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Jamaica Blue Mountain-Flamstead Estate-Flat Bean

Our first single estate Jamaican coffee and we are thrilled that our Jamaican relationships keep getting better and better.

Awesome new 2016 crop - these beans really shine, easily a couple points tastier and cleaner than last years Mavis Banks.

Direct from the farm we pretty much got the US exclusive this year on the Flamstead beans, our buddy Edgar from Mavis Banks and in charge of US distribution also hoarded a bit for his own US operation but we took every bean we could get. 6 flat barrels and 4 pb barrels were the whole lot. Behind this we will roll with the usual but still excellent Mavis Banks Gr. 1.

The Flamstead farm stands 3,300 feet above sea level and lies in an area traditionally associated with the production of high quality Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. It is oftentimes covered by the cool mists of the Blue Mountains.

The Flamstead farm stands 3,300 feet above sea level and lies in an area traditionally associated with the production of high quality Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. It is oftentimes covered by the cool mists of the Blue Mountains.

In 2014, Flamstead Estate Management made the decision to replace mechanical washing with fermentation. The benefits experienced include favorable color results, improved body, and enhanced flavor. They are pioneers in the Jamaican industry with tray drying (also known as African Beds). The benefits are: less pre hulling, clean taste, gentler drying process. If done successfully the flavor is enhanced. This is the big part of why these beans shine over your traditional Gr. 1 JBM.

All Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee must be certified by the coffee industry board of Jamaica. The regulations are very strict and much of the coffee is rejected.

Tasting Notes:
Very cool cup profile; floral, crisp, clean and sweet. Balanced caramel chocolate tones with a bit of raised island acidity and pretty complex lighter tones at the lighter roast points. Darker roasts are a bit more traditional with this bean and get pretty creamy smooth chocolaty tones with just a finishing hint of unique JBM island character. An aroma at most roasts that will make one drool slightly. Highlights to this cup are; Very Sweet, Caramel, Island Floral Acidity and Super Clean.

Roasting Notes:
Only roast to avoid would be super light. This cup gets a real nice caramel floral tone but at a cinnamon roast level it can come out a little underdeveloped woody/earthy. Medium to dark roast is fantastic, clean sweet and developed nicely. I tend to like a quicker roast closer to 2nd crack than 1st to maximize sweetness but there is some complexity that can be gained by slowing it down a little.


2016 Jamaican Blue Mountain - Flamstead Estate - Flat Bean

1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $39.99
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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
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Estate Peaberry

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Burman Price - $6.40

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2016 Guatemalan Fraijanes Premium Flat Finca De Dios Micro-Lot A

An awesome super fresh ML Guat offering. Buddies with our friend Edwin this is one cool farm and an awesome tasting micro-lot.

Finca De Dios is really catching steam as one of the more premier Guatemalan coffee farms. The coffee keeps getting better and better each year.

Tasting Notes:
A great super fresh and clean microlot from our friends at Finca De Dios. Awesome prep, one can tell a lot of care went into these beans. Light roasts produce a lot of floral brightness and light fruit notes (almost reminicent of a nice Costa) mixing with a subtle very sweet malty chocolaty notes - a great morning brew - darker roasts will produce more body similar to the Huehues - very clean non roasty dark-roast beans - you get a lot of the sweet malty tones and very smooth even decently into 2nd crack - a very stand up bean at almost any roast level.

Roasting Notes:
Easy to roast; you’ll get a great cup at most roast levels. Lighter roasts accent the fruitier brightness, deeper levels deliver smooth, rich chocolate malty flavors and a hint of smokiness - awesome and clean dark roast notes.

Similar to Edwins farm, De Dios is a model of sustainability and treats its workers better than 99% of other farms in the region; providing education, infrastructure and medical care.

Almost forty years ago, a horse lover bought the farm with the intent of lodging his horses. A few years later, he was transferred because of work reasons. His daughter; Ellen Prentice, who remained in Guatemala, was left in charge of the farm. She started to tend the few hectares of coffee that the farm had and planted most of the farm with coffee, with the exception of the natural forests.

Four years ago, after inheriting her piece of the original farm, she proceeded to name it Finca de Dios, in memory of her father who had dedicated his land to God. Since then they have been building the necessary infrastructure, which her part did not have, including a wet mill. Even though small in comparison to most of the big coffee farms, we agree with the saying that says that some of the best things in life come in small packages.

They want to preserve the beauty of all of God’s creation and therefore have reserved more than one third of our land to the preservation of our natural forests. In this way, we hope that birds and other wildlife can find a safe haven; a place to call home.

They believe that they have been blessed so that they can be a blessing to others. they strive to treat our workers with dignity and love so that they can work in an atmosphere of respect and peace. They try to accommodate workers with special needs to jobs they can best handle. They also try to teach those who work with us values and principles; especially the importance of working with excellence so that our clients can enjoy drinking an exceptional cup of coffee.


2016 Guatemalan Fraijanes Premium Flat Finca De Dios Micro-Lot A

1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $7.60
Sale Price - $6.85

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Indonesian Washed Sulawesi - Toarco Jaya Peaberry

New 2016 crop of the Toarco just arrived! One of our favorite non traditional Indos!

Just about as unique as you can get for a Sulawesi - Thick and creamy but the flavor profile is very far from your average semi-washed Indonesian cup.

For years, this coffee was only available in Japan, as the estate is owned by the Japanese roaster Key Coffee. In recent years they have made it available to us. Established in 1976, this plantation has been undertaking a fully washed process that is unlike anything else produced in Asia. After the harvest, the cherry is stripped off by a mechanical de-pulper and the parchment is allowed to ferment overnight, with no water added. The next morning, the parchment is thoroughly rinsed in tile lined channels and laid out to sun dry. Every parcel is cupped five times between the patio drying and the final bagging. The plantation has a total of 530 hectares, and 300 hectares are planted.

Tasting Notes:
Crisp tones, slight citrus note with an aromatic hints of a light fruit tone, full bodied, sweet and clean this is a stronger of a coffee! Just a bit of the classic Indo earthiness, I might link this coffee closer to an exotic Colombian than an Indo (which is way cool). Very nice rich chocolate tones just add to the mix of delicate flavors present in this cup. A slight smokey aftertaste can be picked up at the darker roast points. This is a must try for anyone who likes a real full bodied complex cup of joe!

Roasting Notes:
We enjoyed this Sulawesi at a darker roast, still nicely complex and balanced. Darker roast will promote that very thick and creamy cup but will mute most of the brightness which is pretty cool to have in the flavor profile.




Indonesian Washed Sulawesi - Toarco Jaya Peaberry

1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $9.35
Sale Price - $8.60

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