Coffee Shrub

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  1. Rwanda Mutovu Video Tour: Incremental Improvements, a Competition-Level Cup

    Rwanda Mutovu Video Tour: Incremental Improvements, a Competition-Level Cup

    Small improvements at Rwanda Mutovu washing station has led to a consistent, competition-level coffee.

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  2. Burundi Crop 2020 is Here!

    Burundi Crop 2020 is Here!

    New crop Burundi is hitting the list. We wanted to highlight the country and why we love this coffee so much!

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  3. 2020 Rwanda Kageyo: Fresh Coffee and a Fresh Infrastructure Project

    2020 Rwanda Kageyo: Fresh Coffee and a Fresh Infrastructure Project

    We're helping fund a buildout at the Kageyo station and you can help too!

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  4. Our Sourcing in Honduras

    Our Sourcing in Honduras

    While we may have struggled to find a consistent source in Honduras, we continue to come up with good coffee. Find out how.

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  5. 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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  6. Behmor Espresso Roast Profile: Peru FTO Don Rigoberto

    Behmor Espresso Roast Profile: Peru FTO Don Rigoberto

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Organic Certification and Green Coffee

    Organic Certification and Green Coffee

    An inside look at Fair Trade and Organic Certifications

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  1. Whatever's Clever

    Whatever's Clever

    We are happy to announce that the Clever Coffee Dripper has arrived and is available for purchase and shipment.

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  2. The International

    The International

    We are excited to be sending out our first international order to Velvet Sunrise Coffee Roasters in Ontario.

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  3. Additions and Subtractions

    Additions and Subtractions

    In the interest of keeping our offering list dynamic we will be removing a coffee from shrub this Friday, December 4th.

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  4. Two new coffees: a dry process Ethiopia and a Costa Rica

    Two new coffees: a dry process Ethiopia and a Costa Rica

    Today we're rolling out two new coffees.

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  5. Another fantastic decaf

    Another fantastic decaf

    Today we're putting up the third installment of coffees that we purchased and then sent out for decaffeination.

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  6. New Shrub Coffees

    New Shrub Coffees

    We have some new shrub offerings lined up just around the corner.

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  7. Information Society

    Information Society

    You now have access to Information Sheets on each of the coffees that you have purchased from the Shrub.

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  8. It's getting spooky in here?

    It's getting spooky in here?

    With holidays rapidly approaching I know that a lot of roasters are starting to think about special offerings.

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  9. Integrity

    Integrity

    If there are problems, we want to be sure that we address them straight away.

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  10. Two Exciting New Decafs ... (Yes, exciting decafs!)

    Two Exciting New Decafs ... (Yes, exciting decafs!)

    A month back, we sent off a few coffees to Swiss Water in Canada for decaffeination.

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  11. Shrub Comments

    Shrub Comments

    We've got a few good conversations started on some of the coffees, thanks to everyone who is participating.

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  12. Ringer

    Ringer

    Are you looking for a "ringer" coffee for a Barista Competition, or something unique for your next Barista pajama jammy jam?

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  13. Moving

    Moving

    We noticed some server issues. Down again, up again today and yesterday.

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  14. Do you want to talk about it?

    Do you want to talk about it?

    It was great cupping through all the lots last weekend in Oakland and getting the chance to have a dialogue about them and experiment with roast levels and SO espresso shots.

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  15. A long weekend of cupping: A new coffee addition!

    A long weekend of cupping: A new coffee addition!

    Chris Schooley was here for a long weekend and we did massive amounts of cupping and such.

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  16. Three new coffees: two decafs and a Panama

    Three new coffees: two decafs and a Panama

    We're excited to start getting some decafs up for sale.

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  17. Shipping Shipping Shipping

    Shipping Shipping Shipping

    The way we see it, shipping cost is our common problem. It's a drag for you, a drag for us.

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  18. Shipping rates and coffee selection

    Shipping rates and coffee selection

    I just added a further discount to our shipping rates to bring it more in line with what our discount actually is.

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  19. Order taken, order shipped

    Order taken, order shipped

    We have put a lot of work into choosing the vacuum pack material and the size of the packs.

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  20. The Coffee Shrub is in bloom

    The Coffee Shrub is in bloom

    Basically, we are set to start. The coffees are lined up and ready.

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