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Colombian Premium Huila Agustino Forest

New 2014 Huila crop! 

Our Colombia Agustino Forest is produced by members of COOAGUSTINOS, which is an association of approximately 800 small coffee producers from the San Agustín municipality and other communities in the department of Huila, Colombia. The members of COOAGUSTINOS, in collaboration with an exporting company called Inconexus, coordinate efforts to support Huila Agustino Forest coffee producers. Currently, there are ongoing projects including infrastructural improvements to each producer’s farm and training sessions. These training sessions are aimed at improving the quality of the coffee and practices associated with the protection of the environment in the region where coffee is produced.

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 with a nice new crop crisp acidity.

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 Premium Huila Agustino Forest
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.60
Newsletter Special $5.30

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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 Special
$5.60

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Ethiopian Honey Yirgacheffe Koke Co-Op Grade 1

The KOKE cooperative was established in 1975, and joined The Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) in 2002. It currently has 1,153 member farmers. All of the members grow their coffee on plots of land under 4 hectares. By joining the YCFCU, the KOKE cooperative has benefitted from being a part of a larger cooperative and a network of coffee producers. YCFCU has built schools, helped bring electricity to small villages and communities, and built bridges to make transportation safer and easier.

Honey is the term for Semi Washed Processing, tends to leave the cup cleaner that full natural but retains the character of the naturals. Here's your chance to try an exceptional grade 1 Ethiopian. 

This cup shares all the great flavors and fruity notes of a profound Harrar while being as crisp and clean as a top notch washed Yirgacheffe.

For you Ethiopian fans, this is one great find!

Tasting Notes:
Besides just plain old awesome - one will taste a strong blast of fruit and berry along with a hint lemon/honey sweetness. A very jammy body - this is what we wish every natural coffee would taste like. Clean, rich, smooth and exotic! 

Roasting Notes:
This is a light 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 Honey Yirgacheffe Koke Co-Op Grade 1
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.99
Newsletter Special $5.80

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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 Washed Organic

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. 

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 webpage; 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.

Tasting Notes: 
A very cool and unique Mexican coffee. A little fuller bodied than most years, good sweetness and a bit of a floral caramel note. A bit lower acidity than previous crops which tends to make it shine at a little fuller roast level. The caramel notes tend to turn a bit more chocolaty close to the second crack.

Roasting Notes:
I would shoot for right before the second crack to just into it - a little bit of a rougher cup into second crack but nice chocolate notes with just a hint of a floral aspect. A bit sweeter and smoother right before the second crack but not quite as chocolaty.

Mexico Terruño Nayarita Washed Organic
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.25
Newsletter Special
$4.99

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Nicaragua SHB EP Matagalpa

This Nicaraguan Matagalpa coffee comes from a decent sized Co-op located in and around the city of Matagalpa. 

Coffee has been decimated in this region of Nicaragua due to pests, drought and the rust leaf disese - we feel lucky to find such a tasty offering. 

One of my favorite regions of Nicaragua - located around my favorite Nicaraguan farm of Selva Negra (this lot is similarly profiled to last year Selva). Unfortunatley Selva Negra got hit hard and they did not get tasty coffee to the states this year. We had to brach out a bit to keep the good flavors rolling. 

Tasting Notes:
This Nicaragua cup is a classic 'Central' with a clean floral aroma, medium body and a bright, lively flavor with a hint of a carmelly sweetness. Very smooth and rich, this is a great everyday drinker! A great mix of light and dark tones, very dependant on roast, shoot for a strong medium if looking for a nicely balanced cup. 

Roasting Notes:

This is a versatile roaster. Very tasty from the lighter end all the way into the second crack. I liked it best at a shorter medium roast, gave it a nice sweeter, crisp and clean taste.



Nicaragua SHB EP Matagalpa
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$5.50
Newsletter Special $4.20

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Decaf. Mexican Terruno Nayarita Org. MWP

This is the new 2014 crop!


This is the top screen-size/grade from the Terruno Nayarita Co-op.

The Mexicans always taste best fresh as can be, I will tell you; it doesn't get any fresher than this!

From the highest altitudes of Mexico, this is what we regularly drink around here.

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 webpage; San Christobal.

You can see the quality in the beans. Lighter bodied, a super smooth finish, and a sweet fruity taste.

Similar in character to Island coffees. Can be roasted up to a full city +, we think its best a little lighter.

Decaf. Mexican Terruno Nayarita Org. MWP
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.50
Newsletter Special $5.20

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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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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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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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Masala Chai (India)

 

 

An excellent tea at a bargain price

Black tea , ginger root, cinnamon, green cardamom and cinnamon, ginger and vanilla flavor

Steeping Time - 3 Minutes
Water Temp - 212 F

The aroma is awesome! Dark spice notes and cinnemon - enough to make anyone drool just slightly with a taste that follows. Usually mixed with milk for one tasty beverage but easily drank on its own as well.

Masala Chai (India)

Burman Price - $5.00
Newsletter Price -$4.00


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