Victrola Coffee – Honduras Santa Barbara Caracolillo June 11 2016Victrola 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"
Beansmith Coffee – Tigerlily Espresso May 31 2016Beansmith Coffee – Tigerlily Espresso Our premium espresso blend is named for its amazing striping in its buttery crema. This Northern Italian style espresso is carefully roasted to a “full city” roast, yielding a flavorful shot that’s not over-roasted or burnt tasting. Home baristas and coffee shop pros have been raving about this espresso, and we … Continue reading "Beansmith Coffee – Tigerlily Espresso"
Toby’s Estate Coffee – Brazil Sertao May 27 2016Toby’s Estate – Brazil Sertao Fazenda Sertao owners, José Isidro Pereira and his wife Nazareth Dias Pereira inherited Sertao in the 1940s. Today, their children Franciso, Luiz, Paulo, Glycia and Sandra manage the 270 hectare farm. Located on a mountainside, Sertao’s uniquely high altitude results in the perfect microclimate for growing delicious and beautifully sweet coffee. LOCATION … Continue reading "Toby’s Estate Coffee – Brazil Sertao"
Passion House Coffee – Chicago House Blend May 24 2016Passion House Coffee – Chicago House Blend Named after our love for house music and for the great city where we grew up and live. This coffee is funky, fresh, and will make you move. It is well balanced with a nice body, citrus flavors and rounds out at the end. Tasting Notes: Hi: citrus zest, aromatic … Continue reading "Passion House Coffee – Chicago House Blend"
Devocion Coffee – Colombia Citrus Blend May 17 2016Devocion Coffee – Colombia Citrus Blend Devoción is the finest and freshest coffee, pure and simple. Our coffee beans are sourced from farms we hand-select from within the vast untamed regions of our nation. Deep in Colombia’s most inaccessible zones, we develop long-term relationships with coffee growers, paying fair-trade prices and above, while establishing social … Continue reading "Devocion Coffee – Colombia Citrus Blend"
Barrington Coffee – Ethiopia Hambela May 13 2016Barrington Coffee Roasters – Ethiopia Hambela Origin- Ethiopia Region- Oromia Locality- Alaka District Producer- Hambela Coffee Estate Altitude- 6234 – 7218’ Varietal- Heirlooms Process- Washed and Sun dried on raised beds Roast- Light We received a 96 point score for this coffee in March of 2016 from Coffee Review! Alluring aroma of curry leaf, flavors of mandarin orange … Continue reading "Barrington Coffee – Ethiopia Hambela"
Klatch Coffee – WBC World’s Best Espresso May 10 2016Klatch Coffee – World’s Best Espresso Best Espresso in the world. World’s Best Espresso was awarded Best Espresso in World at 2007 World Barista Championship in Tokyo, Japan. The competition espresso won the honor over 45 competing countries. World’s Best features three legendary beans, Brazil Yellow Bourbon, Sumatra Lake Tawar, and Ethiopian Natural. Each … Continue reading "Klatch Coffee – WBC World’s Best Espresso"
Kean Coffee – Panama Lerida Estate May 06 2016Kean 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"
Metropolis Coffee – Mocha Java Blend May 04 2016The wildness of the Mocha coffee complements the smoothness of the Java coffee.
Coffee Beans: Sustainable or Non-Sustainable Taste Tests March 18 2016Most of us have seen items in the grocery store labeled “organically produced” or “eco-friendly.” From everything we have read in the media, these food items should be healthier for you than those drenched in food coloring or grown with toxic fertilizers. Folks often buy these items because they feel they are helping the environment, … Continue reading "Coffee Beans: Sustainable or Non-Sustainable Taste Tests"
Puerto Rico’s Signifcance in Coffee History July 21 2015In an effort to help Puerto Rico regain its status in the coffee world, some small production farmers have concentrated their efforts on specialty and high-quality coffees.
Kickapoo Coffee – Project Congo April 06 2015Project Congo marks our second philanthropic collaboration with our friends at On The Ground. In our Project Congo initiative, we will donate $1 for every pound of this exceptional Congolese coffee to promote and raise awareness of gender equality in the farming regions of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Klatch Coffee – Papua New Guinea AAK Bros April 04 2015Papua New Guinea is responsible for approximately 1% of world coffee production. This is an elegant and multifaceted bean that offers bright and sweet notes of lemon, orange and hazelnuts in aroma and cup.
Ayutepeque – 165 Years of Great Coffee January 31 2015Recently 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"
Big Island Coffee Roasters – Hawaiian Puna Coffee Excellence December 30 2014We are wild coffee lovers. Our farm and roasting company grew from a penchant to explore our senses, develop our skills, and help anyone else do the same. With attention and taste, our mission is to weave the best coffees from Hawaii’s wild and beautiful places with fine craftsmanship and display.
Kickapoo Coffee – Ethiopia Hama Organic Special Prep November 14 2014When we first visited the Hama Cooperative back in 2011, we were greeted by three adorable Ethiopian children. We'd tasted coffees from Hama previously and found them to present 'classic' Yirgacheffe characteristics: candied lemon, intense florality, and refreshing, citric acidity.
Toby’s Estate – Honduras La Escuela November 12 2014We 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.
Panther Coffee – Ethiopia Suke Quto September 30 2014This impeccable Suke Quto microlot grows in the Guji Zone, the Southern part of the Oromia Region that borders the Sidama and Gedeo Zones.
Colombia Huila Jose Nolvis Rodriguez Finca El Mirador September 26 2014Photo courtesy of Cafe Imports Victrola Coffee – Colombia Huila Jose Nolvis Rodriguez Finca El Mirador Facts Farm: Mirador Town: Alto de los Pinos Region: Pitalito, Huila Elevation: 5250 ft Process: Washed, Sun Dried Varietals: Caturra Producer: Jose Nolvis Rodriguez Tasting Notes Fragrance/Aroma: Cinnamon, Roasted Barley, Molasses Flavor: Cinnamon, Molasses, Chocolate, Lime Leaves Body: Buttery Acidity: … Continue reading "Colombia Huila Jose Nolvis Rodriguez Finca El Mirador"
Ethiopia Chelelektu – Coffea Roasterie June 26 2014Photo courtesy of Coffea Roasterie. This coffee comes from the Kochere region of Ethiopia, a subsection of the Gedeo zone, located south of Yirgacheffe. The Kochere zone has long been known for its incredible coffee. It is easy to produce amazing coffee when you have some of the best growing conditions in the world. High … Continue reading "Ethiopia Chelelektu – Coffea Roasterie"
Sulawesi PT Toarco – Beansmith Coffee June 17 2014Photos courtesy of Beansmith Coffee. Coffee was introduced to Indonesia in 1699 and by 1711 was being exported to Europe. Indonesia, which includes Java of the famed “Mocha Java” blend featuring coffee from Yemen and Java, has an ideal geography for coffee plantations. The low acidity and strong body of Indonesian coffees makes them … Continue reading "Sulawesi PT Toarco – Beansmith Coffee"
Peru Huabal Fair Trade Organic Coffee May 21 2014Photos courtesy of Kickapoo Coffee. Organic Peru Huabal – Cenfrocafe Cooperative Flavors of plum and dark cherry with citrusy acidity and a rich, almond sweetness. Notes of Plum, Black Cherry & Citrus Altitude: 1450-1900 Meters Varietals: Typica, Caturra Process: Washed Region: Huabal, Cajamarca This lot from our partners at Cenfrocafe marks a new phase in one … Continue reading "Peru Huabal Fair Trade Organic Coffee"
Emery Coffee Goes Whole Bean May 14 2014In keeping with our commitment to provide you with the best coffee experience possible, we will no longer be offering grind options on most of our coffees. Why, you might ask? According to the National Coffee Association, “Storage is integral to maintaining your coffee’s freshness and flavor. It is important to keep it away from excessive … Continue reading "Emery Coffee Goes Whole Bean"
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