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Organic Bird of Paradise - 14oz

SKU# 14050

Medium Roast
USDA Organic Fair For Life Kosher
Limited Edition! Available September - January. A sweet, smooth and creamy coffee from El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. Brew, pour, explore! Whole Bean only.

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Bird of Paradise 14oz Can
Choose "CASE6" to order a case of six 14oz cans.

Aroma: caramel, brown spices, hazelnut
Flavor: balanced, chocolate, raisin, caramel
Mouthfeel: smooth & creamy

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.

September - January: Organic Bird of Paradise coffee from CESMACH co-op in Chiapas, Mexico.

SKU 14050

Kosher Pareve certified by the Orthodox Union.
Environmental respect comes naturally for the farmers of CESMACH. It is such a core value that it is most dramatically seen not in a single environmental project, but rather as a constant thread throughout their farming, processing and even their planning.

As a coffee farming community that buffers the UN designated biosphere reserve El Triunfo, the co-op thrives in partnership with the surrounding ecosystem. The farmers rely on the biosphere’s health for their water, pollinators (bees, insects, animals), and the rich soil to grow specialty coffee. In turn, the co-op is a steward of the biosphere, one of the few businesses allowed to farm within the buffer zone.

The current coffee tree plague known as Coffee Leaf Rust (or La Roya in Spanish) has reaches CESMACH and is reducing the plant health and harvest quantity. To address this reality, they have created a 4 Year Plan.

As with everything they tackle, this plan prioritizes the role of environmental protection, Rejecting approaches that would clear cut and simply plant more coffee or different coffee varietals, CESMACH is instead embracing the approach of farming smarter. The plan strives to:

  • increase yields
  • improve plant health
  • maintain high quality varietals for which they are known

...and all this through the lens of protecting the surrounding environment. For CESMACH, the health of the biosphere is not a lofty ideal, it is a necessity for the continued health of their business and their community.

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