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NO coffeepocalypse in this crazy COVID-19 period...THERE IS AND WILL BE JAVA!

by badbeard2 21. March 2020 00:05

I have been receiving inquiries from many people wondering if THERE WILL BE ANY COFFEE in the next 2-3 months. We get that there's incredibly exasperating news every day and it's impossible to process it all, but Badbeard has goods and the supply chain, while in turmoil like apparently everything else from TP to unemployment claims, is soldiering on. I have strong local warehouse inventories available and USPS seems to be undaunted getting your orders to you in a timely fashion. Having some quality caffeine to start your day is a good way to avoid total cray. I wear gloves and a mask, sanitize constantly and as long as I can walk and a seven-nation army isn't barring my door I WILL get to the roastery every day. Sure don't have any foreseeable music gigs to play [sigh, SAD]. This is what I do, and will pay it forward by sending extras when they fit in the box and cheerful personal notes, even if we've never met. Trying super-hard to be as positive as possible and wherever possible supporting local businesses..WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! 

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Ins and Outs (coffees, not burgers)

by badbeard2 20. March 2020 23:57

Say hello to current Peaberry #2 from Tanzania, joining Brazil Jazblu in the tasty-and-cute-as-a-button department. We finally said adios to our last pound (of his 2019 harvest) of wonderful Honduras Catracha Ernesto Vasquez, a coffee farmer whose nanolots we have been offering since the inception of Mayra Orellana-Powell's Catracha Coffee Project in Santa Elena, Honduras.

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Coffee Beers 101 @ Baker's Dozen event, March 22, 2020

by badbeard 10. March 2020 13:38

We'll be participating for the 5th year in the annual Baker's Dozen Coffee Beers/Beers/Donuts event in Portland, Sunday, March 22, from 10 AM-2 PM...White Owl Social Club...1305 SE 8th Ave. Creator and organizer Brian Yaeger pairs 13 different collaborating coffee roasters and breweries and invites all the local donut makers to offer their sugary deliciousnesses. Always fun, and some intriguing results. This year Badbeard's is (again) paired with Pono Brewing and John Lovegrove and we're "going big" with Badbeard's Barleywine: Hot Cross Buns Edition. a 9.1 ABV aged barleywine with grape must, tinctures of vanilla and cinnamon, a fillip of red currant puree, and a hefty assemblage of Rwanda Kivu Kageyo, Kenya Gura AB and Nicaragua Finca Limoncillo honey process Javanica varietal, the coffee ostensibly cold-brewed IN the keg. Fabuloso coffees!

If you're in town and want to do something different, this is the event for you. 21+ only.

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Comings and goings...February update

by badbeard 18. February 2020 17:47

Lots of activity and new coffees despite this being a lull period; many areas of the coffee world are still picking and processing and 2020 crop juiciness is likely still several months away. That said Rwanda is showing beautifully in the Kivu Kageyo washed just in last Friday. Colombia El Obraje is done for the time being and really digging the Colombia Finca San Jose Tabi which just arrived, courtesy  of our esteemed importer buds at Traviesa. Tabi is a cultivar which has been around since 2002 when announced by CENICAFE but not too often seen commercially. Finca San Jose is Gilberto Osorio's awesome high- quality Risaralda farm and we've had several different coffees from there over the years.

In the Boutique category there's still the eye-(and nose-)popping Costa Rica Brix Calibrated Chacon Family natural process...that's quite a mouthful, we know, but as complex a coffee as we've ever tried from Costa Rica. Love it, and it's a tiny lot. By the end of the week should also be trotting out an organic Timor-Leste. Good times here! 

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Papua New Guinea Par Avion

by badbeard2 7. December 2019 11:31

Yes, planes are involved in the accessing of this delicious PNG coffee....the remote Simbai area is rather inaccessible so farmers must schlep their coffee to an airstrip. Worth every bean!

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New decaf Colombia is in and next week a trio of fabuloso Colombia (caffeinated)

by badbeard2 6. December 2019 15:24

A sprightly "natural" (using sugar cane-derived ethyl acetate) process Colombia Cauca which will please discerning DECAFFERS. Buena noticia!

Next week some beautiful and exotic Colombia microlots will arrive just in time for special drinking/gifting....check back here for arrival dates. Geisha, Black Honey and Pink Bourbon...all will be under the Special du Jour Boutique tag, and you can specify or let me choose for you....primera clase!

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Holiday Special Ethiopia limited edition

by badbeard2 1. December 2019 21:35

Black Friday? Not here, sorry, but the elves at Badbeard's put together a limited availability "tasting pair" of 2 special organic Ethiopia Sidama region coffees in both natural and washed process from Shantawene Village. Two 12-oz. bags (1.5 lbs. net) of spectacular stuff for the price of one. Will have until they run out, which will be quickly. The natural process version is complex and fruit-packed, the washed more citrusy and floral...and both very sweet. In case you had any doubts about how the processing of cherry affects the taste...this will be the end of that!

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More ins and outs...Decaf

by badbeard2 22. November 2019 17:22

Welcome in nice, bold, complex Flores Laga Lizu (Swiss Water Process)...nice for drip and espresso...and ciao to Ethiopia Western States SWP.

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Ins and outs, Ethiopia edition

by badbeard2 9. November 2019 13:43

Yirgacheffe Kochere is officially out of stock after a torrid run...but fear not, crushing it with a new Yirg from Dumerso, a stone's throw from Chelelektu (our natural process offering). Also shortly we'll have in a wonderful Papua New Guinea, check back in!

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Comings and Goings

by badbeard2 4. November 2019 14:52

Papua New Guinea stops about to hit us again next week, but we're void for the time being. Added to the Special du Jour Boutique roster is a sultry, certified organic natural process from Uganda Sipi Falls region (Kapkwai) and Brazil Jacarezinho natural process cold-soaked (24 hrs.)...both very limited. In the Special du Jour Deluxe we have a lovely washed Rwanda Rusiga women-produced. Lots of deliciousness to choose from!

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