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2022 Winter Update
We want to thank everyone who has supported our coffee endevour since 2016. We have made same great friends and delivered some pretty amazing coffee to customer far and wide.
The pandemic seems to be more managable now and our intention is to ease back into the Issaquah Farmer's Market in the Spring of 2023. The Market is under new leadership which seems more aligned with helping small, local businesses. More to come on this.
Coffee production worldwide is slowly getting better but broader inflation has affected every part of the supply chain. We have access to more green coffee but prices are higher resulting in us being more selective the beans and quantities we are purchasing.
Our website has everything currently in stock, although some in very limited quantities. We roast to order at least once per week and ship the next day. The USPS does an outstanding job of delivering in a timely manner, local mail is next day, most of the country within 3 days.
We are still roasting for local (porch) pickup, fast, flat-fee mail, or Saturday Post Office Meetup.
New Arrivals: Want to try the latest beans? We have an entire category dedicated to new beans in our inventory in one, easy to find place. Check our our New Arrivals!
Click the link to order online!
Get your Valente Family Coffee Merchandise on our Etsy site!
Looking for other ways to support our family coffee endeavour? We have launched an Etsy Store where you can purchase merchandise created by our team of in-house designers. Check back often as each of our kids will be creating some unique coffee-ware in the coming months.
If you would like to see something we haven't thought of, drop us a note and we'll do our best to get it made!
Featured - DR Congo - Organic Kivu "Gorilla"
This is our first coffee from the Democratic Republic of Congo and does not disappoint. We love that the mission of this effort is to protect the Virunga National Park by reducing the need for
citizens to exploit this important habitat for Gorillas in order to survive.
The farming community in North Kivu has become accustomed to adversity.
Armed incursion, corruption and disease are part of everyday life, but in coffee, they see hope. Coffee is one of the only cash crops these producers grow. It puts money on the table, brings stability to the community, and enables farmers to plan.
The Kawa Kanzururu Cooperative is an exciting new Coop with a network of 24 micro-mills along the western rim of the Rwenzori Mountain Range. The benefit of working through a Coop is of huge
importance to smallholders since North Kivu is landlocked. Getting Congolese coffee into the global supply chain means transporting it to the Port of Mombasa in Kenya to reach the sea. Thus, working
collectively is essential. The Kawa Kanzururu Coop is also focused on expanded production and quality.
The farming community borders the Virunga National Park, which occupies the Semliki River Valley in the 140 km stretch between lakes Edward and Albert in the westernmost arm of the Great Rift Valley. The conditions here are ideal for growing coffee: deep, fertile, volcanic soil, high altitude, and adequate rainfall.
Tasting Notes: Full-bodied and balanced acidity, caramel, and cocoa-nib base with hints of bergamot and jasmine.