Island Blend is a carefully selected mix of speciality grade coffee from fully traceable routes, mingling in your cup for an island vibe worth savouring.
Farm / Owner
We're grateful to 2 farmer/owners for the beans that make up HICS Island Blend:
ROGER & MARCELLO MONTANARI - Brazil
ALBARO CURACA FALLA - Colombia
950-1100 MASL Brazil
1850 MASL Colombia
(MASL = metre above sea-level)
For those into the farm detail
Fazenda Sao Paulo, Patrocinio, The Cerrado, Minas Gerais - Brazil
Sao Paulo is a relatively new farm having been established as recently as 2008. However, there is by no means a lack of experience since the farm is owned by the Montanari family and is managed by fourth generation brothers, Roger and Marcello. Under the watchful eye of their highly experienced coffee farming father, the brothers are pushing the boundaries of modern coffee farming in Brazil.
Albaro Curaca Falla, La Sierra, Cauca, Colombia
Alfaro Falla lives on the farm with his wife Dona Carmen Tuila Campo and their two children. He has always been dedicated to the production of coffee in the region and is a member of the ASPROSI organisation. The coffee is grown in the shade of banana, guamo, orange and coffee walnut trees. His wife Dona Carmen is actively engaged in the community helping to ensure political empowerment to give them a voice to be heard. They are also actively involved in joint agricultural production within the community to share the food they grow. They have good infrastructure on the farm for the production and processing of coffee with fermentation tanks and a good electric depulper.
Once harvested the coffee is depulped and left to ferment for 18 hours before being washed and screened 4 times with clean water. From here it is then dried on shade beds for 8 – 10 days.