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Reserve Coffees

Reserve Coffees

Our Reserve coffees represent the most exclusive and rare Arabica coffee regions on earth. With limited availability and unique regional conditions, these carefully curated roasts are sure to elevate your cup of coffee.

100% Kona
100% Kona

Grown in the rich volcanic soil of Hualalai, along Hawaii’s Kona Coast, our authentic Kona coffee has a smooth body with a nutty aroma and a sweet finish. The estate is owned and operated by the Bateman family, from fertilizing the trees to processing the coffee through the mill.

The family’s strong coffee tradition, expertise, and passion is reflected on the quality of this coffee, which is consistently among the winning entries in all major Kona coffee cupping competitions.

 

What Makes It Special

High elevation and volcanic soil are ideal conditions for coffee trees. The unique environment in which this coffee grows gives it a distinctive advantage over coffees grown in other parts of the world. Each lot of Kona coffee must be graded and registered by the State of Hawaii. The coffee is sampled at each step to ensure quality. Our Kona is grown at the uppermost elevations and has more complexity and finer flavor than most other coffees from the region.

Jamaica Blue Mountain
Jamaica Blue Mountain

Our Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is grown at the Mavis Bank Estate – one of only four certified coffee producers of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. Established in 1885, this estate utilizes only spring water to sort the green beans, which are then ‘put to sleep’ for 3-4 months at 3,000 feet where the coffee begins to develop, becoming a greenish blue color. The coffee trees receive only 4-5 hours of direct sunlight per day. Hence the beans mature at a much slower rate (taking 7-8 months, rather than the usual 4-5).

This coffee has a spicy aroma and light body with a well-balanced flavor. Typical soft, lush Caribbean profile.

 

What Makes It Special

 Jamaica Blue Mountain is one of the rarest coffees in the world. Due to the restricted area qualified to grow this exceptional coffee, only 650,000 pounds are produced per year. The beans are handpicked and very limited amounts of machinery can be employed in its’ processing. Most production is done by hand.

Costa Rica La Minita
Costa Rica La Minita

Our Costa Rica La Minita coffee is grown at the Hacienda La Minita, Tarrazu region, Costa Rica. “La Minita” means little mine in Spanish. The farm lies between the town of Bustamante and the Tarrazu river, with altitude ranging between 3,500-5,000 feet. The coffee is grown under a carefully managed canopy of Poro shade trees which naturally provide essential Nitrogen to the coffee trees and minimize the need for fertilizers. The coffee fruit is meticulously hand selected, and only the perfectly ripe fruit is picked and inspected to ensure quality. At the mill, it is once again sorted by hand to remove any imperfect bean.

This coffee is smooth and full-bodied with an elegant, complex flavor. This coffee is one of the most refined coffees in the world due to the incredible attention to detail at every step of processing.

Founder Bill McAlpin created a family community for his workers, integrated into the nearby town of Bustamante. The full-time workers are provided free housing, utilities, clean water, and preventative medical and dental care.

 

What Makes It Special

La Minita has long been considered by many experts to be one of the world's most exquisite coffees. This signature coffee has very limited production, with extreme attention to detail, as all the work is done by hand. The coffee fruit is meticulously hand selected, and only the perfectly ripe fruit is picked and inspected to ensure quality. The workers are paid a premium for their skill and respect of the farm property.