Coffee grown by the indigenous communities of the Cordillera Mountains in the Northern Philipipnes is at last gaining access to the international market as paved roads connect the region to the rest of the nation's development. Coffee lovers laud it for its sweetness and notes of walnut, orange & spice.

 

This micro lot is grown by Ma'am Shirley of Benguet Province. This coffee placed 7th in the 2021 Philippine Coffee Quality Competition. She tenders her trees under a screened cloth in order to provide cooler shade and a slower, richer fruit ripening stage.

 

Region:  Benguet, Cordillera Mountains

 

Varieties:  Bourbon, Caturra

 

Process:  Washed

 

Elevation: 1327 masl

 

Harvest: December - May

 

Flavor notes:  Caramel, cinnamon, nutty, spice, orange

 

Social benefits:  Supports women farmers, supports indigenous communities, supports smallholding farmers

 

Cup Score: 83.04

 

Availability: 3 sacks (60 kilos each)

 

Request a sample or contact us for inquiries here.

 

Bourbon coffee varietals originated from Yemen and was transported to La Reunion by French missionaries in the early 1700s. For 150 years, bourbon was cultivated exclusively on this island in the Indian Ocean. In the mid-1800s, as colonial aspirations heightened, the plant made it's way to Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific. Caturra coffee varietal is a natural mutation of the Bourbon variety which was then breed in Brazil to select the best-performing plants and propogate their seeds in the early 1900s.

Philippines top micro lot. Bourbon-Caturra Washed. Ma'am Shirley. Cordillera Mtn

PriceFrom $12.70