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

    Quick Guide to our Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Sale!

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  2. Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop

    Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop

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  3. Timor No Leste

    Timor No Leste

    Posted from the road, some thoughts on coffee from East Timor (Timor Leste) and working with small holder farmers.

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  4. Roasting Flores Gunung Gedha on a Popcorn Popper and Quest M3s

    Roasting Flores Gunung Gedha on a Popcorn Popper and Quest M3s

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  5. Aillio Bullet R1 Roaster: Testing Airflow with Rwanda Kageyo

    Aillio Bullet R1 Roaster: Testing Airflow with Rwanda Kageyo

    A look at two extreme examples of airflow settings on the Bullet and how they affect roast development.

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  6. 20% Off Guatemala Sale - Check Out Our "Cheat Sheet" Overview

    20% Off Guatemala Sale - Check Out Our "Cheat Sheet" Overview

    Take advantage of this great discount on these crowd-pleasing coffees.

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  7. Behmor Roast Profile: Ethiopiques 2.0

    Behmor Roast Profile: Ethiopiques 2.0

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  8. Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

    Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

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  9. Video: Guatemala 2019 Coffee Clips

    Video: Guatemala 2019 Coffee Clips

    A few fairly low tech clips and some thoughts on coffee processing and coffee buying in Guatemala.

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  10. Rwanda + Burundi Fundamentals

    Rwanda + Burundi Fundamentals

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  11. Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Part 1 of 2 - Talking about the coffee supply chain among other topics

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  12. Colombia: Early Harvest in Nariño

    Colombia: Early Harvest in Nariño

    Harvest in Nariño comes at a time that is somewhat in between the middle and main harvests of our other primary sources of Colombian coffee, namely Urrao and Caicedo in the north, and La Plata and Inzá down south.

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Ah Geez! Newly Newz Shrubzzz

Ah Geez! Newly Newz Shrubzzz

(09/10/10)
So long to Soledad, thanks for the memories. But fear not, shrubbers, for we have two new offerings up right... now!

Guatemala La Esmeralda Yellow Bourbon

http://www.coffeeshrub.com/shrub/coffee/guatemala-la-esmeralda-yellow-bo...

"The cup has a brilliant acidity (brightness), clean almond hazelnut roast tone and cocoa in the finish. The sweetness is simply stunning, and has a cane sugar flavor, and the bright notes keep the cup lively as the temperature dips. As it cools the body seems syrupy, and this pairs well with the sweetness and nutty roast tones. It's a classic Central coffee from a classic cultivar."

& a new arrival of a favorite from last year

El Salvador La Montañita Pacamara

http://www.coffeeshrub.com/shrub/coffee/el-salvador-la-montañita-pacamara

"The cup is really outstanding! The dry fragrance from the grounds has sweet molasses and caramel syrup, aromatic wood, raisin, dried plum, malt. Adding hot water, the wet aromatics have a lot of spice, cinnamon stick in particular, but there are also lush floral aspects, tropical fruits and strawberry jam on the break. The cup has strong fruit-forward character from hot to cool, intensifying as the coffee looses temperature. It's a very juicy cup, with strawberry-rhubarb, raspberry and crisp apple cider flavors. There is a hibiscus floral note as well. "

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