Our passion for coffee from the cultivation to the cup led us to opening our own coffee company. We responsibly source our coffee from a small rural community in the Capixaba Mountains, Brazil. This small rural community constantly wins awards year after year in the specialty coffee category, even though it is not a well-known region internationally.
KAUANE, THE COMPANY:
We are a small company located in Washington State committed to bringing to you high quality coffee with authentic Brazilian coffee flavor and aroma. We are also committed to producing a small carbon footprint, and fairly trade with our partners.
The decision to source our coffee from this small rural community was based on the taste and how smooth and balanced it is, their organic procedures, socially responsible practices, specialty coffee awards, professionalism, and rarity in the international market since you can only find coffee from this region available only in a few places in the world.
The pyramid represents the quality grades of coffee from low grade at the bottom to the highest grade on top. We are proud of our specialty grade classification from the American Specialty Coffee Association.
Only the ripe cherries are picked, leaving the green
cherries on the branch to make sure the end product is consistent, and to
Our coffee is selected by hand to ensure all beans are the
same size, and to remove impurities passed through the screening process. We roast it by hand to ensure authentic taste of high-quality Brazilian coffee.
KAUANE, THE NAME:
Kauane is the feminine variant of Kauã (Cauã, Cauan, Kauan) which in Tupí-Guaraní, the combination of two of many native languages in South America, it is used to describe birds of prey, and in most cases, a Harpy Eagle known in Brazil as King-Hawk or Royal Hawk due to it's crest resembling a crown. The name Kauã/Cauã was adopted in Brazil as a male name, being Kauane the female form.
The interesting thing about the name Kauã/Cauã in Tupí-Guaraní, is that it does not imply gender, just like the word hawk in Portuguese, although the term King-Hawk does imply gender due to the word king, the female is not Queen-Hawk, it's Female King-Hawk, and that's why the name Kaunane fits perfectly to describe the female bird of prey without the use of a masculine substantive.
Although the name sounds Hawaiian, the word is an entire adaptation between Tupí-Guaraní and Portuguese, so it won’t get any more Brazilian than that, just like the taste of our coffee.