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  1. Our Sourcing in Honduras

    Our Sourcing in Honduras

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  2. A Look at  Flores Manu Lalu as Espresso

    A Look at Flores Manu Lalu as Espresso

    Wet process Flores makes fantastic single origin espresso. Have a look at our cupping notes.

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  3. Behmor Espresso Roast Profile: Peru FTO Don Rigoberto

    Behmor Espresso Roast Profile: Peru FTO Don Rigoberto

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  4. Sumatra: Arabica Varieties in Aceh

    Sumatra: Arabica Varieties in Aceh

    This is a list of coffee varieties / cultivars found in Aceh and more broadly in Sumatra, Indonesia

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  5. Sumatra: Stories About Aceh, With Pictures

    Sumatra: Stories About Aceh, With Pictures

    A Sumatra travelogue in photographs, focused on Aceh area around Lake Tawar and Takengon town

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  6. Sumatra: Some Things I Have Learned About Aceh, Perhaps.

    Sumatra: Some Things I Have Learned About Aceh, Perhaps.

    Thoughts on Acehnese coffee and the trading system here, written from Banda Aceh, October 2019.

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  7. Organic Certification and Green Coffee

    Organic Certification and Green Coffee

    An inside look at Fair Trade and Organic Certifications

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  8. Not Another Fruit Cake! (and what to do about holiday blending?)

    Not Another Fruit Cake! (and what to do about holiday blending?)

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  9. Sumatran Coffee: Grading and Appearance

    Sumatran Coffee: Grading and Appearance

    The appearance of green coffee from Indonesia can be jarring, especially if you’re used to washed beans from Africa or Central America. Why, many ask, does a Grade 1 Sumatra lack uniformity of color and/or bean size?

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  10. The Return of Ethiopiques

    The Return of Ethiopiques

    Along with the slew of incoming fresh Ethiopian coffee comes the return of our always popular Ethiopiques blend.

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  11. Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Gahahe

    Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Gahahe

    Taking the "light and bright" approach to roasting Burundi Gahahe on the Behmor 1600+

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  12. Quick Guide to our Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Sale!

    Quick Guide to our Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Sale!

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A Short List, but More to Come! 

A Short List, but More to Come! 
(03/13/15)

You might be looking at our offering list right now thinking, “where is all the coffee?” Ordinarily late winter/early spring is a time where new crop from Latin America and Africa are on the horizon, so our list starts to dwindle quite a bit until those new arrivals show up. This year there’s the additional challenge of months of labor disputes, work slowdowns, and port closures that have held up all sea shipments coming through West Coast ports, especially the Port of Oakland.

We’ve got a few containers on the water that we’ve redirected to other ports to be unloaded and shipped to Oakland via railway, but most shipments are still going to take an extra 3 weeks or so for unloading and processing through customs.

I know a lot of folk are waiting for Centrals right now, but this brings to mind something we were talking about last year: is origin more important than flavor attributes? We have fresh coffees from Burundi and Rwanda that could easily take the place of Centrals on your list, profile-wise, the best of these also fulfilling the need for exotic African coffees (see Gitesi, Collines).

Stay tuned for new arrivals from Colombia, Tanzania and El Salvador before the end of the month!