Seven Stars’ House Blend contains coffee from two farms: Finca Santa Isabel in Santa Rosa, Guatemala and La Esperanza in the Valle de Cauca region of Colombia. The coffee beans are all roasted to the same level: city roast. This is a medium roast level which strives for the perfect balance of sweetness, body and accessibility. It is not meant to exhibit either the roasty, burnt notes of a dark roast or the sharp acidic note of a light roast.
We have a direct trade relationship with the two farms. Santa Isabel has been owned by the Keller family since 1899. It is a large organically-certified farm which is also certified by the Rainforest Alliance for its environmental and economic sustainability. 40% of its 3,000 acres is set aside as a nature preserve. The Kellers grow the Caturra and Cataui varieties of coffee at an altitude of 1500 meters and their harvest runs from December to February. The Isabel coffee beans bring some brightness and mild fruit notes to the blend.
La Esperanza is owned by the Herrera family and is also a large organically-certified, Rainforest Alliance certified farm, located in the Valle de Cauca region of Colombia. The Herreras grow Caturra and Typica varieties of coffee at between 1400 and 1600 meter and their harvest is earlier and longer than that of Santa Isabel: from September to February. The Esperanza brings balance and bass notes like chocolate and caramel to the blend.
New Harvest Coffee Roasters
Learn more about our friends, the coffee roasters, on their web site.