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  1. The Victorio Stainless Steel Stovepops Have Arrived

    The Victorio Stainless Steel Stovepops Have Arrived

    The best stovetop popper for coffee.

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  2. Product Guide: Sample Sets - New Additions

    Product Guide: Sample Sets - New Additions

    Different ways to get more of the coffee you want, for less.

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  3. Product Guide: Sweet Maria's Sample Sets

    Product Guide: Sweet Maria's Sample Sets

    Flavor variety or flavor precision. Whatever you are into, these are for you.

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  4. New Arrivals: Kayon Mountain Farm - Two Ways

    New Arrivals: Kayon Mountain Farm - Two Ways

    Two Ethiopia Shakiso coffees side by side

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  5. New Arrivals: Brazil

    New Arrivals: Brazil

    Nutty, chocolaty and great for an espresso base

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  6. Start 2016 Off Right With Some Great Ethiopian Coffee

    Start 2016 Off Right With Some Great Ethiopian Coffee

    What a selection!

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  7. New Guatemalan and Colombian Arrivals

    New Guatemalan and Colombian Arrivals

    ...all great for espresso too!

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  8. Four New Coffees from Colombia, Costa Rica and Ethiopia

    Four New Coffees from Colombia, Costa Rica and Ethiopia

    ...all packed with more flavor than you can handle.

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  9. A Variety of Seven New Arrivals

    A Variety of Seven New Arrivals

    Most of these are excellent for espresso!

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  10. New Arrivals for Oct 9th

    New Arrivals for Oct 9th

    Seven new coffees for the 9th.

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  11. Five New Offerings From Colombia, Java and Rwanda

    Five New Offerings From Colombia, Java and Rwanda

    excellent offerings from Colombia, Java and Rwanda

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  12. Three New Coffees

    Three New Coffees

    from India, Sumatra and Nicaragua

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Costa Rica + Ethiopia: Nothing in Common

...well, the only thing they have in common is they arrived on the same day. We have 2 new offerings: A special Costa Rica Naranjo Caracol Peaberry has arrived, a lot I found (or more correctly, it found me) while cupping in the Naranjo region this February. And, on the opposite end of the flavor spectrum, we have one of those fruited, funky, full-bodied, intense dry-process lots; Ethiopia Organic Sidamo DP - Moredocafe Coop. There have been no new promising dry-process Harar offers to date, so I think the MAO Horse Harar lot we now offer might (and I mean might) be it for the season. The issue was unseasonable rains during the time the coffee is out drying on the raised beds, and the result has been musty and moldy lots. Sidamo was affected too, but I have found some nice coffees despite the bulk of them having the strong musty-to-algae taint. And we have high hopes for our dry-process Yirgacheffe, Idido Misty Valley, which should come in 2 months or so.

On an unrelated note, we have the Yama Tabletop Brewer in stock now, which is a copy of the old Cona Classic brewer from the early 20th century. But it is a just a tad cheaper (I mean a lot less expensive). �-Tom

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