Lovingly named for our first cafe in New York City, The Waverly is Joe’s espresso vanguard. Seasonally driven, but designed to achieve a balance of body and sweetness with lively fruit notes year-round, this espresso is perfect as a straight shot or in milk. We carefully build The Waverly through constant cupping at our Red Hook roasting facility, pairing a sweet and chocolatey component like Peru Cenfrocafe—Jaén with a brighter, more citrus- and berry-forward coffee like Colombia Villa Esperanza.
This coffee is sourced in part from Cenfrocafe, which stands for Central Fronteriza del Norte de Cafetaleros, an association of more than 3,000 smallholder farmers in the Cajamarca region of Peru. Cenfrocafe works within the communities of the farmers they serve not only to improve farm output quality and teach best practices, but to provide financial assistance and short-term credit to help these farms get a leg up. This selection from Cenfrocafe is a regional blend of two coffees near the town of Jaén, brought to us by 782 farmers from the Piadosa Santa Rosa de Lima association and the Jesus Segura Silva association. It is a washed coffee which comprises Typica, Caturra, Catuai, and Bourbon varieties, grown between 1,700 and 2,000 meters above sea level.
Its partner, Colombia Villa Esperanza, comes from the Guadalupe municipality in the department of Huila, Colombia. This coffee comes from a 100-member smallholder farmers’ association called the Grupo Asociativo Villa Esperanza, which is connected to a purchasing warehouse owned by our partners at Caravela, right next door. This convenient arrangement allows producers to sell directly to the warehouse, rather than on the commercial market, earning more money for the association. This lot is made up of Caturra, Castillo, and Colombia varieties grown between 1,400 and 1,900 meters above sea level, shaded by plantain, guamo, and nogal trees.
We craft this blend to ensure an expansive flavor profile based on two components that bring out the best in each other, season to season, drink to drink.