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little waves coffee roasters

tierra de mi padre - mexico

tierra de mi padre - mexico

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Little Waves Coffee Roasters is a small independently owned Latina majority-owned, women-forward company based in Durham, North Carolina. They are a group of thinkers, dreamers, and doers who delight in the enduring power of coffee as a shared experience. Their team is diverse and open-hearted, made up of people of different cultures, genders, languages, faiths, and beliefs. Little Waves' mission is to source the highest quality coffees that make the deepest impact. By making small, determined reverberations through sourcing, roasting, and brewing, they add their open-hearted energy to the tides that unconceal and uphold the beauty of coffee and life.

Little Waves Coffee Roasters strive for sustainability in everything they do from relationship to energy usage. Their roaster has an 80% reduction in energy usage compared to traditional roasters. Their retail coffee bags are 60% compostable. They divert coffee bi-product chaff to be used in local community gardens.

The Tierra de Mi Padre coffee holds a special place in Little Waves owner Areli's heart. It is from the Grupo Terruño Nayarita in Nayarit, México, the state that her father is from. She first saw roasted coffee from the Nayarit region in 2014, on the shelves of Victrola Coffee in Seattle and got so overwhelmed with excitement at the fact that coffee grew in Nayarit.

In 2015 when they went to visit family in Tepuzhuacan, Nayarit, they reached out to Jim Kosalos (founder of Cafés Sustentables de México and San Cristobal Coffee) to see if they could visit the farms where that first bag of coffee Areli saw was from. They were graciously invited to visit, and so they took the bus to Tepic and met up with Jim. He handed them the keys to a Volkswagon Bug and up the mountain they went. 

They were shown around the washing station, the drying stations, and through the small towns where the coffee was grown. They were able to meet a lot of the producers and workers from those stations and got to hear their perspectives and needs in the value chain firsthand. This experience helped shape Little Waves' approach to sourcing, one in which they consider the wide array of coffee grown in one farm, lot, or community and figure out a place for all of it while taking into account their own standards of quality. For the past three years, they've had the privilege to purchase and roast 20 bags of a naturally processed coffee from the group of women from this community in Nayarit.

 

Grind note: If you are used to European third wave coffee roasters, note that this is a darker roast and will need somewhat of a coarser grind to shine, especially if you are hand-pouring (e.g., 2-3 clicks up on a Comandate hand-grinder).

Shelf-life: 180 days

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