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Tea Special:

Darjeeling - Margarets Hope Estate Vintage Lot #186

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 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.    

Darjeeling - Margarets Hope Estate Vintage Lot #186
1/4 lb. bag

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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 to full 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 hints of floral notes; mouth-filling Indonesian body and savory aroma.  

Papua New Guinea Nebilyer Valley A/X
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$5.99
Newsletter Special $4.69

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El Salvador Honey- Cerro Las Ranas - Finca San Francisco

Cerro Las Ranas (the Hill of Frogs) coffee is named after the farm’s lagoon that is populated by thousands of frogs (The Laguna Las Ranas is the Micro-lot from around this lagoon), located in Apaneca within the department of Ahuachapan, El Salvador. 

The coffee is produced by JASAL, a family owned operation where Jose Antonio Salaverria and his sons take great pride in their meticulous attention to detail, from year-round farm management to quality control in the cupping lab, and everything in between. In the pulped natural process (also called a honey process), JASAL pulps perfectly ripened cherries and then dries the coffee beans, still covered in mucilage, on clay patios while constantly turning the beans to ensure even drying.

Tasting Notes:
A little thinner bodied than the Laguna las Ranas and a bit wilder in its tones, a little higher acidity which gives it a lot of sweetness - a hint of a ferment note providing a very soft fruit tone balancing with a stronger bakers chocolate undertone - as the cup cools you get less bakers chocolate and a little cool sweeter malty/caramel/nutty spin. Darker roasts will be low acidity, a bit sweeter and more of a smokey dry malty tone. 

Roasting Notes:

I think a city to full city roast is the way to go, gives a really nicely balanced cup. Taken to a dark roast it gets a little rougher around the edges but gets even more malty chocolaty, lighter roasts are recommended as well but will promote a more acidic and fruity edge but also give a little underdeveloped tone unless you let it set up for 3-5 days.

El Salvador Honey- Cerro Las Ranas - Finca San Francisco
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$5.55
Newsletter Special $3.99

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Panama Boquete Casa Ruiz "Panamaria"

Panama Boquete Panamaria Casa Ruiz SHB EP GrainPro coffee is sourced from the Casa Ruiz Estate, a family owned estate located near the town of Boquete between Volcan Buru National Park and La Amistad International Park within the province of Chiriquí, Panama.  The Ruiz family has worked in the Boquete coffee industry for three generations. The Ruiz family is also one of the founding donors of the Ngabere literacy program named for the indigenous population called the Ngabe, who work on the estate during the harvest.

Tasting Notes: 
The aroma is complex with sweet and spicy notes along with hints of sandalwood and soft nuts like Macadamia or Brazil nuts. It has a medium body with a soft mouth feel on your tongue.  The taste is just as complex as the aroma consisting of a spicy dark chocolate notes with hints of molasseses and a slight floral aspect.  The nutty character comes through in the taste as well especially at lighter roast points.  There’s also a gentle sweet acidity to this cup.  

Kind of reminds me of a nice Costa Rican with a little stronger dark tone to it - very smooth at a medium roast but gets edgier into the darker roasts.

Roasting Notes:
It can be roasted medium to dark and creates an interesting spin by blending the two different roasts. Enjoy! Make sure to let it set up for a couple days, gives it a little more of a jammy and sweet body.

Panama Boquete Casa Ruiz "Panamaria"
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.49
Newsletter Special $5.19

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Dominican Republic Org. Jarabacoa Caturra

This is from a new operation we are working with call Kreyol Coffee - they do charitable coffee works in the Dominican and Haitian markets - they are Co-op driven production with full organic certs. They pay the actual farmers for their coffee bypassing any middlemen - they pay well above market prices and blow away fair-trade for the beans to help support the farmers and people. They also are helping the farmers with washing stations and processing techniques to greatly improve the cup.

The screen on these beans is a little rough - the Dominican coffees have been struggling, well on the road to recovery but may be a couple more years before the plants/processing are back to being a gem but holy smokes - this is one tasty cup you wont want to miss.

Tasting Notes: A wonderful cup - starts with an almost sugary sweetness and island acidity - similar to our Puerto Rican Hacienda Las Nubes. Gets a nice caramel mid tone and ends with a stronger bakers chocolate earthiness. Lingering sweetness and chocolate tones gives a cool bittersweet effect and lets you know your drinking a cool coffee.

Roasting Notes: Not too light with this one - good to get some development after 1st crack - we liked it best right around a full city, just before 2nd crack.

Dominican Republic Org. Jarabacoa Caturra
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$7.50
Newsletter Special $6.25

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Kenya Peaberry Nyeri

Kenya is known as the star of the African Coffees, some even think it is one of the best coffees in the world. Grown at 4,500 feet to 6,400 feet. Peaberries are prized for their richer, more intense flavor, the annual crop only produces a small number of peaberry bags. Wow, this is a stellar peaberry; normally I can easily tell a nice AA from a peaberry, peaberry is normally less complex, less acidic, thicker and sweeter, but not in this case. Blind tasting would leave me to believe this is a prime lot AA.

Tasting Notes:
Very sizzling, crisp and clean; this makes for one stellar cup of joe! Medium bodied and sweet; a great example of what a Kenyan can be. Strong citrus, lemon grass and light fruit up front. Nice sweet and smooth chocolate undertones leaving this a very nicely balanced complex cup. It does have a zing of fresh crop brightness that permiates the cup, those will mellow with darker roast points or a couple of months down the road.

Roasting Notes:
This coffee seems best at a medium roast; I shoot for right before the second crack. A medium roast brings out the citrus, a dark roast gets you some chocolate over tones and a fuller body. Extending the roast will mellow out the brightness of the cup.

Kenya Peaberry Nyeri
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.99
Newsletter Special $5.69

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Decaffeinated Mayan (Honduras) Royal Select MWP Decaf

 

A new decaf. origin for us - Hondurans coffee really tend to shine with the decafs - they are darker toned and chocolaty which is accentuated with the MWP processing. The "Mayan" name of this decaf comes from the working class in Honduras which is mainly Mayan decent. 

Tasting Notes:
Full bodied, smooth, semi-sweet and strong this is one tasty cup. Very hard to tell its a decaf. The stronger chocolate bottom mixes very well with the sweetness on top. Low to no acidity and a little on the earthy side (which adds to the chocolaty factor). People who like other coffee like Indo Sumatra, Colombian, Brazil - will really like this profile. 

Roasting Notes:
Easy to roast and best medium to dark - i tended to like right before 2nd crack, a little smoother and more delicate - darker gets a real rough and tumble bakers chocolate cup with hints of smokiness and a little earthy finish. 

Decaffeinated Mayan (Honduras) Royal Select MWP Decaf
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.50
Newsletter Special $5.20

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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 -
$6.49
Newsletter Special $5.19

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Guatemalan Fraijanes Palo Alto Azul

New 2015 Crop! 

Fraijanes Palo Alto Azul is sourced from Finca Agua Tibia, a farm managed by Industrias Agrícolas Centro Americanas. Finca Agua Tibia is located in the municipality of Fraijanes within the department of Guatemala, Guatemala. Finca Agua Tibia was established more than 150 years ago by Franciscan monks and has been producing coffee since 1940. Coffee processing continues to be steeped in tradition and has not been modernized. Seventy-five percent of Finca Agua Tibia is preserved forest. There is also an ornamental nursery, other crops and an award-winning dairy farm.

Tasting notes: 
A very clean and sweet tasting cup - Fraijanes is a lesser known region but always a nice example of Guatemalan coffees - about half way between an Antigua and Huehue - A little hint of floral brightness upfront balanced with a slightly chocolaty malt tone - not quite as full bodied as a Huehue but not as thin as water - not quite as acidic as a stellar Antigua but has enough to add some good sweetness with crisp tones.

Roasting notes: 
Easy to roast; you’ll get a great cup at most roast levels. Beware light roasts. This cup has a lot of acidity when roasted light. May want to extend or draw out roast to convert new crop brightness into those lovely spice notes. Reccommeded roast level Medium to Dark. Dark roasts will add some smokey factors.

Guatemalan Fraijanes Palo Alto Azul
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.25
Newsletter Special $4.75

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