantee that the coffee produced from the farmers taking part to the initiative is following the Coffee Coalition of good, clean and fair coffee.

    Lot: Doña Elda 2023

    • Microlot in Finca Rio Colorado
    • Quantity300 kg
    • Region: Copan western Honduras – San Pedro de Copan – Las Capucas, Celaque national park
    • Farm:  Finca Rio Colorado, Humami Area S.A. de C.V.
    • Harvesting period: December 2022 – February 2023
    • Variety: 100% Parainema
    • Altitude: 1150 mt
    • Process:  Natural,  selective manual picking, 5 pickers, drying after 6 hours from harvesting Processing: natural drying on patio and green house
    • Description: Red berry jam, a hint of tropical fruits and a grapey scent, dark chocolate, good body and sweet.
    • Import service by: Interkom on May 2023
    • Distributor: BFarm, [email protected]
    • Roasted by BfarmDropsteryBrisa Coffee Roasters

    Lot: Don Pancho 2023

    • Micro Lot
    • Quantity 900 kg.
    • Region: Copan western Honduras – San Pedro de Copan – Las Capucas, Celaque national park Farm:  Finca Rio Colorado, Humami Area S.A. de C.V. GPS Data
    • Harvesting period: December 2022 – February 2023
    • Variety: 100% Parainema
    • Altitude: 1150 mt
    • Process: Honey. Depulping, after natural drying on patio and green house
    • Description: tropical fruit, red berries, honey, good body and sweetness.
    • Import service by: Interkom on May 2023
    • Distributor: BFarm, [email protected]
    • Roasted by BfarmCritical CoffeeBrisa Coffee RoastersCostatodoroTressessanta

    Lot: Honduras 2023

    • Quantity20.000 kg.
    • Region: Copan western Honduras – San Pedro de Copan – Las Capucas, Celaque national park
    • Farm:  Finca Rio Colorado, Humami Area S.A. de C.V.
    • Harvesting period: November 2022 – February 2023
    • Variety: Variety: Catuai, Parainema, Obata, Lempira
    • Altitude: 1100-1300 mt
    • Process:  Semi-Washed
    • Description: Dark chocolate, biscuit with lemon peel, caramel, honey and tangerine citrusy medium and soft body. Moderate presence of typical citrus acidity with hints of pink grapefruit. Low bitterness with notes of cocoa and caramel. Aromas of cookie and brown sugar highlight the sweetness.
    • Imported by Kimbo SpA on the date 31/01/23
    • Roasted in Italy by KIMBO SpA for De’ Longhi
    • Price paid to the cooperative: 6,50 USD/kg
    • There are two roasting type:
    • Honduras Medium dark Roast For both dairy and plant-based preparations
    • Honduras Medium light Roast For Espresso, Coffee, Cold Brew

    Lot: Platanares 2023

    • Quantity 180 kg.
    • Region: Copan western Honduras – San Pedro de Copan – Las Capucas, Celaque national park
    • Farm:  Finca Rio Colorado, Humami Area S.A. de C.V. GPS Data 
    • Harvesting period: December 2022 – February 2023
    • Variety: 100% Parainema
    • Altitude: 1150 mt
    • Process: Natural. selective manual picking, 5 pickers, drying after 6 hours from harvesting Processing: natural drying on patio and green house Harvest
    • Description: fruity notes that remember ripe stone fruits jam, red cherries, a hint of tropical fruits and light winy, dark chocolate, good body and sweet..
    • Import service by: Interkom on May 2023
    • Distributor: BFarm, ([email protected])
    • Roasted by BfarmCritical Coffee

    Lot: Rio Colorado 2023

    Honduras washed SHG EP Special Lempira

    • Quantity: 1035 kg.
    • Coffee plantation: coffee trees under shadow
    • Region: Copan western Honduras – San Pedro de Copan – Las Capucas, Celaque national park
    • Farm:  Finca Rio Colorado, Humami Area S.A. de C.V. GPS Data
    • Harvesting period: November 2022 – February 2023
    • Variety: 100% Lempira
    • Altitude: 1200-1300 mt
    • Process:  Washed. manual picking, 25 pickers, depulping process maximum after 8 hours from harvesting. Processing: mechanical removal of the mucillage after depulping, 6-8 hours of light fermentation, washing and natural drying in green house with African beds and traditional clay patios.
    • DescriptionMedium and soft body . Moderate presence of typical citrus acidity with hints of pink grapefruit. Low bitterness with notes of cocoa and caramel. Aromas of cookie and brown sugar highlight the sweetness. Aroma/Aroma: Cioccolato fondente, note citriche, caramello, Dark chocolate, citrus notes, caramel
    • Import service by: Interkom on May 2023
    • Distributor: BFarm, [email protected]
    • Roasted by: Bfarm

    Honduras washed SHG EP Special Parainema 

    • Quantity1035 kg.
    • Region: Copan western Honduras – San Pedro de Copan – Las Capucas, Celaque national park
    • Farm:  Finca Rio Colorado, Humami Area S.A. de C.V. GPS Data
    • Harvesting period: November 2022 – March 2023
    • Variety: 100% Parainema
    • Altitude: 1100-1300 mt
    • Process:  Washed. Picking: manual picking, 25 pickers, depulping process maximum after 8 hours from harvesting
      Processing: mechanical removal of the mucillage after depulping, 6-8 hours of light fermentation, washing and natural drying in green house with African beds and traditional clay patios
    • Description: clean cup, good body and balanced with flavour of dark chocolate, biscuit with lemon peel, caramel, honey and tangerine citrusy, good acidity with citric and tartaric notes
    • Import service by: Interkom on May 2023
    • Distributor: BFarm, [email protected]
    • Roasted by BfarmDropsteryGusto TopBrisa Coffee Roasters

    Lot: Terra Madre 2022

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    • Rio Colorado
    • Quantity: 480 kg.
    • Region: San Pedro de Copan, Copan
    • Farm:  Finca Rio Colorado, Humami Area S.A. de C.V.
    • Harvesting period: November 2021 – February 2022
    • Variety: 50% Red Catuaì, 30% Lempira, 10% Bourbon, 10% Parainema
    • Altitude: 1200-1300 mt
    • Process:  Manual picking, 25 pickers. Depulping process maximum after 8 hours from picking. Mechanical removal of the mucillage after depulping, 6 hours of light fermentation, natural drying on patio and green house with African beds and traditional clay patios.
    • Description: Medium and soft body . Moderate presence of typical citrus acidity with hints of pink grapefruit. Low bitterness with notes of cocoa and caramel. Aromas of cookie and brown sugar highlight the sweetness.
    • Roasted for Terra Madre by: b.farmGocce in Roastery.

    Doña Elda

    • Quantity:  200kg.
    • Region: San Pedro de Copan, Copan
    • Farm:  Finca Rio Colorado, Humami Area S.A. de C.V.
    • Harvesting period: November 2021 – February 2022
    • Variety: 100% Lempira.
    • Altitude: 1200-1300 mt
    • Process:  Selective manual harvesting, 4 pickers, drying after 6 hours after harvest, Natural drying in greenhouse on African beds.
    • Description: Red berries jam, a hint of tropical fruits and vinous notes, dark chocolate. Medium and dense body, medium acidity.
    • Roasted for Terra Madre by: b.farmGocce in Roastery.

    Blockchain

    During harvest 2021-2022, this coffee took part in the first pilot of Blockchain applied to the Slow Food Coffee Coalition by Trusty. Click on the buttons below to see b.farm’sand Gocce in roastery’s blockchains.

    Café Resiliente El Paraíso

    Coffee Variety: Arabica

    Farming System: Coffee is grown in the shade in a consociated agroforestry system with primary and secondary shade plants and fruits such as for example avocado, citruses, platains.

    Harvesting season: November/December – March

    Participatory Guarantee System initiative: In the first half of August 2022, the Slow Food Commuunity decided to establish a PGS initiative and formed Ethical Commitee. This group signed the good, clean and fair coffee guidelines of the SFCC and the PGS pledge, taking officially part to the first PGS pilot initiative. Druing the month of August 2022 the community members in the Guarantee Group carried out field visits to four different producers.

  • Mexico

    Bosque, niebla y café Xalapa

    Coffee: Arabica

    Participatory Guarantee System Initiative: In April 2022, the Bosque, Niebla y Café Xalapa Community was the promoter of the creation of a National Ethical Committee for Mexico, of which they are a member, together with roasters, producers, univeristy professors and coffee and agroecology experts around Mexico.

    In June 2022 the local community created the local Ethical Committee, whosee majority of the member are small-holders producers of the indigenous peoples náhuatl.

    They have signed the PGS pledge. To date, one producer family was the first to join the initiative.

    The 22nd of June 2022, the Guarantee Group carried out the field visits and the PGS process for 2022 and batch  for Terra Madre was concluded.

    Terra Madre 2022 lot:

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    • Quantity: 350kg.
    • Country: Veracruz, México
    • Region: Región Zongolica.
    • Producers:  Familia Oltehua Vásquez, Café Cooperativo / Cafecol
    • Harvesting period: November – April
    • Variety: Borbón, Garnica, Colombia
    • Altitude: 1312 masl
    • Process: Washed, long fermentation
    • Roasted by: Origini CaffèBoutic Caffè, Caffè Caroli and Ialty for Terra Madre 2022.

    Productores de Café Sustentable Cuaxtla Sierra Negra

    Cultivation: The coffee is grown in the shade in an agroforestry system, intercropped with other fruit trees and local plants.

    Coffee: Arabica. Geisha, Oro Azteca, Sarchimor, Marsellesa, Costa Rica.

    Participatory Guarantee System Initiative: In January 2023, Community of “Producers of Sustainable Coffee in Cuaxtla Sierra Negra” was founded.

    The first pilot visits were carried out, on January 17th, to the first two producers in collaboration with the members of the Advisory Board of the National Ethical Committee in Mexico.

    Lot „Oro“ 2021-2022

    • Lot Name: ORO
    • Quantity: 20 bags (2021), 10 bags (2022)
    • Country: México
    • Region: Cuaxtla, Sierra Norte de Puebla, Puebla.
    • Producers: Efraín Lechuga, Ranch LA VICTORIA
    • Harvesting period: January – April
    • Altitude: 1100 masl
    • Cultivation: 100% shade (shade grown) in polyculture. Coffee plants average age is 6 years.
    • Certification: organic Europe , organic Mexico, direct from the producer PGS
    • Quality: For exporting to Europe and specialty SCA , preparation is for competition
    • Wet Process: Washed
    • Fermentation: Carbonic maceration, 5 days
    • Drying: African bed under shadow, 15 days (moving every 40 minutes)
    • Final moisture content: 11%
    • Type of sorting: sieves (size), pneumatic (weight), densimetric (density)
    • Additional selection: 3 rounds of manual selection to choose the best coffee beans
    • Storage: in 69kg jute bag  (food grade) and hermetic bag GrainPro
    • Family and variety: Arabica: Oro Azteca.
    • Roasted by: DropsteryIalty.

    Lot „Premium“ 2021-2022

    • Lot Name: PREMIUM
    • Quantity: 35 bags (2021), 50 bags (2022)
    • Country: México
    • Region: Cuaxtla, Sierra Norte de Puebla, Puebla.
    • Producers: Efraín Lechuga, Ranch LA VICTORIA
    • Harvesting period: January – April
    • Altitude: 1100 masl
    • Cultivation: 100% shade (shade grown) in polyculture. Coffee plants average age is 5 years.
    • Certification: Organic Europe, Organic Mexico, Direct from the producer, PGS.
    • Quality: For Exporting to Europe and specialty SCA, preparation is for competition
    • Wet Process: Washed
    • Fermentation: 3 days
    • Drying: African bed and patio under the sun for 7 days (moving every 60 minutes)
    • Final moisture: 11%
    • Type of sorting: sieves (size), pneumatic (weight), densimetric (density)
    • Additional selection: manual selection before export
    • Storage: in 69kg Jute bag (food grade) and hermetic bag GrainPro
    • Family and varieties: Arabica: Oro Azteca and Marsellesa

    Lot „Caracolillo“ 2021-2022

    • Lot Name: CARACOLILLO
    • Quantity: 5 bags.
    • Country: México
    • Region: Cuaxtla, Sierra Norte de Puebla, Puebla.
    • Producers: Efraín Lechuga, Ranch LA VICTORIA
    • Harvesting period: January – April
    • Altitude: 1100 masl
    • Planting: 100% shade (shade grown) in polyculture. Coffee plants average age is 5 years.
    • Certification: Organic Europe, Organic Mexico, Direct from the producer, PGS.
    • Quality: European export and SCA specialty
    • Wet Process: Washed
    • Fermentation: 3 days
    • Drying: African bed under the shadow for 15 days (moving every 45 minutes)
    • Final moisture content: 11%
    • Type of sorting: sieves (size), pneumatic (weight), densimetric (density)
    • Additional selection: manual selection before export
    • Storage: in 69kg jute new food grade bag and hermetic GrainPro bag.
    • Family and varieties: Arabica: Oro Azteca, Marsellesa and Sarchimor
    • Roasted by: Nordic Roasting Co.
  • Nicaragua

    Productores de Café LIFT Jinotega

    Farming system: Coffee is grown in the shade in a consociated agroforestry system with primary and secondary shade trees and other products for family consumption.

    Producers: 65 producers.

    Initiative of the Participatory Guarantee System:

    In March 2022, Mercon’s LIFT platform, facilitated training on PGS and Slow Food and presented the structure to the Slow Food Community. The Slow Food Community decided to establish its own PGS initiative and elected its Ethical Committee. The Guarantee Group and the producers carried out the first field visits to producers in three stages, completing the first PGS trial.

    Quantity of coffee (green beans for export): about 5,000 bags per harvest

    • Region: Jinotega
    • Varieties: Parainema, Pacas, Catuai, Caturra
    • Altitude: about 1,100 masl
    • Harvest period: November to February
    • Process: Washed and Specialty
  • Perù

    Villa Rica Sustainable Coffee

    Cultivation method: Coffee is grown in the shade in a consociated agroforestry system with primary and secondary shade plants and fruits such as for example pacae, passion fruit, orange, avocado, wild strawberries, vegetables.

    Coffee: Arabica

    Participatory Guarantee System initiative: In July 2021, the Slow Food Community “Slow Food Café Sustentable Villa Rica” representatives decided to start a PGS initiative. As a first activity, together with a group of experts and roasters, they carried out the trial of a field visit to the producer of La Chacra d’Dago, completing the Guarantee Sheet. In 2023, they plan to enlarge and include in the PGS activities other farms in the surrouding area.

    2022 lot

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    Quantity: 350kg
    Bought from: Critical Coffee.
    Imported from: Unione del Porto di Genova, through Milan Malpensa airport only exceptionally for Terra Madre 2022.
    Country: Perù
    Region: Villa Rica, Oxapampa, Pasco, Perù
    Producers:  Cesar Marin Arce, Chacra D’dago
    Variety: Yellow Obata
    Altitude: 1500-1700 masl
    Harvesting period: April 2022 – September 2022
    Process: anaerobic: 3 days cherries; 3 days depulped; washed; 21 days  drying in the shade.
    Roasted by Critical Coffee, Nordic Roasting and Trinci.

    Blockchain

    In 2022, this coffee took part in the first pilot of Blockchain applied to the Slow Food Coffee Coalition by Trusty. Click on the buttons below to see Critical Coffee’s, Trinci’s and Nordic Roasting’s blockchains.

  • Philippines

    Minoyan Murcia coffee network

    Coffee Varieties: Robusta

    Farming System: Coffee is grown in the shade in a consociated agroforestry system.

    Participatory Guarantee System initiative:

    The community created the Ethical Committe and signed the PGS pledge in November 2021, after attending the workshop on PGS.

    The Ethical Committee is formed by coffee producers and a roaster.

  • Thailand

    Maejentai Sustainable Coffee Producers

    The community was founded to promote the inclusiveness regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age or religion. This community also aims to work with all stakeholders to access necessary tools and knowledge for pursuing sustainable coffee cultivation as well as applying the Slow Food philosophy of Good, Clean, and Fair Coffee for all. 

    Their objective is to:

    1) create agroforestry to sustain an environment and income for our community
    2) build sustainable community through intergrated coffee cultivation and direct trade
    3) Empower youth and young people to establish careers though sustainable agriculture
    4) co-create a sustainable products from an indigenpus community

  • Uganda

    Mount Elgon Nyasaland Coffee community

    Coffee Variety: Arabica, Nyasaland variety

    Farming system: The coffee is grown in the shade in an agroforestry system, intercropped with: Cordia Africana / Kiki khili; Ficus Natalensis / Shikaile tree; Makhamia / Lusambya or Lusora; Albizia / Kumulukhu (Shilukhu); Khutoto; Kisoyo (Ficus spp); Fruit trees except mangoes.

    Altitude: 1,260-1,550 masl

    Participatory Guarantee System initiative:

    The Mount Elgon Nyasaland Coffee decided to start a PGS initiative after attending a PGS workshop provided by Slow Food Uganda. The community group created the Ethical Committe and signed the PGS pledge in March 2022.

    The Ethical Committee is formed by a technitian, four farmers and a youth leader.

    Lot 2022

    • Region: Miale Village (Mooni, Bumboi, Mutoto and Muyanda), Mbale district, eastern Uganda
    • Producers: 40 producers united in the Miale-Tubana Mixed Farmers’ Cooperative Group
    • Harvest period: November 2021 – February 2022
    • Altitude: 1,260-1,550 mslm
    • Variety: Arabica Nyasaland
    • Process: Washed
    • Roasted by: Nordic Roasting Co.

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