How Well Do You Know Your Green Coffee? Check Out this Tip Sheet from Our Top Lots Before Olam’s Green Friday

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How Well Do You Know Your Green Coffee? Check Out this Tip Sheet from Our Top Lots Before Olam’s Green Friday

So, you’re pretty solid on your green coffee knowledge, right? Well, here’s a little something to add to your back pocket: A quick tip sheet of some of Olam’s top lots.

In honor of Green Friday (the biggest green coffee sale Olam does all year round!), we thought a refresher on seven of our very best beans might be just what you need to make smart selections when the sale drops on October 23.

Ready? Great, let’s go.

1. Ethiopia Limmu G3 Organic

Grown by Ibrahim Hussein, a third-generation farmer and owner of the Burka Gudina Estate, our Ethiopia Limmu G3 Organic is grown on 150 hectares of farmland by 120 different hands during peak season. With notes of blood orange, sweet strawberry, caramel, and milk chocolate, this is one top lot that’s always a beautiful pick.

THE DETAILS

HARVEST SEASON

2019/20

STATUS

Spot

FARM NAME

Burka Gudina Estate

PRODUCER TYPE

Single Estate

PROCESSING

Natural/Dry/Processed

CERTIFICATIONS

Organic

GROWING ALTITUDE

1850-2100mm

PLANT SPECIES

Arabica

Want to learn more about Ethiopia Limmu G3 Organic? Check out the origin page here >>

2. Nicaragua SHG FTO

Grown by a cooperative located in the Nueva Segovia region, our Nicaragua SHG FTO is created by a partnership of 362 producers who send their cherries to a single dry mill where the coffee is processed in batches according to varieties and quality. With top certifications — fair trade, organic, and SPP certifications — this coffee is sweet and well balanced, with notes of chocolate and red fruits.

THE DETAILS

HARVEST SEASON

2019/20

STATUS

Spot

FARM NAME

Las Segovias

PRODUCER TYPE

Cooperative

PROCESSING

Washed

CERTIFICATIONS

Fair Trade, Fair Trade Organic, Organic

PLANT SPECIES

Arabica

Want to learn more about Nicaragua SHG FTO? Check out the origin page here >>

3. Peru Kovachii Organic

One of our newest premium coffees, the Peru Kovachii Organic has the quintessential flavor profile of Northern Peru. With a good body and flavors of semi-sweet chocolate, raisin, almond, and toffee, our Peru Kovachii Organic is organically cultivated and fully certified.

HARVEST SEASON

2018/19

STATUS

Spot

FARM NAME

Cajamarca

PRODUCER TYPE

Small Holder Farmers

PROCESSING

Washed

CERTIFICATIONS

Organic

PLANT SPECIES

Arabica

Want to learn more about Peru Kovachii Organic? Check out the origin page here >>

4. Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1- Halo Beriti

Originating in the village of Beriti in Ethiopia’s Yirgacheffe region, this coffee is grown at high altitudes ranging from 2200-2300m, in red brown, well-drained clay soil, with freshwater springs as its water source. The coffee has apricot, peach, blackberry, and lime notes, as well as a good body.

THE DETAILS

HARVEST SEASON

2019/20

STATUS

Spot

FARM NAME

Halo Beriti

PRODUCER TYPE

Single Estate

PROCESSING

Washed

PLANT SPECIES

Arabica

GROWING ALTITUDE

1850-2100mm

VARIETY

Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties

Want to learn more about Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 - Halo Beriti? Check out the origin page here >>

5. Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 Washed - Kochere ‘Banko Gutiti’

Founded in 2012, our Ethiopia-grown coffee farms are well-known for consistent supply and delivery, and for impressing our customers with their top-notch quality. The Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 washed is no exception. With notes of lemon, lime, cherry, strawberry, this bright green coffee is ready for sampling (you can order a sample here) and ready to ship.

THE DETAILS

HARVEST SEASON

2019/20

STATUS

Spot

SUBREGION

Yirgacheffe

COFFEE GRADE

ETH CA WA YIRG G1

PROCESSING

Washed

PLANT SPECIES

Arabica

Want to learn more about Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 - Kochere ‘Banko Gutiti’ ? Check out the origin page here >>

6. Guatemala Blue Ayarza Natural

From the Ayarza Cherry Mill located on Finca El Retiro, this natural-processed coffee was grown at a height ranging from 1800mm to 2000 masl in clay loam by smallholder farmers. Known for notes of strawberry, plum, and nectarine, the Guatemala Blue Ayarza Natural is one of a kind and ready to ship.

HARVEST SEASON

2019/20

STATUS

Spot

FARM NAME

Ayarza

PRODUCER TYPE

Small Holder Farmers

PROCESSING

Natural/Dry/Processed

PROCESSING DESCRIPTION

5-6 days on patio, about 12 hours in a mechanical dryer

VARIETIES

Yellow and Red Catuai, Pache Colis, Red and Yellow Bourbon

PLANT SPECIES

Arabica

Want to learn more about Guatemala Blue Ayarza? Check out the origin page here >>

7. Nicaragua SHG FTO - Las Segovias

Sweet and balanced, with notes of chocolate and red fruits, our Nicaragua SHG FTO - Las Segovias is grown in a cooperative made of 362 partners. The coffee holds fair trade, fair trade organic, and organic certifications and is produced with practices in harmony with the environment.

HARVEST SEASON

2019/20

STATUS

Spot

FARM NAME

Las Segovias

PRODUCER TYPE

Cooperative

PROCESSING

Washed

CERTIFICATIONS

Fair Trade, Fair Trade Organic, Organic

GROWING ALTITUDE

1300mm

PLANT SPECIES

Arabica

Want to learn more about Nicaragua SHG FTO - Las Segovias? Check out the origin page here >>

Did you learn something new? Good. 

Each of these coffees comes from our Top Lots selections, and it’s just a very small taste of everything Olam Specialty Coffee has to offer. You can also browse our coffee by region, or by curated collection.

Whether you’re looking to try out new things this year, like options great for cold brew or cascara coffee, or you want great deals on your favorite green coffees, Green Friday will launch on 10/23, so check out more of our origin pages, order samples, and get your cart ready for the biggest site-wide sale of the year.

And if you haven’t already, join our newsletter to stay updated with our Green Friday promotions, which are on their way soon!

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