5 Key Elements for Coffee Quality September 12 2016Originally posted on The First Pull:
By Spencer Turer, Vice President at Coffee Analysts This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Photo: Spencer Turer Specialty coffee is a matter of choice, not a beverage of chance. Great care must be taken to ensure the intrinsic quality of the coffee, from farm to cup, is not destroyed by the…
The Secret Life of Bees August 31 2016Originally posted on The First Pull:
By Nikki Seibert Kelley for the Bee Cause Project “In the end, we only conserve what we love, we only love what we understand, and we understand only what we are taught.” Under the dabbled light of a subtropical forest, the sweet smell from the coffee blooms entices one…
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"
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"
Victrola Coffee – Rwanda Gakenke March 25 2016We are proud to introduce you to the brave women of Hinga Kawa Women’s Coffee. The journey of both the producers and product are fully traceable by a third party traceability verifier.
Irving Farm Coffee – Honduras Don Pancho October 16 2015Jose 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).
Coda Coffee – Tanzania Peaberry October 09 2015Tanzanian Peaberry has an earthy aroma with a bold and nature-like taste. It has heavy body, but goes down surprisingly smooth.
Klatch Coffee – El Salvador Las Mercedes Pacamara October 02 2015The 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 August 14 2015Kickapoo 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 August 11 2015Coda 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 Coffee Roasters in Chicago August 07 2015Passion 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"
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.
Toby’s Estate – Prima Filter Blend March 02 2015The 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.
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"
Kona/Ka’u Hawaiian Espresso Blend June 12 2014Photo courtesy of Klatch Coffee. This new espresso is a collaboration between Mike Perry (roastmaster) and Miguel Meza (developer), highlighting the sweet and delicate flavors of this magical bean. With keen attention to quality control, component coffees have been selected from Kona and Ka’u on the Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Molokai. In the 100% … Continue reading "Kona/Ka’u Hawaiian Espresso Blend"
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"
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