All coffee bearing the Sigri name is grown at over 5000 feet elevation. Sigri considers soil and water conservation as a priority, and, the plantation is bird and eco-friendly. The plantation employs a medium density shade strategy, using two types of shade trees. This promotes even ripening of coffee cherries and provides habitat for at least 90 species of birds. Sigri is a washed coffee and undergoes a rigorous wet factory process. Quality Control begins in the field; Cherry coffee is hand-picked and carefully checked for uniformity and then pulped on the day of picking. A fermentation process follows, a period of three days broken every 24 hours by washing – followed by total immersion in water for a further day. Careful conditioning of 21 days is followed by hulling, grading, color sorting and finally hand sorting. All grades are continuously sample-roasted and cupped both at the estate level and by our quality control team in Chicago.