Arrived September 2023 in grainpro, new crop. Laurina is a scarce variety with 1/3 to 1/2 of the caffeine content of other Arabicas. It also has an unusual and pleasantly sweet flavor profile with hints of roasted nuts and mild licorice aroma in brew. You can have 2 or 3 cups of Laurina and the same caffeine as 1 cup of other Arabica. This a variety with a bright future, however, it is difficult to grow, thus making it hard to find. This is one of the most promising varieties for the years ahead that you can enjoy today.
Arrived September 2023, new crop, in grainpro. Aromas of coconut and papaya, with flavors of tropical fruit, graham crackers and brown sugar. A clean and refined cup that is delicately sweet and juicy. With lots of body and some perceived light smokiness the coffee has deep flavor and sweetness, common to the Bourbon variety. As with other high grown coffee, there is piquant acidity and Antigua's notable zesty character.
Arrived early September 2023, new crop. Finca Kilimanjaro is a renowned farm owned by Aide Batlle that we are very excited to have a direct trade relationship with. Custom processed to order, this Natural process coffee is an excellent example of the extraordinary work and attention put into producing this world famous coffee.
Arrived August 2023 in vacuum packaging. A simply gorgeous, powerfully fragrant Classic Geisha Natural by one of the top producers in the world. Big florals, layers of fruitiness, jasmine and bergamot abound. Only a tiny amount of this lot was available and we snagged it all. It is from one of the highest plots of land at Elida with half of the plot inside the Volcan Baru National Park. If you are a fan of Geisha Natural you will love this one.
New crop arrived via airfreight end August 2023, a Direct Trade coffee. Available quantity is always limited. Despite the small crop the coffee is a very delicious example of Pacamara showing flavors of dried dates, savory notes that evoke umami. Viscous body with a wine like and melony finish. Fruit intensity is significant. Complex with a long and memorable finish.
Arrived August 2023, in Grain-Pro bags. This coffee is fantastic and was a fan favorite last season. Hamasho is one of the nicer Naturals from Ethiopia that we have see. Aromas of blueberry and cocoa. Flavors of berries and lemon. Very clean natural processed coffee. Moderate to significant fruit intensity. This coffee has been consistently a top Ethiopia Natural.
Arrved August 2023, new crop, in grainpro. Maragogipe are the largest coffee bean size you are likely to come across. This nanolot from Nicaragua is as big on flavor as it in size. Very sweet aromas of cocoa, toffee, and tobacco. Flavors of white grape and plum. Florals in aroma and cup. The best examples show a considerable amount of jasmine and other flavors in the cup.
Arrived August 2023 in Grainpro. Wush Wush is an unusual variety native to Ethiopia. Natural processed with some additional anaerobic treatment to add power to the fruit. Very pronounced fruit. Deep coffee fruit, berries, concentrated wine flavors. Long finish. Green apple tartness in the background. Wush Wush was not available last season so it is nice to have it back once again.
Arrive July 2023 in grainpro, a small separated lot from a larger farm. We work with an importer who brings smaller, distinctive lots such as this to our attention. Aromas of savory spices with fruit and nut undertones. Flavors of milk chocolate, black cherry and wild raspberries.
Arrived July 2023, current crop. One of our top washed picks of the season from Ethiopia. This coffee was processed at the famed Aricha Washing Station and represents local growers from the nearby community of Naga Singage, one of the villages near Yirgacheffe. Classic Yirgacheffe spice notes with a lush, viscous mouthfeel. Very bright with pronounced citrus piquancy. This Grade 1 is very clean and transparent.
Arrived July 2023 in grainpro, our top pick of this season's microlots. St Ines offers lots of varying quality and price levels, this microlot being one of the fruitiest and best prepared we have seen in some time. Very big, and fruity with notes of blackberry jam. Long mouth coating finish. Fans of well processed and fruity naturals will enjoy this while it lasts.
Arrived late May 2023, newest crop. This is Dry Anaerobic Fermented Yellow Catuai that presents a profile the farm calls "Red Fruits" for this particular lot. We found the fruit skewed more toward sweet orange citrus. A very good coffee, especially for its price. Lingering cocoa textured finish. Moderate fruit intensity from the dry fermentation process, explained below. Smooth, tame and very clean on the palate.
Arrived late June 2023 in grainpro. High quality lot from Riverside Mills, a wetmill and cooperative that so far serves around 50 smallholders within the village of Kabiufa and the neighboring villages. The Mill's mission is to provide a higher level of income to area farmers who produce coffees of excellence. Lots of dark chocolate with mild fruit flavors, honey and candy. Sturdy, earthy body.
Arrived late June 2023 in grainpro bags. Microlots from Tanzania are traceable to the washing station level and are selected basis their cup quality. This lot stood out for its sweetness and apple acidity. Peaberries are a natural mutation occuring in about 5 percent of all coffee grown. The tend to roast very evenly in drums or cylinders because of their nature to roll and have no flat spots.
Latest arrival July 2023 from the Koperasi Arisarina Cooperative. Raisin, persimmon, savory notes with a smoky finish. Very clean tasting, especially from this origin. Earthy, nutty and smooth.
This especially nice microlot arrived mid June 2023. An excellent single origin Burundi which was our top seleciton in a recent cupping of Burundi small lots. Flavors of red grape, nectarine, black cherry, and cola. Super sweet and clean.
Arrived in late May 2023 in grainpro, fresh from origin. Small farm at the very high altitude of 2100 meters. Jhon and family endured frightening hardships making a difficult job of growing coffee even more challenging. The producer and the coffee are triumphant. Sweet like honey and bright from its elevation, this is an excellent coffee for the price.
Arrived late May 2023, new crop, in grainpro. A coffee offered several years ago that once again impressed us. Exotic orange rind, blackberry jam, gooseberry, rhubarb, oolong tea, Baker's chocolate, orange marmalade and molasses. Very succulent, mouth filling. Piquant and pleasant green apple acidity. Shows high grown pedigree and transparency.
Arrived May 2023, new crop, in Grainpro. Back for a second season, both time having risen to the top of large blind cuppings. Quite simply one of the best Yirgacheffe lots we have cupped in recent years. A delicious coffee with signature Yirgacheffe exotic spice notes not frequently seen. We chose this coffee in multiple separate blind cuppings this season as well as last season atributing to both its quality and consistency. Classic powerful Yirgacheffe notes that are bright, sweet, fresh, very clean, citrusy, especially at the beginning of the crop year. Don't pass this one up!
New crop arrived May 2023, in grainpro and it seems especially nice this season. A perennial favorite with a big following.
New crop arrived May 2023 in grainpro. From the notable Coopedota cooperative in rugged, high elevation Tarrazu, this all purpose coffee is from area farms. This is a very impressive lot for the price with a combination of nuttiness and sweet baking flavors. Very clean with a silky finish. Solid solo choice for all roast levels or to add clean brightness to blends.
Arrived May 2023, first new crop from Guatemala, in Grainpro. Santo Domingo is a genuine Guatemala Antigua coffee grown by a collective a 15 to 20 small area farms, combined and centrally processed by the traditional fully washed method and sun dried as conditions permit. The coffee trees are shade grown Bourbon and Caturra varietals. An excellent value for a top SHB coffee which can be used unblended or as a blend base. We have offered this coffee for several seasons and find it reliable and consistent.
Arrived early May 2023, new crop, in grainpro. This lovely lot of coffee comes from the Twaranyuzwe Washing Station in the Kayanza region in northern Burundi near the Rwanda. A classy coffee with flavors of nectarine, lemon, and red apple. Juicy with a silky and full texture. We offered coffee from this washing station last season and came to both time through blind cupping, a testimony to its quality and consistency.
Arrived March 2023, new crop, in grainpro. The highest scoring combined output of 17 small farms in the northern Andes of Peru. The farms collectively total about 30 acres and are between 1800 and 2000 meters, in the cloud forest. Very complex, layered coffee with some florals, coconut, passionfruit and lychee notes.
This very small lot is from a single coffee farm in Yemen, that arrived to us in January in small muslin bags with liners. We have direct access to individual producers from Haraaz Yemen through a longstanding relationship with an exporter who has brought many advances and transparency to the coffee trading process. The farm has only 2,500 trees and coffee grows here at 2,000 meters. Exotic spice notes associated with the Far East. Aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavors of cocoa, toffee, exotic spices, and green apple. A well structured cup with a big juicy flavor.
Arrived December 2022 as new crop, in Grainpro. and offered first time in March 2023. A direct trade coffee. Black raspberry and cherry notes. Very balanced with smooth texture. Well processed coffee under the leadership of third generation owner Ricardo Koyner.
Arrived February 2023, new crop, in grainpro, one of the latest harvested coffee from Guji Ethiopia. Repeat of a highly popular coffee from prior seasons. Tobacco aromas with flavors of blueberry and chocolate - clean and fruity but not overpowering. A significant and complex fruit penetration without being overwhelming. A refined and clean Ethiopia Natural.
Arrived late January 2023 in GrainPro, new crop from Kenya's smaller mid season crop. Rita is solid, value priced Kenya with flavors of black tea, sweet and sugary. Bright and juicy.
Arrived late November 2022, in vacuum packed boxes. A perennial favorite and one of the best processed Naturals to be had. A deep, earthy and highly complex profile with sweet, tropical and blueberry flavors. Direct trade.
Arrived October 2022, new crop, in grainpro. This is our first offering. Villa Sarchi is a naturally occurring mutation of Bourbon. Like all Bourbons, it is sweet but Villa Sarchi is a more hardy offshoot, able to withstand windy environments frequently associated with high elevations. It is also considerably shorter making harvesting a bit easier. We have a limited amount of this coffee. Marshmallow, earthy, lightly fruity and peppery. Flavors of black raspberry. Very sweet, clean and mildly fruity. Direct trade.
Arrived December 2022, new crop, in Grainpro. A direct trade coffee. Fleshy stone fruit notes such as apricot, nectarine, etc. Kotowas always delivers top coffees with notes of tropical fruit. Clean, well processed coffee under the leadership of third generation owner Ricardo Koyner.
Arrived late October 2022, new crop, in Grainpro. Sweet Red Bourbon varietal from this multi award winning farm in Palencia Guatemala, with which we have a Direct Trade relationship. Very sweet, clean cup really impressed us. We have offered a Bourbon, either red or yellow, from El Socorro for a number of years as their quality has been consistently excellent. El Socorro won 2nd Place in the 2021 Guatemala Cup of Excellence and 1st Place in the 2020 (for a Geisha varietal) yet all of their production targets top quality. Crop size was greatly reduced in 2022 as it was throughout Central America.
Arrived September 2022, in grainpro, new crop. We continue to import impressive coffees from Luis Alberto Balladarez, a quality focussed producer and owner of several closely located farms in Nicaragua. This Java varietal Natural is solely from his Finca Regalo de Dios property. Brown sugar, nutty, earthy, floral, graham crackers, tamarind. Sweet and floral qualities are evident. Refined, elegant cup with Natural process medium fruit intensity.
New 2022 crop, arrived late September in vacuum sealed and boxed at origin. Direct import. SL-28 and SL-34 from Muranga County. Interesting and complex layered flavor profile showing plum, pipe tobacco, vanilla with a soft finish that ends with a dry, black tea tannin tightness. One of our two top AA picks of the season.
Arrived September 2022, new crop. A gently fruity Natural that is also certified Organic. The ripeness of the fruit that was collected and being processed is evident in the photos. Variety selection is unusual for the local with with some Kenya style Bourbons in combination with Jamaica Blue Typica. Processing is very well done. A dry finish and delicate texture.
A new addition to our Decaf lineup, an organic Swiss Water Decaf that is also Grade 1. Mild, clean, bright and free of taints. Chemically pure from end to end, origin to you.
Arrived January 2022, new crop, in grainpro. Always a top selection, this APU is Cenfrocafe's top grade and highest scoring coffee. Fair Trade and OCIA certified organic. An excellent value.
New crop coffee, latest arrival early June 2023. AAA grade, we are happy to have secured this as Bolivian coffees are becoming increasingly hard to procure. Heavy aroma, low acidity, milk chocolate sweetness.
Latest arrival mid September 2022. Clean and bright with intense aroma. Snappy acidity and generous sweetness; a nice preparation. Supremo beans are the largest grade, screen 17 and above. These are really all purpose coffees, checking the boxes for single origin, blend component, and, light or dark roasts.