Arrived mid December 2017, new crop, in classic wood barrels. Single plantation, microlot JBM showing its signature hickory flavor and big mouthfeel. But the coffee is refined and elegant as well.
New crop arrived late November 2017. Typica varietal used in PNG originated from Jamaica Blue Mountain and family connection is unmistakable. An especially nice lot. Smokey, hickory notes, with refined sweetness.
First offering of this natural processed Geisha from Panama Kotowa Las Brujas farm. Arrived in grainpro in September 2017. Elegant, jasmine aromas with tropical fruit and lime flavors.
Arrived September 2017 in vacuum packaging. An outstanding coffee. Orange zest, delicate spice, black tea and chamomile with hints of lemongrass on the finish.
Arrived August 2017 in vacuum packaging. Altieri, a relative newcomer to the Panama Geisha scene, has quickly learned how to produce top quality coffee. This same Geisha coffee in a natural preparation won second place in this year's Best of Panama and sold for $84 a pound green. This washed version sold for $45 a pound at the auction. Lovely clean, sweet and floral Geisha at a fair price. Very limited.
Arrived November 2017. This coffee originates from seeds from the famed Hacienda La Esmeralda farm in Panama that made its way to Southern Colombia. Honeysuckle, meyer lemon, notes of sandalwood.
Newest crop, arrived late October 2017 . 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.
Newest arrival late October 2017. This Supremo, the largest size sort from Colombia, is from the Medellin region. Clean and bright. Durable beans.
New crop arrived late September 2017. Perennial favorite and always a terrific example of high grown traditional Panamanian coffee. Delicate, floral aroma. Very bright, fruity, melon-like sweetness, chocolate and berries. Direct trade.
New crop arrived September 2017. This is a honey processed coffee from one of our long time favorite farms, Elida Estate. While the cup does not have as much fruit intensity, it has a really nice earthiness and sweetness.
2017 crop arrived September in Grainpro bags. Outstanding candidate for single origin espresso. Deep, fruity, earthy, tropical flavors.
New crop arrived September 2017, a direct trade coffee; beautiful, very high grown microlot. Both grown and milled by Hector Bonilla, who owns the Don Mayo micro mill and has a few of Tarrazu's most prized coffee properties. His coffee, from this same farm, won 1st place in CoE in 2009. We have been buying this Don Mayo coffee for several years and it has a loyal following.
New crop 2017 arrived September in grainpro, a direct trade import. This farm recently began to process their own coffee at their micromill and results are outstanding. A unique cup that stood out on a recent origin trip.
Arrived September 2017 in grainpro, a direct trade import. This is a new crop natural processed coffee from Costa Rica's West Valley. Very interesting cup with sweet, fruity flavors and a nice dry finish. Lighter roasts are recommended to showcase the fruit forward flavors in this coffee. From the very same farm that took 1st place in the 2016 Costa Rica Cup of Excellence.
Arrived September 2017 in Grainpro and new crop just landed. This is a lovely sweet cupping and complex coffee that shows lots of cherry character and the result of good processing. Grade 1 has the fewest defects and best preparation. Unctuous dark chocolate body with honey and floral notes.
New crop arrived late August 2017 in Grainpro. This Typica/Geisha Blend was a fan favorite last season and we are happy to be able to offer it again this year. It is a very unique offering where geisha and typica trees grow intermixed and semi wild. The floral geisha flavors come through and are delicate but sturdy when combined with typica with notes of rose water and jasmine. A lovely cup.
Arrived August 2017 in vacuum bags, a direct import and our top pick of the season from Kenya. A classic, bold but elegant AA grade Kenya from Emu County near Mt. Kenya. Elegant coffee with citrus and green apple acidity. Herbaceous, long and dry finish.
New crop arrived end of August 2017 in Grainpro, a direct trade coffee. We had been trying to acquire coffee from this world reknown Falla family farm for many years and finally have developed an ongoing relationship. One of the top genuine Antigua farms with reliably terrific coffee.
New crop arrived August 2017, a directly imported coffee. This AA is from the Kianjiru factory and has flavors of tobacco, lime, and tart fruit. This is one of our top picks from Kenya this season.. It has an exotic though not extreme flavor profile that makes it very approachable and enjoyable. Complex and layered. Really nice cup for the price.
New crop arrived August 2017. Winner of the Kona Coffee Festival's Coffee Crown Competition and now an unprecedented 4 time winner of this award. Very limited this year. Each season this coffee seems a little fruitier and brighter.
Arrived August 2017 new crop and 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 August 2017, remainder from 2016 crop but has been in grainpro and cupping well. From the Kayanza Province this coffee from Burundi has a nice, earthy body with a smooth, long finish.
Arrived in July 2017 in grainpro fresh from Bolivia. AAA grade, largest bean size with 16/17 screen size. We are happy to have secured this as Bolivian coffees are becoming increasingly hard to procure. Heavy aroma, low acidity, milk chocolate sweetness.
A fan favorite back for another year. Old growth Hawaiian Typica, mostly originating from Guatemala, is processed in the manner of Kenya wet method with a double soak. This international collaboration of seed and processing results in a clean, smooth bodied cup with lively, fruity flavors and a long, winey finish.
Arrived new crop June 2017 in GrainPro bags. Beatufilly fruit filled, notably blueberry and strawberry in an especially clean, well prepared grade 1 natural. The clean preparation allows for the delicious, underlying coffee flavors to come through and are enhanced by natural processing. Significant fruit intensity. Excellent, well priced cup.
New crop has arrived mid June 2017 - Limited coffee production - A perennial favorite with a big following.
Arrived late May 2017 in grainpro and a first offering. Ecuador is an undiscovered gem for specialty coffee and the country is beginning to mature. There are great natural conditions for coffee including a position on the equator, extremely high elevations, proper varietal selection and producers intent on making a mark on the world of specialty coffee. This is a fairly priced coffee from Pinchicha in the north that shows pedigree with a lively, transparent cup.
Arrived late May 2017, new crop, in grainpro. Pearl shaped peaberries roast evenly in drum roasters. Exotic spice flavors like black pepper and cumin combine with lemon acidity. A really interesting cup from the south side of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Arrived mid May 2017, new crop and freshly milled. One of a handful of Kona farms that are certified organic. Fancy Grade was our top pick. Limited supply. Vibrant green beans with clean, juicy moutfeel. A favored Kona we have carried in prior years and an excellent example.
Arrived May 2017. This is a really nice organic lot from the Tolima region of Colombia. Pronounced citrus and floral notes, elegant finish, smooth and sweet.
New crop arrived May 2017. 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 March 2017 in grainpro. Last year was 94 points in Coffee Review and one of their year's top selections. This natural coffee is round and layered with tropical fruit background notes. Good component choice for traditional espresso blends. Higher citric acidity, fruit and chocolate notes, and more sweetness which will produce complex cups and espresso.
Arrived February 2017 from the Sara Ate Cooperative in the Aceh region of Sumatra. Earthy, nutty and smooth.
Arrived September 2016 in grainpro and being offered for the first time. Yellow Bourbon varietal from multi award winning farm and producer located in Palencio Guatemala. Very sweet, clean cup really impressed us.
Newest arrival June 2017. Peru is the largest producer of organic coffee in the world. Medium/heavy body and considerable acidity. Clean, well structured. Good unblended but a welcome addition to many blends requiring body and brightness.
Latest arrival late July 2017. Mild, sweet cupping, lightly acidic.