One of our customers this last week wanted to know a little more about our Rwandan Bufcafe, and I thought I would pass on the information for anyone who would like to know a little bit more about this intriguing coffee. Although Rwanda is in no way new to the coffee world, it is… Continue Reading
Maya Ixil coffee cooperative is situated in the mountains of the tropical Ixcan region in the department of Quiche, Guatemala. The fertile valleys, temperate climate and high altitudes have a positive effect on cup quality, but this top quality cup is a direct result of the technical crop improvements of the Ixil farmers who are… Continue Reading
An impressive Cup of Excellence – Brazil Fazenda Santa Terezinha – carries a soft, elegant acidity and notes of raisins, dates, and cherries. You can buy it now roasted fresh-to-order in our coffee store.
Panama Esmeralda Special is in-stock and ready to be roasted to order! This outstanding coffee continues to bring home the awards. Esmeralda Special won the “Best Coffee in the World” mantra for 2007 at the Cupping Pavilion at the SCAA Trade show in Long Beach and since 2004 has been setting the standard for what… Continue Reading
I first discovered this coffee in January 2007 on a sourcing trip through Panama. I spent a couple of days visiting with Wilford Lamastas, touring his fincas and cupping his coffees. This coffee stood out on the cupping table immediately. A distinguished cup thats very sweet, soft and balanced. Very complete and elegant. I am… Continue Reading
Right now Jeff has just entered the county of El Salvador. While there he is going to visit the farm of Los Planes home of the number #2 2006 Cup of Excellence coffee. Jeff is planning on meeting with plantation owner Sergio Ticas Reyes while touring his farm. El Salvador Los Planes is currently available… Continue Reading
Jeff is off and running in Central America! He started in Costa Rica to visit Hacienda La Minita, the farm where we get our acclaimed Costa Rican coffee. He has taken several pictures throughout his trip, as well as writing a blog about his experiences. After a few days there he moved on to Panama… Continue Reading
It’s been a long couple of days. We cupped the top 41 coffees yesterday in a marathon cupping session that lasted until 7pm. I think Colombia represented itself very well yesterday producing a number of coffees that were scored over 90, but also several that will not make the final cut out of those 41… Continue Reading