Broadway Blend

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Broadway Blend

As the weather (and lockdown situation) starts to improve slightly it feels like an optimistic time to refresh our Broadway Blend. This time around we have a crisp Colombian joining our mainstay Honduras to build a blend that is as balanced as it is sustainable.

Flavour Profile

Pecan, Cherry, Molasses

50%

Passiflora

Colombia

50%

COMSA CO-OP
Honduras

Region

Tolima

Region

La Paz

Variety

Caturra, Colombia, Castillo

Variety

Caturra, Pacas, Ihcafe 90

Altitude

1,400-1700 masl

Altitude

1,300 - 1,600 masl

Processing

Washed

Processing

Washed

The Story

Our Broadway Blend emphasises closer farm and import relationships working with many of the same coffees each year, selected for their unique representations of origin and terroir. This is our go-to balanced espresso on Broadway Market and pairs perfectly with milk.


The Details

Our latest Colombian component arrives fresh from Tolima’s December-January harvest cycle. This marks our second purchase from the Cedro Alto Collective, in this case representing the Passiflora smallholders - a group of 20 farmers based in Planadas, Tolima. All contributing members adhere to a strict criteria of farming without the use of synthetic pesticides and maintain native trees as a measure of biodiversity. To help with processing and market access they have partnered with Cedro Alto, a producer-owned exporter that promotes economic sustainability as a means of improving social and environmental conditions. With fixed prices much higher than the commodity market this group is now making more than 5 times their previous yearly income.
 
For a deeper dive into coffee's real costs of production and financial transparency, Cedro Alto founder Karl Wienhold talked with our friendly import partner and distinguished ex-Climpson Matt Randell here.
 
Heading North to Central America, we source the other 50% of this blend from our Honduran partners at the COMSA Cooperative. COMSA (Café Orgánico Marcala) is  a growing collective of neighbouring farmers set in Marcala, La Paz. Starting in 2001 with 69 local producers they have set out to improve their communities coffee and livelihoods through sustainable organic production. Now they represent over 1,200 members and provide training in organic farm regeneration, water management and wildlife conservation. The improved quality and prices continue to motivate producing families and act as a beacon of inspiration as to the long-term sustainability of organic specialty practices.