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    New Arrivals: Kayon Mountain Farm - Two Ways

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    New Arrivals: Brazil

    Nutty, chocolaty and great for an espresso base

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  7. Start 2016 Off Right With Some Great Ethiopian Coffee

    Start 2016 Off Right With Some Great Ethiopian Coffee

    What a selection!

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  8. New Guatemalan and Colombian Arrivals

    New Guatemalan and Colombian Arrivals

    ...all great for espresso too!

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    Four New Coffees from Colombia, Costa Rica and Ethiopia

    ...all packed with more flavor than you can handle.

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    A Variety of Seven New Arrivals

    Most of these are excellent for espresso!

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    New Arrivals for Oct 9th

    Seven new coffees for the 9th.

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    excellent offerings from Colombia, Java and Rwanda

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3 New Coffee Lots

New coffee arrivals yet again. We have a new lot of Ethiopia Yirgacheffe - Moledina 3993, traditional wet-processed floral and citrus, but not sour. This lot is remarkably sweet (think ripe tangerine). The name? It is from the exporter who brought this coffee to our attention, and 3993 is the final digits of the "chop" (ICO lot number). On a different note, new crop Indonesia continues to trickle in. No, not the Sulawesi (which we expect in December, a very short crop this season). No, not another Sumatra. This time a heavy-bodied Timor FTO Maubesse . This lot has more "Java-like" character, more rustic, foresty Indonesia funk than last year's peaberry lot, and a ton of think, viscous body. It also makes a great S.O. espresso at FC+ roast. And for you classic espresso hounds, there's a new lot of India Organic Washed Robusta. Organic from India is good since they have the habit of puffing methyl bromide into the containers before they seal them up. It's not as nasty as it sounds, and a strange choice to make since good clean Specialty coffee is not going to have little bugs crawling around in it (low grade coffees harvested from the ground are a better target for fumigation). Anyway, I have been researching methyl bromide and will write more about the fumigation issue a bit later.

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