Loom is our go-to option for a full bodied, classic cup of coffee. Loom is our primary coffee offering for drip coffee in our coffee shop. We love the pairing of rich chocolate, sweet toffee, and bright acidity!
Loom is one of our foundational blends; currently, it is a blend of Guatemala Huehuetenango, Colombia Washed Huila, and Ethiopia Natural Guji coffees.
Recommended Usage: Filter Coffee, Cold Brew
Additional Info and Transparency
Huila - Castillo, Caturra & Colombia
Colombian coffee is among the most recognizable and most dynamic in the world, with multiple growing regions whose distinct yet consistently crowd-pleasing profiles reflect the various microclimates that exist in this large country. We source workhorse coffees from various of these growing regions, looking for a cup that contains a nice balance of sweetness, fruity effervescence, and a foundation of cocoa and/or toffee. Most Gran Galope offerings are a blend of coffees from between 10 and 30 smallholder farms, each with comparable cup characteristics and score. Coffees from Huila are cupped and purchased in Pitalito; coffees from Cauca are cupped and purchased in Popayán; and coffees from Nariño are cupped and purchased in both Pasto and La Unión.
This coffee was sourced through Cafe Imports, and it was purchased as green coffee at a price point of $4.53 USD/LBS.
Huehuetenango - Waykan (GrainPro)
The Regional Select program was created to highlight the unique profiles we have found that are inherent to various microclimates in many of the countries from which we source green coffee. Local variables like wind patterns, soil quality, sunlight, elevation, and other environmental influencers have much to do with the common characteristics that separate, say, a Northern Colombian from a Southern Colombian coffee, just as they inform the differences between a Colombian and a Kenyan.
For our Regional Select offerings, we source based on cup quality and character, seeking a balance of “taste of place” with availability and price. These lots are built as blends from coffees that cup out between 84–87 on our 100-point cupping scale, and come with regional and often microregional traceability, but are not farm- or producer-specific.
Our Waykan offerings are chosen for their pristine example of the dynamic character of coffees from Huehuetenango, with their crisp acidity reminiscent of lemon, grape, or apple, and a balance of toffee and sweet nuts, like almond. In the Maya Q’qnjobal dialect in the region, “waykan” means “star, or light that shines in the sky at night.” The indigenous population in and around Huehuetenango plays a large role in the coffee production here, and coffee accounts either directly or indirectly for roughly 80 percent of the local economy.
This coffee was sourced through Cafe Imports, and it was purchased as green coffee at a price point of $4.40 USD/LBS.
Natural Guji - Kedir Hassen at Sibu Trading - Oromia
Buliye station is a drying station that only produces naturally processed coffee. Owned and operated by Kedir Hassen at Sibu Trading that oversees a number of washing and drying stations in Southern Ethiopia, we taste the quality that Kedir and his teams at Sibu Trading put into the processing of the coffee delivered from the neighboring kebeles.
Buliye is one of those coffees that hits all ends of the spectrum for folks looking for natural processed coffees. It’s heavy on the palette, has some dense sweetness and lovely bright berry-like acidity that reminds us of grape and raspberry. This coffee is everything we look for in a natural processed coffee as well. It’s vibrant and dynamic with a very clean structure.
Importer: Osito Coffee