Natural Coffee

There are two main coffee processing methods: washed coffee and natural coffee. For washed process coffee, the skin and fruit of the coffee cherry are removed and the coffee cherry is washed down to its parchment before drying. For natural process coffee, the coffee cherry is laid out to dry without removing any of the cherry's skin or fruit. For this reason, natural processed coffee is sometimes referred to as "dry processed" coffee, since it doesn't require any water. This makes natural processed coffees popular in regions with less abundant water resources like Ethiopia, where natural coffee production has been a staple of the coffee culture for hundreds of years.

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Natural coffees are usually dried on raised beds, which allows air to circulate under the coffee and promotes even drying. Producers will also rake or turn the cherries throughout the day to make sure that the coffee dries evenly and to prevent clumps from forming. Depending on the season, some producers cover the cherry during the hottest or coolest parts of the day to protect the cherry - so it's a lot more complicated than just letting the coffee sit in the sun!

After the cherry is dried to the appropriate moisture content, the coffee is taken to a dry-milling facility where the dried husk and fruit of the cherry is removed, and the coffee beans are bagged and prepared for export.

How Natural Process Coffees Taste

Natural coffees are known to have much more funky, interesting flavors than your traditional washed coffee. This is because as the coffee cherry dries the sugars in the fruit will start to ferment, imparting all sorts of unique flavors into the coffee bean that you'll taste as you brew. Farmers take great care to control how quickly the coffee cherries dry by building adjustable shade structures and turning the cherries regularly as they dry. This helps ensure that the coffee doesn't ferment too much or too little, which can affect the taste and quality of the end product.

Natural Coffees Available Now

Gitesi

Floral, Lemon, Sweet

Gitesi, Rwanda

Gitesi by Gahizi

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Passionfruit, Berry, Vanilla

Bombe, Ethiopia

Bombe # 1

Honduras

Graham Cracker, Apple, Chocolate

Copan, Honduras

CAFESCOR Select Decaf

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Berry, Red Wine, Chocolate

Marcala, Honduras

Bomba De Fruta #3

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Lime, Floral, Apple

Sidamo, Ethiopia

Bensa #2

Clabelina

Pineapple, Mango, Plum

Antioquia, Colombia

Villa Clabellina #6

Los

Sugar, Citrus, Rosehips

Atitlan, Guatemala

Los Andes Geisha

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Plum, Vanilla, Spice

West Arsi, Ethiopia

Nensebo #1

Sugarcane

Caramel, Almond, Honey

Risaralda, Colombia

Risaralda DECAF

Wilford

Grape, Honey, Raspberry

Boquete, Panama

TS: Elida Estate

Past Natural Coffees

Brazil

Pineapple, Coconut, Heavy Cream

Brazil Carmo de Minas

Frinsa

Peach, Apple, Chardonnay

West Java, Indonesiaa

Classic: Frinsa Estate Super

Raspberry, Pineapple, Lively

Huila, Colombia

Bombe De Fruta

El

Black Cherry, Chocolate, Cream

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Tasting Series: El Amate

Santateresa

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Lemongrass, Almond

Chanchamayo, Peru

Tasting Series: Santa Elena

Nimu

Tasting Notes: Plum, Cane Sugar, Floral

Kayanza, Burundi

Nimu Silas

San

Notes: Chocolate, Cream, Citrus

Choluteca, Honduras

Classic:San Marcos de Colón

La

Tasting Notes: Berry, Plum, Brown Sugar

Antioqua, Colombia

La Claudina

Fazenda

Tasting Notes: Floral, Tropical, Vanilla

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Fazenda Juquinha

Gesha

Lemon, Raspberry, Sugar

Bench Maji, Ethiopia

Tasting Series: Dimma Gesha

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Chocolate, Coconut, Nutty

Sul de Minas, Brazil

Classic: Capadocia #1

Sitio

Dried Fruit, Orange, Cocoa

Lambari, Brazil

Sitio Vargem Anaerobic

Bangi

Cherry, Tropical, Jasmine

Bench Maji, Ethiopia

MB1: Bangi Gesha

Sitio

Brown Sugar, Apple, Caramel

Lambari, Brazil

Sitio Vargem #6

El

Stonefruit, Currant, Floral

Cajamarca, Peru

Classic: El Balsamo

Esperanzahoney

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Chocolate, Floral

<b>Quindio, Colombia</b>

Tasting Series: Finca La Esperanza Honey

Dimtu

Tasting Notes: Apple, Pear, Berry

Guji, Ethiopia

Dimtu Haro #1

Classic

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Cream, Citrus

Caldas, Colombia

Classic: Sausalito

Shembati

Tasting Notes: Currant, Blueberry, Sugar

Kayanza, Burundi

Shembati #1

Sehe

Tasting Notes: Nectarine, Chocolate, Tannic

Cibitoke, Burundi

Sehe Collective

Deri

Tasting Notes: Berry, Black Tea, Cherry

Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Deri Kidame

Jaguara

Tasting Notes: Apricot, Sugar, Citrus

Sao Joao Del Rey, Brazil

Jaguara

Familia

Tasting Notes: Stonefruit, Sugar, Lemons

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Familia Garcia

Carmo

Tasting Notes: Lime, Cherry, Sugar

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Sao

Citrus, White Grape, Tart

Mantiqueira de Minas, Brazil

Sao Francisco

Clabelina

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Currant, Honey

Antioquia, Colombia

Villa Clabelina

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Raspberry, Pineapple, Lively

Huila, Colombia

Bomba de Fruta

Banko

Strawberry, Honey, Floral

Gedeb, Ethiopia

Banko Gotiti

Gute

Chocolate, Apricot, Molasses

Guji, Ethiopia

Gute Sodu

Suke

Peach, Honey, Sweet Cream

Guji, Ethiopia

Suke Quto

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Strawberry, Chocolate, Marshmallow

Sidama, Ethiopia

Shantawene

Bangi

Cherry, Jasmine, Tropical

Bench Maji, Ethiopia

Tasting Series: Bangi Gesha

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Chocolate, Coconut, Nutty

Sul de Minas, Brazil

Capadocia #1

Frinsa

Peach, Apple, Chardonnay

West Java, Indonesia

Frinsa Estate Super

Fazenda

Floral, Tropical Fruit, Berry

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Juquinha #2

Vargem

Caramel, Raisin, Chocolate

Lambari, Brazil

Sitio Vargem #4

Gitesi

Papaya, Chocolate, Sugar

Karongi, Rwanda

Gitesi Peaberry

El

Floral, Currant, Stone Fruit

Amazonas, Peru

El Balsamo

Santa

Apple, Mango, Milk Chocolate

Sul de Minas, Brazil

Santa Lucia #1

Gitesi

Coconut, Kiwi, Dried Fruit

Gitesi, Rwanda

Gitesi Natural #4

Sitio

Wine, Lavender, Plums

Lambari, Brazil

Sitio Vargem Anaerobic #7

La

Black Tea, Berry, Stone Fruit

Lonya Grande, Peru

La Colmena

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Peach, Cocoa, Spice

West Arsi, Ethiopia

Nensebo #2

Las

Cherry, Sugar, Peach

Ojos de Agua, El Salvador

Las Nubes

Layo

Honey, Jasmine, Peach

Guji, Ethiopia

Layo Teraga

Esperanzanatural

Red Berry, Floral, Chocolate

Tasting Series: Finca La Esperanza Natural

Independencia

Tasting Notes: Wine, Raisin, Strawberry Tart

<b>Santa Ana, El Salvador</b>

La Independencia

Notissa

Tasting Notes: Cherry, Strawberry, Funk

<b>Dimtu, Ethiopia</b>

Notissa

La

Tasting Notes: Tangerine, Lavender, Green Tea

Brunca, Costa Rica

La Flor de Roble

El

Tasting Notes: Raisin, Prune, Funky

La Paz, Honduras

El Bosque

Villa

Tasting Notes: Rose, Black Tea, Peach

Huila, Colombia

Tasting Series: Villa Betulia

Bale

Tasting Notes: Papaya, Strawberry, Citrus

Arsi, Ethiopia

Bale Mountain

Buraa

Tasting Notes: Honey, Lemon, Tea

Bura'a, Yemen

Tasting Series: Bura'a Rooftop

El

Tasting Notes: Tropical Fruit, Pear, Candy

Antioquia, Colombia

El Encanto #2

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Black Tea, Peach, Chocolate

Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Konga Kelloo #5

Bela

Chocolate, Stone Fruit, Spice

Mantiqueira de Minas, Brazil

Sitio Bela Vista #2

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Strawberry, Spice, Cola

West Java, Indonesia

Frinsa Anaerobic

Tebe

Chocolate, Berry, Floral

Uraga, Ethiopia

Tebe Taye Decaf

Sitio

Chocolate, Strawberry, Nutty

Lambari, Brazil

Sitio Cachoeirinha Anaerobic #2

El

Plum, Fruity, Winey

Antioquia, Colombia

El Encanto #2 2021

Julio

Floral, Strawberry, Sweet

Nariño, Colombia

Julio Cesar Montenegro

La

Black Tea, Berry, Stonefruit

Lonya Grande, Peru

Classic: La Colmena

El

Floral, Lime, Strawberry

Antioquia, Colombia

MB5: El Encanto Geisha

Don

Finca La Loma

Finca La Loma

El

Floral, Lime, Strawberry

Antioquia, Colombia

Tasting Series: El Encanto Geisha

Gesha

Raspberry, Lemonade, Sugar

Bench Maji, Ethiopia

MB2: Dimma Gesha

Santa

Cocoa, Citrus, Cola

Santa Ana, El Salvador

Santa Gregoria #1

Las

Cherry, Sugar, Peach

Ojos de Agua, El Salvador

Classic: Las Nubes

El

Black Cherry, Chocolate, Cream

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Tasting Series: El Amate ERROR

Frinsa

White Tea, Gooseberry, Floral

West Java, Indonesia

Frinsa Edun #1