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Rwanda now sold out

by badbeard 10. April 2011 16:36

Hate to see the Rwanda Rwabisindu leave the building but like all good things....expect great coffee from this co-op next year!  The YCFCU Yirgacheffe we have is a more than passable substitute!

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Hipster cred amongst the micro-roasters

by badbeard 7. April 2011 06:32

Nice shout out from Ben Waterhouse in Willamette Week 4/6/11, in his "Seven Habits For Highly Caffeinated People". Says Waterhouse:

Badbeard’s Microroastery (badbeardscoffee.com), operated by Portland Cello Project co-founder Justin Kagan, is slightly better-known, having entered the game in 2006. But no other roaster has produced a Maker’s Mark-infused blend for Portland band Weinland, and that hipster cred counts for a lot.

He goes on to talk about the hipster hype of the "fourth wave" of coffee evolving around Stumptown-spawn micro-roasters, DIY "greenies" home roasters, and high-end brewing hardware, and rhetorically asks "are we taking things too far?". Well, we can't speak for others, but our roasters all set to "11"!

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Select Badbeard's Coffees available now at Market of Choice in Portland

by Lil Buddy 5. March 2011 11:19

Badbeard is proud to announce availability of its coffees at Market of Choice, the well-regarded Eugene-based chain of gourmet markets in and around Portland. MofC's SW Portland location is currently stocking Badbeard's Ethiopia YCFCU Yirgacheffe, Sumatra Sidikalang-Dairi "Tabu Jamu", and El Salvador Santa Rita Estate) in the bins, and Deep Cello "Bossa" at the West Linn store.

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Badbeard's Portland retail debut tomorrow at Market of Choice

by badbeard 15. February 2011 23:41

I've been a long-standing customer at Market of Choice on SW Terwilliger Blvd @ Taylor's Ferry and thanks to their persistence (and the most amazing boost from Andrea Spella, whose coffees are also selling great there and all their other stores in Oregon!) TOMORROW  will have the new Ethiopia YCFCU Yirgacheffe and excellent Sumatra "Tabu Jamu" in the coffee bins. Please check it out!  Great store and VERY supportive of the local roasting community here.

More coffees to come...rolling out some of the Deep Cello Coffee line there as well next week!

Cello-playing/cupping demo soon!

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New arrivals...arrived!

by badbeard 9. February 2011 21:55

The three new offerings; organic and Fair Trade® Ethiopia Yirgacheffe (YCFCU), Papua New Guinea Onaka Agoga and Brazil WP decaf are outstanding examples of terroir. All cup beautifully, and the PNG Onaka is a rare treat which my importer sold out of completely in just a few days. It has gotten increasingly difficult in today's crazed, frenzied-buying green coffee market (prices have been through the roof!) to procure even small amounts of great coffee, but this is Badbeard's mission.

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More great coffees en route this week...

by badbeard 31. January 2011 12:06

Check in the week starting Feb. 7 for some more delicious new crop offerings from Brazil, Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea!!

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Important and concisely-written explanation of the turbulent coffee market!!!

by badbeard 31. January 2011 11:55

Thanks to Max Fuller of Royal Coffee in California (one of my key and esteemed purveyors of green beans) for his succinct and tragically-right on appraisal of where coffee "is" right now and the near-future.  If your cups of favored coffee are costing more these days, read this blog post to learn why.

    Badbeard's is trying to rein in pricing fluctutations with existing inventory but will be joining the ranks of the price-increasers soon enough.  The superior quality we are offering across the board makes your dollar spent-to-pleasure experienced ration even higher!

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Deep Cello espresso? where'd it go?

by badbeard 13. January 2011 23:12

A simple necessary rebranding to avoid massive confusion with another operation I'm involved with called Deep Cello, Inc.

The espresso formerly known as Deep Cello now goes by Stradivarius Espresso, after my ultimate hero from Cremona, Italy.  

Crema=Cremona? You bet, having played on a few Strad cellos in my day, and the color of our Stradivarius coffee gets some inspiration from the varnish on the instruments of the arguably greatest violin maker of them all.

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Halloween=Badbeard in Chicago=Buzz:Killer Espresso

by badbeard 13. November 2010 21:12

Nothing could thrill a Portland coffee roaster more than seeing his coffee being so lovingly served in another city. Wicker Park's Buzz:Killer Espresso opened with a bang last January and in the intervening months has winnowed its guest roaster offerings to a scant few. You can be sure that "Agnes of Godshot" Otworoski and her crackerjack staff will give you the most lovingly and expertly-prepared cup (no 'spro to go---stay and enjoy it!) of java for miles around.  We're proud to be teamed up with such pros!  A brief pictorial of my trip here

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New coffees for post-Nov. 2 reinvigoration

by badbeard 10. November 2010 12:43

New coffees for post-Nov. 2 reinvigoration
BODY: OK, we got shellacked, so time to get on with our in-sourcing of great coffee. check out the new Rwanda Rwabisindu washed and Ethiopia Lekempti natural offerings! As the commercial used to sing, "better coffee a millionaire's money can't buy". To all you millionaires out there; tell your peeps that they can save serious coin staying at home and drinking the best coffees in the world without having to refinance the home.

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