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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
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Estate Peaberry

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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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Peru Org. SHB EP Norte

This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Central Fronteriza del Norte de Cafetaleros (CENFROCAFE), which is an umbrella cooperative established in 1999 that supports 80 organizations and 2,000 coffee producers in the region of Cajamarca, Peru. CENFROCAFE provides training and financing aimed at improving coffee quality and yields to increase farmer earnings.

A big Co-op production coffee, Cenfrocafe does a great job and produces a very tasty coffee with a nice screen accompanied with a price you cannot beat.

Tasting Notes:
A good stronger cup of coffee - a very floral aroma - semi-sweet chocolate tones - a little hint of brightness with good body - Smooth and clean. Very versitile everyday drinker.

Roasting Notes:
We like this coffee at a medium to dark roast. Try extending the roast at the light to medium roast points to build a little more body and undertones.


Peru Org. SHB EP Norte

1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $5.99
Sale Price - $5.24

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