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Nicaraguan Org. Pueblo Nuevo Segovia

NICARAGUA ORGANIC NUEVA SEGOVIA coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around Central de Cooperativas Cafetales del Norte (cecocafen), an umbrella cooperative operating in the department of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.  Cecocafen operates a centrally located dry mill facility and cupping lab where coffee is received, processed and selected for export.  Cecocafen provides producers with financing, training, and technical assistance to improve coffee quality.   Cecocafen also seeks to improve the quality of life through scholarship programs that increase access to education for coffee producers and their children.  

Tasting Notes:
A very clean, smooth and sweet cup of coffee. Very classic Nic with its sweet delicate caramel/malt tones mixing with a mellower floral tones. A great example of a nice Central American cup - one everyone will like - very easy to drink all day. Definitley one for someone who loves mellow sweet and smooth cups. 

Roasting Notes:

A quicker roast leaves it a little sweeter and crisper, a good thing in this case for its not a high acidity cup. Very smooth delicate and defined at the city to full city mark - gets a bit edgier into the 2nd crack and adds some smoke and strength.

Nicaraguan Org. Pueblo Nuevo Segovia

Burman Price - $6.25
Newsletter Special $4.95

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Papua New Guinea Nebilyer Valley A/X

Coffee has been cultivated in the Nebilyer Valley for over 40 years, and the bulk of it originates from small holders. Previously, the valley has been explosive because clans and tribes have been at war. However, with the addition of coffee cultivation, the region has become less hostile. This specific coffee is a product of a multitude of small holders’ crops originating in many different villages and clans throughout the valley. The cherries produced by
the small holders are taken to the Korgua wet factory—they use a wet processing, sun drying method. 

Tasting Notes:
           
Pretty sweet and fuller bodied, rich and clean, this lot of Papua New Guinea Nebilyer Valley is a bit brighter, sweeter, medium-bodied version of the deep-toned, heavy Indonesian cup.  Nebilyer Valley features sweet cocoa and nutty flavor in place of Indonesia’s more typical forest and earth note.  It also has soft accents of deliciously spicy-sweet floral and jammy citrus tones (at lighter roasts) mixing well with a spicy aroma.

Roasting Notes:          
These beans respond best to relatively quick, medium to dark roasts.  Roasts up to the start of second crack will deliver a great combination: African-style sweet cocoa and jammy fruit flavors; mouth-filling Indonesian body and savory aroma.  

Papua New Guinea Nebilyer Valley A/X

Burman Price - $6.50
Newsletter Special $4.95

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Guatemalan Premium ML SHB EP Las Camelias

A very cool new Direct Trade Guat offering coming from a unique region and micro-climate. Part of our premium line of Guats, the prep on this coffee is amazing - a beautiful gem of processing. The taste is different from most of our other offerings.

La Finca Camelias, which is located in the village Panibaj, the Patzún Municipality, Department Chimaltengo, was founded in 1890 by the great great grandfather Don Jose Damian Benavente and his brothers, natives of the place, who on a visit to the city of Antigua Guatemala, noted that coffee farming was being exportable production conditions and climate of the place were similar to those of his land. This led to the testing of bushes coffee, proving that winds from the shores of Pacific Ocean afforded favorable weather conditions, Combined with the excellent qualities of soil place match Atitlan basin, managed to set the environment ideal for producing the same, with the Bourbon variety and Arabian which has today prevail for longevity, quality and disease resistance. Another benefit that is achieved with tests in the area, was that people living in the around the place started to live and grow coffee, thus creating the Panibaj village.

It was during the 60s when Don Jose Damian and his brothers Jose Felipe, Justo Rufino and Clara Benavente Juarez, began buying other areas of land to increase production, tested new varieties of coffee and in turn, introduced the beneficiary coffee wet and drying cement patios. Currently, the Finca Camelias is being managed by the fifth generation of the Benavente family, providing work and helps people from the village Panibaj and its surroundings. As is tradition, the coffee is continuous handcrafted working in wet processing and combining modern production practices in the field of coffee, with the priority friendly, efficient and productive ecological management that guarantees coffee quality Camelias.

Guatemalan Premium ML SHB EP Las Camelias
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.80
Newsletter Special $5.50

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La Finca Camelias La Finca Camelias
La Finca Camelias

 

Tasting Notes:
Great fuller bodied and lower acidity - sweet, medium to dark roast Guat. This cup still has hints of soft floral fruit notes at lighter roasts (but too light gets a little underdeveloped earthiness). A little fuller bodied than the other ML Guats but still amazingly clean, balanced and complex. This cup is like a mix of Coban with Huehue and maybe just a hint of Antigua. A ton of flavors popping out - sweet malty tones, a bit of bakers chocolate, a little floral aspect, a bit of soft fruit - very cool cup.

Roasting Notes:
We would recommend this to a medium or dark roast - although 2 out of six here liked it best at a lighter roast points, most - including the bulk of our customers will want to shoot for right around 2nd crack - a bit more jammy body and developed sweetness. 

Guatemalan Premium ML SHB EP Las Camelias
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.80
Newsletter Special $5.50

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2016 Hawaiian Maui Yellow and Red Washed

New 2016 crop - Gets better every year! The Natural processed are still a month away but the Washed beans tend to be the nicer S/O drinkers.

Maui Kaanpali Estate is a unique Hawaiian coffee.  The beans are grown by MauiGrown Coffee at Ka‘anapali Estate in the West Maui highlands.  

The 500-acre estate is a former State/private project that used coffee to diversify Maui’s sugar plantations.  It performed extensive field trials to find Arabicas that grow best in the soil, altitude and climate, while providing the best cup quality and yields.  MauiGrown grows the 4 best Arabica types from those field trials: Maui Mokka, Yellow Caturra, Red Catuai and Typica.

Tasting Notes:
A very floral sweet aroma will perk you right up and give you the initial island premium characteristic. The cup is medium bodied, fairly low acidity (red has slightly more acidity), clean and rich. A very cool sweet caramel tone will be the predominate flavor but you do get hints of light fruit and crispness at the lighter roast points and a little hint of a smokey molasses at the darker roast points. 

Roasting Notes:
I would shoot for right before the second crack - will give you a very smooth and sweet cup - lower acidity with a very floral aroma; accentuating the sweet caramel type cup. Lighter will be more crisp and floral but one does take the risk of getting underdeveloped grassy type notes - Darker roast will be tasty as well but not quite as sweet and add a little bit of a smokiness to the cup. 

2016 Hawaiian Maui Yellow Washed Cattura
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $9.25
Newsletter Special $7.95

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2016 Hawaiian Maui Red Washed Catuai
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $9.25
Newsletter Special $7.95

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Decaffeinated Colombian Supremo MWP

New 2015/16 Crop! 

Colombian coffee is often regarded as some of the highest quality coffee in the world. Colombia has traditionally grown Arabica beans at high altitudes and drier climates, producing a delicious, full bodied, high quality brew. Its quality reputation was built from beans grown in the “MAM” provinces (Medellin, Armenia, Manizales) of the Cordillera Central Mts.  Now, more coffee grows in southern areas such as Huila and Cauca.  The choicest coffee comes from this region.

Tasting Notes: 
This coffee has an alluring aroma of buttery nuts and pound cake.  The taste is fuller bodied with a nice walnut chocolatey tone mixing with a smooth, sweeter, mellow finish.  Pleasing hints of smoke and spice cake finish off this great Colombian coffee at darker roast points.

Roasting Notes:
Like all Colombians this is a versatile bean for roasting.  Darker roasts convey wonderful smoky tones and outstanding sweetness while lighter roasts (with decaf, avoid cinnemon roast points) will deliver a crisper cup.  A great coffee to experiment with at different roasting points to experience all this coffee has to offer.

 

Decaffeinated Colombian Supremo MWP
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.55
Newsletter Special $4.99

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Guatemalan Huehuetenango Finca Vista Hermosa "Bosque"

Only 150 pounds to go around.

This is our favorite Guatemalan farm and good friends of ours.

The Bosque comes to us from the Finca Vista Hermosa farm in the Huehue region of northwest Guatemala.  This farm is third generation family owned and has always upheld the highest standards in coffee growing and processing methods.  This farm is a model for many in their shade grown and organic methods.  This is one of their fancier microlots coming from one of their highest elevation fields. Edwin has been producing some of our favorite coffee for years and this does not disappoint.

Tasting Notes:
The aroma has great sweet notes.  Hazel and hickory nuts, caramel, and milk chocolate. The body is light/medium and has a very silky texture. The aroma comes through in the taste. Think melted turtle candy. The finish is very smooth and clean and this is definitley one for you lower acidity fans.

Roasting Notes:
We would recommend a medium to dark roast to develop the great chocolate and molasses tones.  Avoid light roasts.  This is a great go to morning cup of coffee. 


Guatemalan Huehuetenango Finca Vista Hermosa "Bosque"

Burman Price - $8.50
Newsletter Special $6.50

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Mexico Terruño Nayarita Washed Reserve

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.


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 nutty note. A bit lower acidity than previous crops which tends to make it shine at a little fuller roast level. Get pretty chocolaty and smokey into the darker roasts.

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 Reserve
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.65
Newsletter Special $4.99

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Darjeeling - Margarets Hope Estate 

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 delicate first flush darjeeling with good sweetness.

Darjeeling - Margarets Hope Estate
4 Ounce Bag

Burman Price - $12.50
Newsletter Special $9.50


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Burundi A - FT - Kanovera Co-op

Very nice new crop Burundi - a tasty darker toned less acidic African.

Kanovera is a sub-coop of the larger COCOCA cooperative - which produces some of the better Burundi coffees. 

Burundi had a very hard year this year and we were surprised not only to find an offering from them but a very nice one - For a couple months right around harvest, they had political instability and most of their communication network went down - hard to know exactly what was going on but luckily the coffee survived (as well as the farmers). 

Burundi much like Rwanda (which this coffee is coming for the border of) has very small scale farmers, no big farms like here in the states - almost all coffee is produced in a Co-op model, aggregating families and villages. 

Tasting Notes:
This is a bakers chocolate cup of coffee with medium acidity and a nice brown sugar tone. The acidity brings some citrus tones at a lighter roast which can be accompanied by a slight berry tone at a medium roast point. It has a very nice floral/spice aroma. Clean, rich, and smooth.

Roasting Notes:
We liked to accentuate the darker tones of this cup by roasting it darker, a full city roast.

Burundi A - FT - Kanovera Co-op

Burman Price - $6.50
Newsletter Special $4.75

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