Cold Grinds, Cool Beans...Mas Mocha

New December arrivals and Uber-Special rare Xmas gift opportunity

by badbeard 11. December 2014 15:59

The roastery filled with new seasonal goodies from Ethiopia, Brazil and Colombia. Looking for an affordably luxurious gift for your favorite coffee geek? Try the microlot organic Colombia Granja La Esperanza natural process, a sensational cup. Another organic offering is from our partner importers Sustainable Harvest of Portland...Ethiopia Sidamo Wotona Bultuma, a washed process fruit bomb from the SCFCU (Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union). We have choco-nutty-fruity new Late Harvest Brazils from OurCoffees (Copermonte Cooperative in Minas Gerais)..."Sugar" and "Dry", the latter more reminiscent of Central America and Africa. However you swing it, Happy Holidays!

New listings...Decaf Java Blawan Estate, Burundi Gahahe, Brazil Boa Sorte

by badbeard 10. May 2011 21:32

Three new wonderful coffees sure to please the senses.  The Burundi from the Gahahe washing station was requested by a customer who had tried it and we went ahead and bought plenty of this microlot. Washed  Burundi coffees at their best, like this one, offer nice body and mouthfeel and a cupping profile akin to high-grown Yirgacheffes.  We're roasting it on the light side to accentuate the orange and bergamot spectrum.  This super-clean lot came in GrainPro packaging as well as the burlap sack, a sign that the producers think as highly of it as we do.

Blawan Estate is a huge, quasi government-run producer of some of the East Java region's finest coffee, traditionally wet-processed.  The Mountain Water decaffing processing has had very little adverse impact on the cup character...nice body, still plenty of fruit and quite sweet.

Fazenda Boa Sorte hails from Campos Altos, Minas Gerais, and the family-run enterprise of Junior and Betania Acevedo.  This natural process coffee, comprising Tupi and Red Catuai varietals, is fantastic for single origin espresso.