The Coffee

Novo Coffee is a relationship-based coffee company. We build ongoing relationships with coffee producers and farmers. Purchasing from the same farms year after year helps improve farmers’ pricing, and in turn, the quality of the coffee.

We purchase our coffees in a number of ways; sometimes coffee comes from brokers or importers, and other times, we deal directly with the producer. Transparency all along the coffee chain allows us to make sure the coffee producers are getting the best prices for their coffees.

We want to connect one end of the coffee chain to the other for the sake of quality. We want to connect people on the producing end with people on the consuming end. In other words: “Get Closer.”

Central America

Panama has dominated our Central American offerings over the years. From our 15+ year relationship with the Hartmann Family to the super special geshas from Ninety Plus Gesha Estates (founded and operated by Novo co-founder Joseph Brodsky), exceptional coffees from Panama have been the rule. Coffees from El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and more recently, Nicaragua, have all become important components as well. Look for fresh crop arrivals from April to June.

Our Beans

  • Bonita Natural

    Bonita Natural is a sundried coffee from one of our newest partners, Finca Bonita Springs. Located in Panama, this farm is known for its beautiful rolling hills and wonderful Instagram presence. Bonita Natural is quickly becoming one of our favorite coffees with its clean, clear, fruit forward flavor profile.

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  • Ojo De Agua

    One of the pioneers on the producing side of coffee, Ratibor and his four siblings at Finca Hartmann have been wonderful partners of Novo for 10 years. Their experimentation with different coffee varieties and processing methods has helped bring some fantastic coffees to Denver, and their spirit of innovation has been emulated throughout Panama and elsewhere in Central and South America. They take great care of their land and frequently have environmental tourists visiting their farm and hiking through to the neighboring national park (La Amistad). For Novo this is the ideal of direct trade—rewarding high quality with high prices in a relationship that values trust, innovation, and sustainability in all forms.

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  • Hartmann Honey

    One of the pioneers on the producing side of coffee, Ratibor and his four siblings at Finca Hartmann have been wonderful partners of Novo for 10 years. Their experimentation with different coffee varieties and processing methods has helped bring some fantastic coffees to Denver, and their spirit of innovation has been emulated throughout Panama and elsewhere in Central and South America. They take great care of their land and frequently have environmental tourists visiting their farm and hiking through to the neighboring national park (La Amistad). For Novo this is the ideal of direct trade—rewarding high quality with high prices in a relationship that values trust, innovation, and sustainability in all forms.

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South America

Colombia produces around 12% of the world’s coffee supply. It makes up a similar percentage of what we purchase here at Novo. We’ve been buying San Sebastian from the OCCICAFE cooperative in the state of Huila for close to 10 years. Look for us to branch more significantly into other origins soon — likely Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil.

Our Beans

Africa

Some of our all time favorite coffees have come from this beautiful continent. Ethiopia has and will likely continue to dominate our offering lists — from our early days of Amaro Gayo, Aricha, and Beloya to the more recent Anyetsu and Belekatu — this is an origin of seemingly limitless flavor profiles. Regular appearances are also made by great coffees from Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and more.

Our Beans

  • Halo Bariti

    Halo Bariti comes from 250 family-owned farms organized around the Halo Bariti cooperative in the Worka Zone. This natural processed coffee is hand sorted and turned for 15 days on drying tables. The Worka Zone is one of the most remote and undeveloped growing regions in Ethiopia, meaning that most farmers have more land than in Sidama or Yirgacheffe. The farms around the Halo Bariti Coop are some of the highest altitude farms, resulting in remarkable cup quality.

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  • Raro Boda

    Raro Boda comes from the Raro Boda washing station in the Sidama region of Ethiopia. The washing station collects cherry from 543 small-holder farmers who deliver their fresh cherry to be hand sorted before being pulped, fermented, washed, and dried. The Sidama region is known for producing some of the best coffees in the world, and the Raro Boda is no exception.

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Pacific

Sumatra is the largest island in Indonesia and is generally the only Indonesian coffee origin that we bring in to Novo. The “wet-hulled” processing method characteristic of Sumatran coffees brings a variety of unique-to-origin flavors. For us, the best ones bring a tangy acidity, spices, syrupy sweetness, and often notes of leather, tobacco, and cedar.

Our Beans

Espressos & Blends

Blending beans is an art. We roast and blend all of our espressos and blends in-house for a perfectly balanced cup.

Our Beans

  • Four Leftys

    Four Leftys is Novo’s house blend, formulated from fully washed coffees of the Americas. By selecting outstanding washed coffees from different origins in the Americas and carefully blending them, the Four Leftys has a well rounded flavor profile, intended to have “classic” tasting notes.

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  • Espresso Novo

    Espresso Novo serves as tribute to both the classic espresso profile and Novo’s farmer partnerships. This medium body coffee is a blend of two distinct processing methods, and two very different growing origins. Containing both washed and sundried coffees from Ethiopia and the Americas, we find Espresso Novo to be a clean, balanced shot on its own, but robust enough to shine through in milk based beverages.

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  • Novo Decaf

    Decaffeinated using a water process that is exceptionally gentle on the coffee beans, Novo Decaf tastes just like a great cup of coffee should. Full bodied and mind-blowingly sweet, this decaf will please every coffee drinker.

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  • Espresso Del Fuego

    We consider Espresso Del Fuego to be our “gateway coffee.” If you’re just starting your specialty coffee journey and are looking for a jumping off point, the Del Fuego is for you. A classic “coffee” profile, full bodied and sweet, with just a touch of roast, the Espresso Del Fuego shines as any brew method, not just as espresso.

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  • Holiday Blend v.18

    We at Novo are extremely excited to share with you our Holiday Blend for the 18th year! This coffee is brimming with notes of berries, holiday spices, and deep, rich chocolate. Our Holiday Blend is best enjoyed with friends and family, preferably after a big meal. So from the Novo Family to you, Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!

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  • Novo Decaf Espresso

    The same decaf espresso blend that we use in our shops, Novo Decaf Espresso tastes just like the high octane stuff without any of the caffeine. Designed to be full and sweet on its own or in milk, you’ll never guess that it’s decaf.

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