Our “My Brew” short run series was created to allow our employees to craft their ideal coffee, with the help of our Director of Coffee and Design team. Bryan Kraft, our Director of Production, is the inspiration behind this edition of the series, and he’s excited to share his brew with you.
VHS is composed of coffee from Costa Rica and Ethiopia. Both of these lots underwent a washed process which translates to crisp, clean flavors in the final cup. The Costa Rican lot comes from our partners at MICEPA. The Ethiopian lot comes from our partners at Abana Coffee.
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. 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.
Abana Coffee is a 300-hectare Estate and social business started by the Omran family in the Gera area of Limu, Ethiopia. While several factors play a role in sustainably producing specialty coffee, Abana quickly found that the quality of the coffee improved by prioritizing the people, environment, and community.
A note from Bryan:
When I was able to pick what coffee was going into “My Brew”, I knew it had to have Ethiopian coffee in it. These are special as we don’t have them all year at Stone Creek, and Ethiopian coffees are one of my favorites. The design and name were picked to choose my love of analog technology and the 80s! There is something so warm and nostalgic that comes from a VHS tape, and I get the same feeling every time I smell freshly ground beans that have east African coffee in them. The designs of even a generic VHS tape are so colorful and bright, and they reflect the fruit and juice you get from Ethiopian and Costa Rican coffees. I hope as you drink this, you can be nostalgic about something too, whatever it may be.
“Great coffee and great customer service.” -N.O.
“Best coffee!” -S.P.
“Your coffee is hard to describe. It doesn’t have a gimmicky flavor, just relies on the beans and roast. I usually never drink my coffee black, but have started with these roasts.” -C.M.