About this Coffee
We are thrilled to have partnered with World Bicycle Relief to create this excellent blend that allows us to use business for good. For every WBR Blend sold Equator will donate $3.00 to World Bicycle Relief to support programs throughout rural parts of the world.
This crowd-pleasing blend is rich and smooth, highlighting a deep-toned coffee from small garden farms in the Lake Toba region of Sumatra, which offer nuances of sweet grapefruit and aromatic wood. This coffee, like most cultivated in Sumatra, is processed using the wet-hull method, contributing to its unique flavor profile.
Then, we add a fully washed coffee from Kenya that adds elements of brightness and helps bring out the flavor of other coffees in the blend. Kenya has one of the best systems for compensating the highest quality lots; registered buyers taste samples weekly and then compete at auction where the best tasting coffees are rewarded. Because the auction lots are so small, our partners purchase many lots of similar quality and then, through a complex grading process, create the consistency we need for use in the blend.
We finish the blend with another fully washed coffee from Colombia helps to round out the blend by adding silky hints of nut, milk chocolate and spice. The coffee is produced by 300 members of the Association of Women Coffee Growers of West Huila (Asociación de Mujeres Cafeteras del Occidente del Huila), whom make up the Las Rosas Women’s Coffee Project. The project is a multiorganizational effort intended to support the Las Rosas Women’s Group through economic prosperity, social empowerment, and coffee quality. Over the past six years, the women of Las Rosas have showcased their ability to grow and prosper, becoming a source of inspiration for their community.
WHY WE LOVE THIS COFFEE
Making great coffee is complex. We’re continually perfecting our roasting process, extraction methods, and latte pours. We’re always finding ways to improve so that each thoughtfully crafted roast can shine.
GOOD COFFEE, BETTER PLANET
Founded in 2005, World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles®. World Bicycle Relief accomplishes its mission by distributing specially designed, high-quality bicycles through philanthropic and social enterprise programs. These purpose-designed bikes are built to withstand the challenging terrain and conditions in rural, developing areas. Entrepreneurs use the bicycles to increase productivity and profits. Students attend class more regularly and their academic performances improve. And, health care workers visit more patients in less time, providing better, more consistent care. World Bicycle Relief also promotes local economies and long-term sustainability by assembling bicycles locally and training field mechanics to service the bicycles. To date, World Bicycle Relief has delivered over 300,000 bicycles and trained over 1,000 field mechanics in Africa, Southeast Asia and South America. World Bicycle Relief envisions a world where distance is no longer a barrier to independence and livelihood.