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New coffee release: Brazil Ecoagricola — Cup of Excellence Lot#25

Coffee nursery

Some of you may have noticed that we have a coffee from Ecoagricola already, which is natural processed and 100% Yellow Catucai. This time around, we picked up a bit of their Cup of Excellence awarded coffee. It’s the same variety but processed using the Pulped—Natural method instead of Natural. Pulped—Natural coffees typically have a […]

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What is “Single Origin” coffee?

Coffee beans

Single Origin coffees are synonymous with distinctiveness. It’s important to know that terroir has a real effect in the coffee industry. In general- Single Origin is a term used for coffees from a single geographical location, as opposed to blends or non- traceable coffees. And by ‘single geographical location’, I mean- a single farm; estate; […]

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Seasonal Coffee Release: Autumn Blend 2018

Coffee Cherry

Autumn Blend 2018 Brazil Fazenda Sao Silvestre Peru Cuenca Botijas Colombia Inza Cauca FLAVOUR – Treacle Sugar, Pear, Allspice BODY – Medium, Creamy ROAST – Light- Medium ACIDITY – Mellow, Apple SUITABLE FOR – Espresso, Mokapot, Aeropress Brazil Sao Silvestre FARM – Fazenda Sao Silvestre VARIETAL(S) – Yellow Icatú, Bourbon & Típica PROCESSING – Pulped natural […]

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New coffee release: Rwanda Buf Café Umurage

Raised african coffee drying beds

You’ll find with our Rwandan coffees that we mention the name of the washing station (central processing area) after the name of the Cooperative. There will be slight differences between washing stations, as farmers surrounding this area will deliver cherries to a particular washing station only. The Umurage washing station was constructed with the intention […]

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New coffee release: Rwanda Musasa Ruli

Rwanda Musasa Ruli

‘Musasa’ means ‘a place to make a bed’ and ‘Dukunde Kawa’ means ‘let’s love coffee’ in Kinyarwanda. This is a reference to the power of coffee to improve the lives of those in rural communities. The Musasa Dukunde Kawa cooperative has three washing stations lying high in Rwanda’s northwest region. Just a reminder for those […]

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New Coffee Release: Mexico Sierra Azul

Mexico Sierra Azul - Pulping coffee

Sierra Azul is a small cooperative that brings together just over 200 small holder farmers living within Southern Mexico’s El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. Named for the bluish hue of the tree covered mountains of the Reserve. A look at the specs Varietal(s):  Typica, Bourbon, Mundo Novo Processing:  Fully washed & dried on patios Altitude: 1 […]

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The Importance of Traceability

Jorge in Ethiopia

From my early day visits to the coffee farms, to now, 10 years of learning about this industry and the product we love so much – Coffee. In this industry we have come to learn so many terms and phases: from “the age of discovery” to “commercialization”, “secret stimulate leaf” to “the great commodity”, from […]

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Seasonal Coffee Release: The Summer Blend 2017/2018

Origin Roaster

Summer Blend 2017/2018 India Bibi Mexico Hacienda Santa Rosa Teocelo Uganda White Nile FLAVOUR – Browned Marshmallow, Red Plum, Walnut BODY – Medium, Smooth ROAST – Light- Medium ACIDITY – Moderate, Stone Fruit SUITABLE FOR – Espresso, Aeropress, Mokapot, Plunger India Bibi Plantation Varietal:  Red Catucaí (known locally as HDT) Processing:  Fully washed & sun […]

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