Biosphere Reserve Series
Coffee from the Buffer Zone
Introducing our Biosphere Reserve Series, showcasing coffee from some of the most wondrous and wild places... and working to keep them that way! We source coffee from three national parks that are ecological powerhouses in different corners of the globe. Coffee is an important part of how communities buffering the parks preserve the protected ecosystems. This series will highlight coffee from each park - one at a time, over the course of a year.
June - September
Organic Eight Rivers
Las Colinas Co-op, El Salvador
This coffee comes from the buffer zone El Imposible National Park in El Salvador.
That ecosystem at El Imposible is spectacular. The park is a lush, tropical forest teeming with wildlife. This protected, rich environment provides a phenomenal foundation from which to grow specialty coffee. It also inspires in the farmers an awareness of how their actions may impact – negatively or positively – a communal natural resource. Learn more.
Light Medium Roast, Whole Bean Only
- Aroma: caramel, citrus, floral
- Flavor: tart, cherry, milk chocolate
- Mouthfeel: light & refreshing
CECOVASA Co-op, Peru
This coffee comes from the buffer zone of the protected Bahuaja-Sonene National Park in Peru.
Full City Roast, Whole Bean Only
- Aroma: grape, vanilla, caramel
- Flavor: balanced, red wine, maple, chocolate
- Mouthfeel: round, thick
Organic Bird of Paradise
CESMACH Co-op, Chiapas, Mexico
This coffee comes from the buffer zone of the beautiful El Triunfo Biosphere in Mexico.
Medium Roast, Whole Bean Only
- Aroma: caramel, brown spices, hazelnut
- Flavor: balanced, chocolate, raisin, caramel
- Mouthfeel: smooth & creamy