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Los Pozos: Sweetness Direct from Nicaragua

At Irving Farm, we visit a lot of farms and are always looking for new ways to make farm relationships. Our Nicaragua Los Pozos offering is a special coffee with a special story. We purchased this sweet and deep coffee through a brand new organization working to make the links between producers and coffee roasters that much more direct. Pulley Collective, a New-York-based initiative, has been working since 2012 to connect very small producers — many of whom are award winners — with international roasters through carefully curated auction systems. Through their efforts we were introduced to this beautiful example of Nicaraguan single origin coffee, a big-drinking, rustic and sweet cup, full of dried fruit and spice notes and perfect for winter drinking.

Focus on Single Origin Coffees

Here at Irving Farm, we think one of the most incredible ways to appreciate coffee is to fine-tune our vision to a specific region and terroir. For this reason, we're enthralled with Single Origin coffees: coffees that are purely from one specific region or small lot, that we can identify as beautifully unique to their growing origin. Unlike blends, which are a beautiful, careful balancing act of finesse and flavor, Single Origins are truly individual. It's up to our cuppers and roasters to get the best expression out of each bean, without tempering any of the coffee's natural flavors with anything else. Explore our Single Origin offerings today, like our new Nicaragua Los Pozos, purchased in an auction from new coffee importer Pulley Collective, or our lovely, organic Rwanda Coopac Bourbon, full of delicious notes of red fruit and oak.

What's on the Menu?

Good morning to everyone at the inaugural BioCities event, How Food Systems Shape Cities: Ecological and Economic Perspectives! The panel discussions at this event focus on issues affecting only more of us each day, as people across the world push further into urban environments. More than half of the human population now live in cities. We’re happy to be on today’s menu put together by our friends at Whole Foods MarketNeuman’s!

Introducing...our Special Edition Rainforest Foundation Coffee Bag!

We’re very excited to have our special-edition Rainforest Foundation Project coffee bag featured among Vogue’s top ten most wanted products for Earth Day this Sunday, April 22nd! We’re in some very fine company on the list, so check it out for all the other great selections!

IFRC at the 2012 Benefit Concert for the Rainforest Foundation


 

David of Irving Farm backstage
 

 

Trudie & David of Irving Farm
 

 

Bill Clinton being a rock star!
 

 

Each guest took home a bag!
 
Happy Earth Day!

Earlier this month, Irving Farm launched a special-edition charity coffee offering at the 2012 Benefit Concert for The Rainforest Foundation700 guests including Bill Clinton, Elton John, Meryl Streep, Bryn Terfel, Rita Wilson and others joined founders Trudie Styler and Sting to raise funds and celebrate the ongoing work of the foundation. You can see pictures from this event at our blog. But the work and the celebration didn’t end at the concert. As Earth Day approaches, we want everyone to join in. For each bag of this coffee sold, we’re giving a dollar to The Rainforest Foundation. Each dollar enables the foundation to protect 60 trees and 9000 square feet of forestland. Please read more about this project here and consider joining us in our efforts. Starting on Earth Day (this Sunday, April 22nd!) our cafes, 71 Irving Place and 56 Seventh Avenue, will be brewing only the Rainforest Foundation Project coffee blend for one whole week. So stop by for a cup! Please also support the cafes and markets that are partnering with us in our Rainforest Foundation Project:

If you are around on/after Earth Day, definitely stop by one of our partners to grab a cup and buy a bag to champion this cause!

El Jigual, Colombia


Colombia - El Jigual
 

To Dario Anaya’s farm El Jigual
 

Dan traveling for 7 hours...
 

Oh no!
 

Monserrate Village
 

Cupping Lab in Monserrate
 

Explaining stages of Ripeness
 

De-pulper
 

Drying Patio (Solar Dryer)
 

Turning the Coffee
 
Colombia - El Jigual

Rainforest Foundation Project

1 BAG = $1 = 60 TREES PROTECTED & 9000 SQ. FEET DEFENDED IRVING FARM + THE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION, “1 BAG = $1 CAMPAIGN”

BY PURCHASING THIS SPECIAL RAINFOREST FOUNDATION COFFEE YOU CAN CHAMPION THIS CAUSE AND OUR EFFORTS IN SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT.

Starting Something New

We’re proud to support the work of The Rainforest Foundation. We recognize the importance of restoring farmland with tree plantings amid coffee crops to provide a healthy habitat for surrounding flora and fauna. We are committed to sourcing beans from responsible and sustainable coffee growers worldwide. By purchasing a special edition bag, you champion this cause and help our efforts to protect the environment. Learn more about this project and other ways to get involved here.
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