The production and trade of Puer tea has a long, storied, and many faceted history. Produced from a large leaf variety of Camellia Sinensis, Puer is made particularly unique by the fact that it can be aged for decades or longer and continues to develop a positive depth of flavor and texture with age.
Located in Apaneca, El Salvador, Montecarlos Estate is a breathtaking farm that presents one of the more complete visions we have ever seen of what the Specialty Coffee movement is capable of.
Homacho Waeno is our first release from southern Ethiopia this year, our previous lots having been selected from the western part of the country. The lot, which is made up of coffee from some 3,500 small holder producers, is certified organic, and comes to us via the Sidama Coffee Farmer's Cooperative Union.
In December of 2016 the Passenger green buying team took place in the Acevedo Cup, a juried competition to find, highlight and reward the best coffees from the 2016 main harvest in Acevedo, southern Huila. This lot, from producer Fernando Bustos, won not only our hearts, but also second prize in that competition.