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Colombian Supremo Huila

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Very fresh and clean cup! A great example of what a traditional Colombian cup should be. 

Antioquia is the state/region containing Medellin, very similar in cup profile to our last Medellin offering but contains some beans from the outlying farms not just around the city of Medellin. 

This is a premium screen of a state aggregate (Antioquia), not one farmer in this lot. This type of production is very cool for mixing (should say purposeful blending) cherries from different farms within the region gives a true taste of the area. Basically the dry mill purchases the coffee cherries from the small farmers who do not have processing equipment, the dry mill then processes the cherries and creates lots of different quality and size. In this case, it is a premium top cupping lot from the mill in a supremo screen size (17/18) 

Tasting Notes: Fuller bodied and very clean. Brighter upfront with the lighter roasts, one will get a bit of citrus and floral balanced with a fuller bodied dry toasted walnut like tone. As one pushes more into the strong medium roasts it turns much more chocolaty with a bit of soft fruit in the cup and just a tiny hint of raw acidity. As you convert the acidity in the cup by roasting darker, it breaks down into a slightly fruity factor before getting burned out into the darker roasts. Dark roast are even fuller bodied and very dark toned, low acidity with predominate smoky/chocolaty and nutty tones. 

Roasting Notes: Hard to screw this one up, if shooting for a lighter roast, good to drag out the cup a bit otherwise it will have pretty punchy acidity. If you do not like a slight fruit tone mixing it, shoot for either light or dark, only a bit fruity right before 2nd crack. 

 


Colombian Supremo Huila
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2017/18 Mexican Org Terruño Nayarita Washed

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New 2017/18 crop! Holy smokes, it has been almost two years since we had a top notch washed processed from our buddies in Mexico. We were delighted when this sample showed up and cupped out very nicely!

This is a farm that holds a special place in our hearts. Gathered around an extinct volcano, Cerro San Juan, a committed group of 260 cooperative coffee farmers are working together to produce arguably the best coffee in Mexico. Terruño Nayarita coffees come from heirloom trees. The word ‘Terruño’ means ‘homestead’. These are farmers that take great pride in their coffee.

This is the top screen-size/grade from the Terruño Nayarita Co-op.

San Cristobal Coffee Importers takes great care to find and produce excellent coffee, making sure farmers use safe, sustainable shade techniques and provide a fair wage to the workers. Check out their webpage:
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Can be roasted up to a full city +, we think it's best a little lighter.

Tasting Notes:
A very cool and unique Mexican coffee. A little fuller bodied than most years, good sweetness and a bit of a floral caramel note. A bit lower acidity than previous crops which tends to make it shine at a little fuller roast level. The caramel notes tend to turn a bit more chocolaty close to the second crack.

Roasting Notes:
I would shoot for right before the second crack to just into it - a little bit of a rougher cup into second crack but nice chocolate notes with just a hint of a floral aspect. A bit sweeter and smoother right before the second crack but not quite as chocolaty.


2017/18 Mexican Org Terruño Nayarita Washed

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Burman Price - $6.50
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El Salvador Cerro Las Ranas Honey Processed

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Cerro Las Ranas (the Hill of Frogs) coffee is named after the farm’s lagoon that is populated by thousands of frogs located in Apaneca within the department of Ahuachapan, El Salvador. 

The coffee is produced by JASAL, a family owned operation where Jose Antonio Salaverria and his sons take great pride in their meticulous attention to detail, from year-round farm management to quality control in the cupping lab, and everything in between. In the pulped natural process (also called a honey process), JASAL pulps perfectly ripened cherries and then dries the coffee beans, still covered in mucilage, on clay patios while constantly turning the beans to ensure even drying.

Tasting Notes:
A little thinner bodied and a bit wilder in its tones, a little higher acidity which gives it a lot of sweetness - a hint of a ferment note providing a very soft fruit tone balancing with a stronger bakers chocolate undertone - as the cup cools you get less bakers chocolate and a little cool sweeter malty/caramel/nutty spin. Darker roasts will be low acidity, a bit sweeter and more of a smokey dry malty tone. 

Roasting Notes:
I think a city to full city roast is the way to go, gives a really nicely balanced cup. Taken to a dark roast it gets a little rougher around the edges but gets even more malty chocolaty, lighter roasts are recommended as well but will promote a more acidic and fruity edge but also give a little underdeveloped tone unless you let it set up for 3-5 days. 


El Salvador Cerro Las Ranas Honey Processed

1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.05
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2017/18 Papua New Guinea – Carpenter Estates – Sigri A/X Highlands

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New 2017/18 crop! 

The highlands of PNG are where all the good beans come from - Sigri is on a bit of the easterly edge of the highlands and maintains a true estate. This A/X is not from their estate but I think has the coolest story behind it.

Sigri had a great idea, they ran around to these remote areas and dropped off nice pulping machine, the big trick to producing quality beans it to quickly pulp it after picking. Now the beans could safely without sacrificing too much quality take the transit time to get to the awesome Sigri wetmill. Sigri then takes it from there and gives the beans the same attention to quality as there own estate coffee. Giving it the Sigri name also really help these farmers market and sell there top notch beans to foreign markets which brings in a huge premium to the below market prices they were getting before. 

Tasting Notes:
A very surprisingly nice cup that is pretty different from the Estate coffees, one can see the wilder plants and strains really shine. A little lighter bodied than most PNGs it has some fantastic floral/caramel notes and balance. A bit brighter but by no means a high acidity coffee, gives it almost a Central American spin at the lighter roast points. Darker roast points one can see a bit more classic PNG, bakers chocolate and spice will be the darker roast tones with no hint of acidity. 

Roasting Notes:
Boy we thought this cup really shined a bit lighter, city plus to full city. A little acidity pokes out but adds a lot of sweetness. The cup holds up nicely darker as well but will burn out the bit of caramel pretty close to 2nd crack. 

2017/18 Papua New Guinea – Carpenter Estates – Sigri A/X Highlands

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Indonesian RFA Org. Balinese Kintamani Natural

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A very unique, overly fermented (very fruity) cup of joe. Closer to a natural Ethiopian than other Indonesian coffee. 

Bali is a tiny island– actually, a submerged volcano peak - just off the east coast of Java, with many small coffee farms. The farmers who grow Kintamani Natural belong to cooperative organizations known as Subak Abian (SA) founded on a Hindu philosophy known as “Tri Hita Karana” (the three causes of happiness). SA co-ops foster community in agricultural, social and religious activities, and have been certified Organic since 2008. Pesticides are never used on their coffee farms, and fertilizers are 100% organic.

New 17/18 crop!

SA farmers grow almost all heirloom Arabicas, Typica & Bourbon. They use trees such as Erythrina, Tangerine, and Orange to shade the coffee, which improves yield and cup quality and enhances wildlife habitat.

A couple of years ago, our supplier Royal Coffee visited the Subak Abians, who also produced our semi-washed “Blue Moon” coffee. Noting the scarcity of groundwater due to very coarse volcanic soil, Royal suggested trying natural (dry) processing. Raised beds are already used for drying parchment for Blue Moon, so it was easy to also use them to dry whole ripe cherry for this coffee. They did a test batch, and Royal was so blown away by the quality and flavor they purchased a full container!

“Kintamani Natural” is 100% sundried on raised beds; It’s perhaps the first ever special prep natural Indonesian. Raised beds keep the cherry free of dirty flavor, and facilitate very quick drying in Bali’s high altitude sun and constant island breeze. The cup is extraordinarily exotic and unique with a rich, buttery mouthfeel, while retaining Indonesia’s full-bodied, savory character. It features super-intense, brandyish fruit flavors of plum and sweet cherry at lighter roasts; darker roasts develop much heavier body with a spicy, smoky twist. An easy roaster that’s exceptionally versatile, roast Bali “Kitamani Natural” any way you’d like; slow or quick, from first crack to French, you’ll get very unique and terrific flavor!

Tasting Notes:
Very fruity and smooth, low acidity and fuller bodied. This crop year is a little closer to its Indonesian roots with the full body and a bit more of a bakers chocolate tone coming in the aftertaste. A little less extreme than previous years but just as tasty. 

Roasting Notes:
City plus to right before 2nd crack is going to be the sweet spot. Super light roasting and the chocolaty factor is a bit earthy but if you hit the lighter roast right, adds a little hint of citrus acidity which can be tasty but risks of overly earthy makes me push it more towards a medium roast. Right before 2nd crack mutes up a bit of fruit but gets more like a single origin mokka java, a bit rough chocolate and a bit of fruit - almost anyone would like that cup!


Indonesian RFA Org. Balinese Kintamani Natural

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Burman Price - $6.55
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Peru Org. SHB EP Apesi

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PERU Org. APESI coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around Agraria de Productores Ecologicos San Ignacio LTDA (APESI), which was established in 2011 to support organic coffee producers in the region of Cajamarca, Peru. APESI provides training and financing aimed at improving coffee quality and yields to increase farmer earnings. Members of APESI are also investing in other businesses like honey production, fish farms, and citrus groves to diversify sources of income during the thin months when there is no income from coffee production.

Tasting Notes:
A very cool new offering. A bit lighter toned and a bit cleaner than out average Peru on the list. Medium acidity, gives a pretty sweet and floral first sip of this coffee, a bit of crispness and nice caramel malty type undertone. Turns a bit chocolaty into the darker roasts. 

Roasting Notes:
We like this coffee at a light to medium roast. Try extending the roast at the light to medium roast points to build a little more body and undertones especially if you do not like acidity. Works great at darker roasts as well but so does the slightly cheaper Peru Norte on the list.  


Peru Org. SHB EP Apesi

1 Lb bag

Burman Price -$6.15
Sale Price - $4.50

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