In 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.
Project 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).
Papua 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.
The Handground Precision Coffee Grinder has been a long time in coming. For much too long we have dealt with inconsistent grind, difficult grinder settings, and not easy to use hand grinders. This quality crowd-sourced little marvel has it all.
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"
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 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"
Photo courtesy of Beansmith Coffee. Love the artwork from this roaster! Papua New Guinea, located just north of Australia, has been involved in coffee production since 1926 when the first Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee seeds were planted. The coffee is produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides due to cost and availability. This results … Continue reading "Papua New Guinea"
Ethiopia – birthplace of coffee. Coffea arabica originated there and still grows wild in some areas. Photo courtesy of Coffea Roasterie. Please leave your thoughts and comments below.
Photo courtesy bigstockphoto.com. Did you know that the coffee bean we know and love is not a bean after all? Although similar in appearance to a member of the Leguminosae family, the coffee bean is really a seed. In the heart of a fruit, referred to as a coffee cherry, you will find what we commonly … Continue reading "Coffee Cherries and Coffee Beans"