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Indonesian Sulawesi Toarco Jaya A
Fully Washed

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New 2017 crop of the Toarco just arrived! One of our favorite non-traditional Indos!

Just about as unique as you can get for a Sulawesi. Thick and creamy but the flavor profile is very far from your average semi-washed Indonesian cup.

For years, this coffee was only available in Japan, as the estate is owned by the Japanese roaster Key Coffee. In recent years they have made it available to us. Established in 1976, this plantation has been undertaking a fully washed process that is unlike anything else produced in Asia. After the harvest, the cherry is stripped off by a mechanical de-pulper and the parchment is allowed to ferment overnight, with no water added. The next morning, the parchment is thoroughly rinsed in tile lined channels and laid out to sun dry. Every parcel is cupped five times between the patio drying and the final bagging. The plantation has a total of 530 hectares, and 300 hectares are planted.

Tasting Notes:
Crisp tones, slight citrus note with an aromatic hints of a light fruit tone, full bodied, sweet and clean this is a stronger cup of a coffee! Just a bit of the classic Indo earthiness, I might link this coffee closer to an exotic Colombian than an Indo (which is way cool). Very nice rich chocolate tones add to the mix of delicate flavors present in this cup. A slight smoky aftertaste can be picked up at the darker roast points. This is a must try for anyone who likes a real full bodied complex cup of joe!

Roasting Notes:
We enjoyed this Sulawesi at a darker roast, still nicely complex and balanced. Darker roast will promote that very thick and creamy cup but will mute most of the brightness which is pretty cool to have in the flavor profile.



Indonesian Sulawesi Toarco Jaya A Fully Washed
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Ethiopian Yirgacheffe 2 Organic Adame Gorbota Washed

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Ethiopian Yirgacheffe 2 Organic Adame Gorbota is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Adame Garbota Cooperative located in the Wenago district within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. The Adame Garbota Cooperative currently has 533 members. In 2011, the cooperative joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), an umbrella organization established 2002 to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Gedeo ethnic region of Ethiopia. There are twenty-six other cooperatives affiliated with the YCFCU totaling more than 45,000 members.

Tasting Notes:
An awesome top lot! Juicy peach, chocolate, herbal, floral are just some of the notes to jump right out of this cup. Super clean, a prime example of how complex a washed Ethiopian can be. Good from light to dark but most of the jazz that separates this from your ordinary top grade Ethiopian is in the acidity and cleanliness of the cup - dark roasts burn this out... but still taste fantastic.

Roasting Notes:
This cup is really shooting for your lighter roast Ethiopian fans. Crazy complex and bright but no underdeveloped tones; will be pretty acidic though. Medium roast smooths it out but is no less exotic, goes from a more lemony acidity to defined peach like notes. Dark roast brings out this more chocolate and herbal style cup with just a hint of peach.

 

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe 2 Organic Adame
Gorbota Washed
1 Lb Bag

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Guatemalan Palencia
Finca El Tambor - Victor Calderon

El Tambor is located in Palencia, Guatemala. The coffee plantation begins at 5000 to 6300 feet over sea level (very high altitude).

Winner of multiple cup of excellence's in Guatemala and a good friend of Edwins.

The farm was funded in 1930 as a cattle ranch; later in 1966 was planted with coffee. This is first generation of our family producing coffee in Palencia, but the fourth producing in other regions. In 1930 the Franco family bought small farms and formed El Tambor. At this moment the coffee farm belongs to the Calderon family and is administrated by the Calderon Solano family.

To control the coffee quality they start from the seed, which is carefully chosen every year by Pablo Montezuma. From 50,000 seeds planted in the soil, 40,000 are chosen to be planted into bags, filled with soil and one year aged coffee pulp. 18,000 to 25,000 are planted, the rest is sold.

During flowering season they identify areas that will have the best trees to produce coffee during harvest. Mr. Juan and Herlindo Cante are in charge to pick the best cherries that later are process at the wet mill. Before starting to mill, our worker Juan Maquin checks that cherries do not have any yellow part. Then, Mr. Aquilino Pérez is in charge of fermentation tanks, he has to take care of coffee on that process and take it to sun dried on patios.

In El Tambor they also have been producing excellent honey. Also avocado trees and a growing natural forest protected area. The total area of forest and natural forest area is one quarter of the land.

They give the workers a 10% of our property to plant black beans and corn, representing 80% of their annual food supply. They also support other special projects, such as production of fish, we gave them one cow by family, support in construction of their houses, etc.

Tasting Notes:
A great cup of Guatemalan, a bit mellower acidity than the Huehues, a nice soft wild fruit tone balancing with a smooth and rich chocolaty undertone. Wonderful aromatics and medium bodied - very clean and diverse flavor set. A great and different addition to our premium Guatemalan line of farms.

Roasting Notes:
Light to dark this cup is pretty tasty - lighter gives a bit more fruit in the cup and a bit of citrus, delicate chocolate tones, make sure to let lighter roasts set up for a couple of days. Medium roast has the best balance and will make anyone happy. Dark roasts will get a bit edgy but some of the soft fruit still comes though in the cup and retains more sweetness at dark roasts than most.


Guatemalan Palencia
Finca El Tambor - Victor Calderon

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Indonesian RFA Org. Balinese
Kintamani Natural

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A very unique, overly fermented (very fruity) cup of joe. Closer to a natural Ethiopian than other Indonesian coffee.

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.

New 17/18 crop!

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.

A couple of years ago, our supplier Royal Coffee visited the Subak Abians, who also produced our semi-washed “Blue Moon” coffee. Noting the scarcity of groundwater due to very coarse volcanic soil, Royal suggested trying natural (dry) processing. Raised beds are already used for drying parchment for Blue Moon, so it was easy to also use them to dry whole ripe cherry for this coffee. They did a test batch, and Royal was so blown away by the quality and flavor they purchased a full container!

“Kintamani Natural” is 100% sundried on raised beds; It’s perhaps the first ever special prep natural Indonesian. Raised beds keep the cherry free of dirty flavor, and facilitate very quick drying in Bali’s high altitude sun and constant island breeze. The cup is extraordinarily exotic and unique with a rich, buttery mouthfeel, while retaining Indonesia’s full-bodied, savory character. It features super-intense, brandyish fruit flavors of plum and sweet cherry at lighter roasts; darker roasts develop much heavier body with a spicy, smoky twist. An easy roaster that’s exceptionally versatile, roast Bali “Kitamani Natural” any way you’d like; slow or quick, from first crack to French, you’ll get very unique and terrific flavor!

Tasting Notes:
Very fruity and smooth, low acidity and fuller bodied. This crop year is a little closer to its Indonesian roots with the full body and a bit more of a bakers chocolate tone coming in the aftertaste. A little less extreme than previous years but just as tasty.

Roasting Notes:
City plus to right before 2nd crack is going to be the sweet spot. Super light roasting and the chocolaty factor is a bit earthy but if you hit the lighter roast right, adds a little hint of citrus acidity which can be tasty but risks of overly earthy makes me push it more towards a medium roast. Right before 2nd crack mutes up a bit of fruit but gets more like a single origin mokka java, a bit rough chocolate and a bit of fruit - almost anyone would like that cup!


Indonesian RFA Org. Balinese
Kintamani Natural
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Kenya Nyeri Othaya Chinga AA

Kenya Nyeri Chinga AA coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Chinga Factory (wet mill), in Nyeri County, Kenya, on the eastern slopes of the Aberdares mountain ranges. The Chinga Factory processes coffee from farmers who generally have half-acre plots averaging 250 coffee trees. Farmers are members of the Othaya Farming Cooperative Society which has its own dry mill operation in Gatuyaini.

This is one of the top cupping lots from the Chinga Mill.

Tasting Notes:
Very bright, clean and floral. Medium to full bodied with a very sweet edge to it. Lighter roasts are fantastic, higher acidity but sweet with a good caramel note balancing with clean floral tones. As you go darker the body gets very full and the caramel turns much more chocolaty, even right before 2nd crack this gets very thick and dark toned - not a big need to go into 2nd crack even if you are a dark roast fan. One gets a little of that classic African herbal note at the darker roasts, still floral but very muted compared to the light roast.

Roasting Notes:
Pretty easy to roast but if shooting for those lighter roasts (recommended) you will end up stopping the roast while the beans are still a little splotchy, don't go too far after the first crack. Medium roast will be when the splotchy tones on the beans are gone and dark roast will be marked by a little oil on the surface. Although we liked lighter roasts the best, we did enjoy the coffee at every roast level we tried.


Kenya Nyeri Othaya Chinga AA
1 Lb Bag

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Colombian Supremo Medellin

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Fresh off the boat - New 2017/18 crop!

Colombia continues to turn out some of the best coffees in the world and this Medellin is no exception. Medellin is located 5,000 ft. above sea level and is superbly situated in the Andes Range (where all the great Colombians come from). Medellín is known as “La Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera” or “City of the Eternal Spring” because of the pleasant spring-like climate it enjoys all year.

Tasting Notes:
The aroma is sweet, freshly cut cedar, spicy, with a touch of cocoa. The body is medium/full and has a mild and pleasant acidity. The flavor is very dependent on the roast. At a Medium Roast you will enjoy soft notes of walnut, cedar and spice, brighter acidity, with more of a baker’s chocolate finish. Darker roasts where this coffee will shine brings out more caramel-sweet flavors and hints of a dried dark fruit along with smoky and nutty tones.

Roasting Notes:
This bean is very versatile when it comes to roasting; great from light to dark. Be sure to try different roast points for it will greatly vary what flavors are accentuated. Enjoy a brighter morning cup at a City Roast or take it into an afternoon/evening coffee by roasting it from a Full City to a French roast.


Colombian Supremo Medellin
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Rwanda Bourbon Nyamagabe Karambi

New 2017 crop!

This is a straight 100% Bourbon offering.

Rwanda Nyamagabe Karambi is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Karambi Washing Station located near the town of Cyanika within the Nyamagabe district of Rwanda. Karambi was established in 2003 and currently has 734 members. The Karambi Washing Station processes coffee from farmers who, on average, cultivate around 500 coffee trees. In 2015, coffee from the Karambi Washing Station placed as a finalist in the Cup of Excellence.

Tasting Notes: Medium bodied with some good brightness behind it. A great example of what a Rwanda should be. Similar in profile to a Kenyan coffee but a bit milder in tones. Bright winy floral tones balanced with chocolaty notes. A bit of a complex herbal tea like tone can be found at medium roast levels (Kenyan like). Good sweetness upfront and if you nail the roast just right, a bit of a caramel spin.

Roasting Notes: Clean enough to go light to dark. Lighter will change the balance towards acidic notes, darker towards chocolaty notes. Recommend starting pretty close to 2nd crack and go either lighter to get more acidic snap or darker to get more bakers chocolaty. Not quite as sizzling as a Kenyan coffee, a quicker roast will help keep some snap into the darker roast levels.


Rwanda Bourbon Nyamagabe Karambi
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Panama SHB EP Boquete Camiseta Estate Baru Indian High

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New 2017 Crop! Coming from one of the best coffee growing regions in Panama.

The Camiseta Estate is a "Baru Indian High" coffee. Vidal and Eira Suarez started coffee agriculture in the El Salto microclimate, towards the top of the Barú Volcano in the area known as Camiseta. The coffee plants grown on the estate are 80% Typica. Winds are North-South during the summer season with the Baru Volcano located to the west and the Central Mountain range to the North, making this the ideal location for the coffee activities.

Tasting Notes:
A great very well balanced cup of coffee. Very clean and tasty from light to dark. Small hints of acidity, floral notes with plenty of sweetness balanced with a very smooth malty chocolate tone. Medium bodied, smooth, rich and very clean this is a cup you can drink all day long.

Roasting Notes:
An easy to roast coffee - being washed processed makes it nice and even roasting. Cup qualities start to shine at a city + (on the lighter side of medium) and it retains nice sweetness and character into 2nd crack. Most will like it best right on the verge of the 2nd crack. Keeps it on the stronger fuller bodied side but without an edginess or bitterness.

 

Panama SHB EP Boquete Camiseta Estate Baru Indian High
1 Lb Bag

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Herbal Chocolate Chai

Rooibos, ginger root, green cardamom, chocolate chips and chocolate flavor.




Steeping Time - 4-6 Minutes

Water Temp - 212 F

Caffeine free.

Just like drinking hot chocolate! A perfect cup for winter that has health benefits as well.

Rooibos, meaning "red bush", is from South Africa and referred to as "red tea". It helps relieve hypertension and headaches. Ginger strengthens the immune system and aids in digestion. Cardamom has aphrodisiac properties and improves blood circulation in the body.


Herbal Chocolate Chai
1 oz

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Decaffeinated Peru Organic MWP

Certified up the wazoo and tasty as can be - this is one of the higher rated decafs we have had through our doors, very sweet clean and rich - one you decaf drinkers will not want to miss - tasty enough to even keep you caffeinated drinkers happy!

Peru is one of the largest producers of coffee in the world and is noted as one of the major producers of fair trade and organic coffees. This organic coffee comes from the farmers of the Piuran mountain range.

This is one tasty decaf! Very rich and smooth with a nice creamy chocolate undertone and very fresh! A hint of acidity gives the cup a crisp feel.

Careful not to roast this too dark, I would try to stay out of the second crack. It will turn a little edgy into those darker roast points.

Tasting Notes:
A very chocolaty cup, pretty smooth but still closer to bakers chocolate than milk chocolate. It has a little caramel sweet floral tone upfront that creates a very nice balance of tones. Although very low acidity this cup does have some very nice jazzy lighter tones.

Roasting Notes:
Avoid really light roasts - one will taste more of the decaf processing than the beans themselves. We preferred a full city roast, gives it that really nice chocolaty kick without burning out too much of the cool lighter tones. Will work well from a city plus to french.


Decaffeinated Peru Organic MWP
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