Victrola Coffee – Honduras Santa Barbara Caracolillo Located in the town of Peña Blanca and run by agronomist Angel Arturo Paz, Beneficio San Vicente has processed numerous Cup of Excellence winners from the surrounding villages of El Cielito, El Cedral, and Las Flores in recent years. The coffees from these areas are known for their sweetness, … Continue reading "Victrola Coffee – Honduras Santa Barbara Caracolillo"
Kean Coffee – Panama Lerida Estate From his visits to the Boquete valley in Panama, home to some of the most amazing coffees in the world, Martin has maintained a relationship with the Chiari family for years, and we’re proud to have this wonderful offering. Semi-sweet chocolate and cherry notes complement vanilla and honey aromas, with … Continue reading "Kean Coffee – Panama Lerida Estate"
There are many things that contribute to the final taste of the coffee in your cup every morning. Among those are: freshness of the coffee (both from harvest and roast date), grind size, brewing options, terrior, etc. Two factors that play a huge role are the coffee processing and coffee roasting. Victrola Coffee has partnered … Continue reading "Victrola Coffee – Honey, Natural, Washed Costa Rican Coffee"
Jose Francisco Portillo, known as “Don Pancho” in his community, began planting coffee trees over forty years ago on his family’s land in Santa Bárbara overlooking Lake Yojoa (the largest natural lake in Honduras).
The King Bean of Central America returns to the gates of Klatch Coffee. The Pacamara variety is a hybrid cross of Maragogype and Pacas varietals.
Kickapoo Coffee – El Salvador La Roxanita Ignacio Gutierrez Notes of Green Apple, Pecan & Nougat Altitude: 1400 meters Varietals: Pacas Process: Washed Region: San Ignacio About The Growers This is the first El Salvadorian coffee we’ve purchased in the last few seasons. While we love the quality and flavor profiles the country produces, we … Continue reading "Kickapoo Coffee – El Salvador La Roxanita"
Coda Coffee – Costa Rica Santa Elena Estate Notes: sweet. buttery. crisp. Sourced from La Finca Santa Elena in the heart of the Tarrazu region in Costa Rica, this is one of the finest coffees you will ever taste. The beans are “honey processed” at origin during production, giving this coffee a unique delicious flavor. … Continue reading "Coda Coffee – Costa Rica Santa Elena Estate"
Passion House is a small batch roaster in Chicago, IL with the idea that coffee can be playful, while still being sophisticated, complex, and nuanced. To make specialty coffee more accessible and approachable to customers, they separate their coffee offerings into three distinct genres: Ambient, Mainstream and Experimental. Creating a common language that goes beyond tasting notes, origins, … Continue reading "Passion House Coffee Roasters in Chicago"
In 2004, Santa Isabel experienced a pandemic of coffee rust disease. Producer Alex Keller experimented with a variety of methods to treat the problem, but finally decided that the only solution was to return to organic cultivation.
The Prima Filter Blend is crafted as our new seasonal blend for spring. The combination of Colombian and Guatemalan coffees creates an inviting, clean and easily enjoyable cup. A peach-like acidity lends an effervescent mouthfeel, with a rounded cantaloupe body and soft vanilla finish.
Recently we were fortunate enough to welcome another great roaster, Topeca Coffee. They have been on Coffee Reviews list of top coffees for the past two years and ranked in the top six of all the coffees last year. Topeca owns their own coffee farm in El Salvador and is personally involved in aspect. Below … Continue reading "Ayutepeque – 165 Years of Great Coffee"
We are proud to have Toby's Estate as one of our newest roasters. In addition to great coffee, they have the farmer's interest in mind as well. Earlier this year Toby's Estate raised over $4,500 for La Escuela De La Piedrona during their Honduras Education Drive. Below is a large excerpt from the Toby's Estate Blog.
Photo courtesy of Passion House Coffee. Passion House Coffee Roasters has joined Emery Coffee! We are pround to offer this fantastic Chicago roaster, winner of several cupping competitions. Buy the El Salvador Las Nubes while there is still time and check out their other coffees too. The story of Las Nubes goes way back to … Continue reading "El Salvador Las Nubes"
Photo courtesy of Victrola Coffee. In recent years Honduras has made great strides in bringing exceptional coffees to market. In the past, transportation and processing issues have created challenges for a country that has all the right ingredients to produce great coffee. At the center of this shift is Beneficio San Vicente, a coffee mill … Continue reading "Honduras Santa Barbara Beneficio San Vicente Caracolillo"
Photo courtesy of Victrola Coffee. Geisha, or gesha, holds the record for the most expensive arabica varietal at coffee auctions, bringing in $170 per pound in 2010. This is because of the plant’s relative rarity and low crop yield. Most of the arabica coffee grown is either the typica or bourbon varietal, both of which … Continue reading "Colombia Valle del Cauca Cerro Azul Geisha"
This coffee farm rests along the edge of Cueva de los Cuacharo, Colombia, a 500 square mile biosphere where two mountain ranges converge. Photo courtesy of Coffea Roasterie. Coffee leaf rust, or roya, could affect a majority of the Central American crop for the next several years. Only a few years ago the Colombian coffee crop … Continue reading "Colombia Los Naranjos"
Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons/Smartse. In the worst epidemic of coffee rust since 1976, many Central American countries are in crisis. Plant damage from this disease is a constant threat to the future of Coffea arabica and now seems to be getting more resistant. Coffee is such a large part of the economy in these nations … Continue reading "Coffee Leaf Rust"