ALLIE & LENNIE
Allie & Lennie rotates with fresh harvests from our producer network but will always tell stories of my grandmother’s kitchens. It showcases those crops that taste like the pies, cookies, and treats that I will forever associate with a cup of coffee.
Ana and Lucio Veloso are third generation producers in the Cerrado Mineiro Region. Their Grandfather was one of the first to plant coffee in the area back in the Seventies. Together they now run the São Luiz Estate, which works as a production hub for several connected farms. This particular lot is a pulped natural from the beautiful Santa Cecilia. The farm spans nearly 1,270 hectares and dedicates two-thirds to coffee with the remainder guarded as protected forests and reservoirs.
This is our third harvest from the wonderful São Luiz and the third time partnering with the importer Aequitas. Run by Yuki Minami, the group's mandate is to "foster equitable and transparent relationships by enabling connections between producers and roasters". As Yuki states, "Aequitas is Latin for equity. But she was also a goddess that meant justice, transparency and fairness. And this is what I wanted to do, I wanted to promote a fair trade for producers”.
For espresso, use a 1:2 to 1:2.1 ratio in 28-32 seconds.
Creamy with Apple Pie, Vanilla & Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup.
Minas Gerais, Cerrado Mineiro.
Maya at Crop to Cup.