Queer Wave exclusively sources through one collective in Honduras called Catracha, which as well as producing delicious coffees, runs a non-profit investing in long term opportunities for the community without taking resources from the farmers’ bottom line. This coffee was grown in Santa Elena, La Paz by five small-scale producers. Named after the flower used by the Aztecs for rituals, Marigold is light and bright with notes of crisp green apple, wildflower honey, and creamy peanut butter. We found it to be super structured in its mouthfeel: tealike, slightly floral and fluffy, with a nice accenting tangerine note at the end.
Bag Size: 310 g (10.9 oz)
Origin: Santa Elena, La Paz, Honduras
Elevation: 1450 - 1500 MASL
Varietal: Typica, Bourbon, Catuai
Tasting Notes: Green Apple, Honey, Peanut Butter
All orders ship freshly roasted direct from Queer Wave.
Coffee is roasted weekly on Monday and Wednesday and orders are shipped out on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
To me being queer means that I need to find a different way other than the normalized hegemonic paradigm we are currently in. So, not following the standardized ideas of coffee. The coffee industry is full of "do's and don'ts” and trends. Also, equity is a buzzword that can't truly exist in a capitalist structure. QWC reevaluates the coffee industry toward constructively making changes toward these norms.” Cheyenne Xochitl Love, founder.
Queer Wave Coffee is an indigenous and queer-run coffee establishment based in Oakland. CA. Founded by Cheyenne Xochitl Love, their name is a spin on the previous "waves” of coffee. They’re devoted to not following the standardized ideas of coffee, but reevaluating the coffee industry and the history and power structures behind it.