If great beans were easy to find, every coffee company would offer the same specially premium coffees we do and LAMILL would likely be in another business.
LAMILL Salvage Diving does have a nice ring to it.
LAMILL is committed to sourcing the Earth in an effort to produce the world’s best cup of coffee. And if you’re talking coffee, you’re talking beans. The world’s best green beans are grown between the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer. For those of you, who slept through geography, imagine a wide band around the Earth’s equator. Known as the Bean Belt, it boasts rich soil and mild temperatures with plenty of rain and shaded sun - an ideal climate for growing coffee.
Like a fine wine, a coffee’s unique characteristics are greatly influenced by the climate and soil in which it’s grown. Unlike fine wines, drinking a lot of coffee does not usually result in headaches and wondering if you said anything regrettable to a member of the opposite sex. But we digress. LAMILL goes to great lengths to find single origin beans that are distinct and delicious. Take our Ethiopian, for example. While most Ethiopian coffee is lemony, ours has more sweetness, due in large part to the more fully ripened cherries in the region where we buy the beans. Our Colombian makes its home high in the clouds of the Narino region; it’s the altitude that gives it a fruity complexity and a wine-like finish.
Climate alone doesn’t guarantee great coffee. That’s why we only work with estates and cooperatives whose cultivation, harvesting and processing are up to our high standards.
We’re picky that way, Get used to it.
Here’s something else we’re picky about - because we understand the importance of a sustainable growing environment whenever possible we purchase our beans from farmers who practice eco-sensitive faming. At times it costs more, but this is the price you pay to deliver the absolute best product.
Wind, sun rainfall, climate, soil, altitude, temperature, cultivation and harvesting techniques, acidity, ph, our horoscopes and lucky numbers, horticulture, cupping, taste, touch, smell, color, balance, body, finish, texture, scientific research and ancient Chinese secrets-
These are just some of the many variables we consider in our quest for great coffee. Why do we go to such lengths? Because we know this is what it takes to find the caliber of coffee our clients are after.