farm: Mraz Family Farms

producer: Jason Mraz, Justin Jonte, Frinj

region: Southern California

process: washed

varietal: geisha

United States

Mraz Family Geisha

Jasmine tea, Honey, key lime pie, Elderflower

Regular price $199.00 $0.00

farm: Mraz Family Farms

producer: Jason Mraz, Justin Jonte, Frinj

region: Southern California

process: washed

varietal: geisha

*IF YOUR ORDER CONTAINS OTHER NON-LIMITED COFFEE, THE ENTIRE ORDER WILL ROAST & SHIP TOGETHER ACCORDING TO THE ROAST DATE LISTED ABOVE.

You might know Jason Mraz from his incredible music career, but did you know he is now growing some of the worlds' best coffee in San Diego? Mraz first planted coffee in 2015 at Mraz Family Farms located near east Morro Hills in Southern California. Coffee is just the newest addition to the farm where they also grow avocados, passion fruit, dragon fruit, and bananas. Mraz farms has a certified organic operation with a detailed and layered agricultural system. Currently they grow coffee varietals of Caturra Amarillo, Caturra Rojo, Catuai Rojo, Catisic, Cuicateco, Geisha, Laurina, Mundo Novo, Pacamara, Pacas, Puerto Rico, and Tekisic with a total of 2800 trees.

A note from Jason Mraz:

"Back in 1999 I started my music career singing in coffee shops. And although I’ve graduated to much larger venues all over the world, I still find a familiar comfort in neighborhood coffee shops when I’m lucky enough to have down time on the road. In 2004, I purchased land in North County San Diego in the historically agriculture-rich region of San Luis Rey Valley, first farmed in the 18th century by Spanish explorers. My intention was to start a compound, to serve as a home to musicians & artisans to cultivate music, community, & craft. After a decade of stewardship & good farming practices, the land became affectionately known as The Mranch, blossoming into an organic, multi-layered food-forest. In 2015, with the help of family & friends, Mraz Family Farms was established to produce a diverse array of organic fruits in a sustainable & conscious fashion. At that time, we planted our first coffee trees & teamed up with Frinj Coffee to help us grow high quality, single origin varietals for serious coffee enthusiasts.

In California, on the fringe of the tropics, we don’t have altitude, but we do have latitude. Our winter season cools us down & extends the maturation periods for as many as 12 months from flower to finished fruit. Year-round care culminates in a tedious, color-specific, hand-picked harvest process. This is only the first of many steps in becoming a drinkable cup of coffee. Our 2019 crop is our virgin crop. Some consider this to be a delicacy since the land hasn’t had repeated harvests & over-fertilization. Our timing & our small lot make us one of the newest & rarest on the planet.

In 2015, with the help of family & friends, Mraz Family Farms was established to produce a diverse array of organic fruits in a sustainable & conscious fashion. At that time, we planted our first coffee trees & teamed up with Frinj Coffee to help us grow high quality, single-origin varietals for serious coffee enthusiasts. 

In developing countries, conflict regions, & the tropics, labor & water expenses are lower, making coffee seem cheap & abundant: ideal for the bottomless cup. But now thanks to education, fair trade, & an increased demand for rare, high-quality varieties, coffee consumption & pricing is changing along with the climate."


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