Over the past 25 years, the Elmore family of Star Bright Farm has pursued their vision of sustainable agriculture focusing on soil health, water conservation, and the cultivation of perennials.
Passenger’s Education Lot menu was created as a home for coffees that highlight something of interest regarding plant genetics, unique microclimates, comparative or experimental explorations of processing, or coffee regions of historical significance.
Passenger has proudly worked with Montecarlos, and the Batres family, as one of our Foundational Partnerships for the past four years. With each annual harvest, we try to purchase special selections of two additional varieties from the farm, Pacamara and Gesha, that have become well-loved staples of the Reserve Lot menu.
The “Suaza Cup” is a regional cupping competition, organized by our friends and partners at Osito Coffee, that was created to identify and recognize the highest quality coffees produced by a community of farmers that Passenger has been buying from for the past three years.
Our most recent additions to the tea menu, Mi Lan Xiang and Qi Lan Black Tea Process, offer a delightful representation of two legendary tea producing regions of China.
Our latest collection of Reserve and Education Lot releases adds a fascinating spectrum of comparative tasting opportunities to Passenger’s menu.
Passenger has partnered with fellow B Corporation (status pending), Boox, in an effort to reduce the amount of waste we are creating. Each Boox is designed to be shipped, returned, and then reused over and over again resulting in a 75% reduction in environmental impact compared with single-use packaging.
When selecting coffees for our most recent collection of Reserve Lot releases, we thought it would be special to re-release two distinct 2018 harvests, the first two lots we purchased from Marlenis, to make it possible to taste them alongside the 2019 and 2020 harvest selections from her farm that are also currently featured on our menu.