May is starting out strong with some chocolaty coffees. New to our small batch line, Tabi Anaerobic Colombia, makes an appearance today. Also hot off the press, our newest short run, Tandem, is now available. Get Tabi Anaerobic in one-pound bags for $22, five-pound bags (online only) for $90, and bulk coffee options at stonecreekcoffee.com. Or head to your neighborhood Stone Creek cafe and taste it manually brewed when you order a V60 from our Brew Bar. And starting on June 2nd, you’ll be able to order it up for a limited-time as our Seasonal ‘Spro. Also, you can shop half-pound bags of Tandem for $9.00 each in our cafes and at stonecreekcoffee.com.
TABI ANAEROBIC COLOMBIA – This offering comes from Finca Las Flores and is brought to us thanks to our partnership with Cofinet. Finca Las Flores is a 14.5 hectare farm in the city of Acevedo in the Huila department and is grown by Johan Vergara. The Ayure family started their farm in 1990 with 18,000 coffee trees. Each year they continued to grow until they reached 90,000 coffee trees. This microlot was exposed to anaerobic fermentation for 25 hours after being pulped and dried on concrete patios until the ideal moisture content was reached. While fermentation is, by its nature, an anaerobic process, the term “anaerobic fermentation” refers specifically to fermentation that occurs in a custom-built, oxygen-free environment, such as a sealed container or tank. This process allows producers to create coffees that have greater complexity and quality, which in turn command premium pricing. In a cup of Tabi Anaerobic, you’ll find notes of tart berries, honey, and milk chocolate paired with sparkling acidity and silky mouthfeel. Grab a bag of this small batch and experience the various varieties the world of coffee offers.
TANDEM – Our decade-long relationship with the MICEPA Co-op has produced the magic that is Tandem. MICEPA is a small cooperative located in the remote region of Chirripó, Brunca, in southern Costa Rica. It’s a collaboration between eight families who collectively own 15 farms in the region. Rigoberto Araya Blanco and José Ureña Ulloa oversee MICEPA’s operations. There is no doubt that the farmers here love what they do. More importantly, they are happy to share their crops with people who love them. We created Tandem in honor of our love for bikes and all the biking that we’ll do now that the weather is starting to heat up. Packed with notes of cashew, cocoa, and citrus fruits, Tandem is here to fuel your ride. Whether you enjoy the teamwork of a tandem, the thrill of a mountain bike, or rocking a unicycle, Tandem is the coffee for you.