This lovely lot of coffee comes from the TEKA Washing Station in the Kirimiro region in Burundi. It is interesting to note that this specific lot of coffee is made up of cherry from producers with very new plantations. The washing station processes about 950 tons of coffee every year.
Flavors of dried fruit, peach, raisins and pipe tobacco. A sweet, pleasant acidity and clean cup. This washing station was founded by brothers Girma and Fikadu Shento with partners Alemayehu Urdofa, Abiyot Ageze and Mitekie Kalu Kejela. The brothers are third generation coffee growers from Gedeo who decided to build a natural coffee processing site in Aricha to be used by the smallholder farmers living in the region. Roughly 900 growers use the facility in Aricha, and the washing station has grown from having 50 raised beds for coffee drying to 150 beds.
We cup a lot of coffee during our normal, rigorous selection process and over the course of the year we see numerous lots of Yrgacheffe. This particular lot really popped out of the rest for its power, cleanliness and especially for an exotic flavor profile that really characterizes Yrgacheffe coffee at its best.
Latest crop available, and the first we have been able to aquire from this farm in several years. A very clean, bright cup, Carmen Estate is a classic Panama coffee full of subtle citrus acidity; refined and sweet with layers of delicate favors like chocolate and fruit. Extremely well balanced with a pleasingly dry finish.
Arrived December, 2019. High grown, cleanly processed and decaffeinated by Swiss Water coffee exhibits light acidity and nice body. Brown sugar, ripe green apple, lemon, buttery finish.
The highest rated coffee of all time and the most expensive at auction - $1029 per pound green before import. A sensation Green Tip Geisha from the masterful Lamastus family had an average score of 95.5 points from 20 international judges. Yes, it crazy expensive! But it is terrific and there is not much to go around. A rare offering.
Arrived October 2019 in GrainPro bags but being offered for the first time. Nice, fruit filled natural. Rhubarb, blueberry, red grape, thyme, cocoa. Milk chocolate aroma. Sustained flavors with some citrus zest as a background note. Significant fruit intensity. Excellent, well priced cup.
New crop Cenfrocafe from Peru with first arrival November 2019 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 2019, new crop in Grain-Pro. This is the second time we are offering coffee from Finca Cedral, in Dota, Tarrazu. The owner of the farm, Roger Urena Hidalgo, also owns the wetmill where the coffee was processed, Santa Teresa 2000. Flavors of fig jam and red apple. A buttery smooth body and lemon acidity. An extremely well balanced cup with acidity and body in ideal proportion. 2000 meter coffee produces concentrated flavors.
Arrived mid September 2019, new crop, in vacuum packages, but first time being offered. This is a direct import and one of our top two Kenya picks of the season. A classic, bold but elegant AA grade Kenya from Kirinyaga County. Big, juicy, complex cup with lots of body and bright acidity. Floral aromas, hints of blackcurrant and cassis.
Arrived October 2019, new crop in grainpro. 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.
Arrived September 2019, new crop, in grainpro. A beautiful, direct trade, 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.
Arrived early September 2019, new crop Kenya from a familiar washing station. A very complex, sophisticated cup profile with flavors of stone fruits and black currant.
Arrived end August 2019, new crop in grainpro. Red Bourbon varietal from multi award winning farm and producer located in Palencio Guatemala. Very sweet, clean cup really impressed us.
Arrived July 2019. A new crop microlot from the Siete Estrellas community from producer Carolina Villalobos. Pleasant milk chocolate and pear mouthfeel. Flavors of clover honey, cashew, stone fruit. Very cleanly prepared.
Latest arrival March 2019 in grainpro. AA 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 October, 2019 crop in Grainpro - A perennial favorite with a big following.
Arrived early February, new crop in Grainpro. Meyer lemon, butterscotch, baker's chocolate and a touch of spice. Tannic and smooth on the palate, and acetic like rice wine vinegar.