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Introducing Rockstar Espresso or Drip...don't you deserve such treatment?! Yes

by badbeard2 7. December 2018 22:47

Will just kick butt with deliciousness when you make it, promise! A specially selected trio of amazing coffees...from Ethiopia, Colombia and Papua New Guinea...makes its debut just in time for holiday consuming or gifting.

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Limited offering Kenya three-pack

by badbeard2 13. November 2018 12:00

A special micropurchase allows us to offer the ULTIMATE Kenya taster, comprising three 8 oz. bags of microlot Gatuya AA, AB and Peaberry. Gatuya Coffee Factory in Murang'a is at the very top of the milling and producing chain in Kenya...hats off to the farmers. Limit 2 per customer. Fantastic treat for Kenya fans and guaranteed to spruce up your Thanksgiving dessert tray!

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Far East redux...arrivals next week..

by badbeard2 25. October 2018 18:07

Too sad....after reading an industry supply article a few weeks ago I went in search of some nice Sulawesi coffees, absent here for far too long, and found raves. Then suddenly, on Sept. 28, came the devastating earthquake and resultant tsunami which resulted in major loss of life and a crippling of infrastructure. The crop cycle was in the thick of harvest and production and while most farms weren't directly hit, Sulawesi's already-frail infrastructure has been dealt a crippling blow. Think Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico...  Next week we will be offering the Sulawesi Sapan with a heavy heart...this coffee left the port there only a couple of months ago. No doubts the North Tana Toraja Region will be feeling the impacts for years. Our great friends at importer (of this and many of our coffees) Royal Coffee in Emeryville, CA has made charitable contributions towards $50,000 in the relief efforts through Doctors Without Borders (Medecin Sans Frontieres) and we couldn't NOT pony up as well. Do what you can! For more info see this link

Papua New Guinea was not directly impacted by the above-mentioned storms and tsunami. We will have an exceptional PNG Plantation Peaberry in stock by next Wednesday to take the place of the PNG Kiam, which is now currently out of stock.

 

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Ethiopia redux

by badbeard2 19. October 2018 17:42

Happy to tout the cup virtues of our new Ethiopia Limu Daye Bensa, just added. There are several other exciting Ethiopas, washed and natural process, in the pipeline as well...high season for new crop arrivals of containers which have been afloat for many weeks. Patience will be rewarded!

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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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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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