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BCT Herbal Energizer

Ginseng, licorice, peppermint leaves, hibiscus, lemon grass, passion fruit, St. John's wort with lemon flavoring.

Steeping Time - 7 Minutes

Water Temp - 212 F

Tasting Notes:
Wow, even the smell of it steeping is enough to peel those eyes open on a rough morning. (or to get you your second wind on a tough day). 

A lovely sweeter lemon grass and peppermint aroma are just the start to this great cup - this will definitely leave your taste buds jazzed with a strong lemon grass tone mixing very nicely with just a hint of peppermint and licorice, sweet but not over the top. 

Do not fear the lack of caffeine, the ginseng will definitely get you going and tends not to have the negative side effects of too much caffeine. 

BCT Herbal Energizer
1/4 lb. bag

Burman Price - $6.25
Newsletter Price -$5.00


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BCT Newsletter Specials

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Tanzanian Ruvuma AAA & PB

The long awaited Tanz new crop is finally here!

Ruvuma is a region in Tanzania situated around the city and district of Mbinga. One of the largest sources of income in the area is coffee production. Ruvuma was not always known for good coffee. It took until 1997 for two companies to open 13 new central pulperies and 8 new mini-pulperies, all but two of which they also manage.

By being the aggregate and managing the pulperies, they can insure the continued higher quality beans and raised selling prices for this coffee, thus helping out everyone in the region.

Farmers are paid the same price or more by Ruvuma than the prevailing home-processed parchment equivalent price for their cherry, and also get a bonus if the season is profitable.  This is despite the fact that they receive their money much earlier and do not have the work of processing at home. In return, they are expected to take greater care in tending their coffee and in particular to their harvesting of it. 

Tasting Notes:

This batch of Tanzanian Ruvuma is a little darker toned than previous batches; real nice sweeter but stronger chocolate spice undertones at the darker roast points- very smooth, clean and rich. This cup also shares many qualities of a premium Kenya at the lighter roast points. It is a very bright and citrusy cup which gives it a very high rating in the coffee world. At the lighter roasts you get a those wonderful citrus tones with just a hint of a sweeter chocolate bottom, very crisp and clean.

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. 

Tanzanian Ruvuma PB
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.23
Newsletter Special $4.93

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Tanzanian Ruvuma AAA
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.36
Newsletter Special $4.93

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Costa Rican Org. Coto Brus - Finca Amistad

First new crop arrival for Costa this year and an awesome one to start it all off with.

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. 

Tasting Notes: 
The aroma is floral and sweet like honey.  A nice medium bodied, smooth & creamy cup of coffee with a lower acidity (get a good hint a lighter roast points, but very low acidity at a full city).  It starts with a crisp darker chocolate note, hints of a soft fruit note, and finishes with a pleasantly surprising spiciness.  This is a savory cup of coffee with wonderful complexities.

Roasting Notes: 
Best at a medium roast.  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.  Would make a wonderful espresso but great as a drip brew.

Costa Rican Org. Coto Brus - Finca Amistad
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.99
Newsletter Special $5.69

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Colombian Supremo Sophia 19+

A very fresh Colombian arrival! 19+ is the screen size of the coffee, one size larger than your average supremo (17/18)- a very nice large screen Colombian.

Our Supremo Sofía 19+ coffee is produced by approximately 30 small coffee producers from communities near Belén de Umbría in the Department of Risaralda in Colombia. The average size of each farm is between nine to fifteen acres. In addition to coffee, farmers are also cultivating bananas and pineapples. The main varietal of coffee cultivated by producers of Supremo Sofía is Castillo and most of this harvest is from April through August.

Tasting Notes:
The aroma of this coffee is very nice; sweet with light floral notes, hints of nuts and spice.  It has a smooth body, hints of a darker chocolate with a nice semi-dry toasted walnut overtone.  Very balanced, subtle spice, clean and rich. A good example of a classic Colombian.

Roasting Notes:
Its versatility is what makes this an exceptional coffee.  Great at a Full City or French Roast it will really highlight the beans chocolate and caramel notes.  Lighter is still great and will deliver a brighter cup with a little more brightness and spice notes.

Colombian Supremo Sophia 19+
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $5.85
Newsletter Special
$3.99

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Nicaragua SHB EP Jinotega

Our first 2014/15 Nicaraguan offering - after supreme shortages and lack of quality from Nic last year we are glad this first mill offering came in nicely. A good prep and screen and a very clean smooth going cup. The more botique Nics are still around 6-8 weeks away but for you central fan looking for a pretty mild, sweet and smooth cup, this is going to be a winner. 

Tasting Notes:
This is a medium bodied smooth cup of coffee with a silky texture. The mixture of smokiness, sweetness, a hint of chocolate and floral tones in the aroma lures you in. There are a lot of great flavors going on in this cup and when you have your first sip you’re going to want a moment to take it all in. The cup starts with some smoke, nuts, and sweetness - hints of caramel. The middle has just enough grapefruit tones to wake up your taste buds and then finishes with dark chocolate that lingers on your tongue. A great morning cup of coffee.

Roasting Notes:
This is a great bean for some experimenting with roasting profiles although we would avoid anything at either extreme (not too light and not too dark) this is pretty much great at everything in between. Light side you will have more brightness and floral tones in the cup and on the darker side you will enhance the chocolate and sweet notes.
Nicaragua SHB EP Jinotega
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $5.65
Newsletter Special- $4.35

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Escali Primo Digital Scale


We found a great deal on digital scales, perfect for ensuring you get consistent results from your roasting. 

These work up to 11 pounds and are accurate by the gram.

Escali Primo Digital Scale

Burman Price$29.99
Newsletter Special $27.99

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Roasting is hard enough with all the different coffees, processing methods, moisture contents and bean densities. Keep your results much more consistent by roasting by weight and not volume.







Indonesian Washed Sulawesi - Toarco Jaya A

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 A
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$7.25
Newsletter Special $5.95

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Mexican Terruno Nayarita Co-op

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 and the word ‘Terruño’ means ‘homestead’.  These are farmers that take great pride in their coffee.

We finally received the new crop Natural version of the Mexican Terruno - this is a stellar year for these beans - we know over the years so many customers have come to love this co-op, including ourselves. 

The Natural - Is very close to an Ethiopian Natural - It is a ferment coffee, chalked full of fruit and berry tones. Naturals tend to shine a little better when fresh as can be and let me tell you, this coffee is shining - very clean compared to last year with sweet complex fruit notes and a well defines chocolate undertone - sometimes these offering can be slightly earthy but this lot can hardly be described this way. Make sure to medium roast this offering and try a 50/50 blend with the washed offering - especially for espresso - an award winning combo. 

The Washed - Much more of a traditional coffee offering than the natural but still very unique for a Mexican - almost closer to a Nicaraguan or Costa than most other Mexican coffees. When medium roasted you get a pretty bright, crisp and sweet - medium bodied with a nice caramel undertone - a slight floral aspect really brings it together. Darker roasted will be far less acidic with more of a bakers chocolate spin and decently fuller bodied than when roasted lighter - if blending with the Natural I like to take the Washed just into 2nd crack - when drinking by itself a nice city plus to full city is fantastic. 

Mexican Org. Terruno Nayarita WASHED Reserve
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.70
Newsletter Special $5.40

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Mexican Terruno Nayarita NATURAL
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.70
Newsletter Special $5.40

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A quick video of one of the family Micro Mills used for these coffees.