THE SUBTROPIC's Coffee Experiment

THE SUBTROPIC's Coffee Experiment

☕ Sustainability is deeply ingrained in THE SUBTROPIC's DNA. That's why we wanted to make a positive impact in the coffee industry.

☕ Our coffee is ethically sourced. Also, all packaging is biodegradable & part of the revenue generated goes to the World Coffee Research.

☕ Furthermore, the profits directly support our 4 eco-projects around the globe.

☕ We love coffee & demand that it is sustainably sourced from suppliers who care about our planet.

☕ Consequently, we thought we'd experiment in the coffee field with a small, local supplier.



Coffee from the subtropics

🌰 Arabica coffee grows in the area of the world referred to as “The Coffee Belt,” located between the Tropic of Cancer & the Tropic of Capricorn. This area encompasses the sections of Africa, South America, Central America, and Asia where some of the world’s best coffees grow.

🌰 Within this section, there are two distinct climate types for Arabica coffee—equatorial, and subtropical.
🌰 The subtropical regions, at high altitudes of 16-24° (Illy, 21). Rainy and dry seasons must be well defined, and altitude must be between 1800-3600 feet. These conditions result in one coffee growing season and one maturation season, usually in the coldest part of autumn.

Our El Salvador Blend

🌰 El Salvador may not be the first name to come to mind when you think of coffee, but it's becoming more popular as buyers get access to smaller farms. Fortunately, El Salvador is largely covered by mountainous terrain, which provides high altitudes & nutrient rich volcanic soils. This allows for optimal coffee growing conditions.

🌰 Our floral & fruit blend grown in elevated jungles of Santa Ana allows for a gentle, fragrant,  seductive taste with notes of honey & melon.

Our Guatemala Blend

🌰 Welcome to the subtropical conditions of Guatemala. Here we have some of the best coffee-growing conditions in Central America. Its altitude, climate & the rich, volcanic soil contribute to the rich flavours & robust body that make our Guatemalan blend so remarkable.

🌰 Our medium roasted blend grown in the hills of Antigua is generally complex & well-rounded with chocolate notes, hints of spice & apple-ish overtones in the flavour.