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End of August equals...Lots of new arrivals....

by badbeard 21. August 2015 13:53

Never a dull moment around here cupping and bringing in exciting new coffees! Just arrived yesterday beautiful Colombia Organic Planadas Reserva and Natural Decaf. The latter is a Colombia-based take on Water Process decaffeination utilizing sugar cane-based ethyl acetate "solvent" for removing the caffeine...this decaf is (not surprisingly correspondingly) sweet and lively. Brought by our friends at Traviesa Coffee.

Monday 8/24 will see some brilliant new crop coffees from Kenya (AA Gura), Ethiopia (Yirgacheffe Dumerso as well as a first-here Yirgacheffe Grade 2 Decaf, yes, you heard it right) and another offering from the Honduran smallholder farm Catracha Coffee Project, a brilliant new direct trade foray initiated by our bud Mayra Orellana-Powell of importer Royal Coffee. A beautiful short video from the producers' cell phone can be seen here 

Off in search of Coffees...July 24-25 hiatus and order advisory

by badbeard 21. July 2015 19:40

We're off to California to hunt down some more great coffees for you. Orders placed until 4 PM Wednesday, July 22 will be roasted and shipped. After we'll be back at it on Saturday afternoon, July 25.

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More new July arrivals...Kenya AA and Organic Sumatra Takengon 7-22-15

by badbeard 21. July 2015 19:21

Hellos to new rich Kenya AA Tambaya (Rumukia Farmers Cooperative Society) from the Tambaya Factory (wet mill) in Nyeri County, heartland of some of the world's greatest coffees. Nice notes of bergamot, fig and honey in this lightly acidic (for Kenya...no "face-melting!) fresh crop.

Sumatra Organic Takengon from the Gayo highlands of Aceh is rich, earthy and spicy...one of our better cups of Sumatra, a preferred locus for Badbeard for both single origin and drip offerings. Also Fair Trade certified.

Honduras Santa Elena Catracha pages link

by badbeard 29. June 2015 11:16

Our friend Mayra Orellana-Powell, who herself comes from Santa Elena, Honduras, embarked on a very special mission to aid coffee farmers there. Her story can be found here

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Coming week of 6/29 new arrivals

by badbeard 26. June 2015 14:47

The coffers continue to swell with great coffee. Samples of favored Central Americans have been fairly middling-to-disappointing but we landed a prize, a microlot from Honduras, Santa Elena Catracha and farmer Adan Hernandez Amaya (several members of the family having eponymous farms under the Catracha banner). It's an excellent, high-scoring (90) Central with an even more excellent story which I will post on Moinday when added to the website!

Also getting in a very nice single origin decaf Mountain Water Process from Colombia...sweet and good fruit notes. Stay tuned!

Spotlight on Ethiopia

by badbeard 23. June 2015 09:44

Keffa Coffee's three new crop offerings arrived yesterday, June 22, and are all amazing as advertised! We also have new crop natural process Brazil OurCoffees "Sugar" edition, from producer Fazenda Santana. Yummy, nutty and chocolatey.

June arrivals...nice!

by badbeard 31. May 2015 22:06

June 1 is a good day as we receive a new luscious Kenya AB from the Gatugi Factory (wet mill), more Yirgacheffe Aricha natural process, Burundi Dukorere Ikawa and organic Java Taman Dadar. New crop Ethiopians are are tad delayed until the middle/end of June but will feature some extraordinary coffees from our partner Samuel Demisse of Keffa Coffee.

More new arrivals, 4-23-15

by badbeard 25. April 2015 12:02

Continuing our presentation of some of the finest Colombian coffees...check out new EXTREMELY LIMITED Granja La Esperanza Yellow Bourbon natural process and Red Boubon honey process...simply amazing! Colombia Agustino Forest, one of our fave washed coffees, also is back in stock. New washed Ethiopia Yirgacheffe from Konga Zone is a fabulous addition too.

More freshies, Colombia Pacamara and Brazil "Sugar"

by badbeard 12. March 2015 14:32

Champing at the bit awaiting the new Colombia Cafe Granja La Esperanza Pacamara Honey process...a superb exotic. From my new fave rock-star producer in all of South America...devilishly rich coffee. Also new/Late Harvest Brazil OurCoffees "Sugar", an extraordinary cup for the $$$, reflective of just how intense a single-origin espresso can become with the right beans. C'mon down to the Badbeard's online emporium.

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More offerings...

by badbeard 12. February 2015 08:12

Kinda bursting at the seams with tasty offerings, now including monster Kenya Kiamabara AA, fresh, excellent and value-packed Colombia Narino Supremo and Sumatra Lintong Triple Picked for lovers of fine Far East coffees.

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