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Peru SHB EP Org. Norte

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Peru Organic Norte SHB EP is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Central Fronteriza del Norte de Cafetaleros (CENFROCAFE), which is an umbrella cooperative established in 1999 that supports 80 organizations and 2,000 coffee producers in the region of Majorca, Peru. CENFROCAFE provides training and financing aimed at improving coffee quality and yields to increase farmer earnings.

Tasting Notes:
A great gentle and smooth cup of coffee. A little bit of acidity at the light roast points which gives a bit of an overly floral tone with a little hint of soft fruit and a chocolaty factor.  From a city + roast and beyond, a low acidity cup with a bit of a sweet edge to it and smooth dark tones. Medium bodied and predominately chocolaty, a great everyday drinker. 

Roasting Notes:
Easy to roast, avoid super light roasts or you will get front-loaded floral tones that taste a bit unbalanced. City + is a great roast and one almost gets a little floral tone balancing nicely with a caramel hint. Any darker and it turns chocolaty with very minimal acidity and floral tones. Will get a bit edgier into the dark roasts, brings it from mild and smooth to smoky and chocolaty with a bigger body.

 

Peru SHB EP Org. Norte
1 Lb Bag

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Brazil Org Andradas Sul De Minas – Fazenda Santa Clara

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New 2017/18 crop! 

This Brazil is coming from Fazenda Santa Clara, a 130-acre farm located in the municipality of Andradas within the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Santa Clara was founded by the Bassi family, an Italian immigrant family in 1930. The land was initially used to farm grapes and years later it was transformed to farm coffee.

Since 1999, management of Fazenda Santa Clara has been passed down to Paulo Teixeira Giordani. Paulo decided to convert the farm to an organic coffee farm. Paulo is an agronomist and is using his coffee knowledge to implement organic and biodynamic practices to improve the quality and high yield production of coffee at Fazenda Santa Clara. His success in the production of organic coffee has made Paulo a promoter of the organic movement of coffee production and as a result a coffee expert in Andradas. Fazenda Santa Clara has served as an inspiration for local farmers who can learn from the success of an organic and high production farm.

Tasting notes:
A very nice non-traditional Brazilian cup. Very chocolaty, almost milk chocolate-like tones in the medium roast ballpark. Low acidity, only hints at the light roasts accompanied with some floral aromatics. A little bit of a sweeter edge to the cup pushes it towards milk chocolate instead of bakers chocolate tones but all in all, not an overly sweet cup of coffee. Dark roasts get a bit edgier and introduce some smoky tones into the cup but push it into the fuller bodied category. 

Roasting Notes:
Medium to dark roast beans and very easy to roast. A medium roast was preferred around here. The smooth and semi-sweet chocolaty tones were fantastic. Dark roast fans will think it to be a little mild at a medium roast and should take it into 2nd crack.

Brazil Org Andradas Sul De Minas – Fazenda Santa Clara
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Costa Rican SHB EP El Poeta

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First new crop (2017/18) Costa arrival!

Although the boutique single farm Costas are still a bit away, we found a very tasty SHB regional example that we all liked quite a bit, nice value for the cup profile.

Costa Rican El Poeta is sourced from family-owned farms located near San Rafael de San Ramón within the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. Producers collaborate with an export company called Café de Altura de San Ramón Especial S.A. to gain access to technical support for best agricultural practices. The partnership has helped to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and strengthen family livelihoods.

Tasting notes:
Bright floral notes balancing with nuttier more chocolaty undertones. Medium bodied and very clean. A great example of a Costa profile. A sweeter edge to this cup but it doesn't linger, the dryer nuttiness is what stays on the tongue.

Roasting Notes:
Easy to roast but pretty bright coffee, needs at least a medium roast to not get a sizzling front loaded cup. Dragging out (lower temps) the roast a bit if your shooting light will help. Recommended medium to dark roast, even at a medium roast (closer to 2nd crack than 1st) the cup is well balanced and the acidity just a hint.


Costa Rican SHB EP El Poeta
1 Lb Bag

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Ethiopian Washed FTO Yirgacheffe Gr. 2 Idido

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This coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Edido Cooperative located in Idido also known as Singage within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. The Edido Cooperative was established in 1975, and currently has 1,247 members. It joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) in 2002. The YCFCU has more than 45,000 farmer members and 24 different cooperatives. The members of each primary cooperative elect their own executive committee, which makes decisions about investments like new equipment and tree maintenance, and how to structure payments to the coop members. YCFCU also appoints professional managers for each primary cooperative to oversee harvest and processing procedures, but the manager is accountable to the members and the executive committee.

Tasting Notes:
A very cool washed Ethiopian from one of the more renowned co-ops. Certified up the wazoo, this Ethiopian cup is a bit darker toned than average but has a lot of depth into the chocolaty factor. Herbal and spice note complexities make this cup really stand out. Medium to low acidity with good body. Medium roasts are still balanced with some nice floral and soft fruit tones.

Roasting Notes:
Light to dark it is a tasty cup. Very bright and floral with tea like attributes at the light roasts. Very bakers chocolaty and edgy with some smoky notes at the darker roasts. In between is where you get the nice chocolate versus tropical fruit note which most will prefer.


Ethiopian Washed FTO Yirgacheffe Gr. 2 Idido
1 Lb Bag

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Uganda Org. Sipi Falls Bugisu

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New 2017/18 crop just arrived! Another very nice year for the Uganda coffees. 

Uganda Org. RFA UTZ fully washed Sipi Falls coffee is sourced from family owned farms located in the Bugisu region on the slopes of Mount Elgon in the Kapchorwa district, Uganda.  The Bugisu region is named after the Bugisu people who are indigenous to this area.  The Sipi Falls coffee project, named after a trio of majestic waterfalls, was established in 1999 to strengthen quality coffee production in the region and create a sustainable income for farmers.  

Small production Africans are a hit this year - We are not sure if its the weather but arrival after arrival of these smaller producing African countries continues to wow and this was one of our favorites. 

Tasting Notes:
A great milder African. Medium bodied with just a hint of acidity upfront. Chocolaty and floral - a little hint of caramel can be found at the city+ roast but accompanied with a higher acidity. Turns very chocolaty into the medium to dark roast mark but stays smooth and milder until you get into 2nd crack. Reminiscent of a nice Costa with a little more darker toned complexity. 

Roasting Notes:
I think our favorite roast was a city + - a little on the lighter side, leaves it a little more acidic but sweet clean caramel and floral aspects make for a pretty tasty cup - taken to a full city bring out a bunch more body and darker tones - also tasty but not quite as delicate, sweet and smooth. 


Uganda Org. Sipi Falls Bugisu
1 Lb Bag

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Congo Kawa Kabuya Cooperative - Top Lot

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We found a couple more bags of our favorite Congo from the current season. This is the same top lot as before and tasty as can be. Very clean prep and tastes, soft hints of floral and soft fruit mixing with a very chocolaty undertone. Awesome cup.

This coffee comes from the Kawa Kabuya Cooperative located outside of the city of Butembo in North Kivu. Kawa Kabuya Cooperative is part of a larger network of four cooperatives made up of around 4,800 farmer members total: Kawa Kabuya, Kawa Kanzururu, Kawa Mabera, and Kawa Kenja. The Kawa Kabuya Cooperative itself is comprised of as many as 20 participating micro mills where the coffee is wet milled before moving to the CAFEKIT dry mill in Butembo. Kawa Kabuya and the other affiliated cooperatives are a product of relationships between local farmers and international NGO's who's main goal is to improve farmer livelihood. By increasing the amount of specialty grade coffee produced for these lots, the cooperative is aiming to have doubled member incomes by 2017. Coffees contributing to this lot are harvested at altitudes between 1500-1800 masl.


Tasting Notes:
A bright, rich and balanced single origin drinker, with dark chocolate, tart cherry, and bright citrus notes, very good body. Huilas are known for their buttery textured body and creamy mouth-feel and this is an excellent example. Completely satisfying by itself, this coffee is also excellent as a blend base, it adds richness and ties together gentler coffee such as Brazil's, Centrals, smoky coffees such as Sumatra's, and can slightly tame wilder coffee such as Kenyans and Ethiopians, into a perfect “world beat” fusion.

Roasting Notes:
A very cool unique cup of coffee - a little fuller bodied and very smooth. A ton of brightness compared to the last lots of Kabuya. The cup puts forth a real nice caramel, smoky sweet tone with maybe just a little hint of light fruit in the acidity. Very clean cup even at the light roast points - we have never actually seen a Congo coffee this clean before - seems the Congo is finally turning its coffee into a premium offering.


Congo Kawa Kabuya Cooperative - Top Lot
1 Lb Bag

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Guatemalan Premium Quetzaltenango 
Finca San Isidro

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Finca San Isidro was established in 1897 by a visionary man: Felix Maldonado Robles. It is currently owned by Agrícola San Isidro, S.A.: a 100% family business, ran by the third and fourth generation of its founder.

Finca San Isidro practices sustainable farming - reason why its coffee producing area is covered by Inga shade and other native species of shade. Shade trees provide a refuge for biodiversity. Decaying leaves add layers of organic matter that prevent erosion, maintain humidity in the soil for the crop, and protect the water recharge area for the local watersheds used in the farm and surrounding communities.

Because of the nature of its location, surrounded by hills and mountains, the farm pays special attention to soil and environmental conservation, reason why weed control is done manually and the use of agricultural inputs and supplies are sustainable.

The farm is located in the foothills of the Lacandon Jungle, a refuge for wildlife and quetzals, the national bird of Guatemala. To aid conservation of the rainforest, the area has been declared as a private nature reserve.

Tasting Notes: A wonderful super clean cup. Bright soft fruit notes upfront. A bit of a peachy like tone balanced with a medium bodied sweet malty undertone. A bit floral and a bit chocolaty along with some hidden spice notes that real subtlety pop out. Clean, sweet and very balanced coffee.

Roasting Notes: Great cup at almost any roast point. Lighter roasts will be pretty crisp upfront with acidity. Real balanced between the city and full city roasts. Dark roasts lose the bulk of the acidity but gain a lot of body and malty smoky tones. 


Guatemalan Premium Quetzaltenango 
Finca San Isidro

1 Lb Bag

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Rwanda FT Dukunde Kawa Musasa – Ruli Microlot

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A new crop arrival and quickly making my favorites list the more we play with it. 

Finally the Musasa project started separating out Ruli coffee, in the past Ruli coffee has always been a notch above the rest in my book - some of my favorite lots of Rwandan have been from Ruli. 

Rwanda FT Dukunde Kawa Musasa Ruli is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Musasa mill located near a gorilla habitat in the Gakenke district of Rwanda. Farmer plots are so small that measurements are based on the numbers of trees, not area of land.

Farmers who process their coffee at the Musasa mill are members of the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative, which started in 2000 with enough funds to build one wet mill. In the following years, the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative has built three more wet mills and completed construction of their own dry mill. More than 80 percent of the cooperative workforce is women, and producer-members have used earnings to improve their standards of living with investments in livestock, access to healthcare, and programs to protect the environment.

Tasting Notes:
Medium to full bodied and very clean; the brightest lot so far this year. Very chocolaty with some nice fruit overtones. Lighter roasts will have a little citrus and floral aspect but even at a strong medium roast one starts getting chocolate versus fruit. On the stronger side and if you hit the roast right you get this bakers chocolate versus tart cherry cup profile. Yum.

Roasting Notes:
Good at almost any roast, light roasts will be higher acidity - chocolate versus cherry is a shade before 2nd crack and brewed strong. A little deceptive in the roaster, darkens up very quickly - will look a shade darker than it really is.


Rwanda FT Dukunde Kawa Musasa – Ruli Microlot
1 Lb Bag

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Black Tea - Masala Chocolate Chai

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Black tea , ginger root, green cardamom, chocolate chips and chocolate flavor



Steeping Time
 - 3 Minutes

Water Temp - 212 F

Hard not to like Chai in the first place (assuming you like spice); adding chocolate to it can only make it better! 

The chocolate in the cup is subtle and mostly seems to come through in the aromatics, it does offering a bit of lingering chocolate tones in the aftertaste assuming you do not brew it too strong. Much past a 2-3 minute steep and the black tea and ginger tones take over. 

Works on its own or with milk. On its own its almost like a ginger snap cookie, with milk its very smooth and spicy, the tastes are toned down a bit with milk but it adds some nice sweetness and cool creamy body.


Black Tea - Masala Chocolate Chai
1 oz

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Decaffeinated Peru Org. MWP - Royal Select

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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 Org. MWP - Royal Select
1 Lb bag

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