Decaffeinated Colombia

21 Apr

Besides being one of the largest producers of arabica in the World, Colombia is also known for the quality of the coffee that grows there. The Royal Select line is decaffeinated using the Mountain Water process to retain good flavor while minimizing the use of chemicals.

Region: Various
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Castillo, Typica

Tasting Notes: caramel, creamy, toasted almond

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$12/12 oz

Ethiopia Mesela

21 Apr

We’ve been waiting awhile for Harrar of this caliber to become available. The dry-processed coffee from this region is one of the more unique offerings we carry, but due to economic tribulations, farms have been producing particularly poor quality for the past couple of years.

Region: Harrar
Harvest: 2015
Processing: Natural
Varietals: Heirloom

Tasting Notes: blueberry, hint of chocolate, dry white wine

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$13/12 oz

Costa Rica Willows

12 Apr

Hacienda Miramonte has been in the same family for five generations. Currently under the supervision of Ricardo Gurdian and his daughter Viviana, embraces the same love for coffee as the matriarch of the family, Lucila Duval de Morales. The farm is Rainforest Alliance Certified.

Region: Naranjo
Harvest: 2015
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Catuai, Caturra

Tasting Notes: citrus, honey, caramel

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$13/12 oz

Guatemala Cascada

8 Apr

This farm is named after the great waterfall deep in the lush jungle and high mountains of Alta Verapaz, The farm, with some of the richest soil in the area, is a wonder of biodiversity, with coffee trees growing among cardamom, orchids and Monja Blanca, Guatemala’s national flower.

Region: Alta Verapaz
Harvest: 2015
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Bourbon, Catuai

Tasting Notes: stone fruit, dark chocolate, floral

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$13/12 oz

Colombia Porvenir/Placer

8 Apr

This lot comes from two smallholder farms that each grow only a few hectares of coffee. El Provenir, near the city of Palestina, mainly grows fruit but has a relatively sophisticated micromill on site and El Placer, near Pitalito, is a tiny plot that focuses on coffee exclusively.

Region: Huila
Harvest: 2015
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Caturra

Tasting Notes: bright citrus and berry

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$13/12 oz

Rwanda Intore

8 Apr

This select lot is drawn from the best coffee milling stations in volcanic growing regions, including Huye in the South, Nyamasheke and Ngororero in the West, and Rulindo in the North. Intore means “the chosen one,” which describes the care taken picking and processing these beans.

Regions: Various
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Bourbon

Tasting Notes: sweet citrus, graham cracker, nutty

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$13/12 oz

Uganda Ibanda Natural

30 Mar

Western Uganda is far from the country’s best known coffee growing region, but recently the government has been encouraging farmers in Ibanda District to grow it as a lucrative export. Maybe more unusual is the rustic processing that gives these beans a distinctive flavor.

Region: Ibanda
Harvest: 2014/15
Processing: Natural
Varietals: Catimors

Tasting Notes: boysenberry, chicory, vanilla

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$13/12 oz

Sumatra Ketiara Adsenia

16 Mar

The woman-run Ketiara Cooperative was started in 2008 by Ibu Rahmah, who had managed her family’s coffee business for 20 years. This lot is from small farms in the Bener Meriah Highlands that grow exclusively Adsenia varietal, a unique, heritage tree that isn’t common elsewhere.

Region: Aceh
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Wet Hulled
Varietal: Adsenia

Tasting Notes: maple syrup, dark chocolate, black pepper

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$13/12 oz

Ethiopia Limu Gera

16 Mar

Limu, in centrally located Oromia region, is home to many wild and uncategorized varietals. This lends it a unique and distinctive flavor, that is also refined thanks to careful processing. The region is also home to unique wildlife like the Gelada monkey, or bleeding-heart baboon.

Region: Oromia
Harvest: 2014/15
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Heirloom

Tasting Notes: sweet, lemon, pineapple

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$13/12 oz

Tanzania Ruvuma Peaberry

11 Mar

This coffee is from the Nyamtimbo-Songea region along the Ruvuma River and the border of Mozambique,which has long faced accessibility and political stability barriers. As those obstacles are slowly lifted, the excellent coffee that this area produces become more available.

Region: South Tanzania
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Arusha, Bourbon

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$13/12 oz

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

2 Mar

This coffee is collected from small farms near the town of Kochere, sitting on the border of Yirgacheffe and Southern Oromia. This lot, labeled YirgZ to denote zero defects, is made possible through a collaborative effort with small farms to remove all defective and irregular beans.

Subregion: Kochere
Harvest: 2014/15
Processing: Washed
Varietals: Heirloom

Tasting Notes: chocolate, citrus, hint of molasses

Brazil Cerrado

25 Sep

Cerrado is a vast tropical savanna that spreads over the Brazilian states of Goias and Minas Gerais. Although agriculture is relatively new to the region, its level terrain has lent itself to rapid development and modest mechanization. It is now a major source of coffee exports from the country.

Region: Goiás, Minas Gerais
Harvest: 2014
Varietals: mundo novo, catuai

Tasting Notes: creamy, bittersweet chocolate, nut 

Ethiopia Sidamo Guji

2 Jun
Coffee Drying Beds

Coffee drying beds in Michicha, Ethiopia

This coffee comes from a group of smallholder farms in the Guji subregion of Sidamo. Whole coffee cherries are carefully sun dried, allowing the fruit to slightly ferment. This adds a depth and complexity to this creamy cup of coffee.

Subregion: Guji
Harvest: 2014
Processing: Natural, unwashed
Varietals: Sidama

Tasting Notes: sweet cherry, nut, chocolate

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$13/12 oz