The Alce Nero blend for mocha beans is Fairtrade certified.
The Faitrade Alce Nero blend for moka pots is made exclusively from arabica coffee cultivated at an altitude of between 1250 and 1800 metres, in the shade of other fruit or timber trees, by the farmers of our Prodecoop members in Nicaragua and Coop Norandino in Peru.
The coffee is lightly toasted and modified atmosphere packaged. Packaging is fitted with an aroma-saving valve which preserves the identity and all the strength of the original flavour. A balanced, light and aromatic blend. Sweetly reminiscent of brown sugar, peaches in syrup or candied fruits. The Nicaraguan arabica balances the palate with the sweetness and basicity of dried fruit, whereas the Peruvian arabica concludes by adding roundness and a full-bodied quality (never overwhelming), completed by a pleasant after-taste.
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Arabica coffee originated in Ethiopia, south-eastern Sudan and northern Kenya, but later became widespread in Yemen, where the consumption of coffee has been traced back as far as 1450. The arabica plants, which require significant water particularly during the full vegetation phase, prosper on land that is between 1000 and 2000 metres in altitude. The higher the plant grows, the greater the organoleptic qualities of the beans. The plant is a small evergreen tree that grows to around ten metres in height, its leaves large (6-12 cm long) and dark green in colour. Its flowers are white and fragrant, while its fruit is referred to as “cherries”. Once ripe, these appear red or violet in colour and typically contain two coffee beans, characterised by an S-shaped groove. Arabica coffee has a rich aroma and is very fragrant, light and slightly sour, with a lower caffeine content than other varieties, like robusta for example, which varies between 0.8% and 1.5%.
Peru and Nicaragua. The producers of this coffee are members of Cooperativas Sin Fronteras, an international organisation that promotes the principles of quality, wholesomeness and sustainability and which, to date, involves more than 14,000 families of small producers in Latin America. Alce Nero is a member of Coop. Sin Fronteras, together with Cooperativa Norandino in Peru and Prodecoop in Nicaragua, produce this organic, Fairtrade certified arabica coffee.
Alce Nero organic arabica coffee grows at an altitude of between 1250 and 1800 metres and at temperatures of 20-25°C. It is very important to maintain these temperatures and the right level of humidity in the coffee plantations, and this is why crops are planted in the shadow of other fruit trees or woody plants, to protect the coffee plantation from the sun. These agricultural practices protect the biodiversity as well as offering the farmer protection against the sun during harvesting.
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