What Is A Microlot Coffee?

Microlot coffee is a small volume of uniquely harvested and processed coffee that is isolated from other lots on the farm.

Microlot coffee allows producers to investigate and experiment with unique processing and drying techniques in addition to new harvesting methods. In doing so, and since these trees yield smaller amounts of coffee, there is more focus on quality, sustainability, and traceability, making Microlot coffee more distinctive. The time, effort, and focus producers spend monitoring the production and processing stages ensures the Microlot is of the highest quality. This results in a more carefully harvested, sorted, and processed premium lot.

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Finca Los Pinos

About the farm:

The Corrales Family has four generations of coffee producers, preserving the best practices that have allowed us to achieve a distinctive and outstanding flavor. We continue to use the methods of crops used by our pas t generations, adding to our soil, only organic product s made on our own farm. We have managed to convey the message that coffee production is an art, that it must be worked with dedication, thinking about our nature, our community, and our consumers. Coffee is part of our lives and has become the way we can express our effort, respect and solidarity as a family to the world.

It has a comprehensive water management system and fertilization system that uses a combination of coffee waste, manure from cows kept on the farm and minerals found on the farm for micro-nutrients.

Origin: Nicaragua

  • Region: El Arenal Nature Reserve in Aranguez, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
  • Varietals: Catuai, Catimor, Lempira, Sarchimor, Java, Maracaturra
  • Processes: Natural, Honey, Washed, Anaerobic
  • Harvest: November-February
  • Altitude: 1400 MASL
  • Total containers produced a year: 7-12
  • Los Pinos Community Outreach Efforts:

  • 40+ young people received university scholarships
  • 13 biodigesters
  • 100+ students made internships on the farms
  • 700+ visits a year and exchanges with roasters, baristas, buyers, foreign students and coffee enthusiasts
  • Location:
    East Bay Logistics
    Oakland, Ca
  • Coffees available for purchase:
  • P113356 Nicaragua Organic SHG EP Honey Process
  • P113355 Nicaragua40Organic SHG EP Natural Process
  • P113357 Nicaragua Organic Blend Natural Anaerobic Process

Single-Estate Coffees

What is Single-Estate coffee?

Single-Estate coffee refers to coffee grown in one specific farm with capabilities of producing large volumes. Although single estate coffees produce larger volumes, there’s still more focus on creating a flavor profile that possesses characteristics of the specific area where the coffee was harvested.

Finca Los Laureles

About the farm:

Finca Los Laureles is owned by Mario Roberto Sosa. The farm was purchased in 1966 and has been in the family since then. Many varieties exist on the farm, mostly “bourbon” and “pache.” Pache is a natural mutation of “typica” whose tree tends to stay smaller, while producing a larger than usual bean size. The variety originated or was discovered in Guatemala. The coffee is fully washed, and sundried on elevated drying beds. Huehuetenango is one of Guatemala’s three non-volcanic regions, as well as its highest and driest under cultivation, making it one of the best for coffee production. Huehuetenango’s extreme remoteness requires that nearly all producers process their own coffee. Fortunately, the region has abundant rivers and streams, making it relatively easy for producers to set up mills. Still more fortunately, Huehue’s geographic conditions help to create exceptional coffees with a distinct acidity and fruity flavors.

Origin: Guatemala

  • Region: La Libertad, Huehuetenango
  • Varietals: Bourbon, Pache, Catural, Caturra
  • Processes: Washed
  • Harvest: February-May
  • Altitude: 1,500-1,800 MASL
  • Total containers produced a year: 7-12

  • Location:
    East Bay Logistics
    Oakland, Ca
  • Coffees available for purchase:
  • P113493 Guatemala SHB EP Estate