HOLY GRAIL BLEND - organic [Winter 2019]

The search for a great cup of coffee is often like the quest for the Holy Grail, well search no further. The Holy Grail is our premium blend of delicious speciality grade arabica coffees, created to satisfy even the most caffeine hungry pilgrim.

Location 60% Guatemala, Red de Mujeres - organic, FT
40% Ethiopia, Ibrahim Hussein - organic
Altitude 1800 - 2000 masl
Varietal
Caturra, Bourbon
74110 + 74165
Process Washed
Owner Many small holders and 
Ibrahim Hussein
Taste
Well-rounded, and complex flavour profile with high acidity and plenty of florals. 


Concocted in our state of the art Holy Island roasting facility, (two shipping containers welded side-by-side with a bit of grass on top), this seasons Holy Grail blend is now comprised of two excellent washed coffees and they're both certified organic!

An exceptional Ethiopian comprises 40% of the blend, with the bulk from an amazing washed + fermented Guatemalan, which we're proud to offer three years running - it's certified organic and fair-trade and helps a lot of women at the beginning of the value chain! Boom

Information 

Red de Mujeres - Network of women' is a large group of female coffee producers covering five different areas of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The group is made up of 830 women, within the entire community of women there are 8 different Mayan languages spoken, highlighting the diversity of culture and language in this area of Guatemala.

These women have been either widowed during the 36 years of civil war in Guatemala, or were left when their husbands fled the country during the coffee crisis between 2001 and 2004. 

With the help of ACODIHUE, these female producers have been united to market their coffee and find international buyers. ACODIHUE has also supported them in training in organic farming methods.
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Ibrahim Hussein

200 hectare coffee farm in the Limu Kossa district, Jimma. The farm is planted with the 74110 and 74165 varieties, which are landrace selections from the Jimma Agricultural Research Centre which have been selected for specific micro-regions, climates and altitudes. Ibrahim's coffee is grown under natural forest where has bee hives and fruit trees also flourish.

Cherry from over 300 outgrowers who all have small farms in the area are also brought into this lot where Ibrahim keeps a list of outgrowers with their basic information which he uses to track deliveries and maintain traceability for his lots. All the coffee is processed and dried at Ibrahim's farm and is dried on raised beds for around two weeks.

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