For this year’s first edition of the Broadway Blend we return to two reliably balanced coffees from Guatemala’s Finca La Cumbre and the innovative Honduran COMSA co-operative. Each year both of these producers offer a dependable base of body, sweetness and intensity - a classic combination to keep you going through the colder months.
Our Broadway Blend emphasises closer farm and import relationships working with many of the same coffees each year, selected for their unique representations of origin and terroir. This is our go-to balanced espresso on Broadway Market and pairs perfectly with milk.
Finca La Cumbre is overseen by producer Juan Bernardo, now into his 9th season of coffee production in the micro-region of Petatan, Huehuetenango. Nearing the border with Mexico, the area of Huehuetenango offers some of the most unique Guatemalan cup profiles. The higher altitude brings cooler evening climates which affects a slower maturation of coffee cherries. This weather also extends the required drying time for processed coffee which is now seen as a positive for allowing complex flavours to develop as well as adding to the green coffees longevity.
Located to the South-East of Guatemala is the COMSA Cooperative, a growing collective of neighbouring farmers set in Marcala, La Paz. Starting in 2001 with 69 local producers COMSA (Café Orgánico Marcala) set out to improve their communities coffee and livelihoods through sustainable organic production. Now they represent over 1,200 members and provide training in organic farm regeneration, water management and wildlife conservation. The improved quality and prices continue to motivate producing families and act as a beacon of inspiration as to the long-term sustainability of organic specialty practices.