It is such an invigorating experience to try my first cup of specialty coffee roasted from a company outside of the United States! It is a reminder and an empowerment to know that this industry is so young and still has a large room for growth.
For Cloudcatcher Coffee, the embodiment of quality, sustainability, and philanthropy are just some of the traits the company strives to maintain. Some of its projects to improve coffee farmers’ standard of living and well being include Project Origin and Chapola Project (read more about it here).
Upon sampling the single origin Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere roasted by the Malaysian-based coffee roasting company, I immediately picked up notes of fresh-picked Oolong tea, brown sugar, peaches, and wheat cereal. Overall, this is a medium bodied and well-balanced coffee. Cloudcatcher’s roast style shines for this Ethiopian coffee as the fruit notes are unlocked, while strong flavors of tea and breakfast cereal sweeps your palate.
This is an amazing company not just by the coffee it sources and roasts, but also by its efforts of forging long-lasting relationships with farmers’ by its direct trade practices, which means premium price payouts for green coffee. I am excited to see how Cloudcatcher grows in the upcoming years! If you are reading this blog and are based in Malaysia or the surrounding areas, I HIGHLY recommend checking the company out and buying the coffee!