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Kenya AA BCT Top Lot

2014 crop!

Top lots are the best screen of beans from an operation, usually accounting for only 2-5% of the crop - taste will vary depending on the exact beans but the screen is always nice on these lots and the taste behind this lot is great, one can tell its Kenyan heritage from their first sip. 

Kenyan coffee is considered by many to be some of the worlds best, top lots account for the top 3% of beans (graded by size, moisture and looks) and are beautiful screens - usually tasty as well this one fits the bill perfectly. 

Kenyans (including this one) are know for their complexity and depth of flavor. You will find all sorts of small minute notes including a refreshing citrus, herbal notes, slight fruit, lemongrass, cocoa, molasses and a variety of other. 

Tasting Notes:
The first thing most would notice about this cup is the sparkling (bright) floral sweet citrus notes, combined with a medium body and a very balanced cocoa undertone, this is a wonderful cup. There is a hint of an herbal spice in the aftertaste yet this cup remains smooth and exotic. 

Roasting Notes: 
Kenyan coffees can be tricky to roast. Properly roaster for the individual almost everyone would love them. If you are a bright coffee fan, quick medium roasts will be perfect and leave the cup as crisp, sweet and refreshing as it can be. Not such a bright coffee fan? Try drawing out the roast and take it to a full city to a few second into second crack for a much lower acidity cup with a very nice depth of flavors.

Kenya AA BCT Top Lot
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$7.49
Newsletter Special $6.19

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Brazil Cerrado 17/18 "Sumatra"

New 2014 crop, just arrived, not on our list yet.

The state of Cerrado in Brazil is ideally situated for growing great coffee.  When observing the region under satellite view, you can distinctly make out the ancient volcano that was once there.  High altitudes (3,600 feet) and rich volcanic soil are just a few key ingredients to giving this coffee its distinct flavor.  Turns out Sumatra is not just an island in Indonesia but also a strain of Arabica that is becoming popular in Brazil - known to be fuller bodied and darker toned it fits the distinctive Brazil profile well.

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 Cerrado 17/18 "Sumatra"
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $5.36
Newsletter Special
$3.99

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Ethiopia Natural Hambela Single Farm Special Prep

A newer producing region in Ethiopia - with all new mills and processing stations (in 2013 a bunch of humanitarian groups stepped in with financing for the locals), although a single farm - the tractability is limited due to their auction system.

A very nice prep and wonderful tones - a natural Ethiopian that is not only exotic but a cup most will love.

Tasting Notes:
A clean, smooth and exotic cup with some awesome complexities. Despite its old world processing this is one tasty cup.  The aroma is dark chocolate and hints of blackberries. Its body is smooth, rich and clean. The flavor has many layers of lemongrass, berries, smokiness, and lemon peel with little lower acidity than its competing gr. 1 natural yirgs.

Roasting Notes:
This is a very versatile Ethiopian.  At a lighter roast you will really taste the amazing berry tones with just a hint of lemongrass.  Darker you will loose some of the floral berry tones but will get a smoother cup with more dark smokey tones and more of a cocoa finish.

Ethiopia Natural Hambela Single Farm Special Prep
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.99
Newsletter Special $5.49

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Indonesian Sumatra  Gr. 1 Mandheling 

Indonesian Sumatra is what got me liking premium coffee. It was the first origin I really fell in love with.  The classic character of a Sumatra will be a real full bodied and creamy cup with low acidity. The cup will be marked by a variety of of sweeter semi-earthy tones and a slight smoky finish. They range from a very rough and tumble, in your face cup to a silky smooth milk chocolaty treat. 

Tasting Notes A big strong prime example of a classic Indonesian Sumatra coffee, prep is on the cleaner side but it does have that classic Sumatra earthy tones at lighter roasts but nice, thick, creamy and chocolaty at a strong medium to dark roasts. What most would shoot for is a big bodied, bakers chocolate and smokey toned cup which would be achieved at a darker roast point.

Roasting Notes:
We enjoyed this Sumatra at a stronger medium roast, a couple of seconds before the second crack. We found this roast to accentuate the dark chocolate taste but still remain very smooth. Although this is a clean polished coffee, it will roast slightly uneven, as is true with most Indonesians.

Indonesian Sumatra  Gr. 1 Mandheling
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.90
Newsletter Specials $5.60

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Costa Rican SHB Tarrazu “La Acostena” Micro Lot

Guillermo Badilla Cruz has been growing coffee on his finca, La Acosteña, located in the Los Santos, Tarrazu region of Costa Rica for over 30 years. Guillermo has 10 family members who are also working on the farm performing duties ranging from picking the cherries to maintaining the coffee trees. Ever since Guillermo was young he helped his father on the farm and he realized that growing coffee was one of his passions. He and his family decided to emphasize production of micro lot coffee because they felt it was a great opportunity to further build upon the level of high quality coffees that the farm already produced.

Tasting Notes: Overall this is a delicious mild coffee. The aroma is floral, chocolate malt, honey, and cherries. It has a silky, smooth, medium body. There is a subtle sweetness that’s well complimented with ripe red fruit, and cinnamon spice. The subtle sweet tones in this cup would make it perfect to drink along side your morning doughnut or after dinner with dessert.

Roasting Notes: We would recommend a medium roast, just before second crack. Roasted enough to develop the sweet character in the coffee but not too dark that you’ll loose the subtle ripe fruit tones that really make this a great coffee.

Costa Rican SHB Tarrazu “La Acostena” Micro Lot
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.99
Newsletter Special
$5.49

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Panama SHB EP Carmen Estate

New 2014 crop!

Panama coffee was decimated this year, bad drouts along with pests and disese it has been hard to find a very tasty offering - we were very happy to find Carmen Estate barely effected by the bad grow year. Nice screen, great tones, clean and rich. A great Panamanian arrival when we thought we might not find one! 

Carmen Estate has been producing and exporting high quality Arabica coffee for over 50 years. Carlos Aguilera is the third generation owner of the single estate and mill set up by his grandparents, Efrain and Carmen Franceschi in 1960. Carmen Estate produces 1,200 bags (133 lbs each) of unique quality green coffee beans each year.​

Carmen Estate is located in the Volcan Valley, Chiriqui, Panamá,at an altitude of 1700 meters. The cool, frost free nights and dry, sun drenched days create optimal growing conditions and the rich volcanic black soil is perfect for the cultivation of our high quality Arabica beans.

Tasting Notes: Medium bodied, smooth and clean; this is one tasty cup of joe. Almost a little jammy sweet quality right up from, a soft darker berry tone pokes it head out a little followed by a cool malty chocolate tone that lingers on the taste buds - a decently floral aroma adds some complexity to the taste. Medium to low acidity coffee and very easy to roast. 

Roasting Notes: A pretty versitile cup similar to most Central/S. American offerings, mainly shoot between a medium roast (city) and a dark roast (french). Personally I like it before second crack but worth while to play around a bit to find your personal favorite. Into the second crack will get much edgier but strong and sweet.

Panama SHB EP Carmen Estate
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.80
Newsletter Special $5.50

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Decaffeinated Brazil - Mountain Water Processed

A great super clean Decaf Brazil - new 2014 crop and top notch. Hard to tell this one is a decaf! This Brazil has a very fruity wet aroma.

Tasting Notes:
Medium bodied with a dark chocolate nuttiness. A smooth, rich, clean cup perfect for those decaf espresso drinks. Great as a single origin Americana or Espresso, also works well in decaf espresso blends. Try it with our decaf Sumatra (15%) and our decaf Guatemalan (15%).

Roasting Notes:
I found this coffee best roasted to a full city, just before the second crack. It is versatile, could be taken lighter or darker depending on your preference.

Decaffeinated Brazil - Mountain Water Processed
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.55
Newsletter Special $5.25

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Hawaiian Oahu Waialua Natural

A really fine example of Hiwaiian Coffee! First time we've had beans from Oahu. Natural processed, these beans get a much more wild and sweeter cup profile than washed beans.  Waialua Estate Coffee and Cacao are grown on former sugarcane lands on the Wahiawa Plateau overlooking Oahu’s famous North Shore.

Tasting Notes: 
This cup has a little bit of everything and that is what makes it so cool - very clean for a natural coffee - filled with lighter fruit notes, a strong sweet caramel undertone, a little hint of citrus acidity - a slight smokey tone accompanied with a medium jammy body and an aroma that will make one drool.. Enjoy!

Roasting Notes:
We prefer to roast this coffee a bit before second crack, a city roast really brings forth the cool unique tones from this top notch cup - also very tasty right at second crack but far less fruity, still very sweet and caramelly.

Hawaiian Oahu Waialua Natural
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$15.99
Newsletter Special $13.25

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Ethiopian Washed Yirgacheffe Gr. 2 Chelba

This coffee is produced by a farmer group that is made up of 500 people. On average, each farmer owns two to five hectares of land. After the coffee cherries are picked, they are sorted and pulped immediately, and then fermented in water for up to two days to remove the mucilage. After the fermentation stage, the coffee is washed in long troughs. All the water used comes from the Chelba River high in in the mountains. After being washed, the coffee is placed on drying beds, and is turned every few hours to ensure even drying. The drying process can take anywhere from eight to ten days, depending on the weather. Currently, the Chelba Washing Station has 180 drying beds, and plans on building 80 more in the near future.

Tasting Notes: This is a very cool lot of the Chelba - a little more body and sweetness than most. very clean rich and smooth with some very exotic floral/tropical fruit notes upfront balanced with a little sweeter chocolate undertone. More of a fruit note than the non-microlot Gr. 2 yirg but not quite as sizzling as the grade 1 Shilicho. A very complex and unique cup of joe.

Roasting Notes: This is a light to medium roast coffee, just past the first crack cool it off. A city to city + roast really brings out the full potential of this cup. Make sure to let it set up for a day or two before drinking.

Ethiopian Washed Yirgacheffe Gr. 2 Chelba
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $7.10
Newsletter Special
$5.80

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Indian Black Darjeeling - Single Estate - Margarets Hope - Vintage Lot

Well, my ordering misfortune is ending up to be your fortune - somehow i ordered way too much of this awesome fancy single estate darjeeling - To get it rolling quickly for I hate when things get old and I dont want to be thinking about this down the road- here is a stellar price, just above our decent bulk cost.

If you are or know a darjeeling fan, now is a great time to grab some.

A top grade from one of the more famous Darjeeling estates 

Steeping Time - 3 Minutes

Water Temp - 212 F

Founded in the 1870's this is one of the oldest estates in the region - Named after the founders daughter who loved the farm and was lost in a tragic sea voyage on her return to the region shortly after it was founded.

Poking around the web I was shocked to see how much this tea and specific lot sells for at most places (up to $50.00 for 3 ounces)- we have found some great sources and use the same markup as our coffees - passing on the savings to you! Tasting Notes: A very flavorful black tea with a nice muscat note, good sweetness, a little fuller bodied and a great depth of flavor.  


Indian Black Darjeeling - Single Estate - Margarets Hope - Vintage Lot

Burman Price - $12.50
Newsletter Price -$9.00


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