Peru Queromarca Microlot
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.
Yemen Hasan Ghalib Saleh Single Farm Nanolot
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.
Panama Kotowa Duncan Natural
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.
Panama Elida Geisha Plano - Washed
First offering in February 2023 but the coffee arrived in October, 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. Deeply floral and heady aromas and flavors of jasmine, hyacinth, plumeria and lavender. Very big tropical fruit flavors of papaya, pineapple, guava plus vanilla. Washed Geisha done right, like this, is a pure expression of the variety's fruit. The Lamastus family brings near artistry to coffee growing and processing through their own hard work, innovation and intelligence.
Brazil Donas do Cafe Natural
Arrived February 2023, first new crop arrival from Brazil this season, in grainpro. A quality initiative to promote Brazilian female coffee producers, assist with their training, marketing and negotiation. This is a mix from several farms mainly from Sul de Minas. Aromas of brown sugar, florals, nuts. Flavors of Baker's Chocolate with a smooth, dry finish. Mild fruit intensity. Overall, a clean, sweet cup and lively at the start of the new season.
Ethiopia Hambela Natural Organic
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.
Kenya AB Rita
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.
Panama Abu Geisha Natural Lot GN-25
Arrived in vacuum sealed boxes in late October 2022 and our first offering of the season. Last year's coffee obtained 95 points on Coffee Review (Dec 2021). A Direct Trade coffee. Each year this coffee gets better and better. Producer Jose Luttrell picks only the ripest fruit and has been a successful student of artfully applying Natural coffee processing techniques to his already favored farm geography. Vanilla and fresh bread are in the aroma profile but florals and fruit abounds in the cup.
Colombia Narino Finca Los Gusmanes
Arrived December 2022 in GrainPro, new crop from Narino. 2000 meter farm, so concentrated flavors of crisp green apple and citrus layered with sweet honey and cherry. Sweet and sugary aromas.
Panama Esmeralda Private Collection Geisha Natural
Arrived November 2022, new crop in vacuum boxes. Natural process. The 'second coffee' and 100% Geisha varietal from Hacienda Esmeralda, from their noted Canas Verdes property. Wonderfully crisp, delicate, floral and delightful cup at bargain prices for Geisha from this world famous property. Very limited supply, especially this year. Direct trade.
Panama Elida Estate Catuai Natural
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.
Costa Rica Sumava Villa Sarchi
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.
Colombia Finca El Chupadero
Arrived December 2022 in GrainPro, new crop from Narino. Flavors of stone fruit, dried apricot, apple pie,. Full bodied, balanced, juicy, sweet, bright and classy.
Panama Kotowa Duncan
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.
Costa Rica Don Oscar 1800 Tarrazu Micro-Lot
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.
Jamaica Blue Mountain Blue Baron Estate
Arrived December 2022, new crop, in classic wood barrels. Available by the pound or. Single plantation JBM showing its signature hickory flavor. Sweet, classic Jamaica Blue cup. Notes of toasted almond, butterscotch, chocolate/mint and black pepper.
Guatemala El Socorro Pacamara Honey
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.
Guatemala El Socorro Red Bourbon
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.
Nicaragua Regalo do Dios Java Natural
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.
Kenya AA Gaturiri
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.
Kenya AA Kaganda
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.
Uganda White Nile Natural Organic
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.
Ethiopia Hamasho Natural Grade 1
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.
Peru Swiss Water Organic Decaf
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.
Burundi Muramba Washing Station
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.
Ethiopia Shakiso Natural Organic Grade 1
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.
Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Reko Onancho Grade 1
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!
Ethiopia Guji Anasora Grade 2
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.
Nicaragua Nicolas & Angela Jasmine
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..
Yemen Haraaz Sharqi Red
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.
Guatemala Antigua Santo Domingo SHB
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.
Costa Rica La Pastora Tarrazu
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.
Peru Fair Trade Organic
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.
Costa Rica La Minita Tarrazu
Arrived late September 2021, new crop, in grain pro - A perennial favorite with a big following.
Bolivia Fair Trade & Organic
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.