Another great coffee with a cause.
This week, two of our team (Brian Holland and Morgan Lopes) traveled to JavaVino, a coffee shop just outside the city. The visit was sparked by a customer who was seeking samples of organic coffee and, having met Heddy and Steve earlier this year, the story of their beans brought them to the top of the list. Though a state-side shop and roasting facility, JavaVino is connected to Selva Negra, a breathtaking coffee plantation in Nicaragua.
Nearly a year ago, our team was able to visit Selva Negra. This plantation takes sustainability to a whole new level. From temporary and permanent housing for workers, to the on-site school and medical clinic, then the fields of fruit trees, the cheese culturing hut, the composting station and livestock, the wet milling station, and vast acres of coffee trees, the entire property is without equal. For Selva Negra, which is spanish for “Black Forest”, sustainability is not a marketing ploy or “buzz word”, it is a way of life. And quite frankly, they set the bar VERY high.
Now, let’s roast.
Fortunately for us, and our client, we were able to purchase some of this organic, Rainforest Certified green coffee for roasting.
How does it taste?
Well, you’ll have to stop by and taste some for yourself.