Arrived late May 2018. Clean and bright with intense aroma. Light acidity and generous sweetness; a nice preparation.
Arrived June 2018 in grainpro. The Kibingo Washing Station is located at almost 1900 meters in Kayanza Province near the Rwanda border. Several Cup of Excellence winners have been processed at this washing station including this year's first place. Excellent value.
Arrived early June, new crop in grainpro. El Sendero is a 1900 meter washed coffee from the highly mountainous Huehuetenango region of Guatemala where some of the country 's best coffee are currently coming from. Sweet sugar cane aroma. Complex well balanced dark fruit as well as molasses. A delicious cup and vibrant new crop.
2018 crop arrived late June 2018 in canvas bags lined with grainpro. 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.
Arrived late April 2018, recent crop coffee in Grainpro. This is our first time offering coffee from the Rutas del Inca Cooperative and was our top pick in a recent blind cupping. Complex and layered with bittersweet chocolate tones.
Arrived late April 2018, new crop in Ecotact protective bags, unusual for a Supremo, but indicative of the intent to preserve the coffee's quality. Savory style with citrus and stone fruit flavors.
Arrived April 2018, new crop coffee and a first time offering. Grown at 1800 meters in Huila and from a single small farm. The microlot was only 7 bags produced of which we were able to secure four so supply very limited. A brothy, savory umami experience.
Latest arrival April 2018, new crop in Grainpro - A perennial favorite with a big following.
Arrived April 2018, new crop coffee in GrainPro. Finca La Pradera was a Colombia Cup of Excellence finalist in 2006 and 2009. Grown in Tolima at 1700 meters, this fruit filled coffee shows brown sugar, molasses and stone fruit flavors. Single farm.
New crop arrived April 2018 in GrainPro. Tiny lot from Antioquia has an exotic flavor profile for the area offering tastes orange rind, blackberry jam, gooseberry, rhubarb. Repeat of a favorite from last year. Pleased to have it back again.
Arrived April 2018, new crop coffee. This is our first time offering coffee from the Hingakawa Women's Coffee Cooperarive, the first of its kind run entirely by women. Jammy, clean cupping and layered cup profile.
Latest arrival March 2018, new crop. This is grade 1, and an especially well sorted lot. This lovely example of Yrgacheffe is floral and has chocolate mouthfeel. Just about zero defects in this coffee to extreme sorting which is time consuming and costly but worth the results. Read the full details.
Arrived mid February 2018 new crop and in grainpro. Multi-year award winning coffee had set the international price record in 2006. An excellent coffee with pedigree at an everyday price.
Arrived mid February 2018, new crop in grainpro. Repeat offering from Ecuador is a high grown coffee from Finca La Papaya in the Southern part of the country in mountainous Loja Province. Bold, smooth and slightly spicy flavors. This is 2100 meter Typica that grows concentrated due to its elevation. A much sought after coffee from a country with small production and great potential.
New crop arrived February 2018 in grainpro. This is a really nice organic lot from the Tolima region of Colombia. Pronounced citrus and floral notes, elegant finish, smooth and sweet.
Latest arrival January 2018 in Grainpro. 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.
Latest arrival mid-January, new crop, in grainpro. A very nice, crisp coffee. Very chocolatey with red apple acidity mouthfeel, velvety. Orange, citrus notes.
Latest arrival January 2018 from Takengon in the Aceh region of Sumatra. Earthy, nutty and smooth.
Latest arrival mid January 2018. Mild, sweet cupping, lightly acidic.
Latest arrival in December. 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.
Latest arrival December 2017 in Grainpro bags. Outstanding candidate for single origin espresso. Deep, fruity, earthy, tropical flavors.
Latest arrival December 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.
Latest arrival December 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.
Latest arrival December 2017 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.
Latest arrival December 2017, 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.
Latest arrival December 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.
Latest arrival late November 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.
Latest arrival September 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.
Latest arrival September 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.
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 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.
Latest arrival February 2018. 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.