Volcano Island Blend is a carefully selected mix of speciality grade coffee from fully traceable routes, roasted dark for those looking for something strong, rich yet still smooth.
Farm / Owner
We're grateful to 2 farmer/owners for the beans that make up HICS Island Blend:
Rancho Grande - Brazil
Jesus Achicue - Colombia
970 MASL Brazil
2020 MASL Colombia
(MASL = metre above sea-level)
For those into the farm detail
Rancho Grande, Avirama, Paez, Cauca - Brazil
Coffee production began at the Rancho Grande Farm in 1933, when Mr. Aneite Reis in-herited 5 hectares of crops to start production from. Today, the farm is run by José Carlos Reis and his son Flávio (Fafa) Reis, both son and grandson of Mr. Aneite. The farm also has many cows for dairy and meat production. The mission of the farm is to responsibly produce coffee of the highest possible quality without neglecting the importance of protecting the environment and the caring for the well-being of its employees. A number of employees live on the farm in houses provided with subsidised electricity and food.
Comepcafe Coop, Piendamo, Cauca, Colombia
The Municipality of Paez in Cauca is an area of land that sits high on a Colombian plateau called the 'Macizo Colombiano'. This area is perfect for growing specialty coffee as altitudes reach over 2000 masl. Coffee was introduced here at the end of the 18th Century in the Indigenous Reservation of Vitonco. Now it is the main source of income for these communities especially as the region has begun to open with the settling of the violence and civil war..