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Ecuador – Maputo – Hakuna Matata – Caturra – Carbonic Maceration – Green Unroasted

In Stock: 22 Lbs
Ecuador
La Perla, Nanegal, Pichincha
Hakuna Matata
Caturra
1350 masl
Washed, carbonic maceration
Balanced, sweet and citric with chocolate, toffee and lemon flavors.
85
Medium (City Roast)

Taste:  Full disclosure: Marty has become a little irrational about the latest crop from Ecuador, especially this carbonic maceration (process details below) gem.  So smooth, so packed with deep flavors of chocolate and toffee, and so naturally sweet.  This is a cup to linger over on a cold winter morning.

Roast: A medium (City Roast) will bring out the unique flavors of this bean imparted by the Carbonic Maceration Process.

About: Finca Hakuna Matata is owned by Henry Gaibor and his wife, Verena, who oversee the daily operations of Henry’s brother’s farm, Rancho Tio Emilio, as well as their own land at Maputo and Hakuna Matata. They operate a micromill and control their own wet-milling and drying.

The couple has a very interesting, somewhat dramatic backstory, also having to do with medicine: They met in Bujumbura, Burundi, in 1996 when they were both volunteering for Doctors Without Borders: Henry is a veteran war-trauma surgeon from Ecuador, and Verena is a war nurse from Switzerland, and they met in the field during a humanitarian crisis in Burundi. In 1998, the two of them returned to Henry’s home country of Ecuador, where they managed a clinic in Quito for 13 years before deciding to devote their time, energy, and resources to another passion—coffee. Henry is extremely methodical and just as dedicated to his coffee production as he used to be about his medical profession, and Verena’s management skills clearly show her training and efficiency as a nurse under extreme pressure.

Together, they are doing everything right when it comes to picking, processing, and drying coffees. The Gaibors are producing “some of the best coffees I have ever tasted.” says our coffee importer. The Gaibors grow several different varieties, which are clearly divided and marked on their properties: such as Typica, Bourbon, SL-28, Sidra, Kaffa, and Caturra.

Henry and Verena produce their coffee in La Perla, Nanegal, which is in the province of Pichincha, relatively close to the border of Colombia. The area where the farms are located has a specific microclimate: Even though it’s relatively low altitude for Ecuador around 1350 meters, humidity is high and a visitor often sees mist hovering over the coffee fields in the afternoons. It becomes much cooler at night, as well, and the unique combination of characteristics gives their coffees a very special quality.

For this *carbonic maceration fermentation process, the coffee is depulped and fermented for 85 hours using CO2, then it is washed and dried on raised beds in solar dryers.

*Carbonic maceration brings out the unique flavors of the bean, intensifying both the aroma and the sugar content and therefore the body in the cup.

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Brazil “Cafe Femenino” – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.63 / 1 Lb $8.39 / 5 Lbs ($8.29/lb) $41.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $204.75

Brazil – Bella Vista Estate – May Blowout Special- while supplies last


1lb (10 lb Limit Please) $6.29 / 5lbs (10 lb Limit Please) $31.45

Brazil – Peaberry – Natural – Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.99 / 1 Lb $7.49 / 5 Lbs ($7.39/lb) $36.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.29/lb) $182.25

Brazil Serra Negra – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.39 / 1 Lb $7.09 / 5 Lbs ($6.99/lb) $34.95 / 25 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $172.25

Brazil Serra Negra – MWP Decaf – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Breakfast Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 lb $8.89 / 5 lbs ($8.79/lb) $43.95 / 25 lbs ($8.69/lb) $217.25

Burundi – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.69 / 1 Lb $7.09 / 5 Lbs ($6.99/lb) $34.95 / 25 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $172.25

Campfire Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 lb $8.99 / 5 lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Colombia Nariño – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.59 / 1 Lb $8.09 / 5 Lbs ($7.99/lb) $39.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $197.25

Colombia – Microlot – Land of Diversity Competiotion – Elpidio Arboleda Tabares – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $13.48 / 1 Lb $29.99 / 5 Lbs ($29.89/lb) $149.45

Colombia Cauca – “Women Coffee Producer Program” – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $9.49 / 5 Lbs ($9.39/lb) $46.95 / 25 Lbs ($9.29/lb) $232.25

Colombia Excelso – Gran Galope – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.29 / 1 Lb $7.89 / 5 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $38.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.69/lb) $192.25

Colombia Huila – EA Decaf – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Congo – SOPACDI – Women’s Coffee Project Micro-Station – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4lb) $4.99 / 1lb $9.59 / 5lbs ($9.49/lb) $47.45 / 25lbs ($9.39/lb) $234.75

Costa Rica – ACES – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca Sabana Redonda – Lote Francisca – Perla Negra – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $10.99 / 1 Lb $24.99 / 5 Lbs ($24.89/lb) $124.45

Costa Rica – ACES – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca Sabana Redonda – SL28 – Black Diamond – Honey – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $11.99 / 1 Lb $27.99 / 5 Lbs ($27.89/lb) $139.45

Costa Rica – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca Sabana Redonda – Pacamara – Yellow Honey – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $12.99 / 5 Lbs $64.45 / 25 Lbs $319.75

Costa Rica – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca Sabana Redonda – Yellow Diamond – Villalobos – Honey – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $12.99 / 5 Lbs ($12.89/lb) $64.45 / 25 Lbs ($12.79/lb) $319.75

Costa Rica – Las Lajas Micromill- Finca Las Lajas- Perla Negra – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.29 / 1 Lb $13.99 / 5 Lbs ($13.89/lb) $69.45 / 25 Lbs ($13.79/lb) $344.75

Costa Rica – Microlot – Aguilera Brothers Micromill – Finca Licho – Gesha – Honey – Green Unroasted – Monthly Special – 20% Off


Sample (1/4 lb) (Sale $7.59) Reg. $9.49 / 1 Lb (Sale $18.39) Reg. $22.99 / 5 Lbs (Sale $91.56) Reg. $114.45 / 25 Lbs (Sale 455.80) Reg. $569.75

Costa Rica – Organic – Las Lajas Micromill – Honey – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.58 / 1 Lb $10.29 / 5 Lbs ($10.19/lb) $50.95 / 25 Lbs ($10.09/lb) $252.25

Costa Rica Cafe Vida – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.39 / 1 Lb $8.09 / 5 Lbs ($7.99/lb) $39.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $197.25

Costa Rica Cerro San Luis Micromill – La Alquimia – Villa Sarchi – White Honey – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.80 / 1 Lb $9.99 / 5 Lbs $49.45 / 25 Lbs $244.75

Costa Rica La Magnolia – SWP Decaf – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Decaf Bundle – Green Unroasted – 5% off regular price


3 Lbs (Reg. $35.96) $34.16

Ecuador – Maputo – Hakuna Matata – Caturra – Carbonic Maceration – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.60 / 1 Lb $14.29 / 5 Lbs ($14.19/lb) $70.95 / 25 Lbs ($14.09/lb) $352.25

El Salvador – Carlos Lemus – Finca La Victoria – Pacamara – Natural – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

El Salvador – Santa Ana – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.09 / 1 Lb $7.19 / 5 Lbs ($7.09/lb) $35.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.99/lb) $174.75

Espresso – Dark Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs (7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs (7.79/lb) $197.25

Espresso – Light Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Espresso – Medium Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs (7.79/lb) $194.75

Ethiopian Guji – ACES – Sewda – Anaerobic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $10.59 / 1 Lb $24.39 / 5 Lbs ($24.29/lb) $121.45

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.29 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe – Special Prep – Halo Beriti – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.89 / 5 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $43.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.69/lb) $217.25

Guatemala Huehuetenango – “Women Coffee Producer Program” – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.65 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Guatemala Huehuetenango – Finca Villaure – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.59 / 1 Lb $8.09 / 5 Lbs ($7.99/lb) $39.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $197.25

Guatemala Quetzal Huehuetenango – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.09 / 1 Lb $7.89 / 5 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $38.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.69/lb) $192.25

Guatemala Quetzaltenango – Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.29 / 1 Lb $8.09 / 5 Lbs ($7.99/lb) $39.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $197.25

Harvest Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.00 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Hawaiian Kona Prime – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $19.99 / 1 Lb $46.99 / 5 Lbs ($46.89/lb) $234.45

Honduras Marcala – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.39 / 1 Lb $7.79 / 5 lbs ($7.69/lb) $38.45 / 25 lbs ($7.59/lb) $189.75

India Monsooned Malabar AA – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.29 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

International Exotic Bundle – Green Unroasted – 5% off regular price


5 Lbs (Reg. $44.15) $41.94

Jamaica Blue Mountain – Fair Trade – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $19.99 / 1 Lb $46.99 / 5 Lbs ($46.89/lb) $234.45

Java – ACES – Riunggunung Estate – Anaerobic – Natural – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.79 / 1 Lb $14.49 / 5 Lbs ($14.39/lb) $71.95

Java – Riunggunung Estate – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Kenya AA – Uteuzi Jimbo – Nyeri – Green


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.49 / 1 Lb $12.99 / 5 Lbs ($12.89/lb) $64.45 / 25 Lbs ($12.79/lb) $319.75

Kenya Peaberry Plus – Mt. Elgon – Kikai – FCS – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.25 / 1 Lb $9.39 / 5 Lbs ($9.29/lb) $46.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.19/lb) $229.75

Kona Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.99 / 1 Lb $13.29 / 5 Lbs ($13.19/lb) $65.95 / 25 Lbs ($13.09/lb) $327.25

La Minita Tarrazu de Costa Rica – RFA – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $10.49 / 5 Lbs ($10.39/lb) $51.95 / 25 Lbs ($10.29/lb) ) $257.25

Mexican Chiapas – Cristal – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.89 / 1 Lb $7.19 / 5 Lbs ($7.09/lb) $35.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.99/lb) $174.75

Mexican Chiapas – Triunfo Verde Cooperative – El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve – “Women Coffee Producer Program” – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.77 / 1 Lb $8.69 / 5 Lbs ($8.59/lb) $42.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.49/lb) $212.25

Mocha Java Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.50 / 1 Lb $14.19 / 5 Lbs ($14.09/lb) $70.45 / 25 Lbs ($13.99/lb) $349.75

Nicaragua Segovia – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.59 / 1 Lb $7.89 / 5 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $38.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.69/lb) $192.25

Panama Boquete SHB Floreal – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.59 / 1 Lb $8.29 / 5 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $40.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $202.25

Papua New Guinea – Kaumbaro – Goroka – PSC A/X – Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.29 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Papua New Guinea – Keto Tapasi – Chauve – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.59 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Peru “Cafe Femenino” – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.60 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Peru Norte – Lima Coffee – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.29 / 1 Lb $8.29 / 5 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $40.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $202.25

Rwanda – Abadatezuka COOP – Cyato – Gwiza – Women Coffee Producer Program – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.79 / 1 Lb $9.79 / 5 Lbs ($9.69/lb) $48.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.59/lb) $239.75

Rwanda – Lake Kivu – RFA – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.79 / 1 Lb $8.49 / 5 Lbs ($8.39/lb) $41.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.29/lb) $207.25

Sulawesi – Double Picked Kalossi – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Sumatra – MWP DECAF – Koperasi Buana Mandiri – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.00 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Sumatra Aceh – Fair Trade Organic – GARMINDO – Peteri Bensu – Gayo – Women Coffee Producer Program – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.49 / 1 Lb $9.29 / 5 Lbs ($9.19/lb) $45.95 / 25 Lbs ($9.09/lb) $227.25

Sumatra Mandheling – Grade 1 – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Tanzania Peaberry – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.54 / 1 Lb $7.89 / 5 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $38.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.69/lb) $192.25

Thailand – Phu Tub Berk – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.24 / 1 Lb $6.49 / 5 Lbs ($6.39/lb) $31.95 / 25 Lbs ($6.29/lb) $157.25

Women Owned Bundle – Green Unroasted – 5% off regular price


3 lbs (Reg. $27.67) $26.29

Yemen Haraaz Peaberry – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $9.49 / 1 Lb $19.29 / 5 lbs ($19.19/lb) $95.95

Yemen Haraaz Red – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $17.89 / 1 Lb $39.29 / 5 lbs ($39.19/lb) $195.95

Yemen Mocha Haraaz AA+ – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $7.99 / 1 Lb $17.99 / 5 lbs ($17.89/lb) $89.45 / 25 lbs ($17.79/lb) $444.75

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