The 2710 Blog

Rwanda Gatore

Rwanda Gatore

Gatare is a washing station in the Western area of Rwanda which lies close to the Nyungwe Forest. Most farms are located in areas that surround the Kivu Lake and the region is generally known as the Kivu belt in Nyungwe edge. This area has ideal soil for growing coffee and the Gatare Washing Station is one of the oldest and largest in Rawanda The Gatare Station was the first station to produce the natural and honey process relative to the washing of the beans. The Natural drying process uses no water and the beans are dried in the fruit....

Read more
Congo Mapendo

Congo Mapendo

Our latest addition to our line of specialty coffees is Congo Mapendo. Mapendo is Swahili for “Love” and has tasting notes of green apple, molasses and lemon peel.  Mapendo coffee is farmed in Congo on 16 separate lots by over 4,000 coffee farmers and nearly 40% of those farmers are women. Fikiri Charlotte is the Vice President within this Mapendo Women Co-op located in South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Growing coffee has positively impacted her life and family as it has allowed her to buy goats for breeding and the manure produced strengthens the ecosystem of her...

Read more
Ethiopia Shakiso Guji: The Mountain Coffee Farm

Ethiopia Shakiso Guji: The Mountain Coffee Farm

Guji is a distant and heavily forested swath of land stretching southeast through the lower corner of the massive Oromia region in Ethiopia. None of the routes to this area are short in distance or meant for the or for the queasy in any way. Thanks to the Guji tribe of people who have for generations tried to reduce mining and logging efforts whenever possible, the area is heavily forested and they continue to conserve the land’s sacred canopy. The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm started in 2012 and is owned by multiple families that have been born and raised around...

Read more
Mexico Chiapas: Mayan Harvest Women's Group

Mexico Chiapas: Mayan Harvest Women's Group

Mexico Chiapas Mayan Harvest Women's Group is sourced from 168 family-owned farms located in communities within the municipality of Bella Vista in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Rosalba Cifuentes Novia, who was raised in the Bella Vista coffee community, has dedicated herself to helping producers with small plots of land (average 5 acres) earn a better price for their coffee. Rosalba ensures traceability for her communities' coffee by personally exporting the coffee directly to the Bay Area. Rosalba also concerns herself with the small details like being sure to pull samples without piercing the producers' bags, which has eliminated the...

Read more