Market Lane - Seasonal Espresso
Tasting Notes: Roasted hazelnut, milk chocolate and cherry.
Recommended for Espresso.
80% La Soledad
Origin: Antigua, Guatemala
Varieties: bourbon, caturra
Producers: Rony Asensio & Lucia Zelaya
Relationship length: since 2014
Origin: Kochere, Ethiopia
Variety: Local varieties wolisho, dega, kudhumi and JARC varieties
Producers: Addisu Hulichaye
Relationship length: since 2021
Ana Lucia Zelaya and Rony Asensio both come from longstanding coffee-producing families. 80% of this espresso blend was produced on their farm, La Soledad, in Antigua, Guatemala. “Everything we do is done with love,” Rony told us. This was evident to us when we visited La Soledad. The pair farm with a careful attention to detail, a deep understanding of best agricultural practices, and a commitment to constant innovation and improvement.
Addisu Hulichaye is another passionate, quality-focused producer. 20% of this blend was produced on his farm, Gololcha, in Ethiopia’s Sidama region. Addisu grows his coffee organically and processes it using the natural method, a technique that requires careful and fastidious work at every stage. It’s extremely rare to have a coffee that’s traceable back to an individual smallholder farmer in Ethiopia, and we’re thrilled to have this special coffee as a component of this sweet and creamy espresso blend.