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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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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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More Ethiopia goodness

by badbeard2 23. August 2019 20:08

We've been big fans of ALL of the Ethiopian coffee regions since day one, and Yirgacheffe is many-splendored, especially in Natural (whole dried coffee cherry using raised beds) process. Just in and must-try is Yirgacheffe Koke washing station, from a very high and sinuously-sloped area which produces exceptional coffee from a mere 96-farmer group near the facility. Jammy, tropical fruit and chocolate notes abound for drip and pourover methods. Makes a nice pairing with our Kochere washed as well...best of both worlds.

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New arrivals have poured in!

by badbeard2 27. July 2019 21:56

So much great coffee in-house! March-July is generally a lull in coffee availability as producers get their stuff into containers and onward to the US and Europe. Tomorrow all of Colombia will be exulting over its first Tour de France winner, 22 year-old Egan Bernal, and today we at Badbeard's salute him and also three fabuloso new coffees from that country..El Obraje washed Caturra and two direct trade microlot gems; Yellow Honey process Caturra (Finca San Jose)and the exotic and very rare Wush Wush natural process from Finca La Suiza. 

Our partner Ally Coffee also sent us their farmgate Natural process Yellow Catuai from Fazenda Primavera and an extraordinary El Salvador Natural Red Bourbon from Finca Loma La Gloria owned by yet another outstanding woman producer, Anny Ruth Pimentel. We are also pairing the Brazil Primavera with the Anny's special three-coffee wedding blend (prepared for her OWN recent wedding by her farm manager) for a new iteration of La Boda Espresso.

Feast! Tell your friends!

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Fresh 2019 crop arrivals next week from Costa Rica and Ethiopia

by badbeard2 11. July 2019 17:01

Champing at the bit to roast new washed Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere and stunning Black Honey process  from Costa Rica's Monge Family in La Esperanza de Tarrazu. Will be added to the selector as soon as they arrive, either tomorrow 7/13 or Saturday, 7/14. Stay tuned!

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Boutique du Jour adds outstanding Colombia Microlot

by badbeard2 11. July 2019 16:52

Special coffee from veteran and award-winning producer Saloman Artunduaga from his 10-hectare farm, Finca Futura, in Bruselas, Huila Department. Fruity-intense lavors you normally find in prized and pricey Kenya AA and washed Ethiopia! A whole 66 lbs. available! Boutique du Jour tab filled with goodies...allow for surprises from yon roaster.

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La Boda Espresso debut...Brazil + microlot El Salvador medley oh my

by badbeard2 27. June 2019 18:13

We are calling this a seasonal espresso but it is going to be a keeper for sure. The pairing of our pulped natural Brazil Mantiquiera de Minas and an awesome trio of coffees from producer Anny Ruth Pimentel and her Beneficio Loma La Gloria in El Balsamo Quetzaltepec is a stunner. Has to be called La Boda..."the wedding"...since it was a special preparation by Anny's farm manager for her own wedding just a couple years ago. Such was the reception that it became an official offering, and emblematic of the fine and unusual work underway at Loma La Gloria. The coffees are Bourbon Red Honey, Pacamara Natural process and Pacamara Yellow Honey process, grown around 1500 meters. Very intense fruit and cocoa notes, light-medium roasted, and paired with the chocolately-nutty Mantiqueira a neat treat. Getting married and want to present your guests with a nice gift? Could be the one....

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Brazil is back in stock...

by badbeard2 6. June 2019 15:41

Delightful Brazil pulped natural Mantiqueira de Minas just made it into the single origin espresso lineup. It will also be the base for Mondocello Espresso....this is a 100% Mundo Novo varietal with strong traditional resonances of chocolate/cocoa, nuts and nice fruit to boot!

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Boutique lineup getting longer and fabber

by badbeard2 31. May 2019 13:10

The Special du Jour Boutique selection is fattening up and if you like surprises (I get to choose!), this will be your happy selection. Currently comprises gems from Mexico (Alfred Klein Jade Centennial and Bella Vista Women-Produced, both from Eastern Chiapas near the Guatemala border), Tanzania (Vohora family Carbonic Maceration), Peru (El Arenal Yojan Perez), Brazil (Jacarezinho 24-hour cold-soaked raised bed dried natural process), and later next week Organic Uganda Sipi Falls washed.

All fantastic coffees. 'Tis the season of restless anticipation as E. African and Central American coffees head our way....

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2019 Crop Mexico Alfred Klein Finca San Carlos Chiapas is in!

by badbeard2 18. April 2019 09:10

New crop Mexico Finca San Carlos, producer Alfred Klein's exceptional enterprise in Chiapas, is back in today, April 18. As always some of the highest-value, meticulous processing in the coffee world, emphasing best environmental practices and high cup quality. Love this coffee!

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