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Uganda Manafwa all gone...for about a week

by badbeard2 25. September 2018 11:54

Reinforcements on the way, if you love this coffee it'll be back in inventory at the end of next week, Tanzania Mbeya AB makes a nice substitute...

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Lovely Tanzania AB new crop and Guatemala San Vicente Pacaya 2018

by badbeard2 24. September 2018 12:26

We loved last year's Tanzania AB and just brought it back for a short trial. A tasty breakfast coffee, nice stone fruity and chocolatey notes. Guatemala continues to return strongly to the forefront in Central American offerings...can't get enough! Adding this San Vicente (a distinct growing region near Acatenango) Pacaya microlot on Thursday Sept. 27 to the list on the strength of a big cupping...this black cherry and walnutty-toned washed coffee paired so well with my go-to breakfast choice of hearty farmhouse bread with almond butter and Bonne Maman cherry preserves...yummm.

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Special microlot Costa Rica Anaerobically-produced excellence

by badbeard2 6. September 2018 20:52

Very psyched to have come across this unique coffee and found it to be MORE than everything it was cranked up to be. Producer Luis Campos has taken the super-solid caturra varietal to new heights by anaerobically producing it once it reaches a specific (26 Brix) ripeness on the shrub. Just fantastic stuff.

Also by week's end (roasting commences on Monday Sept. 10) will have the 2018 crop from our esteemed Honduran producer Ernesto Vasquez, whose coffees we have proudly offered every year of importer Royal Coffee's Catracha Project.

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New and different Ethiopia natural

by badbeard2 21. August 2018 23:31

The Hadeso Natural Grade 1 from Guji just in to take the place of the delicious but all-too-scarce Hambela natural, which was a short-lived hit. We should be presenting the washed Hambela version in October...can't wait! Will post close to its arrival date.

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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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