DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Light Roast
This coffee comes from the Ramirez Estate, known in the DR for being extraordinarily socially conscious. They use fermented coffee cherries to create natural gas, which partially powers their operation. They donate books and computers to local schools, and even funded and built a new school in their rural area to prevent children from walking so far to class. They also help Haitian immigrants obtain legal residence in the DR so they can receive fair wages for their work. Ramirez estate pays their farmers roughly 300% higher wages than the going rate. We have deep respect and gratitude for their holistic approach to business.
HONDURAS — Medium Roast
18 Rabbit (18 Conejos) is a collective of farms all owned by different members of the Zelaya Ontreras family. Dulce Marlen, the owner of Finca Dulce Luna, is the matriarch of the family, and the owner of 18 Rabbit exports. Her and her husband were pioneers of both organic and Biodynamic farming techniques, being intentional about naturally regenerating the soil they use for their agriculture. Members of the 18 Rabbit family have placed in the top 10 for Honduras’ Cup of Excellence, and work together to create unique fermentations and cupping experiences for their partners.
SIGNATURE BLEND — Med/Dark Roast
A fabulous blend of ethically sourced coffees that is miraculously delicious using many kinds of brewing methods. Whether you're looking to geek out on an Aeropress or just add some drip coffee to your cream and sugar, Tin Top Signature Blend is sure to please.
How is this possible you may ask? Extremely high-quality coffee beans perfectly blended and roasted dark enough to bring out their sweet chocolaty flavors but not too dark to where you lose the subtle character of their origin.
BRAZIL — Dark Roast
From the Minas Gerais region of Brazil, this natural processed coffee ferments for 14 days, to break down sugars into the seed, and then is sun-dried on raised beds. Our importer works directly with a cooperative of families in this region, each owning their own estate.
One such estate is Sao Lourenco. They cultivate different crop cultures and livestock to help diversify their farm. The farm also manages its own processing to maintain control leading to better cup uniformity.
This direct trade relationship has brought much-needed sustainable employment to farmers in the area, and as a result, their children have had consistent opportunities to attend school. The consistent relationship has also brought stable economic benefits to the region by reducing the volatility of the market.