We offer this blend with washed robusta for friends of Southern Italian coffee culture. A dark roasted classic espresso with 75% arabica and 25% robusta.
50% Honduras, COMSA cooperative, natural arabica
25% Guatemala, APPAECE cooperative, washed arabica
25% Ecuador, Rukullakta cooperative, washed robusta
Bitter chocolate and roasted hazelnut aroma; lively, rich body, great crèma.
Beside espresso machines, the Nightingale is well suited for fully automated coffee machines and moka pots.
We sell our coffee unground as beans so that you can prepare the coffee as freshly as possible. By grinding yourself, you make sure that all the aromas end up in your cup. After just 30 minutes of exposure to air, ground coffee loses a large part of its aroma. More information is in our FAQ.
If you don’t have a grinder, we can grind the coffee for you. Just let us know in your order under “Order Notes”.
The green coffee for Nightingale comes from Honduras, Guatemala and Ecuador:
The organization Café Orgánico Marcala S.A. (COMSA) was established on December 13, 2001 as an association of small farmers. They currently have 614 members, 164 women and 450 men. The majority of members are Lenca (an indigenous people). COMSA is not a cooperative in the proper sense, but a democratic stock company. All members must satisfy the criteria for fair trade and organic certification and have at least one COMSA stock, which costs 100 Honduran lempiras – approx. 4 euros. Every member has one vote, regardless of how many stocks they possess. Thus, COMSA is de facto a cooperative.
At the moment, COMSA sells 2,700 tons of green coffee, which exhibits the following characteristics in the cup: citrus-floral acidity and aroma, peach and wild blackberry flavor. COMSA has its own facilities to wet process and dry coffee in order to handle this large volume of coffee. The coffee is certified organic in Europe and Honduras and cultivated accordingly.
Altitude: 1,300 – 1,700 meters
Region: Marcala, La Paz
Processing: Arabica, natural, sun dried, manual harvesting and sorting
The Asociacion de Pequeños Productores Entre Cerros (APPAECE) is located in the San Marcos region and has 26 members with small parcels of land. Sustainable coffee cultivation that preserves and protects the surrounding ecosystem is at home here. Tropical temperatures and a mixture of volcanic and clay soils have a positive influence on the coffee’s character, which displays the highest level of quality for arabica.
Altitude: 1,750 meters
Region: Aldea Barranca Granda
Processing: Arabica, washed, manual harvest and sorting
Rukullakta – old people – is located in Ecuador’s Amazon Basin close to Tena. The organization of the “Pueblo Kichwa de Rukullakta” (Kichwa peoples of Rukullakta) consists of 17 indigenous communities and was established in 2006. They sell their products directly as a cooperative. Together they support the cultivation and production of high-quality washed coffee beans. They observe ecological criteria and work their fields in harmony with nature according to the Chakra principle.
Altitude: 500 meters
Region: Napo region, Amazonas
Processing: Robusta, washed, manual harvesting and sorting