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New Bean Available - Premier Launch at DEHS Craft Show

Jeannine Skelton

Mar 23, 2023

Dominican Republic Coffee Offering with Story Cup Coffee - Organic Ramirez Estate Highlight

Featuring a new bean on the heels of the Coffeefest Show in NY! Tasted this fabulous new bean that will be available for sample and purchase at the DEHS Craft Show. Some of my regular new samplers have fallen in love with this coffee as I have. Check out the bio profile of this coffee farm. I had the pleasure of meeting the grandson of this coffee bean farmer with the team of Cafe Kreyol in NY:

Ramirez Estate Bio: In the Dominican Republic, the family-owned Ramirez Estate run by the third generation employs over 400 workers who live and work on the property and make nearly 300% higher wages than Fair Trade Standard. Before the Ramirez family purchased the land in the early 1990s, the land was impotent and bare––natural water springs had long since dried up and farmers had only been raising cattle.

Today, the Ramirez Estate is one of the most environmentally-progressive and socially-conscious proprietorships in the world because they recycle materials used during coffee bean processing. First, coffee cherry parts that would normally be thrown out are converted into natural gas through fermentation––in turn, this natural gas powers their facility. Next, the used water is also recycled, filtered, and returned to water systems. Lastly, cherry pulps are added to a compost pile where they’re used as fertilizer useful to nearby farms.

In addition to creating exceptional coffee, the Ramirez Estate also gives back to its community in countless ways. By building schools in rural areas, local children no longer have to walk nearly twenty miles a day, and after donating books and computers, students have more opportunities to learn. The Ramirez Estate also allows other farmers in the Dominican Republic to use their processing plant to assist in coffee export.

The pictures seen on our website are part of our personal experience touring the estate and meeting the Ramirez family––they are humble, honest, and produce some of the highest-scoring coffees we carry.

Washed: This complex washed-processed coffee is dried with unique rotating dryers, and it comes from the certified Ramirez Estate in the Jarabacoa region of the Dominican Republic. It’s grown at 1,400 meters above sea level with an arabica variety of caturra. Within its process, the Ramirez Washed bean holds the inner workings of the cherry in highest regard––the layers of fruit are stripped, and cherries are almost immediately de-pulped through drying to give the coffee a clean, robust flavor––there is little to no fermentation.

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