We're not known to create blends very often, so know that when we do they are something special. Finca Gaia is a single producer micro-lot blend. What this means is that it's a blend of coffee from the same farmer as well as being special lots of coffee selected for their high quality and their unique flavor profile. On top of that they are coffees that the farmer gets paid a special price premium for. Named after his farm, Finca Gaia is made up of both Bernard Ornilla's washed and natural process coffees. These are two delicious coffees on their own and when put together at the right ratio we get notes of chocolate malt (think Whoppers), currant and grape!
We love this concept because it allows us to spotlight Bernard as an awesome producer and talk about the importance of sustainable and ethical coffee sourcing. It also creates a reason to buy larger amounts of Bernard's coffee and therein support him more. Due to the seasonality of coffee this Blend will not be year round but we do intend to bring it back every year with the fresh crop!
Not only is Bernard's coffee great but he continues to make commitments to organic farming practices, the welfare of his team, his farm and his community. This is our 2nd year working with Bernard and we will continue for many years to come. Finca Gaia Blend is our way of celebrating Bernard and his team while spotlighting why building relationships with producers is so important.
Flavor profile: Chocolate malt, currant, grape
Varieties: Catuai, Bourbon, Lempira and Icatu
Process: Washed and Natural
Altitude: 1650 masl
Supplier/Importer: Relationship Coffee/De La Finca