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Zoom Café Festif
Zoom Café Festif

Café Festif

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Description

Garcilaso Farm
H1 Black Honey, from Tres Ríos, Cartago, Costa Rica

Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays — Café Festif is our ho-ho-holiday edition coffee made for enjoyment.

Reminiscent of Xmas nostalgia, this Costa Rican lot features warming notes of citrus bitters and baking spices wrapped in a juicy sweet apple acidity.

So deck the halls, spread some cheer and cozy up with a cup of Café Festif.

The average price paid for fair trade coffee is $1.60 USD/lb, which often barely covers the cost of production.

This is not that coffee.

This coffee comes from the Garcilaso farm in Tres Rios, which is a city near to San Jose, capital of Costa Rica. The H1 varietal is a recently released hybrid cross between the coffee leaf rust-resistant Sarchimor and the prized Ethiopian heirloom, Sudan Rume. High-yielding, with a great quality potential at altitude, it’s something of a dream for producers struggling against the impacts of climate change, but still remains elusive or expensive. The seeds of this particular lot were dried with the sticky mucilage of the coffee fruit, adding complex notes of citrus bitters and baking spices wrapped in an explosive and juicy sweet apple acidity.

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FAQ's

WHO MAKES P.S. COFFEE?

The P.S. Coffee menu is made possible by grower communities and smallholder farmers in Rwanda, Honduras, Colombia and Guatemala. Through our sourcing sister-company Semilla, we hold long-term and consensus based partnerships with producers that have had zero or limited access to or knowledge of the specialty market.

These skilled and passionate professionals are redefining coffee production within their growing regions that have historically been underserved and overlooked despite being within well-respected coffee producing countries. Through community support networks, access to knowledge and capital and investment into physical and intellectual infastracture, they are transitioning towards autonomy and away from the exploitative model they’ve mostly always known.

These are the people and communities you’ll meet through P.S. — and build connections with as we continue to support and purchase from them year after year.

Meet the P.S. Producer Network

HOW IS P.S. COFFEE SOURCED?

All of the coffee on the P.S. menu is exclusively sourced with Semilla Coffee through the following principles:

Durable Relationships

All of Semilla’s relationships are formed with specific communities in underserved coffee growing regions within well-respected coffee production countries. Semilla identifies producer groups that have zero or limited access to or knowledge of the specialty market and takes on the requisite risk that comes with their transition into becoming specialty coffee producers with dedicated buyers across North America. Semilla’s commitment is to work only within the bounds of these groups, seeking to grow with them in pursuit of purchasing all of their production, year after year.

Best Prices, Defined by Producers

All coffees purchased by Semilla are purchased at the best locally available price. This is determined via communication with and understanding of local market dynamics, and prices are arrived upon via a consensus model in which the coffee growers and Semilla agree democratically on the best prices for all involved.

Traceability and Transparency 

Semilla’s commitment is to work with complete commitment to traceability and transparency along the value chain. This means full transparency of prices paid to the farmer (farmgate) as well as prices paid at port (FOB). Additionally, Semilla offers in depth information and context for each coffee, the producers who grew it, and the condition within which they work with each purchase. 

Quality 

Semilla exclusively works in the specialty coffee realm, meaning all of the coffees purchase are above the quality levels offered  by conventional commodity or Fair Trade and Organic buyers. Quality is determined in reference to the Specialty Coffee Association and Coffee Quality Institute’s grading standards, with all coffees source for P.S. achieving a minimum of 85 points out of a possible 100. 

DO YOU HAVE THIRD-PARTY SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION?

We are skeptic of most fair trade/organic/sustanability certifications. They often leave the financial burden on coffee producers who are, and let's be honest, not polluting anywhere near us folks in the Global North are.

Instead of focusing on these certification, we work towards a value system that uplifts everyone along the coffee supply chain. Through Semilla, our sourcing sister-company, we can connect directly with our coffee producer network to bring to life their ideas that come from, and work for, them towards a more sustainable, equitable value chain.