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SINGLE ORIGINS

Ripe now offers a limited range including three single origins, one espresso origin of the month and one microlot of the month. 

Check out the background information on these origins below... 

Costa Rica Mariposa

Grower: José Antonio García

Process: Fully washed

Cup Notes: Nectarine, walnut, maple, chocolate

Background Information: 

Costa Rica Mariposa is sourced from a family-owned farm located near the community of Birri in Santa Bárbara within the province of Heredia, Costa Rica. Jose Antonio Garcia has owned and managed the 50-acre farm called La Mariposa for more than 30 years.

He delivers ripe cherries directly to Cafe de Altura de San Ramon, which has a state-of-the-art wet-mill designed to process traceable microlots. The collaboration allows Jose Antonio to focus his attention and resources on farm and meticulous cherry selection.  

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Ethiopia Gedeb 1 Organic Natural

Grower: Tibebu Roba

Process: Full natural

Cup Notes: Mango, banana, peach, hint of caramel

Background Information

Ethiopia Gedeb 1 Organic Natural is produced by Tibebu Roba and processed as a separate micro-lot by Tesfaye Roba. Tibebu's 20-acre farm is located near the community of Chelchele in the Gedeb district of the Gedeo Zone. Tesfaye and his brothers recently took over farm operations for their mother and began processing and exporting coffee for neighbors like Tibebu.

Tibebu has been cultivating coffee for 21 years but this is the first year, with the help of Tesfaye, that he has been able to sell his coffee as a microlot.

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Honduras FTO Cosma

Grower: Cafe Organico Marcala, S.A. (COSMA)

Process: Fully washed

Cup Notes: Honey, lemon, cinnamon and a hint of floral

Background Information: 

Finca Humana (the Human Farm) is the first thing you will hear about Café Organico Marcala, S.A. (COMSA). The wellbeing of humans is foundational to the COMSA philosophy and educating more than 1,500 producer-members to successfully live in harmony with nature is everywhere at COMSA. They develop and implement ideas for using organic matter to productively cultivate high quality coffee. 

Fundamentally, COSMA has traceability to the Marcala region; meticulous post-harvest hand sorting of cherries; cherry floating to remove less dense beans; proper fermentation and long drying times. 

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Mexico Chiapas Bella Vista Mayan Harvest

Grower: 38 coffee producers associated with Rosalba Cifuentes

Process: Fully washed

Cup Notes: Passionfruit, grapefruit rind, honey suckle, candied caramel

Background Information: 

Mexico Chiapas Bella Vista Mayan Harvest is sourced from 38 family-owned farms located within the municipality of Bella Vista in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia, who was raised in the Bella Vista coffee community, has dedicated herself to helping producers with small plots of land  earn a better price for their coffee. Rosalba ensures traceability for her community coffee by personally exporting the coffee directly to the Bay Area.

Rosalba also concerns herself with the small details like being sure to pull samples without piercing the producers bags, which has eliminated the cost for replacing damaged bags. These efforts allow producers to earn higher prices and reinvest in better agricultural practices and improve the livelihoods for their families. 

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Mexico FTO Chiapas Decaf

Grower: Sociedad de Producccion Rural Union de Ejidos y Comunidades San Fernando, S.P.R. de R.I.

Process: Fully washed

Certification: Fair trade, Organic

Background Information: 

The green coffee is pre-soaked in water to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. Afterwards, the beans are then introduced to a solution concentrated with coffee solubles that extract the caffeine without extracting the coffees particular flavour.

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Tanzania RFA Edelweiss Estate

Grower: The Vorhora Family, Edelweiss, Ascona and Helgoland Estates

Process: Fully washed

Cup Notes: Orange rind, dark chocolate and malteesers

Background Information:

Tanzania RFA Edelweiss Estate is sourced from a family owned estate located in Oldeani, Tanzania. The 600 acre estate is perched on the slopes of the Ngorogoro Caldera, a protected wildlife refuge for the endangered black rhino and UNESCO World Heritage site.

In recent years the Vohora family has made significant farm renovation including intercropping macadamia trees for shade and income diversity. Mill innovations have also vastly improved water management and quality control from picking to export. 

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