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 the treats that I will forever associate with a cup of coffee.
Yuki Minami is the amazing visionary behind Aequitas. Beyond advocating for her neighboring farmers, helping raise quality to ‘specialty grade’ throughout the São Gotardo area, and helping Aequitas members with her extensive Q-grader training, Yuki also grows amazing coffee. This lot comes from the Olhos D’agua (Lot 71) & San Antonio (Lot 42) farms run by her and her father, Niculau. There is much more information on Yuki's coffee journey: here.
I think Allie & Lennie would both love this beautiful natural-processed crop. It opens with a creamy sweet nuttiness that lands somewhere between peanut butter and brittle. There is a wave of chocolate that helps balance out the intricate jammy orange acidity. The finish is long and full of caramel and toffee notes. It reminds me of the PB&J lunches that my Grandma Allie would bring to my Sister and me out in our tree-house by the creek.
Creamy with Peanut Butter & Orange Marmalade.
São Gotardo, Alto Paranaiba, Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais.
Fazenda Olhos D’agua & Fazenda San Antonio.
Red and Yellow Catuaí.
Aequitas & Crop To Cup.