This coffee is from a group of 30 small farmers in the eastern highlands of Meru, Kenya, Africa. They chose the name “Kushikumana” as it means “work together”.
They have created a collective where each small holder de-pulps, ferments, and dries their coffee separately then combine quantities for exportable volumes. The area of Meru has coffee which has been grown locally dating back to the 1920's. This is truly a small batch coffee and by no means the typical “factory” Kenyan
style coffee which is much more common in the market place.
It is selected by and roasted to the lighter side of medium for us by Jeremiah’s Pick Coffee Co. of San Francisco. It is a rich coffee which shows wonderful dried fruit characteristics, mild to moderate acidity, and a very nice weighty mouth feel. This coffee will appeal to those who drink their coffee black, and also to those who add cream and/or sugar.
Wednesday March 28, 2018
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle tentatively ruled on a lawsuit filed in 2008 by a California-based nonprofit called the Council for Education and Research on Toxics.
The lawsuit targets Starbucks and dozens of other coffee purveyors under the state's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, which requires companies with more than 10 employees to warn their customers about the prevalence of carcinogenic and toxic chemicals in their products.
Acrylamide, a chemical compound that is produced naturally in the preparation of certain foods like the roasting of coffee beans, is on the state's list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity
“Living causes death”