For over seven years and almost 30 releases, Direct Trade partner Nicholas Hammond continues to impress us sorting, harvesting and processing excellent coffees. Although most coffees from Catalan De Las Mercedes are separated by varietal, this release is a mix of young and mature bourbons. The interplay between mixed varietal and mixed maturity has created a coffee with light acidity while staying smooth and balanced on the palate. This coffee features the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal, which helps to assure environmentally and socially responsible production and harvesting practices. The seal is awarded to farms and forestlands that meet the rigorous criteria of the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard or the Forest Stewardship Council. Find out more at ra.org.