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Brazil Mogiana 17/18

The Cooperativa de Cafeicultores e Agropecuaristas (COCAPEC) was founded on July 11, 1985. COCAPEC started its activities with almost 300 members in its first year of operations and today COCAPEC has over 2,000 members.

COCAPEC is renowned in this coffee-growing region for its technical support and natural drying methods. The cooperative’s technical department works in partnership with its members to guarantee consistent coffee quality. Currently, the High Mogiana region has an average annual production of more than one million bags of coffee, of which 85% is high quality beans produced at optimum altitude and temperature.

Tasting Notes:
The aroma is very nutty and sweet. There was a surprising hint of smoke on the palate.  Full bodied and clean this is a traditional tasting Brazil - thick, creamy, nutty and sweet. At the darker roasts a very sweet first taste, almost a little fruity quickly turns darker toned in a bakers chocolate to slight toasted walnut. Hints of molasses and caramel can be found.

Great blend base for espresso or to add body and darker tones - many will love it as a S/O drinker.

Roasting Notes:
A pretty versatile bean, although we wouldn’t recommend a light roast. Medium roast will highlight more of the fresh dark semi fruity tones but darker roasted will bring out the smoky and chocolate notes that most will shoot for. This would be a great bean for blends.


Brazil Mogiana 17/18

1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $4.99
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Chinese Micro-lot Gr. 1 Washed - Black River - Estate Produced

An excellent new 2016 crop offering.

This is a way cool Chinese single estate coffee grown above 1500m; coming from along the highlands of the black river in pretty dense natural forest land.

The area this coffee comes from in not what most would think when China is mentioned. Think rainforest's with gentle mists coming off the mountain engulfing the coffee trees - a herd of wild elephants live on the farm as well, they really try and preserve the natural habitat throughout the whole farm.

Natural forest canopy covers the bulk of the coffee which is very ideal for the plants and is very important from the local eco system.

The farm mostly grows cattura but there could be a couple other testing strains intermixed within the forest that made its way into the lot.

Chinese coffee, which is pretty new to us here in the US, has been around for hundreds of years. China has been growing coffee since the early days of coffee farming. They had a strong presence at this year SCAA but we have to say - the bulk of what we have seen and tried has been lower end and not so clean. Usually used for cheaper coffee blends.

Our neighbor here at Burman Coffee, Victor (who does commercial setups) was lucky enough to get inviting to China to see one of their top end coffee competitions - no international jury or buyers were there, top end coffee producers and high-end domestic retailers. He found an absolutely stellar lot (in comparison to what normally makes it here) Long story short, 10 weeks later, here it is for your drinking enjoyment.

Tasting Notes: To picture this cup you need to steal some aspects from many different coffees, think sweet and floral like a Costa coffee mixing with the stronger chocolaty tones and body of a Rwanda or Burundi with just a hint at certain roast points of spicy very clean Indonesian earthiness. Without being too extreme in any of these tones, this is really a cup anyone can like.

Roasting Notes: Hard to pick a favorite roast but fun to play around. Avoid super light roasts for you will end up a bit front loaded with acidity and lighter tones. Great cup medium to dark. For a first roast i would take it right around 2nd crack and judge your personal preference from there. A little closer to a Central American coffee around the medium roast, hint of the African and Indo characteristics at the darker roast points.


Chinese Micro-lot Gr. 1 Washed - Black River - Estate Produced

1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.69
Sale Price - $6.19

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Papua New Guinea Sigri

These Sigri coffees are gems - nothing like your traditional PNG coffees. Almost a 0 defect screen with immaculate processing. You can just look at the beans and see the care and time that went into them. Sigri has been in a game for a long time but within the last 5 years has taken quality to a different level.

As with all of our relationships coffees, not only are they changing the coffee game for themselves, but also the whole area and region they are in. They are raising wages and education (and quality) for every farmer around them - the big project this year to unleash for the locals.

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 Arabica coffee and undergoes a rigorous wet factory process. Quality Control begins in the field; Cherry coffee is hand-picked and carefully checked for uniformity; it must be red and fully ripe which allows for the correct balance of sugar and acid within the cherry. This selected cherry is then pulped on the day of picking.

A fermentation process follows, a period of three days broken every 24 hours by washing – but unlike most other brands, the Sigri process follows this by total immersion in water for a further day, which creates a superior coffee. Careful conditioning of 21 days is followed by hulling, grading, color sorting and finally hand sorting. This combined with rigorous quality control before packing produces the finest green been for which Sigri is renowned.

All grades are then continuously sample-roasted and liquored by experts. This provides a final check on the quality of the green bean product, and is a practice unique in Papua New Guinea.


Papua New Guinea Sigri
A/X Highlands
Papua New Guinea Sigri
Estate AA
Papua New Guinea Sigri
Estate Peaberry

1 Lb bag

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1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.40

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Burman Price - $7.20
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Indonesian Sumatra Lintong Gr. 1 Tano Batak

Sumatra really does their own thing with coffee processing and most of them are still drying on mud and palm leaves, unfortunately this leaves the coffee pretty ratty looking but it also gives it its unique character. Not this cup! (Yeah!) 95% better screen and processing than your average Gr. 1 Sumatra.

Tano Batak coffee has a 16 and up screen size and comes from the Lintong and Dolok Sanggul regions near South Lake Toba in Sumatra. At 1,400 to 1,550 masl, this region has the highest coffee growing altitudes in North Sumatra. This coffee is created by hiring six collectors that buy coffee directly from small farmers and in weekly village markets.

The collectors wet hull the coffee at 28-32% moisture and then dry it in green houses. Once around 11-12% moisture, they run the coffee over densametric tables before sending it to Olam (importer) in Medan for hand sorting. Given the exceptional quality of these coffees, we process each lot separately as microlots. More detail on this microlot to come.

Tasting Notes:
A unique Sumatra that will impress Indo fans. Very clean and very sweet is the 1st thing to notice - still a little earthy chocolate factor that turns a bit smokey into the darker roasts - very pleasant mixing with the sweetness. A very incensey spice note in the finish really pulls together the cup as a whole.

Roasting Notes:
Believe it or not, I really liked this cup at a medium roast - a sugar like sweet note with nice spice and earthy chocolate - more traditional at darker roasts - very clean chocolate and fuller bodied cup.


Indonesian Sumatra Lintong Gr. 1 Tano Batak

1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $7.55
Sale Price - $6.80

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Costa Rican Org. Coto Brus - Finca Amistad

New 2016/17 Crop - always an early arrival but we are very happy to start seeing the new Central American crop and the Amistad always kicks it off to a great start!

Hacienda la Amistad, located in Coto Brus, a canton in the province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, is owned and operated by Roberto Montero, a third generation coffee farmer. Roberto’s grandfather first came to the area in the early 1900's as part of a team surveying the border between Costa Rica and the newly formed country of Panama. Roberto’s grandfather later purchased over 10,000 hectares of land and began to cultivate coffee. Roberto’s family has returned more than 6,000 hectares of land to the government of Costa Rica for the preservation of La Amistad International Park, the largest natural reserve in Central America.

Only 300 hectares of land are utilized for coffee cultivation while the remainder of the 4,000 hectare estate is preserved forest teeming with wildlife. Roberto’s commitment to organic farming pairs harmoniously with his commitment to his community. During the coffee harvest, Roberto provides housing and free access to medical care for the seasonal pickers because most are indigenous people from Panama who come to La Amistad with their entire families.

Roberto also takes pride in his ability to provide more than 100 full-time jobs to his neighbors from Las Mellizas, not only in coffee cultivation, but also in the dried fruit operation that he runs year round at La Amistad. Roberto hosts an annual employee celebration to recognize all their hard work and he also distributes school supplies to their children each year before school starts.

Tasting Notes:
The aroma is floral and sweet like honey. A nice medium bodied, smooth & creamy cup of coffee with a bit higher acidity this year. More of a sweet floral tone starting at the strong medium roasts. A bit citrusy at lighter roasts. A great cup to get a bit of caramel balanced with floral and chocolaty tones - usually appearing at a city+ to full city roast.

Roasting Notes:
These beans are clean enough to take lighter but will be a bit acidic for most - best at a medium roast to border line dark. Lighter you will you will pick up more acidic notes, at a medium (city +) you will taste the great complexities that you may loose if roasted too dark. Will make a wonderful single origin espresso but great as a drip brew.


Costa Rican Org. Coto Brus -
Finca Amistad

1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $7.11
Sale Price - $5.81

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