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Guat. Huehue. Top Lot Manantial "Mendez Brothers"

So this coffee is about as cool and exotic as coffee can get! 

Manantial is a little village in Huehue that is renowned not only for coffee but its other crops as well - said to be some of the best growing areas in the entire country. So why has no one ever heard of this before? The answer is their size, its tiny! Most coffee to come out of this area is blended by mills and served up as a regional offering - they cannot put together a large enough crop to be sensibly exported to the U.S. 

So how did we get this lot? Well luckily our good friend Edwin from Finca Vista Hermosa grabbed us an awesome six bag lot got it to our doors, good to have friends in high places :-)

Unfortunately these beans are not cheap but the cup is awesome - doesn't taste like many other Guats we have had through our doors. 

Tasting Notes:
Wow (cant we just leave it at that...), tropical fruit notes, sweet acidity, clean and balanced, dry malty finish. While blind cupping these beans I would have almost thought it to be an Ethiopian with those tropical fruit notes (and on a washed coffee!!!) but the malty dark tone kept throwing me. A cup that any serious Guat fan will love!

Roasting Notes: 
Medium roast - don't go to light or dark. If your a dark roast fan - pick up some of the cheaper Guats on offer, the Z 14 will be an awesome offering for you. This cup is for those who like exotic tones and acidic notes. 

Guat. Huehue. Top Lot Manantial "Mendez Brothers"
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$9.99
Newsletter Special $7.99

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Indonesian RFA Org. Balinese Blue Moon

The new 2014 crop is in and very tasty! Not on our normal list yet..

The new crop year to one of my favorite Indos!! A great year for it, very clean and fresh as can be. This is the sister coffee to the Kintamani Natural (very different tasting. Kintamani coming in about a month from now).

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.
 
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.

Tasting Notes:
A very rich, clean, and smooth cup with a hint sweet lemon acidity balanced with a nice predominate chocolaty finish. Medium to full bodied with low acidity, a nice daily cup. Hints of a slight smoky tones can be found, especially in a darker roast.

Roasting Notes:
I like to take this one to a full city. It is very versatile and will hold almost any roast.

Indonesian RFA Org. Balinese Blue Moon
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.86
Newsletter Special $5.65

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Ethiopian Natural Sidamo Guji

Grima Edema, owner of Guji Coffee Export P.L.C, began marketing coffee 20 years ago in Kercha, a well-known coffee growing area. Grima was born into a coffee trading family, and therefore, started his career early. Guji Coffee Export has a storage center, trucks, coffee hulling machines, and two washing stations. The export company practices strict quality control, and only purchases ripe cherries. Because they are vertically integrated, they are able to
control the processing from the mill level all the way to the time the coffee arrives in Djibouti for export. This has made a world of difference in quality and results in a much cleaner, sweeter cup profile than the typical Natural Sidamo.

Tasting Notes:
This is not a super clean coffee, it has complexities and a bit of a roughness, but that’s just one of the things that really makes it so great to us.  Despite its rustic character you still get a great cup of coffee.  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 higher acidity than previous years, chocolate-caramel-dried plums with a hint of nut, delicious sweet finish. Some will pick up the smokey tones mixing with the acidity as a slight eathiness, but not like a Sumatra much mellower.

Also great for blending to add body, sweetness, slight berry tone to espresso blends or Mocha/Java type blends.

Roasting Notes:
This is a very versatile Ethiopian.  At a lighter roast you will really taste the amazing lemongrass with a slight berry notes= and a crisp, bold acidity.  Darker you will loose some of the floral aroma but you will get a rustic cup with more dark berry tones and more of a cocoa finish.

Ethiopian Natural Sidamo Guji 
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.30
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$4.99

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2014 Hawaiian Maui Mokka (14 Natural)

2014 crop just arrived!

"On July 18, 2014, MauiGrown Coffee reaffirmed their coveted place in the coffee world by capturing 1st Place for their Maui Mokka® — Natural at Hawaii Coffee Association's 6th Statewide Coffee Cupping Competition held in Kealakekua on the Big Island of Hawaii.

We went back to the smaller screen size (14) this year for it was a much nicer cup and higher grade than the larger screen (16). Although you can roast this coffee in any home roaster, you really want to watch it in the Nesco and hit cool if the auger jams.

We stocked up and are now able to offer a great new price!  

Maui Moka originated at Ka'anapali Estate in Maui, an experimental coffee plantation project.  They transplanted several native coffees from around the world, looking to derive Hawaiian cultivars with unique flavors; the Maui Moka bean is derived from native Yemeni seed stock.
 
Tasting Notes:
Like its true Mokka parent, it's a phenomenally aromatic coffee.  Salivate in anticipation as the freshly wet grounds emit sweet, heady coffee fragrance laced with notes of Virginia tobacco and lush peach brandy.  Once fully brewed, the aroma is winy, very sweet and lightly herbal.  The cup is chocolatey with a note of sweet vanilla and soft fruit notes, It has a medium body has creamy texture reminiscent of Guatemala's Huehuetenango coffees.  It's an exceptional coffee experience!

Roasting Tips:
This cup is best from a medium roast to just into the second crack. To really get that great flavor make sure to let it set up for a day or two. Just into the second crack for that creamy chocolate tone and a medium roast for those creamy sweeter fruit tones. 

2014 Hawaiian Maui Mokka (14 Natural)
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $12.99
Newsletter Specials $ 11.99

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Mexico Terruño Nayarita Co-op

This is a Co-op 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 just got a fresh shipment and loaded up - very nice lot of the Terruno. Used and won as a single origin espresso in the Mexican barista championship This is the top screen-size/grade from the Terruno Nayarita Co-op. 

These are the little guys, Mexico has a huge good ol boys club when it comes to coffee, small farms are pretty much forced to sell to huge aggregation processors for low ball prices to make a living - Jim and Dev got the great idea to start up a much more direct to consumer micro-lot model (similar to Brazil Bob O Link) to really help out the area and people - after 15 years of doing this boy i tell you, they have it down - one of the best ML produced Mexican coffee on the market.

San Christobal Importers takes great care to find and produce an excellent coffee, making sure farmers use safe, sustainable shade techniques and provide a fair wage to the workers. Check out their web-page; San Christobal.

You can see the quality in the beans. Lighter bodied, a super smooth finish, a hint of brightness, and a sweet caramel tone. Similar in character to Island coffees. Can be roasted up to a full city +, we think its best a little lighter.

Unfortunate too many coffees, not enough real estate - quick tasting notes for each here... check out our main coffee list if you want the full descriptions.

Want to know how processing or PB's change the taste of the beans, or how the decaf process changes it up.. here is a perfect coffee to try, all the same plants, different screens and processing methods really change up the flavors, all wonderful examples but very different from each other.

Mexico Terruño Nayarita Washed Organic
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.25
Newsletter Special
$4.99

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Mexican Terruno Nayarita Natural MWP
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.25
Newsletter Special $4.99

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Mexico Terruño Nayarita Washed Organic Peaberry
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.25
Newsletter Special
$4.99

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Decaf. Mexican Terruno Nayarita Org. MWP
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.50
Newsletter Special $5.20

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Costa Rican Honey Juanachute Yellow

Top notch beans - awesome prep, nice acidity, clean, floral and sweet - a unique offering this year- Costa Rica is still struggling to produce an awesome high altitiude crop - not as common as they were 3 years ago. We are very happy to be able to pass this coffee forward. 

Honey stands for the processing, semi-washed. Leaves the coffee decently sweeter with a hint of fruity tones - a little higher chaff than fully washed. 

Very fresh and very tasty!

Tasting Notes:
Medium bodied, a very sweet cup with a nice smooth and rich caramelly flavor.  Higher acidity for a Costa and very floral at the lighter roast points. Clean, rich, smooth, sweet and bright - awesome prep. If your a Costa fan, this is one you will not want to miss. 

Roasting Notes:
I would avoid the real light roasts for it will be semi-grassy and decently acidic, besides that, it will be very tasty at all the roast points. A faster roast will be a little crisper and sweeter.  

Costa Rican Honey Juanachute Yellow
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.99
Newsletter Special $5.69

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Hawaiian Oahu Waialua Natural

A really fine example of Hawaiian 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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Papua New Guinea Kimel Plantation "AA"

Very fresh new crop 2014 beans!

Kimel plantation was first established in 1974 by an Australian, Bobby Gibbs; it is now owned by traditional landowners, the Opais being the main tribe. Although locally owned, the plantation is managed by expatriate personnel with extensive experience in plantation management. They are appointed by the local directors. The plantation has a permanent workforce of 432, and they are housed on the estate in bush housing. 

The estate also provides schooling for the children and medical facilities for the workforce and their dependents. Clean running water has been made available to the estate workers by way of a community project financed by one of their overseas clients, and its implementation is overseen by the estate’s management. Since the estate is located along the Kimel river, from which it derived its name, it has access to good clean water for the processing of its crop, which is a pre requisite along with sound husbandry and dedicated management to continually create quality coffees. 

The estate’s management also implements some ecology friendly policies with regard to environmental issues, such as the recycling of pulp, which is returned to the fields as organic fertilizer, and the recycling of water used during the wet processing. The cultivation is conducted under shade trees, like Albizias and Gravilleas

Tasting Notes: 
This lot was harvested at the perfect time and is a great find. The cup is smooth and rich, fuller bodied coupled with a bit of a citrus fruit note. It is a very chocolaty cup ranging from pretty smooth to strong bakers chocolate dependant on roast. The cup has a very floral aroma and a hint of sweetness and smokiness in the aftertaste. Clean, rich, balanced and very tasty.

Roasting Notes:
It can be roasted both light and dark, and creates an interesting coffee by blending the two different roasts. Enjoy!

Papua New Guinea Kimel Plantation "AA"
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.43
Newsletter Special $5.25

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The New Brazen Plus (Model 2.0!)



















Brazen Plus Coffee Brewer w/ Free shipping, t-shirt, and 1lb Free Panama Boquete Finca Lerida

Newsletter Price -$199.99


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Lemon Ginger Chinese White Tea

Bai Mu Dan white tea, lemon peels, lemon grass, lemon myrtle, ginger root with ginger and lemon flavor.


Steeping Time - 3 Minutes
Water Temp - 160-170 F

Tasting Notes:
Very difficult not to like white teas; floral, mild, delicate, complex, sweet and very refreshing. Mixing the great white tea tones with lemon and ginger just hits the spot. 

Not over the top ginger, just enough to tingle the tongue and senses. With a little stronger lemon tone this cup is amazingly complex and balanced with an aroma that will relax those daily stresses right away. 

Lemon Ginger Chinese White Tea

Burman Price - $6.25
Newsletter Price -$5.25


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