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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. Rwanda Kageyo : Fresh Coffee and a Fresh Infrastructure Project

    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. Honduras: Coffee Sourcing Challenges

    Honduras: Coffee Sourcing Challenges

    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. Sumatra Video: Aceh in October (Long Edit)

    Sumatra Video: Aceh in October (Long Edit)

    Video visits to coffee farmers and millers around Aceh Sumatra

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Quick Guide to our Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Sale!

    Quick Guide to our Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Sale!

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  9. Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Quality is Still Undervalued

    Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Quality is Still Undervalued

    These neighboring landlocked East African countries have great coffee, yet how do they rate next to others? Lets see...

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. The Flores Factor

    The Flores Factor

    Crowd pleasing coffee from a promising origin.

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  1. Ecuador

    Ecuador

    Coffee has a long history in Ecuador. It was introduced in the early 19th century and became its main export in the early 20th century.

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  2. Colombia

    Colombia

    Colombia is a diverse group of growing regions spread from North to South along the three "cordilleras," the mountain ranges that are the Northern extensions of the Andes.

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  3. Honduras

    Honduras

    Honduras coffee quality spans a huge range, from a lower-cost Central American blender coffee, to high-grown lots that rival good Guatemala coffees in acidity and flavor.

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  4. India

    India

    Coffee was introduced into India through the Chikkamagaluru (Chikmagalur) district when the first coffee crop was grown in the Baba Budan Giri Hills during 1670 AD.

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  5. Hawaii

    Hawaii

    Hawaii... what a nice place. They grow nuts, fruit, and coffee. The coffee is expensive.

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  6. Jamaica

    Jamaica

    Jamaica, a great place to visit, but what about the coffee? The world's best or most over-rated?

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  7. Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe, formerly known as lower Rhodesia until independence in 1980, has produced coffee commercially since the 1960s.

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  8. Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico has been a tough coffee origin in recent years.

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  9. Robusta

    Robusta

    The Robusta coffees we offer have attained the highest level possible in cup score given the limitations of the species.

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  10. Rwanda

    Rwanda

    It is believed that coffee was introduced in Rwanda in 1904 by German missionaries.

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  11. Saint Helena

    Saint Helena

    A long time back we had some unique wet-process coffee offerings from the small farms of Saint Helena.

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  12. Sulawesi

    Sulawesi

    Sulawesi coffees can be the jewels of Indonesia. The reason is that some coffees from South Sulawesi are grown at altitudes unheard of on other Indonesian islands.

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  13. Yemen

    Yemen

    Yemen is the first place coffee was commercialized, traded through the port city of Al Mahka (Mokha).

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  14. Zambia

    Zambia

    Coffee was introduced in the 1950's with cultivar seedstock from Tanzania and Kenya

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  15. Guatemala

    Guatemala

    Guatemalan coffee is arguably the crown jewel of Central America. That doesn't mean all Guatemalan coffees are good ...

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  16. Congo

    Congo

    Kivu is the general name for East Congo (Kinshasa) and covers a very broad geographical area.

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  17. Sumatra

    Sumatra

    Much of the flavor of Sumatran coffee comes from the way Sumatras are processed, the wet-hull method , not to be confused with wet-processed coffee.

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  18. Images of Wet Processing

    Images of Wet Processing

    From Sweet Maria's travelogues to various countries, images of how wet processing is done in various parts of the world.

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  19. Vespa Club Indonesia in Java

    Vespa Club Indonesia in Java

    This has nothing to do with coffee, but everything to do with culture!

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  20. Podcast: Coffee and Microorganisms with Leo and Jenni Henao: Los Palomos, Colombia

    Podcast: Coffee and Microorganisms with Leo and Jenni Henao: Los Palomos, Colombia

    Another great insight into coffee and how Leo and Jenni Henao incorporate microorganisms into the process of farming great coffee.

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