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New arrivals 9-17-13....very special coffees! Yum!

by badbeard 17. September 2013 23:28

Three stellar coffees from Panama (Los Lajones Estate Honey Process), El Salvador (Finca La Arada Pacas Honey Process) and Sumatra (Bodhi Peaberry). All exceptional and very limited quantities. Not to be missed...thanks to new contact-direct trade importer Bodhi Leaf Trading in Placentia, guys rock! Honey processing has become a very popular and significant development in Central America and we want to encourage these extraordinary farmers for their commitment to exceptional cup quality and sustainable farming practices. A cool video of the process can be seen here, Graciano Cruz of HiU coffee in Panama & El Salvador is a great proponent of both honey and natural processing, which are significantly environmentally impacting in water management. Graciano we salute you!

Exceptional coffees from Sumatra and Guatemala, 7-31-13

by badbeard 30. July 2013 15:40

Excited to offer two really primo coffees, the long-awaited Sumatra "Honey Process" Mandheling and crema de la crema Guat "Finca El Limonar". We have shied away from estate coffees from Guatemala the last couple of years as they were atypically underwhelming, but Limonar is a green-light for sure. Very pleasant and interesting drinking experiences await you.

Far East coffee deets

by badbeard 14. July 2013 13:42

Organic Flores Bajawa is officially gone for the season. Soon to arrive a honey-process Sumatra which we've been waiting for for months...blame the sequester, which had tied up and backlogged western port administration.

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New arrivals 6-24...Organic Colombia Ocamonte and decaf Papua New Guinea

by badbeard 24. June 2013 14:16

Off the boat fressssssh and yumbo Organic Colombia of 100% Castillo varietal, which will be on special Savories offer at all Markets of Choice starting July 12, but "previews" of course available. a lovely full bodies and fruity certified organic and Fair Trade coffee for a really great price.

The MWP Papua New Guinea decaf is fantastic, from one of our favorite Esates.

Brief Hiatus: 6/6-6/10

by badbeard 5. June 2013 15:23

Folks, will be out of town and resume roasting and shipping. On Tuesday, June 11.---badbeard


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Tomorrow 5/30/13 welcoming Rwanda Gitesi washing station excellence!

by badbeard 29. May 2013 23:48

A limited offering of an exceptional coffee from Rwanda, bringing back memories of the Rwabisindu we had a couple of years ago. This joe is a rock our Kenya Ruera Estate, smack-in-the-face citrus notes yet intrinsically sweet.

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Unique S.O. Brazil espresso in house today!

by badbeard 16. May 2013 23:09

Welcome mat rolled out today for the biodynamically-produced, organic certified Fazenda Floresta from Bahia State in Northeastern Brazil. Doesn't get much better for single origin espresso cravers.

And the juicy Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Blue Nile back in stock, fresh crop just off the boat, better than ever. I LOVE this coffee.

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HOT FLASH...Going out of town Thursday May 9...last chance orders shipping/roasting tomorrow

by badbeard 7. May 2013 16:26

Hey there Badbeardians, gotta chill for a few days and head out to lovely Chapel Hill, NC to witness my stepson's UNC Law School graduation...yay Maaatthew! Will be roasting and shipping any and all orders placed before Wednesday, May 8 but not again til Tuesday May 14. In the next life I'll try to be in two places at once, or better yet, have a roasting beotch.

This will be posted on the last page of the order checkout box as well.


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Yirgacheffe Blue Nile backorder, Sumatra Honey Mandheling

by badbeard 1. May 2013 11:22

Will be replenishing the outstanding Yirgacheffe Blue Nile in a couple of weeks with the new crop offering...sold out. Also hope to introduce the complex "honey process" Sumatra Mandheling, a pirated brief description from Royal Coffees info portal..."This coffee is processed in a unique style, which we doubt is found anywhere else in the world. It begins with ripe cherries from the Bener Meriah District being run through hand-cranked de-pulpers to remove the skins. This is followed by a “dry” fermentation overnight. No water is added at any stage. On the second day, the parchment, still covered in sticky mucilage, is laid out on the drying patios. The coffee is dried to below 30% moisture content and then wet-hulled in the traditional Sumatra style, after which it returns to the patios for final drying of the green beans. So, in effect, this is a Dry-Fermented/Pulped-Natural/Wet-Hulled coffee. Definitely an advanced level of coffee processing which yields quite a unique final product." (courtesy exclusive importer Royal Coffee, Emeryville, CA)

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New Kenya estate coffees in-house

by badbeard 23. April 2013 11:14

Happy to have very nice Peaberry Kenyas from Oaklands and Ruera Estates in stock! These are vivid cups in all respects, and belie the gloom and doom of the lowered quality and price indices coming out of the recent Nairobi Coffee Auction reports. Reposting the Bloomberg entry for today, which is really for commodity trader-types. Coffee lovers will be very pleased with these new offerings.

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