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Costa Rican Dota Tarrazu Santa Maria

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New 2017/18 Costa Rican! A prime example of a lighter roast Costa. 

Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Santa Maria is sourced from Cooperativa  de Caficultores de Dota R.L. (CoopeDota ), which was founded in 1960, and has 850 members living throughout the canton of Dota within the province of San Jose, Costa Rica. CoopeDota strives for a sustainable economic impact in the community through the creation of jobs. CoopeDota sells of roasted coffee for the national consumption, operates a coffee shop and hardware store, and offers guided tours of their coffee farms.

Tasting Notes:
This cup holds very true to the classic Costa profile. Very floral with a bit of a soft fruit tone upfront balanced with a very nice and chocolaty undertone. Very clean cup, juicy, floral, sweet and bright at lighter roasts. Medium to dark gets nicely balanced and becomes a cup I could drink all day long. Dark roasts have low acidity and become a little edgy and smoky but tasty. 

Roasting Notes:
Best at a light to medium roast. Lighter you will you will pick up more acidic notes, at a medium (city +) you will taste the great complexities that you may loose if roasted too dark.

Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Santa Maria
1 Lb Bag

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Indian Mysore Nuggets - Extra Bold

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Year in to year out, this is always one of our most popular coffees, at times we have trouble keeping it in stock! New 2018 Crop!

Mysore coffees are the best known and the most popular of all Indian coffees, they posses good body and snappy acidity. The overall taste profile is very unique, with spicy overtones. These spicy overtones come from the cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves and pepper that grow alongside the coffee trees.

This lot is full bodied, with a rich full taste and moderate acidity. Very interesting and exotic, I like to roast this coffee a little darker, just into the second crack.

Tasting Notes:
Indian Mysore Nuggets have been a favorite of Burman Coffee and customers for many years and this crop does not disappoint. The aroma is nutty, woody, and some slight smokiness. The taste is classic. Many of the notes in the aroma come through in the flavor like walnuts and some smoke. There’s dark fruit, oak, licorice, and some vanilla spice, like a good dry red wine. The finish has a subdued brightness to it with just hints of lemon zest at lighter roast points. The body is medium to full depending on roast and brew. There’s a reason people keep coming back to this bean. It’s a smooth all around great stronger cup of coffee.

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 Mysore Nuggets - Extra Bold
1 Lb Bag

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Nicaraguan - Natural Java - Finca Las Brisas

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Hugh and his wife Katherine own Finca Brisas. They are originally from Colorado but didn't quite fit in with the culture around them. They had done some work in Matagalpa (Nicaragua) ealier on and when they finally decided enough is enough, they gathered their things and left to Matagalpa; a beautiful smaller city nestled along the steep mountains. 

This is a very boutique coffee farm - only around 10-20 thousand pounds are produced. Thats only about 10 pallets and Hugh pours his soul into those beans. This is an 8 bag lot from them. The whole farm doesn't even produce a full container - all done by hand. Hugh is good buddies with Steve from Selva Negra so we are able to sneak his bags on the Selva Negra containers to make transport nice and easy. 

I was very surprised when I went to Matagalpa, the roads were fantastic, even better than around here; except for the road to Hugh's farm. It seemed to consists of small boulders going right up the side of a mountain. I was very surprised to learn that Hugh is an avid biker and a couple times a day was biking up and down that road. I am not sure I would ever attempt such a feat. Hugh even hooked up his pulper to be run by bicycle. Not only saves power but he gets to bike while working. 

Hugh strictly employs his neighbors and community members on the farm. Same folks year in and out working to improve their livelihoods and neighborhoods. A prime model for what every business should do. 

Tasting Notes: A very cool natural almost anyone will love. Although this cup does have some classic natural fruit tones, it is not overly ferment - you get a little dry cascara type note in the background. Very smooth, good body, lower acidity with a nice malty/chocolaty note coming forward. A bit on the mild end but very enjoyable. It is a little sweeter upfront. 

Roasting Notes: Start with a solid medium roast and go a little darker if too mild or a little too fruity for your tastes. Hard to mess this guy up for it roasts nice and even and tastes good at almost any roast.

We will get photos up shortly so you can see Hugh and his awesome farm!


Nicaraguan - Natural Java - Finca Las Brisas
1 Lb Bag

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Kenya Kirinyaga Baragwi Karuma PB

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Kenya Kirinyaga Baragwi Karumandi Peaberry is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Karumandi Factory (wet mill) located in Kirinyaga County, Kenya, a growing region in the fertile foothills of Mount Kenya. 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 Karumandi Factory are members of the Baragwi Farming Cooperative Society, which was established in 1953 and has 16,892 members. Baragwi supports a women’s group called the Mount Kenya Project, which was implemented to improve quality of life through socio-economic projects aimed at reducing poverty and increasing business knowledge in rural communities. 

Tasting Notes: Clean classic Kenyan coffee. Very bright upfront with strong citrus floral edge, almost a lemony acidity. Balanced with complex bakers chocolate undertone, one can tell its a Kenyan bean upon first sip. All sorts of little spice and herbal tones come out of the chocolaty factor. The herbal tones are on the stronger side and are usually what separates a Kenya for other guys like a Tanz or Burundi. 

Roasting Notes: Good to avoid extremes on this cup, super light roasts are very front-loaded with acidity, super dark roasts are edgy with most of the jazz burned out. Anywhere in-between will make a stellar pronounced African cup. 


Kenya Kirinyaga Baragwi Karuma PB
1 Lb Bag

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El Salvador  Finca Lemus "Bella Vista" Black Honey

This coffee is grown on Finca Lemus Bella Vista, located in the municipality of Concepción de Ataco within the department of Ahuachapán, El Salvador. It’s a 37 acre farm owned by Thelma de Gutierrez and managed by her husband, José Enrique Gutiérrez. This husband and wife team has used their experience as third generation coffee producers to improve the productivity and health of the farm, which includes the production and application of microbial compost teas on the farm. In the last two years, the couple has also diversified the farm with the production of beans, which ensure food security for the family and also act as nitrogen fixers that promote the coffee plants health and cherry production.

This mixed variety lot is sun-dried on combination of patio and raised beds, after processing. The hybrid “Honey” process, not at all dissimilar to a pulped natural or semi-washed, involves mechanically removing the coffee cherry skins by a depulper, but some of the flesh of the fruit is allowed to remain on the seed. Then, rather than fermenting in a tank to remove the mucilage, the coffee is taken directly into the sun to dry. The result is an extraordinarily flavorful coffee that retains some of the nicest qualities of both the fully washed and cherry-dried processes.

Tasting Notes:
Super clean and bright; soft fruit, citrus and floral tones are right upfront and on the stronger side. The slow dry honey process does add a little fruitier tone to the cup but its mellow and by no means ferment like the Ethiopians. By taste I would think this to be a washed coffee, by the looks, a natural processed. The slow dry really give this cup a sweet front end to it and awesome complexities. With the little higher acidity, this is a great coffee to play around with roast level. 

Roasting Notes:
If you want to see a stellar high rated industry cup, you have to stick within the lighter roasts. The clean acidity and soft fruit will win over light to medium roast fans easily. Careful, with the hybrid processing these beans have a higher chaff content. Tasty cup at a medium to dark roast, brings out much more body and a sweeter caramel/chocolate cup profile with a little soft fruit tone. Equally as good but covers up the brighter depth of the cup. With the right roast for the taste buds, this is a cup everyone will love. 

El Salvador  Finca Lemus "Bella Vista" Black Honey
1 Lb Bag

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Panama SHB EP Casa Ruiz Maunier Estate

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New 2018 Crop! Coming from one of the best coffee growing regions in Panama.

These beans are coming from the Maunier 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 Chiriqui, Panama. The Ruíz family has worked in the Boquete coffee industry for three generations and owns the Maunier Estate. The Ruíz 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:
A great very well balanced cup of coffee. 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 Casa Ruiz Maunier Estate
1 Lb Bag

Burman Price - $6.53
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2017/18 Papua New Guinea – Carpenter Estates – Sigri Kula AA

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New 2017/18 crop!

This season we went with what they call Kula processing. Kula processing means only dried on raised drying beds and double screened via color sorter and double hand picking. Basically means the best of the best from Carpenter Estates.

These Sigri Estate coffees are gems - nothing like your traditional PNG coffees. Almost a 0 defect screen with immaculate processing. You can just look at the beans and see the care and time that went into them. Sigri has been in a game for a long time but within the last 5 years has taken quality to a different level. 

As with all of our relationships coffees, not only are they changing the coffee game for themselves, but also the whole area and region they are in. They are raising wages and education (and quality) for every farmer around them - the big project this year to unleash for the locals 

Tasting Notes:
Silky smooth and very clean. Lower acidity with good sweetness and balance. Very chocolaty/caramel type cup of coffee with some very cool nutty(almond) accents. If you roast before 2nd crack, which is preferred, one can balance in some orangeish soft fruit acidity into the mix which is a big plus to the depth of flavor. 

Roasting Notes:
Good almost anywhere - i would still avoid real light roasts for you will find a bit of raw acidity and underdeveloped darker tones. City plus to as dark as you want to go. To see it shine, keep it before 2nd crack. Dark roasts will impress dark roast fans but will burn out many tones that make this cup pretty stellar. 


2017/18 Papua New Guinea – Carpenter Estates – Sigri Kula AA
1 Lb Bag

Burman Price - $7.45
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Burundi Shembati Fully Washed 15+
Lot 38

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Burundi Shembati Fully Washed 15+ Lot 38 is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Coffee Processing Company (CPC), which was established in 2010 by Salum Ramadhan who was born and raised in the Kayanza province, Burundi. Salum operates four washing stations in Kayanza. All four stations reflect Salum’s passion for coffee and his commitment to his community. 

Lots are meticulously separated and fully traceable to harvest date and washing station. Each lot is classified through a strict protocol that includes hand sorting and floating the cherry. Depulped coffee undergoes a three-part fermentation process, 16 hours of dry fermentation, then another 14 hours of fermentation with water, and then washed and soak in fresh water for 10 hours. 

Salum pays well above the government minimum for cherry and pays farmers extra to sort cherry. He also encourages the farmers to keep and process unused cherry for personal consumption or to sell in the local market. Salum has a nursery program to distribute seedlings to farmers. He has also been paying to build additional classrooms to alleviate problems with overcrowding in the schools. 

Tasting Notes: A very cool, very African cup of coffee. Higher acidity with strong herbal chocolate spice notes. Soft fruit and floral sweet tones are found upfront and dominate the aromatics but quickly fade into a fuller bodied complex chocolaty tone that will linger on the tongue. 

Roasting Notes: This is an extreme cup similar to a top notch Kenya. Light roasts are very acidic, dark roasts can be a little bitter depending on what you like. In the middle, with a little drawn out roast, one can find all sorts of cool flavors and a balanced cup. 

Burundi Shembati Fully Washed 15+
Lot 38

1 Lb Bag

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Rooibos - Org. South Africa Red Bush

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Organic Rooibos.

Steeping Time - 7 Minutes

Water Temp - 212 F

Rooibos traditionally was used as a stomach remedy. It really does help but I tell you, I strictly drink this guy for the taste. Smooth and sweet with a red fruit tone and nice balance. We have a couple Rooibos blends as well, all tasty but surprisingly, awesome on its own. Especially with it being non caffeinated and great as settling the stomach, i tend to drink it after a big dinner but good at a variety of times and for many uses (we have some customers who even make a syrup out of it for bakery type items). 

If you are looking for a caffeine-free hot beverage alternative, one taste of this vibrant red herbal infusion will have you hooked. Rooibos leaves have a malty sweetness reminiscent of black tea, but also a variety of their own unique accents, with strawberry, honey, and vanilla notes, as well as earthy and tobacco undertones.

Mild and forgiving, it is impossible to over-steep rooibos, and it lends itself well to flavored blends, providing a neutral body which is easy to build upon - it is excellent with sugar, honey, milk, nut milks, fruits, herbs and spices.


Rooibos - Org. South Africa Red Bush
1 oz

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Decaffeinated Ethiopian Sidamo Natural MWP

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A very tasty and fresh natural processed Ethiopian decaf. 

The natural processing leaves a very fruit forward cup profile than shoots right through the decaf processing. A very cool lighter and sweeter toned cup. 

MWP = Mountain Water Processed, a cool non-solvent based Mexican decaf plant with decent U.S. interest backing it. 

The coffee was sourced from smallholders farmers in Ethiopia’s Sidama region. Drying coffee in the cherry, as was the case here, is the original tradition in Ethiopia. Natural or dry-process, fruit-dried or cherry-dried – however you prefer to talk about this style of ‘zero-process’ coffee post-harvest production, it all comes back to Ethiopia. While farmers across the globe still practice this method of letting the coffee fruit dry like raisins around the seed, it all started in here. It’s still common to see smallholder farmers drying their daily harvest on their porches or lawns across the country. Unlike much of the rest of the world, many of these farmers will then roast and grind their own harvest – Ethiopia is the world’s only coffee producing country whose volume of consumption equals its export.

Tasting Notes: Fruit forward and chocolaty with just a little hint of floralness. Very cool cup profile and close to the caffeinated profile mark. Low acidity with some decent body - a little jammy if you hit the roast on the head. 

Roasting Notes: A lighter roast decaf, shoot for about half way between first crack and second crack. Does work a bit lighter or darker but too light and you can taste too much of the decaf processing, too dark and you lose that awesome fruit forward tone.


Decaffeinated Ethiopian Sidamo Natural MWP
1 Lb bag

Burman Price - $7.35
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