2020 Pre-Orders

The Pacamara Collaborative - Apple Notes Microlot

7 bags

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Citric, white sugar, apple just picked.

Wet aroma: Pear, apple, nice, yellow plum, yellow peach, citric, touch of banana.

Taste: Juicy, malic, smooth, cherry/cranberry, peach, APPLE! Cherry.

Cooling: Cherries, APPLES! Smooth, malic, pecans, white grape.

Pour over warm: APPLE JUICE MIXED WITH CHERRY JUICE!!! SOO SMOOTH. Tea-like body, coats your mouth. Raspberries. If you run out of apple juice at home, this would solve your shortage.

Pour over cooling: Apple juice, body increases. White grape. White peach. Wow. Cherry lifesaver.

Sample roast notes: 5:45 light crack (395 degrees), 7:10 more cracks (403 degrees), pulled at 8:09.

🏅 Finca Idealista Natural Process - Rainforest Microlot

14 bags (NITROGEN-flushed & vacuum-sealed in beautiful wooden boxes!), 34.5 kgs per box, come in multiples of 2

Our farm. Helps fund the purchase of a rainforest to protect it (Golden Bean GOLD and SILVER medalist!)

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Cooked mandarin, well-rounded, wholesome, cherry

Wet aroma: Cherry, brown sugar

Taste: Cherry, pear, smooth, malic, white grapes, mandarin, would make an amazing espresso if not roasted dark (has won medals as espresso and in filter categories), macerated strawberries, very clean!

Cold: Smooth again this year, cherry sauce, apple sauce, delicate, very clean!

Pour over notes from last year's lot:

Aroma: Apple cider with cinnamon, cranberry, cotton candy, craisins, cranberries in apple compote

Hot: Citric, malic, white grapes, smooth, clean juicy, cinnamon, macerated strawberries

Cool: Grapes, juicy, citric and malic acidity

Finca Idealista Honey Process - Rainforest Microlot

19 bags

Our farm. Helps fund the purchase of a rainforest to protect it.


Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Papaya, peach, agave, buttercup, fruity, pineapple, honey, white rose, gingerbread with sugar, mandarin

Wet aroma: mango, sugary pineapple, orange with sugar, creamy, pecan pie

Taste warm: mango, sugar with pineapple, juicy, lemon with sugar, lemon cake, candied apple, malic, brown sugar, other roast brought out some cherry notes

Taste cooling: Mango, pineapple with sugar, apple sauce with cherries, smooth, juicy, smooth, brown sugar, try as a pour over!

Sample roasting notes: Crack: 6:00 at 399 °F, more cracks: 6:10, pulled at 7:20.

Pour over:

Taste warm: Brown sugar, plum, cherry! Pear, juicy, malic, sweet citric

Taste cooling: Red velvet cake, SMOOTH, rooibos tea, juicy, honey, azahar (orange blossom), apple sauce

🏅 Finca Idealista - "The Mango" - Honey Process

1 bag left! Also try our Honey Process from Finca Idealista

Our farm. Helps fund purchase of a rainforest to protect it.


Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Fruit punch, sugar, tropical, mango juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, grilled mandarin, peach.

Wet aroma: Papaya, stewed mango, honey, creamy, brown sugar, pecan squares, more brown sugar!

Taste warm: Malic! Agave, thick honey, cooked mandarin, tangy orange, pineapple juice, candied mango! Brown sugar.

Taste cooling: Mango jelly! Sweet pineapple juice, as we remembered it! Orange candy, juicy, orange tang, honey, brown sugar, balanced! Smooth, grilled mandarin orange. More mango.

Pour over: Mango, pineapple, juicy, smooth, jasmine, yellow apple, juiciness increases as it cools, honey

Sample roasting notes: Crack: 6:00 394 °F. Pull: 409 degrees

Finca Idealista - Caturra Rainforest Microlot - Washed Process

SOLD OUT for 2020

Our farm. Helps fund purchase of a rainforest to protect it (Golden Bean Medal Winner, 92 in Coffee Review).


Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry Fragrance: Plum, prunes stewed, apple, wholesome, other roast was more grapefruit, sweet, citric, agave and honey
Wet Aroma: plums, prunes, cinnamon, brown sugar, candy

Taste warm: red wine, cherry, oak, body! Deep, developed roast, honey. Other roast had juiciness, silky, bartlett pear, cherry, great for pour over

Taste cooling: Brulee top, sugary, brown sugar, body, juicy, malic acidity medium, honey. Other roast had apple sauce, red cherry and crazy smooth/silky.

Sample roasting notes: Light crack: 7:30 min 414 °F, pulled: 8:40

Pour over:

Taste warm: Red wine, velvety consistency, cherries, red grapes/craisins

Cooling: Plum, velvety, similar to an SL-28 Kenyan in the velvety consistency, hint of pear

Finca Idealista - Pacas Rainforest Microlot - Washed Process

SOLD OUT, see our flagship farm's awesome honey and natural process lots!

Our farm. Helps fund purchase of a rainforest to protect it.


Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry Fragrance: Agave, sugar, apple, cherry

Wet Aroma: honey, orange blossom, sugar, creamy

Taste warm: Hint of jasmine, azahar (orange blossom), orange, agave background, brown sugar, velvety

Taste cooling: Honey, azahar (orange blossom), citric, clementine, jasmine, pear

Sample roasting notes: Crack 6:42 400 °F, 7:03 more cracks 402 °F, 7:20 lots of cracks, Pulled 8:13

Pour over:
Taste warm: Jasmine! Lilac! Azahar (orange blossom)

Cooling: So jasmine tea, delicate, citric with honey, sweet lemon but not sharp, lemon tea

🏅 COMPETITION COFFEE: The Brix Breaker - Pacamara - Natural Process Microlot

SOLD OUT! Preorder now for 2021, seriously worth it!

(MULTIPLE Golden Bean medals including a SILVER)


This coffee is beyond incredible. Experience it! An absolutely exceptional lot resulting from lots of hard work and teamwork. Always in high demand and sells out quickly.

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Mango, papaya, cherry, red grapes, and more.

Wet aroma: Concord grapes, mango, developed, brown sugar concentrate, papaya.

Taste warm: Juicy, Yirgacheffe-like, awesome, espresso would be insane, cherry, malic, sweet, Ethiopian-like!

Taste cooling: Yirgacheffe-like, juicy smooth, concord grapes, nice, steak, lilac, floral, body, sugary, APPLES, sweet.

Pour over warm: .Kenya, Sl-28, velvety, smooth, malic, apple, plum sauce, first second of biting into a blueberry, blackberry, cognac.

Pour over cooling: Apple, an orange lifesaver melted in your mouth, grilled grapefruit with sugar, apple candy, candied apricot. Wow.

Sample roasting notes: Antique Jabez-Burns sample roaster at origin. Previous roast on Probat-style sample roaster was 6:58 crack (405 degrees), 7:59 pulled.

🏅 Sabino & Maria Jesus - Pear Notes Microlot

Sold out (check out Mario/Angelica's Miracles for a quality affordable option)

(Golden Bean Medal Winner)


Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Peach, star fruit, white sugar, sweet citric

Wet aroma: Yellow peach, wholesome, agave.

Taste: Pear juice, smooth, cantaloupe, body full-mouth, pour over

Cool: Juicy, star fruit, pear, whole mouth, smooth! Tea-like, try as pour over

Pour over warm: Craisins! Juicy. Cherry. Pear. Sweet citric lemon sucking candy. More of a fruit tea with a full-mouth feel than a coffee.

Pour over cooling: Literally apple juice not coffee. Fruit tea. Apple juice with sweet lemon drops. You could call this an apple lemon tea w honey in it and I’d believe you. Pineapple juice sweetened with honey on coldest.

Ana Carolina's Peach Candy Nanolot

5 bags

Dry Fragrance: Peach, orange, clove

Wet Aroma: Cranberry, hazelnut

Taste warm: Juicy, apple, peach, honey, peach candy

Baklava & Mango - Natural Process Microlot

8 bags

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry Fragrance: Raspberry, cherry, apple

Wet aroma: Yellow peach, mango, prailine

Taste warm: Yellow peach cobbler, smooth, body, cherry

Taste cooling: Blueberries, prailine, smooth, body, low acidity, would be an awesome espresso

Sample roasting notes: 6:45 crack (402 degrees), 7:50 pulled

Don Isidro - Mulled Red Wine Microlot

23 bags

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: nectary, nice, peach, sweet, nectary tea, juicy, orange. Second roast: Peach, star fruit, cherry.

Wet aroma: oak, red wine, orange blossom. Second roast: mulled red wine, wine, nutmeg.

Taste: citric, azahar, earl grey, jasmine, floral, could develop the roast a little more. Second roast: red wine cooked, nice with a steak dinner, deep, body, "serious."

Cold: red wine, jasmine, smores. Second roast: mulled red wine, juicy, great, pear, solid, would be an amazing espresso.

Pour over warm: Substantial, juicy, brown sugar, cherry, apple rind juicy, body, plum, smooth.

Pour over cooling: Velvety, SL-28, juicy, red cherry, malic, red apple rind, juicy, great.

Sample roasting notes: 6:00 light crack 400 degrees, 6:51 more cracks 401 degrees, 7:01 more cracks, 8:15 pull. Second roast: antique Jabez-Burns sample roaster.

🏅 Yader & Karen - Perfectionist Microlot

3 bags

(Golden Bean Medal Winner)

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Cantaloupe, star fruit, honey, refreshing.

Wet aroma: concord grape, white grape.

Taste warm: floral, azahar, smooth, clean, poached pear, cantaloupe.

Taste cooling: Pear, malic, juicy, smooth, cantaloupe juice.

Pour over warm: .White grapejuice, juicy, malic, peach.

Pour over cooling: Cantaloupe, white grapes, white grapejuice still, maintains juiciness.

Roasting notes: Antique Jabez-Burns sample roaster.

Roasters have said this coffee is so clean it reminds them of carefully-picked Cup of Excellence coffees.

Jose Francisco & Emma - Cherry Microlot

5 bags

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: agave, plums, red lifesavers, orange lifesavers

Wet aroma: cherries, 60% chocolate, dark chocolate with cherry, touch of oak

Taste: apple sauce, cherries, malic acidity medium, citric

Cool: applesauce, cherries cooked, touch of nut almost not noticeable, a lighter roast had more honey & citric notes

Sample roasting notes: 6:13 light crack at 398 degrees, 7:00 more cracks at 404 degrees, pulled at 8:14.

Pour over using glass Kalita Wave:

Hot: Clear, tart cherry, malic acidity, body, 

Cool: touch raisin, citric acidity increased, body increased, creamy apple sauce, lime drink, body, still nice, tart and cherry finish

A Tale of Two Neighbors: Finca San Juan & Los Nogales Microlot

10 bags

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Agave

Wet aroma: Cinnamon

Taste: Lilac flower, custard, molasses/honey, apple

Sample roasting notes: Antique Jabez Burns sample roaster at origin.

Santos & Teresa - The Reds Red Catuai

2 bags

We gave Santos, Teresa & their family electricity. We also gave them an entire fertilizer application to try to help them to increase their yield without any deforestation.

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Plums, prunes, juicy, sugary, nice, smooth, sweet milk, stewed prunes

Wet aroma: Vanilla ice cream with cherries

Taste warm: Cherries, rooibos, touch of honey, azahar (orange blossom), floral

Cooling: Jasmine, vanilla, creamier, azahar (orange blossom), touch of honey, delicate, floral, gets even creamier as it cools

Pour over: Red cherries, silky, citric, touch of lemon, Mott's apple sauce, cranberry in apple sauce compote, vanilla custard, creamy

Sample roasting notes: First crack: 6:00 396 °F. More cracks: 6:38 402 °F. Pulled: 7:39.

Santos & Teresa - The Yellows Microlot

7 bags

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Yellow Nicaraguan prunes, orange, chia in milk, potpourri, touch of cedar

Wet aroma: Banana, papaya, vanilla

Taste warm: Agave, stewed yellow apples, yellow peach, try as pour over
Taste cooling: agave, margarine/butter, floral, yellow peach

Pour over:

Taste warm: Yellow Prunes from Nicaragua, yellow coffee cherries, grilled lemon that's juicy, SL-28 Kenya-like, velvety/silky, agave, orange syrup

Taste cooling: Insanely smooth, yellow lifesaver, malic well integrated, mandarin orange cooked

Sample roasting notes: First crack: 6:25 402 °F. Pull: 7:50.

Maria Velasquez & Daughters Washed Microlot

3 bags

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Agave, honey, white sugar

Wet aroma: Praline

Taste warm: Jasmine! Smooth. Cherry. Floral

Taste cooling: Jasmine, smooth, floral, try as pour over
Pour over warm: White grape, jasmine, malic acidity, smooth body, velvety

Pour over cooling: Apple juice, Jasmine, malic, white grape still, body increases, touch of chocolate from the roast that can be eliminated if desired

Roasting notes: Roasted on an antique Jabez Burns sample roaster at origin

🏅 Don Roger & Isabel - Tropical Fruit Symphony - Natural Process

4 bags left

(MULTIPLE Golden Bean Medal Winner)​

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Raisins, blueberries, pineapple, mango, grapes, tropical, agave

Wet aroma: mango, juicy, plum juice, creamy

Taste warm: malic, orange, guava, juicy, smooth, body, prailine, pineapple, TROPICAL!

Taste Cooling: Mango/orange drink with touch of nutmeg, body, smooth, great, unique, TROPICAL!

Sample roasting notes: 5:44 crack at 408, 6:26 more crack at 409, 7:22 pulled. Roasted on Probat-style gas drum sample roaster

Don Roger & Isabel - Honey Process Microlot

11 bags

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Agave, mango, lilacs, prunes, papaya, peach

Wet aroma: Mango, plum, rosewater, agave, honey, white grapes, brown sugar

Taste warm: Juicy, honey, orange, cherry sweetness on sides of mouth, sugar, candied orange

Cooling: Papaya, mango, juicy, sooo smooth, candied orange

Pour over:
Taste warm: Red cherry, Kenya SL-28 consistency (silky, smooth), red velvet cake, pecan square juicy inside, Tiramisu, sugary, plum.

Taste cooling: Pure cherry syrup, angelic body, body is melted marshmallow inside, SL-28 consistency, red velvet cake but juicier, malic

Sample roasting notes: First crack: 5:40 very light at 377 °F. More cracks: 6:22 400 °F. Pulled: 7:30

Don Roger & Isabel - Javanica Nanolot

2 bags

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Jasmine faint, deep, balsamic

Wet aroma: Break jasmine and lilac/earl grey

Taste: Steak, jasmine, portabella, crazy floral, lilac, FLORAL, clean, smooth

Taste as it cools: SO FLORAL! JASMINE!!! Blueberry, body smooth, geisha-like

Sample roasting notes: 5:41 400 degrees, 6:12 406 degrees, 7:46 pulled. Probat-style 100-gram gas sample roaster.

🏅 Jairo & Fatima - Fruit Compote Microlot

SOLD OUT, see other awesome washed microlots

Jairo and his wife are a young coffee-producing family with a Red Catuai microlot. Their coffee was used by a barista to compete in the regional US barista championship, and he successfully advanced to the final round. It wows us on cupping tables.

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Cherry, grapefruit, white peach.

Wet aroma: butterscotch, vanilla bean.

Taste: Steak, juicy, malic, jasmine note, lilac note, body, pear juice, body, juicy, malic.

Luke warm and cold: Juicy, smooth! Whole mouth, fruit tea, fruit compote, apple sauce with cherries, juicy, body, pear, cherry.

Sample roasting notes: Antique Jabez Burns at origin. Previous roast was 8:33 crack, 9:45 pull. Withstood heat very well.

Josefina & Mario Gonzalez Peach Microlot

3 bags

Type sample cupping notes:​

Peach, white grapejuice, orange blossom (more details coming soon)

Mario & Angelica's Miracles

46 bags

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Red concord grapes, touch of peach, hazelnut, Brazil nut, mandarin orange.

Wet aroma: apple, cherry, vanilla, crema catalana (creme part of creme brulee), Brazil nut.

Taste warm: Pear, juicyish, smooth, velvet cake, smooth! Cranberry in apple sauce.

Taste cooling: Graham cracker, black cherry, vanilla, PEAR, still pear at coldest.
Pour over warm: Malic background, yellow apple, white grapes.
Pour over cooling: Malic background, blackberries, macadamia, body, citric.

Roasting notes: Small crack: 6:05 394 °F. More cracks: 7:16 404 °F. Pulled: 8:32.

🏅 Matagalpa Community Coffee (Golden Bean Medal Winner)

11 bags

Our Community Coffee Matagalpa offering is an economical option for roasters who are price sensitive. It's specialty coffee and is a mix of various producers, whose traceability we maintain so we and you know exactly which lots make up this offering.

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Tootsie roll, mulled wine (with spices such as clove and cinnamon), red wine, Brazil nuts, oak

Wet aroma: Cranberries, pecans, Brazil nut

Taste warm: Sweetness that lingers, lemon, chocolate, mixed nuts. Another roast yielded caramel, 50% chocolate or Swiss Miss in a ski lodge (foamy), juicy-malic acidity

Taste cooling: Graham cracker, vanilla ice cream, creamy, medium body, chocolate. Another roast yielded juiciness, yellow peach

Pour over: Buttery, buttercup, velvety background, melted buttery chocolate with high cacao butter content (swiss chocolate), hershey's swiss miss hot chocolate.

Sample roasting notes: Crack: 6:12. More cracks: 6:32 399 °F. Pulled: 7:40.

🏅 Jinotega Community Coffee (Golden Bean medal winner)

Sold out. Check out Mario/Angelica's Miracles or Sabino/Maria Jesus' Pear Notes for affordable still great specialty coffee options from us

Our Community Coffee Jinotega offering is an economical option for roasters who are price sensitive. It's great specialty coffee and is a mix of various producers, whose traceability we maintain 100%.

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: jolly rancher watermelon, guayaba, tropical, nectar, star fruit

Wet aroma: chestnuts, cinnamon.

Taste: Juicy, body high, cranberry, malic acidity (apple).

Cooling: sweet, cherry, cranberry.

Sample roasting notes: 7:51 crack, 8:29 pull.


Sold out. Preorder for 2021. See Mario/Angelica's Miracles and Sabino/Maria Jesus' Pear Notes Microlot as economic options.

Need an inexpensive wholesale or many-store coffee option? This is it.

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Tootsie roll, hazelnut, raisin, fudge.

Wet aroma: Spices, clove, anise.

Taste warm: Cloves, graham cracker, pecans, cherry, baking chocolate fondue, browned butter, body, perfect for espresso.

Taste cooling: Smooth! Chocolate fondue, plum, spices, clove, chocolate fondue again (seriously)! Black cherry, body.

Pour over warm: Malic (red apple), body high!

Pour over cooling: Velvety, silky, juicy

Sample roasting notes: First crack: 6:52 403 °F. More cracks: 7:09. Pulled: 8:14

Nobody's Perfect!

# of bags forthcoming

Our absolute LOWEST-cost option, ever (less than $2), that tastes way better than we expected and has a positive impact despite its low cost. This coffee includes naturally-processed unripe beans from the end of the harvest and washed beans selected off the conveyor belts. The combo brings out both nut and fruit notes. We're going to ramp this up since it's been so popular. Reserve now for 2020 or ask us for other economical options: relationships@goldmountaincoffeegrowers.com

Type sample cupping notes:​

Dry fragrance: Fragrance of a natural, mango, peanut butter, butter, baking chocolate.

Wet aroma: Banana, mango, green pepper, tropical, Brazil nut cinnamon.

Taste warm: Tropical fruit, praline background, graham cracker, nutty, vanilla sauce, baking chocolate.

Taste cooling: Mango! Praline! Graham cracker, astringent aftertaste slightly, green pepper grilled, body, bit dry, vanilla, pineapple! Papaya, taste of a natural process. Amazing given what it is! Note this is a less-developed-side roast.

Pour over warm: mango, almond butter, praline, escalivada green pepper (grilled green pepper), people will like this from the fruitiness, some nuttiness on the aftertaste.

Pour over cooling: Way more nutty, mango, peanuts, fruity, peanut butter.
Sample roasting notes: First crack: 6:20 398 °F. More cracks: 6:35 399 °F. Pulled: 8:02

Colombian Coffee - Finca El Camilo

27 bags left from 2019 harvest. Preorder for 2020!

Type sample cupping notes:​

Gold Mountain Coffee Growers is teaming up with the small farm El Camilo to bring you this coffee from 1900 meters in Colombia!

Dry fragrance: Mango, pineapple, agave, syrupy, red grapes

Wet aroma: gingerbread with orange on break, orange/mango, strawberry

Taste warm: Body, chocolate, buttery, lemon butter

Taste cooling: apple sauce with cooked cherry, craisins, buttery, malic, floral, sweetness, nice body

Roasting notes: 6:31 crack, 6:55 more cracking at 404 degrees, 7:06 more cracking, 8:01 pulled. Probat-style gas drum sample roaster (100 grams).

Pacamara Coffee Cherry Tea

Available now! Direct shipments to your mailbox (6 lb minimum order).

Cupping notes of apricot nectar, honey, baked apple, great smooth body (nice both hot and cold!). Incredible sweetness! In fact, at the SCAA event, many people asked us if we had put sweetener in the tea (we hadn't--it's just naturally that sweet!).

Our tea is different because it is from perfectly-ripe coffee cherries, and we find the best microlots and even nanolots to use for tea. Our teams at origin sort through to separate impuritiesIt takes a lot of effort but it's worth it! Ships directly to your doorstep!

Defect Consulting Kit

Be a more savvy sourcer

Are you interested in becoming more knowledgeable about coffee defects? We can help with that.

Our Defect Consulting Kit includes samples of common coffee defects to roast so that you can learn their tastes and prevent your roastery from buying coffee with these defects. We are also available for in-person or remote consulting. Learn more about our consulting services here.

Home Roaster Variety Pack

Available now!

Limited time opportunity for home roasters!

Variety pack of high cupping Nicaraguan specialty coffee available by the pound, delivered via USPS. 20-lb minimum.

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