Cold Grinds, Cool Beans...Mas Mocha

Many tidings and new coffees

by badbeard2 25. April 2017 22:19

Busy busy times for me as we prepare to more the roastery in a few days...trying to make the transition to a new smaller and more intimate space with as little down-time as possible. Target date for install will be Friday April 28, and the new plant address 5829 SE Powell Blvd., Portland 97206. I have had an awesome time these last 4 years sharing a large space in Parkrose Business Center with the indominatable Vic Tuttle of Amici Services, and want to offer a public shout-out to this awesome guy. Beg your forbearance if Murphy's Law sneaks in and there are delays getting running...I will inform here on the Badblog.

But can finally post up about new coffees...all really exceptional. There's the return of last year's Organic Uganda Sipi Falls Project, and better than ever...a really great value for an East African gem approaching the quality of a fine Kenya. We restocked 30 kilos of the noteworthy Yemen Mocca Al-Roowad...all we could get. For Indo-lovers there's a new-to-the-world Java Womens' Cooperative washed arabica from Pangalengen. This co-op of 50 growers in once-moribund West Java is producing extra special coffee and enacting social programs and sustainability reinvestment with the profits from their very first crop offered in the US. Importer and my fave partner Royal Coffee (thanks especially, Mayra Orellana-Powell!) put a huge effort into making this project a reality...where many would back away. Bravo gang.

The new washed version of superwoman Bedhatu Jibicho's single-farm, microlot coffee (from Ethiopia's  Yirgacheffe/Gedeb surroundings), which we still have as her natural process, is in and I will post it as in offering shortly. Fantastico.


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