We all feel it. The days are getting longer, sleeves are getting shorter, and before we know it, dreams of summer travels have begun to materialize in our minds…
Hey, we’re right there with you! And to satiate our wanderlust we at Fellow have deemed May’s store theme: Bon Voyage! All this month you can visit us and enjoy a selection of coffees from roasters located in some of our favorite summer travel destinations. Come in and get swept away with brews from:
Buna Coffee Roasters in Mexico City, Mexico
Parlor Coffee Roasters in Brooklyn, New York
Onibus Coffee in Tokyo, Japan
L’Alchimiste in Bordeaux, France
Proud Mary Coffee Roasters in Melbourne, Australia (and also recently in Portland, Oregon!)
Can’t make it into the store? Tune into our Instagram feed to get in on some great opportunities to flex your jetsetter muscles and maybe even win some Fellow gear.
Safe travels, fellow coffee lovers!
Mexico City, Mexico | Founded in 2012
Flight Time: 4 hours and 15 minutes from Fellow
Fun Fact: Buna 42 (Buna’s Mexico City cafe) has the only Mod Bar espresso machine in Mexico!
Coffee/Origin: Oaxaca Alebrije
Variety: Typica, Bourbon
Notes: Grapenuts, Orange Oil, Vanilla
“An open sky awaits us after a few hours going through a cloudy forest… Nuyuku is where Cecilio’s lot is. He named his lot “At the foot of the mountain” in mixteco. Cecilio and Ines, who are proud to be from the Misty Mountains region, produce coffee of exceptional quality. Year after year we work together to apply more sustainability in the production of coffee and to create resilient crops.We have made achievements in coffee processing and drying, in soil nutrition and implemented organic fertilization. Cecilio is also producing corn right next to a garden that we planted two years ago, another step towards producing self-sustaining crops.” – Buna (@bunamx)
PARLOR COFFEE ROASTERS
Brooklyn, New York | Founded 2012 Dillon Edwards
Flight Time: 5 hours and 15 minutes from Fellow
Fun Fact: Parlor began as a tiny pop-up in the back of a Williamsburg barber shop!
Coffee/Origin: Kenya Gaturiri
Variety: SL-28, SL-34
Notes: Plum, Citrus, Caramelized Sugar
“Plum, citrus and caramelized sugar drive the unique flavor we love from Gaturiri. Coffee has been cultivated in the Nyeri district since 1958. Today, as many as 1200 farmers contribute their ripe coffee cherry to the Gaturiri Factory for processing. Part of the Barichu Cooperative Society in Central Kenya, the society has four washing stations: Karatina, Gatomboya, Karindundu and Gaturiri. Mary, the cooperative’s full-time agronomist, uses a designated block of 1,500 plants for group training sessions with participating farmers. ” – Parlor Coffee Roasters (@parlorcoffee)
Tokyo, Japan | Founded 2012 Atsushi Sakao
Flight Time: 9 hours and 15 minutes from Fellow
Fun Fact: Sakao dominates the Tokyo coffee scene, operating four beautiful cafes. “Onibus” is actually Portuguese for “Public Bus.” which is to say it is for everyone.
Coffee/Origin: Rwanda Nyamagabe
Notes: Orange, Plum Acidity, Rich Vanilla
“Nyarusiza Washing Station, which is run by Buf Coffee, produces high-quality coffee. It also works on improving treatment of workers and donates its income to medical, educational, and social infrastructure.” – Onibus Coffee (@onibuscoffee)
Bordeaux, France |Founded 2014 by Arthur Audibert
Flight Time: 13 hours and 25 minutes from Fellow
Fun Fact: L’Alchimiste began as a roastery only, but opened the doors to its first cafe/ boutique shortly after. They also use Fellow’s Stagg kettles!
Coffee/Origin: Ethiopia Marabou
Notes: Fruity, Grapefruit, Caramel
“Located in southern Ethiopia, the highlands of the Sidamo region are home to the plots of this Ethiopian crop grown under permanent, protective shade. The volcanic lands of the African rift give it its special character. Lively and fruity, this coffee has a beautiful freshness and an exceptional aromatic persistence!” – L’Alchimiste (@lachimiste_torrefacteur)
PROUD MARY COFFEE ROASTERS
Melbourne, Australia | Founded 2009 by Nolan Hirte
Flight Time: 17 hours and 50 minutes from Fellow
Fun Fact: Proud Mary’s cafes offer bar-style coffee service which includes espresso flights, beautiful food, and a unique one-on-one barista/ guest experience!
Coffee/Origin: Brazil Sítio Sertãozinho
Variety: Yellow Catuai
Notes: Goji Berry, Blueberry, Creamy
“Sitio Sertãozinho is managed by Paulo Ribeiro Rocha, his daughters and sons-in-law. Working with specialty coffee has given his family a better life! The farm is located near the city Cristina, in the south of Minas Gerais, in Serra da Mantiqueira region. With mountainous topography, and has a differentiated climate and soils favorable for producing specialty coffee.This farm was acquired with an inheritance from Rocha’s parents, and he began coffee cultivation 40 years ago – from the start he focused on quality coffee. He is dedicated to growing coffee sustainably, preserving the environment and are members of the ASCARIVE Fair Trade Association. Rocho and his family are passionate about preserving springs and native forests on the farm, which shelter large plant species and native animals.” – Proud Mary Coffee Roasters (@proudmarycoffee)
For more great coffee, check out our coffee collection.