blue batak derives its name from the indigenous batak people who grow coffee south of a massive and ancient crater called lake toba in northern sumatra. our special preparation blue batak beans come from rainforest alliance certified farms surrounding four communities, lintong nihuta, siborongborong, dolok sanggul, and onang ganjang.
Colombian La Cacica
a powerfully rich coffee with hints of cocoa, toffee, and walnut combined with a lusciously full body. la cacica is produced by a group of 200 small family farmers around the village of san roque in the southern huila region. the coffee owes its name to the female chief, cacica oporapa, who ruled the region before the spanish conquest of south america.
Earth University Rican
the dota co-op is located in santa maria de dota, a high mountain valley in the tarrazu region of costa rica. allegro began sourcing coffee from dota in the '90s making it one of our longest standing relationships. 87% of the dota valley is a forest preserve. a graduate from earth university, ortencia, is in charge of the co-ops environmental program which includes earthworm composting, bio-gas production, water conservation, and shade management. the farm also runs a small test organic farm to teach the members how to grow coffee with ecologically-friendly methods. funds from the sale of our dota coffee go to support the earth university scholarship program.
Guatemalan Antigua El Valle
allegro has sourced coffee beans from el valle farm since 1998. through three generations, the women of the gonzales family have followed traditional and sustainable farming practices, including the use of shade trees, manual weeding, natural pest management, and water recycling. in 2009, cristina gonzales had her family farm certified as rainforest alliance, thus expanding the impact of their environmental practices. this certifcation also assisted with expanding cristina's already sound social standards, like improving and increasing worker housing.
Kenya Grand Cru
the growing area that lies between mt. kenya and the aberdare mountain range yields the world's finest coffees. these exceptional coffees are typically grown on tiny half acre farms by members of cooperative washing stations, or on small independent family farms. the elevation of these farms runs between 5, 000-6, 500 feet, and they are blessed with rich red volcanic soils. much of these coffees distinctive flavors are due to the types of varietals grown here called sl28 and sl34. our grand cru mark represents a rotating selection of the top lots sold at the weekly auctions in nairobi and direct purchases from a couple of individual family farms mamuto and ndaria.
Coffee -coffee Blends
Los Ninos Blend
medium body with caramel and toffee notes.
aromatic, bright and sweet.
lush body, deep and rich.
full-bodied with rich finish.
Extra Dark French
intense and smoky.
Tea- Black Tea
mellow yet full bodied, from pristine estates
full and hearty, with uplifting citrus notes
gently brisk decaffeinated black tea
brisk, balanced and inspiring
gently brisk decaffeinated black tea
Tea -green Tea
vibrant, with hints of pomegranate and cranberry
Northwest Minty Green
full-bodied, aromatic and refreshing
luscious green tea scented with real jasmine
a blend of indian green darjeeling and chinese teas
ultra-mellow decaffeinated green tea
Dominican White Chocolate
creamy, buttery with notes of coconut, mango and vanilla orchids
mild, with an upfront sweetness and a pleasingly dry finish
Indian Spice 54
dark chocolate blended with the cinnamon, ginger and cardamom of classic chai
Dominican Republic 54
rich, earthy, and bittersweet, with subtle notes of nutmeg and clove
Mayan Spice 68
wonderfully warming, with mild chili, allspice and black pepper
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