This is one of Cooperative’s single origin coffees – meaning all the coffee comes from one specific place. Todos Santos is a town famous for coffee quality and is one of the few remaining places in Guatemala where locals don beautifully colorful, traditional indigenous clothing. Last year, Cooperative purchased two single-farmer lots from this region produced by brothers Evaristo and Hector Gomez. This year, they selected the highest community lots and combined them together to create this Reserve. This coffee exudes sweetness, with balanced flavors of praline, simple syrup, plum.
Cooperative Coffee Roasters’ Virtue blend is a delicious medium-roasted coffee featuring notes of dark chocolate and almonds. For us, what makes Cooperative Coffee’s custom blends stand out is their small company’s focus on freshness. Did you know that coffee, like most plants, is seasonal? So, coffees from Ethiopia have a seasonal harvest, as do coffees grown in Colombia and Kenya. Many coffee roasters use inexpensive, past-crop coffees as blenders, which makes their blends dull. At Cooperative Coffee, they reformulate each blend every few months so that the blend contains only fresh, in-season coffees. The amazing thing is that they do this while maintaining the character of the blend. We are so excited to be offering Virtue in a cup. If you enjoy coffee, you will love Cooperative!