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  1. 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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  2. Behmor Espresso Roast Profile: Peru FTO Don Rigoberto

    Behmor Espresso Roast Profile: Peru FTO Don Rigoberto

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Organic Certification and Green Coffee

    Organic Certification and Green Coffee

    An inside look at Fair Trade and Organic Certifications

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Quick Guide to our Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Sale!

    Quick Guide to our Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Sale!

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  12. Roasting Different Batch Sizes of Burundi on the Behmor 1600+

    Roasting Different Batch Sizes of Burundi on the Behmor 1600+

    What happens when you roast a coffee to the same roast level but at different rates of development?

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Carry on through with two new Guatemalan coffees

 (03/10/14)

Shopping around for a current-crop Guatemalan coffee that cups 'fresh' is a tall order this time of year. Until early harvested coffee arrives in Spring you're relegated to culling through Spot samples of what is soon to be less-than-fresh past crop. We cupped our few remaining lots - the latest arrivals from last year - and listed 10 bags of each of the two best coffees on Shrub. Both coffees are cupping very clean and sweet, and so we're happy to offer these two options to our customers in order to fill any gaps you might have on your menu until new crop lands down the road.

Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Regalito has up-front caramel sweetness that settles into an apple/malic acidity. Our roast was just before hitting Full City, which allowed the acidity to shine.

Guatemala Patzun - Finca Santa Anita has raw honey aromatics and an intermingling of milk chocolate and caramel in the cup. We also roasted this to City+, which allowed for a nice balance between sweetness and acidity. Both coffees scored 87 on a blind cupping table.

There are a few 300 gram samples of each coffee available, which after they've sold will be disabled in order to give folks a fair shake at making final purchase decisions.