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Honduran Org. SHG EP Santa Rosa

New 2014 crop!

Our Honduras SHG EP Santa Rosa coffee comes from small community cooperatives working together with Beneficio Santa Rosa, located in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras. Beneficio Santa Rosa was founded in 2005 to facilitate the commercialization and export of high quality coffee from the western region of Honduras. Through an innovative partnership with TechnoServe (a nonprofit 
organization that develops business solutions to overcome poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets), Beneficio Santa Rosa formed Mejoramiento Agrícola Sostenible (MAS), a project that supports more than 6000 coffee producers with technical assistance resulting in higher quality coffee and increased income for producers, while protecting the environment. Beneficio 
Santa Rosa is also firmly invested in community development as one of the founding members of Amigos del Café, an organization established to assist coffee producers with education, medical assistance and food security. 

Tasting Notes:
This cup very smooth, rich and clean. fuller bodied and lower acidity the main tone is going to be pretty chocolaty - a deep semi-sweet chocolate note balanced with just a hint of a floral aspect. This Honduran is a sweet, balanced coffee with a nice spice note and slight wineyness at the lighter roasts. 

A very nice single origin breakfast coffee - smooth, mellow and chocolaty a great cup to wake up to. 

Roasting Notes:
An easy and versatile coffee to roast, medium to dark. A faster roast will highlight the bright, clean flavor notes.

Honduran Org. SHG EP Santa Rosa
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$5.99
Newsletter Special $4.70

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BCT 100% Estate Hawaiian; Red Maui Nat/Wash Kaanpali

New 2014 crop! A stellar cup! Sweet caramel tones mixing with a little floral acidity - Maui is doing a great job with this first new crop arrival - prime time!

We had to change it up a little this year, but it is as tasty as ever! 

Hawaii had a tough 2014 crop that is just rolling out, up to 60% smaller crop than last year. (third year in a row with a down crop)

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 Guatemalan Typica.

BCT Maui Kaanapali Estate is an exclusive blend fashioned from two of MauiGrown’s flagship coffees, Natural Catuai and washed Catuai.  The Catuai natural beans bring very fine aroma and a clean, sweet cup that’s very mellow and low in acidity.

At every roast level, BCT Maui Kaanapali Estate beans offer great consistency in the cup – they are uniquely tailored to give home roasters a true Island coffee experience in cup after satisfying cup – easy roasting beans with rich, aromatic, mellow flavor!  At light and medium roasts, these beans deliver excellent aroma and an agreeably mellow, low acid cup.  Darker roasts deliver more sweetness and body, with a subtle spicy character.

BCT 100% Estate Hawaiian; Red Maui Nat/Wash Kaanpali
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $8.99
Newsletter Special
$7.70

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Colombian Premium Volcano de Tolima Gaitana

A nice and fresh unique Colombian offering! 

Truly a cornerstone of Specialty coffee, and the second-largest world producer of Arabica beans, Colombia's 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 - but Colombia's reputation for high quality and rich, bold coffees is still strong. North of Huila but south of Medellin, Tolima in smack dab in the middle of the Andian mountain range with some of Colombia's largest volcanoes providing some of the best soil and altitude for growing coffee.  

Tasting Notes:
A very cool Colombian from the heart of Colombia's prime coffee growing area. Medium to full bodied, clean and rich. This cup does have some decent brightness especially at the lighter roast points which gives it a pretty crisp floral note that is balanced nicely with a sweeter caramel undertone - a hint of that classic walnut tone can be found especially at the darker roast points. 

Roasting Notes:
Easy to roast but the flavors present will vary greatly. Take it on the lighter side for a jazzy, bright and sweet cup with a slightly cedar finish (make sure to let it set up for 2-3 days at the light roast points)- darker brings some more traditional fuller bodied tones of walnut and spice and caramel.

Colombian Premium Volcano de Tolima Gaitana
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.00
Newsletter Special $4.70

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Costa Rican Tarrazu San Rafael

This is the new '14 crop! 

Tarrazu coffees are grown in altitudes over 3,900 feet, allowing them to be designated SHB-single hard bean, the highest classification in the Costa Rican system.  Grown in rich volcanic soil and high altitude make this one the finest coffees in the world.

Tarrazu coffees are famed for snappy, strikingly clean flavor. Known as a "classically complete" coffee, they're crisp and medium-bodied, with tangy citrus flavor and a fine, satisfying aroma. Tarrazu cups wonderfully at all but the lightest and darkest roasts. 

This is a Co-op coffee from the surrounding area of San Rafael.

Tasting Notes: 
A great mix of citrus floral overtones with a bakers chocolate undertone. Bright, crisp and clean this is a prime example of a higher acidity Tarrazu. This is the chocolatiest Costa we have to offer and is one tasty cup. At lighter roast points you will see some soft fruit notes but they roast out pretty quickly and will be accompanied with a much brighter cup, we think the stand out quality is the chocolate tone, which takes a roast right around the second crack.

Roasting Notes: 
Best at a medium to dark roast.  Lighter you will you will pick up more acidic notes (citrus/fruit), 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 Tarrazu San Rafael
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.27
Newsletter Special $4.99

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Rwanda FT. Dukunde Kawa

New 2013/14 Crop!

Founded in 2000, the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative is situated near the town of Musasa in the Gakenke district of Rwanda.  The cooperative started with 300 members and there are now 1,816 member farmers, the employees of which are 80% female.  Dukunde Kawa has helped to positively impact local families. With funds from the Rwandan Ministry of Defense, the cooperative was able to build a washing station which is reported to have great views of the nearby hills and valleys.  Because of this, the coop now annually donates 10% of its net profits to fund the construction of other washing stations throughout the country.  

Tasting Notes: In a word this coffee is incredible.  The aroma is soft and has subtle notes of dried fruit, vanilla, dried oats, and salted mixed nuts.  The flavor is complex.  It has a medium body and silky feel on the tongue.  Initially the flavors are very fine and pleasant light notes of dried figs, plums, and vanilla wafers.  As this coffee glides past your tongue and you’ll get an explosion of dried apricots, cocoa powder, almonds, and some boozy rum-like notes.  The finish is slightly dry and lingers just enough to have you greedily reaching for another sip.

Roasting Notes: I would avoid the lighter roast points, a little acidic and grassy tasting - the silky body starts to hit at a medium roast and the darker fruit and cocoa really start to hit right before second crack. I tend to roast it a bit slower to increase the body and darker tones while still roasting before the second crack. 

Rwanda FT. Dukunde Kawa
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.50
Newsletter Special
$5.25

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Papua New Guinea Plantation Kimel Peaberry

New 2014 crop! Our second shipment and even nicer than the first!

First shot at these awesome beans - will make the normal list in a week or so.

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.


Tasting Notes:
Fuller bodied, clean, smooth and rich. Kimel Plantation Peaberry is creamy and luxurious, with a very cool bakers chocolate note and a little hint of acidity that can produce tropical fruit flavors at the lighter roast points, capped by a delicious warm almost ginger spice note.  

Roasting Notes:
Kimel Plantation is excellent as a self-drinker, and versatile in blends.  Roasted to full-city, it’s a complex, rich and full-bodied coffee and espresso; lighter roasts offer a very pleasant, smooth and sweet cup with a bit of spice.  Darker roasting is not recommended; its uniqueness will fade behind roast flavors, and that would certainly be a pity!

Papua New Guinea Plantation Kimel Peaberry
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.17
Newsletter Special
$4.87

Out Of Stock/restock coming 2 weeks.


Decaffeinated Indonesian Sumatra Mandehling Gr. 1 MWP

Sumatra coffee is what originally made me a believer of home roasting. Never had a good commercial cup Sumatra but when roasted correctly, boy is it one tasty cup! Indonesian Sumatrans will be a bolder stronger cup of coffee, the aroma after roasting is very sweet with a hint of spice.

Tasting Notes: Medium to full bodied and sweet, this is one stronger cup of coffee. Very nice aroma of cinnamon and dark fruits with notes of incense. Hints of dry herb and spice with just a smidgen of traditional Sumatra pete moss/smokiness.

Roasting Notes: A medium to dark roast will suit this coffee well by accentuating the darker tones and body.

Decaffeinated Indonesian Sumatra Mandehling Gr. 1 MWP
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.99
Newsletter Special $5.69

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Indian RFA Arabidecool Estate

Sprawling 142 hectares across the famed Baba Budangiri Mountains of the Karnataka State lies the picturesque Arabidacool Estate. On these ranges, the first coffee plants were grown from the seven seeds brought back from Yemen by a Sufi Saint, Baba Budan, while returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca. Arabidacool’s salubrious climate and excellent environment are reflected in a coffee with a distinct cup, characterized by sharp acidity, excellent flavor and a sweet taste.

Tasting Notes: A great micro produced Indian coffee - very similar to the mysore nuggets, this is a little bit of a cleaner screen and a bit more crispness in the cup - good spice notes along with just a bit of a floral tone. There’s dark fruit, oak, licorice, and some vanilla tones, like a good dry red wine. The finish has a subdued brightness to it with just hints of lemon zest. The body is medium to full depending on roast and brew.

Roasting Notes: We recommend roasting this bean at a medium to dark roast. Too light and the wood tones would be too dominate, too dark you will loose its pleasant brightness

Indian RFA Arabidecool Estate
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$5.40
Newsletter Special $3.99

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Brazen Coffee Brewer w/ Free shipping, t-shirt, and 1lb Free Rwanda FT Dukunde

Newsletter Price -$199.99


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Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder

Click here for more info Includes: 
-Free Pound of Brazil
-Free ground shipping within continental US 
Select "free ground shipping for all roaster purchases" upon checkout

For a coffee connoisseur a good grinder is a must have! 

Looking for that last factor in making your perfect cup? The Bartaza Encore (new model of Maestro Plus) will give you the edge you need at a great price.

This unit comes with a professional burr set that will cut the beans, not smash them, no powder throw-off here. 

40 different grind setting to give you the versatility to use any brewing method. 
A very even and consistent grind ensures even extraction of your brew. 

This grinder keeps cool, it is important not to heat up the beans during th e grinding process to get that crisp clean cup.

A great grinder! This is what we use here, and at home. Very rugged with an even and consistent grind

Baratza Encore w/ free pound of Brazil and Free Shipping

Burman Price - $129.00

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Indian Masala Chai

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 frothed milk for one tasty beverage but easily drank on its own as well.

Sounds strange but also very tasty, try puttting an espresso shot in with milk and chai... tastes great and get you going!  


Indian Masala Chai
- 1/4 Lb Bag

Burman Price - $5.00
Newsletter Price -$4.00


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Chemex 10 Cup w/ 100 filters













Use a clean kettle and good water and you will enjoy amazing coffee. the triple thickness filters give a longer contact time, yet remove any harshness or bitterness.

This is the way we make our coffee!


Chemex Coffee Maker- 10 cup/ with 100 Brown Unbleached filter squares and 1lb. Free Rwanda FT Dukunde Kawa

Newsletter Price -$38.95


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2012 Guatemalan COE Winners Huehue Isnul (#15) 

2012 Coffee? Its not a rare thing around here for us to pick up a past crop coffee but this one was well worth it. (Don't forget, we also have a 2013 winning lot on our normal list as well!)

This lot was purchased in the COE auction in bulk for $10.58/lb (not including the ship cost) - a winning COE lot, prepped for perfection and stored in airtight mylar bags - a little less acidic than it was a year ago but still sweet and free of any defects (an untrained eye/tongue would not know this coffee was 1.5 years old)- one of my new favorites and a real joy to roast (talk about even roasting and even cracks) and drink. 

So how are we selling it as low as $6.49/lb?

So this coffee comes to us with a little bit of a sad story. Edwin Martinez our good friend and owner of Finca Vista Hermosa bought this lot for his new coffee shop out in WA, unfortunately after a year things were not quite going as planned and it was time for him to blow out some awesome lots (at a loss to himself) for an amazing deal. We were first on his list to call when he finally decided to do so. Luckily his sourcing business is doing well and he will continue to be around for a long time to come (and the Vista Hermosa beans) but took a decent hit. 

A little bit of his misfortune is our (and your) fortune. 

We took the rest of the Isnul lot and think you all will love it especially at these prices. 2012 COE winning lot # 15 Sealed in 33 lb mylar cryobricks these beans are in prime shape and top examples of what a Huehue coffee can truly be!  

What a treat to be drinking some of the best Guatemalan coffee around!

2012 Guat. COE Isnul
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $8.49
Newsletter Special - $7.99

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2012 Guat. COE Isnul
33 Lb sealed mylar cryobrick bag

Burman Price - $8.49
Bulk Price -33 Lbs at $6.49 per Lb


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Finca Isnul, is located in the northwest side of Guatemala, in La Democracia, Huehuetenango. It’s a high altitude farm, its elevation ranges are from 1443 to 1900 mts above sea level. Annual precipitation ranges are 1,500 mm.

Anzueto family, current owners of the farm, bought Isnul 40 years ago. Today, we feel proud being the second generation of coffee growers in our family, producing an extraordinary strictly hard bean coffee and protecting a wonderful forest in Los Cuchumatanes Mountain.

The coffee plantation is about 157.5 has in extension, 70% catuai, 20% caturra and 10% pacamara. The farm produced an average of 2,927 - 69 kgs bags. 

The coffee is processed in the wet mill at the farm; then, beans are sun dried during one day in the patios and after, one or two days in the drier machines at 55º C. 

At the farm we are really concerned about environment, for than reason we have 10 has. of natural forest, and we processed the water used in the mill.

Tasting Notes:
The aroma of this coffee is just a prelude to the deliciously sweet coffee you’re about to drink.  In the aroma you get hints of caramel/malt, sweet floral notes, and a bit of acidity (at a medium roast).  Medium to full bodied - sweet and clean - hints of tropical fruit notes balancing very nicely with a chocolaty malty tone, this is a great sweet cup of Joe! If you dont like the fruit notes they can be roasted out at the darker roast points but you will lose some of the exotic flavors that make this cup so great.

Roasting Notes:
Almost every roast point will be tasty but right before second crack was the gem - tropical fruit notes mixing with the classic huehue maltyness - sweet, clean and fantastic! Give it a day or two to set up - gets a little more jammy.