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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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Ethiopia new crop Sidamo Arfasa just in stock...

by badbeard2 17. October 2019 23:44

Lovely coffee, as always Sidamo region shines bright in the Ethiopia landscape. Produced  in low-density "coffee gardens" by smallholder farmers, there are nice fruit and aromatic notes in this fully washed 2019 crop. A keeper!

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Sumatra Triple Pick Lintong in da house!

by badbeard2 10. October 2019 15:53

We've been awaiting new crop Sumatras and couldn't pass on this wet-hulled beauty. Great any way you make it....French Press (beefy), drip (spicy), espresso (nutty/spicy/chocolatey).

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New arrivals

by badbeard2 12. September 2019 14:20

Bubbly excitement awaiting two new Boutique Special du Jour offerings...Kenya organic (the only certified OG in Kenya) Muiri Estate AA double-washed, super-gorgeous and Honduras Catracha Project Mayra Orellana-Powell's washed Bourbon varietal. Mayra was the creator of the tranformative Catracha Project which is elevating the lives of the small growing-community of Santa Elena.

Soon we will be receiving this year's crop of (Catracha) Ernesto Vasquez...a farmer whose efforts we have supported since the beginning of the Catracha Project....stay tuned to the blog entries for arrival date.

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