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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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Badbeard's Spring Break upcoming...order accordingly!

by badbeard2 5. April 2019 15:04

Folks, no pressure, but maintenance and a swing back East from April 9-April 16th. All orders received by 11 AM on Monday, 4/8 will be roasted and shipped that day...anything after will resume scheduled commencing Wednesday 4/17. Will be roasting this weekend to keep up!...thx, Justin

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Sumatra Aged Blue Batak 2019 arriving April 2!

by badbeard2 1. April 2019 21:38

Have been champing at the bit waiting to get this fabulous coffee...Lintong Blue Batak, aged over 2 years (originally harvested and processed September-October 2016). Very rich and complex, very different from out more-traditional Organic Takengon Mandheling KKGO. I was super-stoked after trying the importer's sample and finally it is arriving tomorrow, April 2. A real treat!

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Organic Sumatra Takengon Mandheling is back Friday, March 15

by badbeard2 14. March 2019 16:11

Beware the Ides but NOT this wonderfully richcdertified Organic and Fair Trade Sumatra from KKGO (Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic Cooperative), which we're delighted to have back after a couple of years, and better than ever. Walnut brownie in a cup for pourover or espresso of French Press.

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New coffee offering...Special du Jour Boutique, for rarities!

by badbeard2 7. February 2019 16:35

We often take in tiny lots for assay here in the "lab", and like mad scientists put them through the paces for unusual notes they might yield. Calling it "Boutique" not for pretense but because we might have as few as a few pounds of it or as many as 50...and they will run out quickly. As a test case this month's offering is an exceptional and rare natural process coffee from Burundi. List has expanded in March 2019 to include gems from Brazil (special process Natural), and washed Peru. Guaranteed to entice the senses!

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