Foglifter's Current Single Origin Offerings

We work closely with our coffee importers to carry the coffees we love produced by farmers and co-operatives who care. After decades in the business and on the ground around the world, Emeryville-based Royal Coffee has cultivated these relationships and is pleased to pass along the knowledge they've earned. We are delighted to share these details with you.

 

Sumatra Mandheling Organic Coffee

Sumatra Mandheling Gayo Organic

ORGANIC
MEDJOOL DATES - WHISKEY - EARTH
Dark Roast

On the mountainous island of Sumatra, volcanic, rich soil is ideal for growing coffee and the coffee trees here were originally brought to Indonesia in the early 19th century by the Dutch, who sought to break the world-wide Arabic monopoly on the cultivation of coffee. This coffee came from small holder farmers ( 0,25 Ha - 1 Ha /farmer) whose main income comes from coffee. Every farm uses shade trees and harvests carefully by hand picking and drying by sunshine. “Mandailing”, spelled here correctly, is technically an ethnic group in Indonesia, not a region, as is Batak. The unique method used in its production results in a very full body with a concentrated flavour, garnished with herbal nuances and a spicy finish.

  • Growers:  Smallholder farmers.
  • Region:  Batak Region of Aceh in West-Central Sumatra.
  • Altitude:  1,110 - 1,600 meters
  • Variety:  Catimor, Typica, Tim Tim and Ateng
  • Process:  Triple-picked before traditional Giling basah wet-hulling and sun-drying.
  • Certifications: Organic, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ
Sumatra Mandheling Organic

Honduras Comsa

HAZELNUT - COCOA - DRIED FIG
Medium Roast

Honduras Comsa is sourced from Café Organico Marcala, S.A. (COMSA), an association with 641 coffee farmers in the Marcala region, a protected designation of origin (DENOMINACION DE ORIGEN CAFE DE MARCALA) within the department of La Paz, Honduras. COMSA boasts a newly renovated wet mill and a demonstration farm where innovations in organic farming are being perfected and then taught to farmers. COMSA has also significantly increased the participation of women within the organization, which has resulted in a successful women’s group that has established their own farmers' market to sell home-grown organic produce.

  • Grower:  Café Organico Marcala, S.A. (COMSA)
  • Region:  Marcala, La Paz, Honduras
  • Altitude:  1,372 - 1,700 meters
  • Variety:  Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Lempira, Pacas, and Typica
  • Harvest:  November - February
  • Soil:  Clay minerals
  • Process:  Fully washed and dried in the sun and mechanical driers

Brazil Seven Falls RFA Sul de Minas

RAINFOREST ALLIANCE - UTZ CERTIFIED
PECAN - CHOCOLATE - RIPE RED FRUITS
Medium Roast

We are proud to share that our latest coffee from Brazil is both Rainforest Alliance and UTZ-certified - designations that ensure the coffee in your cup is entirely traceable and has been produced with strict adherence to rigorous sustainable, environmental and social standards. Grown on the Sete Cocheries farm in the Sul de Minas region, this coffee delivers the full-bodied, rich and snappy sweetness that is reliably delicious season after season.

  • Grower:  Sete Cocheries
  • Region:  Sul de Minas, Brazil
  • Altitude:  850 - 1,030 meters
  • Variety:  Acaia and Catuai
  • Process:  Semi-washed and patio-dried.
  • Certifications:  Rainforest Alliance, UTZ
Coffee farm in Brazil Sul de Minas

Costa Rica El Poeta

COLA - BING CHERRY - NOUGAT
Medium Roast

Costa Rica El Poeta SHB EP is sourced from family-owned farms located near San Rafael de San Ramón within the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. Producers collaborate with an export company called Café de Altura de San Ramón Especial S.A. to gain access to technical support for best agricultural practices. The partnership has helped to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and strengthen family livelihoods.

  • Grower:  Julia Vega Rodríguez, Olman Cruz Vega, Ricardo Chávez Garita, and Juan Bautista Mejia Rojas
  • Region:  San Rafael de San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Altitude:  1,100 meters
  • Variety:  Catuai and Caturra
  • Harvest:  November - February
  • Soil:  Volcanic loam
  • Process:  Fully washed and dried in the sun and mechanical driers.

Guatemala Atitlan Renacimieto Cerro Pecul

FAIR TRADE - ORGANIC
MALTED SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE
Medium Roast

This fair trade, organic coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Cooperativa Renacimiento R.L., which operates in the Quicé Mayan communities located in the municipality of Nahualá within the department of Solola, which encircles Lake Atitlan. Cooperativa Renacimiento was founded in 1987 and has 97 members (32 women) with farms that average 1.5 acres in size. Cooperativa Renacimiento provides technical assistance and has a facility to produce organic fertilizer to ensure the production of high quality coffee. Members of Cooperativa Renacimiento are currently participating in the microloan program and income diversification projects to produce and sell honey.

  • Grower:  Family-owned farms within Cooperativa Renacimiento.
  • Region:  Nahualá, Solola, Guatemala
  • Altitude:  900 - 1,300 meters
  • Variety:  Bourbon, Catuai, and Caturra
  • Harvest:  October - February
  • Soil:  Clay minerals
  • Process:  Fully washed and dried in the sun.
  • Certifications:  Fair trade, Organic

Rwanda Lake Kivu Bourbon INGABOKA Cooperative

EIGHT MAN ESPRESSO COMPONENT

Rwanda Kivu Lake Bourbon GrainPro is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the INGOBOKA Cooperative located near the shores of Kivu Lake, one of the African Great Lakes, in the Rutsiro district of Rwanda. INGOBOKA was established in 2004 and currently has 135 members, 47 of whom are women. INGOBOKA maintains a children’s school fund to assist members with education expenses, and a health insurance program to improve access to medical care.

  • Grower:  INGABOKA Cooperative
  • Region:  Rutsiro District, Rwanda
  • Altitude:  1600 – 2000 meters
  • Variety:  Bourbon
  • Harvest:  March - June
  • Soil:  Volcanic loam
  • Process:  Fully washed and dried in the sun.