The magnificent Cascade Mountain Range inspires our Cascade Breakfast Blend in the Pacific Northwest. Fun fact: The Cascades are tall peaks formed from extinct volcanoes that are part of the Pacific ring of fire. They’re also filled with dense evergreen forests where — legend has it — Bigfoot has been known to roam.
When we think of the Cascades, we imagine quiet mornings at the campsite. There’s nothing like waking up to the fresh morning air, starting at the campfire, and brewing up some delicious coffee.
Our Cascade Breakfast Blend coffee contains two organic, Grade 1 beans from equally majestic places:
Fairtrade, Organic Bolivia Coffee
While Bolivia is not as well known for its coffee production, it has some ideal coffee-growing regions. Coffee agriculture started in the 1800s when Spanish colonizers started growing beans in the Yungas — a fertile, tropical area with high altitudes along the Eastern slope of the Andes mountains. The region now produces 95% of all Bolivia’s coffee.
Our Bolivia selection is a Fairtrade and Organic-certified washed process coffee. It is sourced from Asociacion Agropecuaria Calama Mojsa (AGROCAM), located in the Calama Region around 22 miles from the Bolivian capital of La Paz. AGROCAM is a small association of 30 organic producers in the region of Calama. Producers typically cultivate 3 hectares of land, with a total cultivated area of 94 hectares. The cropping period is from May to September, and farms range between 1400 and 1600 masl. Varieties cultivated include Caturra, Catuai, and Typica. The region is subtropical, with mild weather, ranging from 18°C (64°F) to 25°C (77°F). Producers harvest ripe cherries and pulp on the same day. The fermentation process takes an average of 15 hours followed by washing in their own mill, later let to dry on wooden pallets.
Organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified Guatemala Coffee
Coffee also arrived in Guatemala in the mid-1700s, used as an ornamental plant in the Jesuit Convent. Coffee cultivation spread throughout the country in the next century and by the 1900s, it was recognized worldwide for its award-winning quality.
Our Guatemala selection is an SHB EP Grade Organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee from Finca Palo Blanco, a private small farm in the Huehuetenango region. Founded in 1990 by Tulio Sergio Ovalle, he now runs the farm with his son, Iván Ovalle. The farm sits at 1700 masl, and its topography allows the region to receive hot winds, creating an ideal environment for growing coffee. Varietals grown on the farm include Bourbon, Caturra, and Catuai.
The Ovalle family supports the community through donations to local schools, and through education to the region's people on the proper use of water and use of water resources. They strive to be socially and environmentally responsible.
Wake Up on The Sunny Side With Cascade Blend
Big coffee lovers, and we mean BIG, as that includes our local Sasquatch, cannot get enough of this heavenly morning blend. Its deliciously, smooth, sunny flavor unites the tastiest Arabica beans from the Bolivian Calama region and Guatemalan Huehuetenango. Knowing Cascade is farmed as fair trade, certified organic coffee doing good for our planet, makes it even more irresistible.
This delightful mix mingles bright citrus flavors with hints of cacao, almond, toffee, raisin, and stone fruit. It's perfect for a mellow morning pick-me-up.