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Meeting expectations and how!

by Bean 24. July 2018 06:09

The just-arrived  Ethiopia Hamdela natural process and Peru Chasqui new crop are in and really excellent...Hambela a big, sweet fruit bomb, and the Peru even chocolatier and more fruit forward than last year's offering. If you like chocolately power bars, please specify (in the comments section of the order page) "darker roast" when ordering. Will be a very rich single origin espresso!

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New coffees trickling in...

by badbeard2 17. July 2018 22:05

It is a tough time of the year to procure certain origins but dagnabbit, going for it. New stocks of Uganda Mt. Elgon Manawfa, very limited first-come first-roasted Kenya Ruthugati AA, Costa Rica Jaguar honey process, Guatemala La Morena (women-produced). By the end of the week 7/16 also will be greeting Peru Chasqui 2018 (candy bar) and Ethiopia Hambela natural process (fruit bomb). Come and get 'em while they last!

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Summer break July 2-10

by badbeard2 29. June 2018 09:25

Starting to actually feel like it around Portland. Badbeard's online orders will be fulfilled until 3 pm  on Saturday, June 30 cutoff. Orders placed after this will resume roasting and shipping on July 11. 

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Kenya oh Kenya

by badbeard2 18. June 2018 13:02

Inventory is now voided of all Kenyas..for a short bit. Stuffs ordered are still making their way to US shores...but goodness comes to those who wait...

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Filtropa #4 filters back in stock

by badbeard2 9. June 2018 12:45

Love these filters...after a couple months awaiting a container to arrive, they're back!

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New and interesting Uganda, Guatemala community lot Candelaria 2018, SWP Decaf Ethiopia

by badbeard2 2. June 2018 23:57

New coffees are starting to make their way to the roaster and 2018 crop looks promising in all sectors except Sumatra from this angle. Liking a lot the new community lot Guatemala "Candelaria" from the Huehuetenango region, which comprises 3 distinct farms. Uganda Mt. Elgon has impressed as "the" up-and-comer in East Africa, another community coffee from 5 smallholder sub-sectors in Kapchorwa.

Swiss Water Process Ethiopia Limu is a nice addition for those avoiding the jitters.

More goodies coming soon!

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Kenya Kenya Kenya Nicaragua natural

by badbeard2 14. April 2018 20:59

Two gone (Grand Reserve and Blue Mountain) and one new one in, Konyu AA. I'm a fan of the Konyu and only got a miniscule amount of it, too little to list as an inventory item since it usually flies out. However, you dedicated fans, while I have it please order Special du Jour Deluxe and specify you want it in the order notes. Meanwhile, as new beauties roll into the 'States, stay tuned, we'll get you something!

Awaiting early next week a fantastic and exotic Nicaragua Red Pacamara natural process from Finca Limoncillo as well as one of the only Sumatras I will carry for a while, Kerincze wet-hulled. The bleakness of the Sumatra crop this year has definitely taken its toll...farmers facing greater-than-imagined shortfalls owing to superabundant rainfall and production value issues.

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Guatemala comings and goings

by badbeard2 24. March 2018 15:21

Said good-bye tearily to the last beans from La Morena, an exceptional women-produced coffee, as we welcomed in the exceptional Finca La Maravilla microlot from highland Huehuetenango. La Morena will be back soon!

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CAFE IS FINALLY HAPPENING!

by badbeard2 9. March 2018 13:18

The wait for the cafe is finally over...Abundancia Coffee Boutique, home of Badbeard's roasting facility, has soft-opened, here at 5829 SE Powell Blvd. Portland 97206. My coffee partner Faisal, whose exceptional family Kenya coffees we have carried for a couple years now, is as hopped up as I am.

Official Grand Opening date tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, and I will update here.

We will be featuring many fabulous and boutique coffee...my Rocket espresso machine is purring. The cool Curtis Seraphim 2-headed pourover prepares in all manner of methods. We will have light fare (no space for a kitchen, so we are limited to fine offerings from purveyors around the city) and beer/wine/cider. There will (eventually!) be 8 beer taps offering our collaborative coffee beers from Unicorn and 54_40, and a steady rotation of the country's best craft offerings (several 2018 Good Food Award winners are ordered up). Please stop by if you're in the area! Very friendly staff! 

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Comings, goings, doings...

by badbeard2 9. March 2018 13:00

Couple of notes on existing stocks...temporarily discontinuing the Filtropa #4 filters for awhile as we await a shipment from Holland...might be a couple of months!

Our award-winning Colombia Narino Galeras will be back in stock middle of next week...flew off the shelves!

This Sunday, March 11, Ecliptic Brewing in Portland is site of the 4th Annual Baker's Dozen Coffee Beers/Beers/Donuts/Coffee event. We will be offering "Bad Manuka"; a collaboration with excellent  54_40 Brewery (Washougal, WA), brewsmith John Lovegrove tipping his hat to his homeland, New Zealand, with his contribution of whiskey-soaked Manuka chips, and yours truly with a combo of Papua New Guinea Kiam and Colombia Finca Florida Pink Bourbon. Totally delicious. We will be ordering up some future batches to serve at the cafe, where the tap list will be growing...

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