New crop arrived via airfreight in November, a Direct Trade coffee. Available quantity is very limited. Don Julian's entire production of Pacamara Natural was a mere 90 pounds! Despite the tiny 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 in October, new crop, vacuum boxed to us. This is one of the top and most prized Geisha coffees in the world. You will need to get out your wallets for this one. An explosion of tropical fruit and floral bouquet. Deeply floral, heady and refined intensity resulting from the near artistry that the Lamastus family brings to coffee growing and processing through their own hard work, innovation and intelligence.
Arrived November 2022 via airfreight in vacuum packaging, a Direct Trade coffee. Janson has been producing top coffees since 1990 but are now pushing the envelope with new processes. Their Geisha is a top contender in competition as is their Pacamara. This lovely coffee packs a powerful, but not overpowering punch with Mandarin Orange, orange zest, pineapple and jasmine. Very little is available.
Arrived late October 2022, new crop in grainpro. A lovely washed Tarrazu that was our top pick this season. A direct import and very high grown microlot. Both grown and milled by the Hermano brothers, who owns the Don Oscar micro mill. This is a neighboring farm to relative Don Mayo whose coffee we have had for many years. Flavors of black raspberry, marshmallow, very sweet but peppery. Texture is earthy. This is classic Costa Rica Tarrazu with complexity and bright notes.
New crop arrived October 2022, in Grainpro. First time offering a Pacamara Honey from this multi award winning farm with which we have a Direct Trade relationship. Finca El Socorro won 1st place in the 2020 Guatemala Cup of Excellence for a Geisha coffee but they do an outstanding job with all of the varietals they produce and process. Flavors of cola, black cherry, chestnut and graham cracker. Limited quantity.
Arrived mid November 2022 in grainpro. Single farm coffee, hand harvested and processed in Sul de Minas by a second generation coffee producer. The coffee is very clean, earthy and sweet with flavors of tobacco, tamarind, guava and dates. Body is softly chewy. Represents an excellent value.
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 October 2022, new crop, in vacuum packaging. Very fairly priced Geisha, especially for the quality. Unique processing technique adds a resting period for the cherries after harvest and before yellow honey processing in the micro mill. Citrusy and floral with jasmine and bergamot. Nice delicate acidity and liveliness. Direct trade.
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.
Arrived October 2022, new crop, in grainpro. Our old friend Don Mayo Bonilla shows his prowess once again with this deeply fruity Natural Anaerobic processed coffee grown at 1900 meters. Flavors of citrus, mango, cherry, tamarind, and chocolate combine to make a balanced and clean cup. A good value for coffee of this quality.
New 2022 crop, arrived late September in vacuum sealed and boxed at origin. Direct import. SL-28 from top producing Nyeri. Flavors of mild bergamot, blackcurrant, lychee and lemonade, Very bright citrus notes. Juicy mouthfeel followed by a long, dry grapefruit finish. One of two top AA picks of the season.
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.
Arrived September 2022, one of our first Ethiopia Natural new crop coffee of the season, in Grain-Pro bags. This coffee is fantastic and was a fan favorite last season. Hamasho is one of the nicest Ethiopia Naturals we have seen in some time. Aromas of blueberry and cocoa. Flavors of berries and lemon. Very clean natural processed coffee. Moderate to significant fruit intensity.
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 September 2022, current crop, in grainpro. Angele Ciza, the co-founder and CEO of Kahawa Company, is an important owner of multiple washing stations in Burundi and take extra steps to insure sustainability and foster a better life for her producers, the majority of which are women. This is a good, solid and well priced Burundi, and it is versatile, meaning it can be used nicely as a single origin or blend component and takes well to a variety of roast levels. Very sweet smelling, brown sugar, caramel. Flavors of banana, nutmeg and milk chocolate. A pronounced body with a lingering, lemony, and clean finish.
Arrived September 2022, a Direct Trade coffee from the Sharpe family. We are one of the few companies internationally to have this microlot from the Clifton Mount estate in Jamaica's prized Blue Mountains. It is always an expensive coffee but it has a large following. Classic Jamaica Blue cup. Smooth, sweet and very clean. Full body, very well balanced, delicate. Signature, naturally smoky note with flavors of chocolate and honey.
Arrived early September 2022, new crop coffee in Grain-Pro bags. First very nice arrival of an Ethiopia Natural as they arrived late this year, and it is also certified Organic. Aromas of vanilla and tropical fruit with mild florals. Flavors of stone fruits peach and pear, buttered toast and fig jam. Juicy and creamy. Medium fruit intensity. Cleanly processed.
Arrived August 2022, new crop, in Grainpro. Quite simply one of the best Yirgacheffe lots we have cupped in several years. A delicious coffee with signature Yirgacheffe exotic spice notes not frequently seen. We chose this coffee in three separate blind cuppings. 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!
Arrived July 2022, new crop and in grainpro. This was one of our favorite coffees from a January 2020 tour of Ethiopia where many coffees were cupped. Most of the favored washed Guji coffees outranked Yirgacheffes quite noticeably. The Anasora washing station processes both washed and natural, with a keen eye toward detail, which shows in the cup. This season's grade 2 cupped very well and is a good value among this year's options.
Arrived August 2022 in grainpro. A new "find" we more or less stumbled upon at an unscheduled but massive cupping of Nicaraguan coffees at a trade show. Notable floral qualities of jasmine and lilac along with concord grape. Very sweet turbinado type sugars present. Flavors of rosehip, oolong tea and fig. A complex, clean and lingering coffee..
Late July 2022 we have been able to secure additional coffee from the lot we offered in October 2021 and which sold out rather quickly. The coffee is in multi layered bags lined with Ecotact liners. This is the top preparation of coffee from Yemen. This coffee is prepared by culling together only the ripest, red fruit and air drying the cherry in a specially constructed pyramid system. The result is sweet cupping, fruity and floral flavors with the "one off" character that comes just from here. Typically the cherries are heirloom, often unknown varietals and frequently there is no real selection process. But with this coffee and its preparation selection and processing is taken to an extreme with notable results. Always in high demand and perfectly fresh.
Arrived June 2022, new crop, in grainpro. Repeat of customer favorite. Small 4 hectare farm in Inza Cauca producing seductively clean cup with flavors of bittersweet chocolate and cacao nibs. Sweet, clean but with some savory aspects. Well processed.
Arrived June 2022, 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.
Arrived May 2022, new crop. A solid, Strictly Hard Bean coffee from the steep terrain of Tarrazu. Processed at Coopedota Cooperative, this is coffee with much usage flexibility. Roast it rhough the range from light to dark, use it as a single origin or classy blend component.
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.
Arrived October 2021, new crop in Grainpro. The Java variety is beginning to attract producers in several countries. It is a somewhat floral, sweet cupping coffee with reminiscence of mildly floral Geisha.Aromas of honeysuckle and coffee blossom. Flavors of rosewater, honey, and coffee blossom. A delicate and tasty variety comparable to a geisha with a little more body.
Arrived late September 2021, new crop, in grain pro - A perennial favorite with a big following.
New crop coffee, latest arrival early August. 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.