You might be surprised by the process and effort that goes into sourcing the many different types of coffee we carry at La Terza. Read about how and where we source our green, unroasted beans from the perspective of our head roaster, Robert: “Green coffee buying, or “sourcing,” can be a tricky task if you aren’t working with trustworthy and respected farmers or coffee importers. At La Terza, we’ve been buying coffee for over 15 years from a small group of...

Have you ever tasted our Fair Trade Organic Nicaraguan coffee from San Juan del Rio Coco?  It is a medium body coffee with a hint of almond, herbal and strawberry.  A  true treat for the tastebuds!  We encourage all coffee lovers to try our collection of fresh and meticulously roasted coffees. We also encourage you to take it one step further and get to know the story behind your bag of beans. Each kind of coffee comes directly from a...

Last month, we received our latest arrival of our Direct Trade Nicaraguan coffee. The farmers managed to put together for us a very limited amount of pulped natural coffee in addition to their washed coffee offering. After a bit of experimentation with ratios, we’ve finally landed on the right balance of pulped natural and washed coffee for our single origin espresso blend. The coffee we bring in from this coop is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee. That means that during the...

For the past two and a half years we’ve been purchasing coffee directly from growers in the mountains of northwest Nicaragua from the El Porvenir Co-operative. The 270 people that live in the community have no electricity or telephone, just rain water and jointly own a 1972 Ford tractor. Not long into our relationship with this co-operative, we began asking the question, “What would it look like to craft a single origin espresso using two different processing methods from the same...