Coffee - Bulk


Burundi Natural Gahahe

Colectivo
1 Pound
$14.50
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Burundi burst on to the specialty coffee scene in the late 2000s and has steadily gained fans for its washed and natural coffees. For those unfamiliar with naturals, the coffee cherries are harvested and dried like raisins, turning from deep red to purple to black. The cherries become hard and then are milled to strip the dried skin, pulp, and parchment shell all at the same time. Natural coffees typically exhibit an intense, fruit-forward flavor, with the dominant note in East African naturals being an unmistakable blueberry.

Gahahe is one of eight washing stations in Kayanza Province of northern Burundi that are owned and operated by the exporter Greenco. Colectivo visited several of these washing stations in June 2019and was very impressed with their quality standards for receiving cherries from small-scale producers. They produce both washed and natural lots, and we liked last year's Gahahe so much that we decided to offer it again. This year's lot features dried blueberry, dark chocolate, dried cranberry, and tangerine peel with a nice, silky body.


Columbia Paso Fino

Colectivo
1 Pound
$13.25
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A Colectivo-exclusive coffee, Paso Fino is created through an intensive search for the best deliveries from hundreds of coffee producers in the departments of Huila and Cauca in southwestern Colombia - a relationship of which we are very proud to be a part. Each lot is screened and cupped at origin as well as at our lab in Milwaukee, and the best lots are selected and blended to create an intense but balanced coffee with pronounced, sweet acidity and full body. This is GREAT Colombian coffee!

Dark Sumatra Highlands Organic

Colectivo
1 Pound
$13.50
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Sumatra Highlands - Organic / Fair Trade roasted darker to bring out the coffee's earthy flavor and full body. This coffee grows on a variety of small-scale farms located in the Indonesian island of Sumatra's northern tip. The farmers, members of Fair Trade certified cooperatives, are dedicated to producing some of the best Sumatran coffees. Dark Sumatra Highlands features flavors of molasses, licorice and chocolate.

The default is whole bean but, we are happy to grind it for you. Just leave a note in the checkout comment box and let us know what grind you would like.

Decaf Mexican Kulaktik - Organic Water Process

Colectivo
1 Pound
$14.00
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Using high-pressured water is the only natural way to remove caffeine from green coffee - a process that makes sense for certified organic coffees. Organic/Fair Trade and naturally decaffeinated!

The default is whole bean but, we are happy to grind it for you. Just leave a note in the checkout comment box and let us know what grind you would like.

Decaf Velo

Colectivo
1 Pound
$14.00
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Fans of dark roasts, but not caffeine, listen up! This dark roasted blend of coffees is for those of you who want the smoky flavor and aroma of French Roast without the caffeine. Naturally decaffeinated using a chemical-free water process.


Del Sol

Colectivo
1 Pound
$12.00
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Sometimes we all need a little help waking up, and that’s where Del Sol comes in. The combination of light and medium-roasted coffees creates a dynamic cup with the sweet, pronounced acidity you need to pry open your eyes and just enough full, smooth body to prop you up. Whether enjoyed with breakfast or while running out the door, you can always count on Del Sol to start your day with a little shine.




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Guatemala Mountain of Flowers

Colectivo
1 Pound
$15.15
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One of Colectivo's most popular seasonal offerings, Guatemala Mountain of Flowers is composed of our highest-scoring micro-lots sourced from small communities near the town of San Miguel Dueñas. Grown in the famous Antigua region, it is harvested from 100 percent Bourbon cultivar trees at elevations ranging from 1,500 to 1,800 meters above sea level. This year’s Mountain of Flowers features flavors of citrus, dark chocolate, cherry, and tropical fruit with a sparkling acidity and creamy body. Enjoy!




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Kenya Nyeri Ichuga

Colectivo
1 Pound
$15.20
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Located on the southwestern slopes of Mount Kenya, Nyeri County is one of the most famous coffee-producing areas not just in the country but in the entire world. Nyeri is home to the Kiama Farmers’ Cooperative Society, consisting of over 3,000 members who deliver coffee cherries grown in the fertile, volcanic soil characteristic of this region. The Ichuga Factory, one of Kiama’s four wet mills, produced this delicious lot by selecting the ripest cherries and carefully processing them using fresh water from the Gathiururuko Stream, prior to drying the parchment on raised beds for approximately three weeks. This coffee bursts with blackcurrant, sweet tomato, tart cherry, and port wine rounded out by a syrupy body and crisp acidity. Enjoy!


Mexico Kulaktik

Colectivo
1 Pound
$11.45
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Colectivo’s history with Kulaktik dates back to 1998 when we were introduced to the cooperative through its Milwaukee sister parish. Located in the highlands of Chiapas, the group now boasts more than 250 members who grow coffee at elevations ranging from 1,350 to 1,800 meters.

After years of dependence on outside organizations, Kulaktik – meaning “vine” in the Mayan language Tzeltal – now carries its own export license and continues to focus on quality improvements. The result is a coffee rich in flavors of plum, dark chocolate, and concord grape with a medium body. Enjoy!

Mother Fool's House Blend

Mother Fool's
1 Pound
$12.50
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A blend of Organic Mexican, Organic Dark Sumatran and Organic Peruvian. Cups as a solid medium roast. Roasted by Colectivo.

The default is whole bean but, we are happy to grind it for you. Just leave a note in the checkout comment box and let us know what grind you would like.



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Nicaragua Gonzalo Castillo

Colectivo
1 Pound
$15.00
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With almost three decades of experience in coffee production already under his belt, Gonzalo Adán Castillo Moreno purchased a farm in 2010 called Finca Las Promesas de San Blas in northern Nicaragua near the Honduran border. He planted several hybrid coffee varietals – including the marsellesa cultivar – and began experimenting with different processing methods, quickly gaining fame in national coffee competitions. Don Gonzalo's success has allowed him to invest the premiums from the sale of his coffees in his three children’s education as well as his own professional development. We rarely see micro-lots of this caliber and profile from Nicaragua and are excited to offer this juicy, natural-processed coffee boasting complex yet balanced notes of tropical fruit, berries, and dark chocolate. Enjoy!



Peacemaker Espresso

Colectivo
1 Pound
$12.75
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As a straight shot, our Peacemaker Espresso carries notes of cherry, lemon and spicy chocolate to create a bright, full and balanced espresso.



Rwanda Dukunde Kawa

Colectivo
1 Pound
$13.85
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Rwanda Fair Trade Dukunde Kawa comes from one of the most successful and advanced cooperatives in this East African nation.

Founded in 2003, Dukunde Kawa has become one of Rwanda’s best-known cooperatives for the quality of its coffee as well as its social programs. The more than 2,000 members, 80 percent of whom are female, have access to health insurance, modern materials for building homes, and financing for crops and livestock. In addition to an extensive wet mill, the cooperative now has a sophisticated dry mill to perform the value-added processes that previously had been outsourced.

This year's lot features notes of rich chocolate, baking spices, and dried fruit complemented by a round body and grapefruit-like acidity. Colectivo has been sourcing from Dukunde Kawa since 2015 and visited the co-op in late 2017. If you've never tried a Rwandan coffee this is a great time to start!


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