Highwire Organic Coffee Blend
Thick and creamy, nougat and blackforest cherry cake notes and a rich brown sugar finish.
- Shade Grown
The Highwire Organic Blend is a sweet, creamy and fruit-driven blend excellent both black or with milk. We have worked tirelessly over the past four years to source truly exceptional, Certified Organic coffees from our partners at origin, to formulate a Certified Organic coffee blend that challenges the expectation that coffee can be either amazing quality or organic, but not both. Quite the contrary; we believe that healthy plants, healthy soil and in turn a healthy agricultural ecosystem are integral pieces of the quality chain.
These coffees from our friends and colleagues in Colombia, Peru and Ethiopia are the best of the best: Coffees produced cleanly, with care taken by and for the communities who produce them, and represent the true future of the coffee industry in each of their countries of origin.
- Processing Washed & Natural
- Harvest 2020-21
- Certifications ACO Certified Organic
- Regions Colombia, Peru & Ethiopia
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Our espresso recipes are developed on a La Marzoco Linea PB, using a Fiorenzato F71 grinder. We encourage you to play around to meet your personal tastes and equipment setup.
The Highwire Organic Coffee Blend is made up of the following Organic coffees:
Colombia Planadas (Washed process)
We have worked with the leading Fair Trade Organic cooperatives in the Planadas municipality in Tolima since 2015. These young and vibrant groups have become well known and well respected for their consistently exceptional coffee quality and intense focus on developing their community.
Tolima, from the early-1960s until around 2012, was a dangerous and disrupted area due to the strong foothold that FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a rebel paramilitary force) held in Tolima, Huila and Narino. The mountainous areas near where Bilbao is located were essentially run outside the legal and economic structures of the rest of Colombia, and crime including the drug trade were rife throughout the region.
Over the past decade, the regional has stabilised and new, younger and more energised coffee producers have become established in the Central Colombian mountain range around Planadas. This remote community has overcome incredible adversity over the past thirty years to become examples of sustainable and ethical coffee production.
Peru Chope Womens’ Cooperative (Washed process)
Superstar producer Nelida Zurita founded the Chope Womens Group in 2016; a group of “Mujeres emprendedoras e innovadoras” (enterprising and innovative women), which is comprised of 47 women-lead or entirely women-owned farms located in the western regions of San Martin, not far from the town of Moyobamba.
The Chope Womens Group produce only FairTrade and Organic certified products that are the backbone of the local agricultural economy. All of the members are subsistence farmers who live on the land they farm; their produce is their livelihood and they have a respect for the land and ecosystem that is greater than any we have seen across Latin America. Aside from coffee, the group also produces their own line of Organic Yoghurt products, as well as fresh vegetables and fruit, which are now being made available to the Moyobamba community through local markets and grocers. Nelida’s focus is on improving the resilience and livelihoods of her fellow women, and building a sustainable system of year round income derived from the land that they love and respect with intense passion.
2019 was the first time that the Chope Women’s coffee has been specifically separated from the men’s for export, and we are proud that Dukes is the exclusive and permanent partner for this group – purchasing 100% of their production output – every year on-going.
Ethiopia Gelgelu Adema (Natural process)
The Worka Cooperative is found in the Gedeb woreda in the South of the Gedeo zone (Yirgacheffe). Worka’s 411 members are located in the Gedeo zone and are renowned for producing exceptional Washed and Natural process coffees with Fair Trade and Organic certification as the norm.
The particular lot that we have selected from the Worka Cooperative is a single-producer separation from producer Gelgelu Edema, selected by the cooperative for their pilot “single-farmer” microlot program, where an exceptional quality producer’s coffee is separated through the entire wet and dry milling process. This is extremely unusual for Ethiopia, where almost all coffee is blended in large cooperative or even regional lots with minimal traceability.
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