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Tea Special:

Special Grade Jasmine - Green Tea

A great tasting Green Tea Jasmine at a reasonable price.

Steeping Time - 3-4 Minutes

Water Temp - 175 - 185 F

Tasting Notes:
We've been looking for a Jasmine here at BCT and liked this one - it's a mild green tea with a sweet Jasmine taste. Good aroma.

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

Burman Price - $4.50
Newsletter Price -$3.75


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BCT Newsletter Specials

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Indian Monsooned Malabar

Very unique and most think very tasty; usually people have a love/hate relationship with this bean but it is one of our top sellers year in and year out. 

Monsoon Malabar coffee is prepared from Arabica cherries (“cherry” refers to dry-processed coffees in India). After grading, the coffee is transported to the coastal city of Mangalore where the “monsooning” is carried out in large openwalled warehouses. 

During the rainy months of June through August, the coffee is spread inside the warehouses with very good aeration and ventilation at a particular thickness so that the coffee slowly absorbs moisture. After it absorbs sufficient moisture and bloats in size, it has to be periodically bulked and bagged and stacked so as to ensure proper and uniform “monsooning.” This process has to be carried out many times during the months of the monsoon. 

After September, when the rains subside and the temperatures are higher, the ghostly white and swollen beans are sent through the final grading (gravity tables and hand-sorting) in order to obtain the Malabar export quality. The farmers not only produce coffee, they also grow pepper, cardamom, and oranges. Most of the farms are 80 to 100 years old and belong to third generation growers. 


Tasting Notes:
A very full bodied and creamy cup; very dependant on roast. Soft fruit tones at lighter roast points, chocolate, mollases, caramel, along with some earthy (not bad) notes most closeley related to an Indo Sumatra. 

Roasting Notes:
Usually used for espresso at the darker roast points but many of our customers enjoy the single origin drip brew or french press at a slightly lighter roast point.
Indian Monsooned Malabar
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $5.99
Newsletter Special
$4.70

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Colombian Supremo Medellin

Fresh off the boat!

Colombia continues to turn out some of the best coffees in the world and Medellin Supremo 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.  Supremo denotes the highest grade of Colombian coffee; a guarantee of large, consistent beans.

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 dependant 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 will bring out more caramel sweet flavors and hints of a dried dark fruit. 

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
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$5.85
Newsletter Special $4.55

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Tanzanian Ruvuma PB

The long awaited new crop is finally here!

Ruvuma is a region in Tanzania situated around the city and district of Mbinga. One of the largest sources of income in the area is coffee production. Ruvuma was not always known for good coffee. It took until 1997 for two companies to open 13 new central pulperies and 8 new mini-pulperies, all but two of which they also manage.

By being the aggregate and managing the pulperies, they can insure the continued higher quality beans and raised selling prices for this coffee, thus helping out everyone in the region.

Farmers are paid the same price or more by Ruvuma than the prevailing home-processed parchment equivalent price for their cherry, and also get a bonus if the season is profitable.  This is despite the fact that they receive their money much earlier and do not have the work of processing at home. In return, they are expected to take greater care in tending their coffee and in particular to their harvesting of it. 

Tasting Notes:

This batch of Tanzanian Ruvuma is a little darker toned than previous batches; real nice sweeter but stronger chocolate spice undertones at the darker roast points- very smooth, clean and rich. This cup also shares many qualities of a premium Kenya at the lighter roast points. It is a very bright and citrusy cup which gives it a very high rating in the coffee world. At the lighter roasts you get a those wonderful citrus tones with just a hint of a sweeter chocolate bottom, very crisp and clean.

Roasting Notes: 
We like this coffee at a medium to dark roast. Try extending the roast at the light to medium roast points to build a little more body and undertones. 

Tanzanian Ruvuma PB
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.30
Newsletter Special $4.75

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Peru FTO La Florida - SMBC

New 2014/15 crop! 

In 1965, a group of 100 small-scale coffee farmers from the Chanchamayo region came together to establish the La Florida Cooperative. Today, the coop has grown to over two thousand farmers who work together to improve the quality of coffee La Florida produces. The revenue from their Fair Trade sales has brought education, infrastructure, credit, and environmental consciousness to this rural area. The coop has established The Occupational Learning Center for Sustainable Agriculture, which offers training in environmentally-friendly farming techniques, as well as providing healthcare services in rural areas, technical assistance in crop diversification to create additional income, maintenance of five roads, portable water systems, schools, a bridge, a health clinic, and they have purchased machinery and land to assist with coffee production. 

Varietal: Bourbon, Catimor, Typica, Caturra and Pache

Tasting Notes:

A good stronger cup of coffee - a very floral aroma - semi-sweet caramel and chocolate tones - medium brightness and body - keeps it crisp and adds sweetness and aromatics. A very nice and clean darker toned cup of Joe. 

Roasting Notes: 
We like this coffee at a medium to dark roast. Try extending the roast at the light to medium roast points to build a little more body and undertones. 

Peru FTO La Florida - SMBC
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.19
Newsletter Special $4.89

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Escali Primo Digital Scale


We found a great deal on digital scales, perfect for ensuring you get consistent results from your roasting. 

These work up to 11 pounds and are accurate by the gram.

Escali Primo Digital Scale

Burman Price$29.99
Newsletter Special $27.99

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Roasting is hard enough with all the different coffees, processing methods, moisture contents and bean densities. Keep your results much more consistent by roasting by weight and not volume.







Decaffeinated Costa Rican Ateneo KVW

The KVW is a non-water processed Decaf. They use the Methylene Chloride system of decaffeination -This process tends to leave the bean much closer to its caffeinated version than water processed coffees.

The decaffeination of these beans happens in Germany (All the way from Costa Rica, than Germany, than the US. this coffee is more traveled then most), where they have way stricter standards than anyone else when it comes to MC. 100% safe by all standards and a top notch fresh decaf.

Tasting Notes: 
Costa Decafs are always one of my favorite decaf coffees. This lot retained a little brightness which is a huge plus for decafs, usually most of the brightness is lost during the water processing. This cup is marked by sweeter floral tones accompanied by a rich, smooth, semi-sweet dark chocolate undertone and a medium body. 

Roasting Notes: 
We think a full city roast (just touching second crack) retains the most sweetness while accentuating the nice chocolate tones. Costa coffees are nice and easy to roast, tasty from a medium roast to as dark as you want to go. 

Decaffeinated Costa Rican Ateneo KVW
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.50
Newsletter Special $5.25

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Mexican Terruno Nayarita Co-op

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.

We finally received the new crop Natural version of the Mexican Terruno - this is a stellar year for these beans - we know over the years so many customers have come to love this co-op, including ourselves. 

The Natural - Is very close to an Ethiopian Natural - It is a ferment coffee, chalked full of fruit and berry tones. Naturals tend to shine a little better when fresh as can be and let me tell you, this coffee is shining - very clean compared to last year with sweet complex fruit notes and a well defines chocolate undertone - sometimes these offering can be slightly earthy but this lot can hardly be described this way. Make sure to medium roast this offering and try a 50/50 blend with the washed offering - especially for espresso - an award winning combo. 

The Washed - Much more of a traditional coffee offering than the natural but still very unique for a Mexican - almost closer to a Nicaraguan or Costa than most other Mexican coffees. When medium roasted you get a pretty bright, crisp and sweet - medium bodied with a nice caramel undertone - a slight floral aspect really brings it together. Darker roasted will be far less acidic with more of a bakers chocolate spin and decently fuller bodied than when roasted lighter - if blending with the Natural I like to take the Washed just into 2nd crack - when drinking by itself a nice city plus to full city is fantastic. 

Mexican Org. Terruno Nayarita WASHED Reserve
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.70
Newsletter Special $5.40

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Mexican Terruno Nayarita NATURAL
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $6.70
Newsletter Special $5.40

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A quick video of one of the family Micro Mills used for these coffees.

 

Brazil Bob-O-Link Co-op

New 2014/15 Crop!! A bit delayed upon its arrival but well worth the wait!  

The Brazil Bob-O-Link Co-op is on the cutting edge of sustainability and Microlots - each ML is put together in small batches - blended to perfection by Q cuppers (not really a blend per say... more of a construction of a S/O offering...) - each year they produce hundreds of different Microlot Brazils - We only pick from the best. I was lucky enough to visit their operation in 2012 to see the process in action - very impressive - They have started a processing model that now can be seen across the world - From Mexico to Hawaii every farmer is adopting techniques developed for these beans. 

Bob-O-Link has a great website where you can see photos of the farms and growing families along with some great information about ongoing projects and their sustainable farming.

This is a great cup for you espresso fans!

Brazil Bob-O-Link  Nature Friendly  Natural PB (Mokka)
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.99
Newsletter Special $5.50

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Brazil Bob-O-Link  Nature Friendly  Flat Bean
1 Lb bag

Burman Price -
$6.99
Newsletter Special $5.50

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Flat Bean-
A nice fuller bodied Bob-O-Link cup - full of darker chocolate notes with just a hint of sweetness and very clean for how darker toned it is. A little bit of acidity at the lighter roasts. Not on the fruity side as many lots in the past, bigger bodied and darker toned - great for you stronger cup fans

Roasting Notes: This coffee is a little darker roast bean this round. Provides a variety of wonderful tastes. Just before second crack to a couple pops into it - real full bodied and chocolaty... Yum! 

Mokka PB-
A very unique cup of Brazil and always one of my favorites! Medium to full bodied - sweet with a little bit of acidity (especially for a Brazil) - This cup holds true to the Mokka profile; nice crisp fruit tones balanced with a bakers chocolate undertone - very nice! Crisp, clean and fresh as can be - this is a cup you will not want to miss! 

Roasting Notes: This coffee is a very versatile roaster but very different from light to dark, a little lighter will accentuate the fruity acidic notes and sugar like sweetness of the cup but the darker chocolate notes will just be a hint - right before the second crack was perfectly balanced and nice - darker roasts will be a lot stronger and less fruity of a cup but has nice chocolate tones and still very enjoyable. 

Bob O Links processing - a little too bad but my only oppertunity to see it in action was in the evening - still an awesome sight!