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Coffee Beans: Sustainable or Non-Sustainable Taste Tests March 18 2016

Most 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"

Ayutepeque – 165 Years of Great Coffee January 31 2015

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"

Panther Coffee – Ethiopia Suke Quto September 30 2014

This 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 2014

Photo 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 2014

Photo 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 2014

  Photos 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"

El Salvador Las Nubes March 06 2014

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"

Honduras Santa Barbara Beneficio San Vicente Caracolillo February 20 2014

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"

FTO Ethiopian Gedeo Worka November 07 2013

Photo courtesy of Klatch Coffee. One of our most popular coffee returns to Klatch! Our new crop offers an abundance of fine flavors from the birthplace of coffee. This is the bowl of berries we come to expect from a clean Ethiopian Natural. It’s composed of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries along with its additional notes of … Continue reading "FTO Ethiopian Gedeo Worka"

Tanzania Peaberry October 31 2013

Photo courtesy of Beansmith Coffee. Peaberry is one of those coffee words that everyone knows, but a surprising number of people don’t understand. It’s pretty simple really. Coffee beans usually come in pairs inside their cherry, but sometimes there’s only one bean and it soaks up all the lovely flavor from the cherry for itself … Continue reading "Tanzania Peaberry"

Kenya Tatu Peaberry October 29 2013

Photo courtesy of Coffea Roasterie. Tasting Notes In the cup you’ll find a bright kiwi acidity, velvet body, and a crisp finish. About this coffee This coffee comes from the Tatu Estate 25km north of Nairobi. It’s grown in the red soil at the base Aberdare Mountains. Region: Tatu, Ruiru, Kenya Varietal: SL-78, Ruiru11 Process: … Continue reading "Kenya Tatu Peaberry"

Honduras Beneficio San Vicente October 11 2013

Photo courtesy Victrola Coffee. In recent years Honduras has made great strides in bringing exceptional coffees to market. Transportation and processing issues, especially drying the parchment coffee have created challenges for a country that has all the right ingredients to produce great coffee. At the center of this shift is the Beneficio San Vicente coffee … Continue reading "Honduras Beneficio San Vicente"

Colombia Los Naranjos May 23 2013

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"

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere May 20 2013

As one of the most sought after coffees in the world, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe has a floral, sweet, and citrus flavor profile. In Ethiopia you still find coffee trees in the wild and growing at elevations above 6000 feet. Ripe coffee cherries, such as these from the Kochere District, are processed at local cooperatives. The combination … Continue reading "Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere"

Colombia Giraldo Exotico May 02 2013

In the central northwestern part of Colombia, known as the coffee belt, coffee is produced year round with certain peaks. This coffee in grown high in the Andean mountains of Antioquia. Photo courtesy of Klatch Coffee. Please leave your thoughts and comments below.

Papua New Guinea April 19 2013

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"

Lemon Rose Green Tea April 17 2013

Pan fried green tea with California grown rose petals and sun dried lemon peel. Photo courtesy Alvin’s of San Francisco.

Coffee Drying in Ethiopia. April 16 2013

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.

Coffee Cherries and Coffee Beans April 15 2013

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"