Creamy Full Body, sweet with notes of dried fruit, chocolate and nuts.
Altitude: 1100 m
Sierra Nevada, Colombia
Imported Directly by Mamá Chena Coffee Co.
Although not certified organic, O-JOE partnered with Mamá Chena Coffee Co. because they are directly related to the finca that produces this unique coffee. The Sierra Nevada Region is not widely known for Colombian coffee in Canada, but this unique location allows its farmers to grow foods organically, without the use of harsh synthetic fertilizers. What's more fascinating is the story behind Finca El Recreo - Alberto Sepulveda Explains:
"In 1917 my great-grandparents Papa Fin and Mama Lina traveled north to the Caribbean coast region of Colombia to Santa Marta with the intention of emigrating to Cuba to work in the sugar cane plantations. Whether it was fate, luck, or both, they missed the steamboat and had to then find temporary work in Santa Marta and wait for the next sailing.
Destiny took them to work in the coffee farms, located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Working there Papa Fin had the opportunity to explore the landscape and discovered a dream that, within a few decades, would become a reality.
Papa Fin and Mama Lina had 9 children who helped them with the plot of land he was given. Among those children was Mama Chena. The family grew the land into a farm, and were able to become independent. In 1947, they acquired several more hectares in the region. Some of these lands are still in possession of Papa Fin's grandchildren. These farms are where Mama Chena's coffee comes from.
In 2007 at the age of 17, I traveled north to Canada on my own. Almost a year later I was joined by my family and we have been plowing away in London, Ontario planting roots in this place we now call home.
I grew up hearing stories about my great-grandfather Papa Fin and his farm. Since arriving, we have wondered how we could bridge the stories of our past and our present via coffee from our family farms. A coffee with a story to tell; a coffee that has seen just about everything.
In 2017, named after my grandmother Argenida, Mama Chena Coffee Co. was born. 100 years after my great-grandparents migrated to Santa Marta. Whether it was fate, luck, or both, we have to yet find out.
1917, 1947, 2007, 2017… Let's see what the next 100 years bring."
VIP20 Roaster Roulette Dark
Sometimes you want someone else to "pull the trigger"! The Roaster Roulette Dark option for coffee allows you to purchase O-JOE coffee, but have the region and/or blend, and a random Dark roast profile decided by our roaster. It's like Russian Roulette without the risk because each batch is ultra-fresh, ethically sourced and delivered within days of the roast- it's a bullet worth taking!
VIP 20 Costa Rica • Terrazu• La Capilla • Medium Roast
La Capilla is a blend from Cafinter S.A., a milling and exporting operation. All of their stations are close to where the coffee is picked, and Tarrazu valley is a sanctuary to birds, the natural forest, and high quality coffee. As this regional blend is managed by a milling company, a high standard is maintained from year to year.
VIP 20 JOEY's FAV
It's simple: roast then blend some of our FAVs (favourites), resulting in a cup of coffee that is full flavoured, complex and rich, but not overpowering. Notes of cocoa,semi-sweet chocolate followed by a hint of citrus, and a full body mouthfeel. Each bean is unique and amazing when brewed on their own, but when you combine certain characteristics of those beans with calculated ratios, you get one of the best combinations of flavours you'll ever have!
This bean blend can also be used for espresso extraction. It's out most labour intensive to produce because we roast each type of bean separately, then post blend them in certain pre-measured portions to produce this excellent cup! The fun part is that our high-quality coffee is seasonal, so each season we work with our specialty coffee suppliers to achieve a similar flavour profile using the beans that are in season and of the highest standard for quality.
The current blend is made up of the following high grown, small batch coffees:
Sumatra Wet Hulled - Cafe Femenino Organic FairTrade
VIP20 Roaster Roulette
Sometimes you want someone else to "pull the trigger"! The Roaster Roulette option for coffee allows you to purchase O-JOE coffee, but have the region and/or blend, and roast profile decided by our roaster. It's like Russian Roulette without the risk because each batch is ultra-fresh, ethically sourced and delivered within days of the roast- it's a bullet worth taking!