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    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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Evolvers: 50s and 100s in New Shrub Bags

Evolvers: 50s and 100s in New Shrub Bags

(06/28/12)
When we were putting together the shrub project in the beginning, we had a lot of discussions about packaging, as this would be one thing that made our services useful and unique. Not just the amounts, but the quality of the packaging and its role in protecting the coffee. Over time, we moved away from vac-packing and towards GrainPro. We started offering larger amounts to adapt as our customers grew, while still remaining useful and accessible to smaller customers.

Starting July 1st, we will offer 50lbs boxes and 100lbs bags, packaged in our own GrainPro lined Coffee Shrub bags, and no longer offer 30lb and 60lb packages.

50lb boxes will be shipped UPS, using our excellent rates, or your UPS account if you'd prefer.

100lb bags will have a 400 pound minimum since these bags ship on a pallet. We encourage mixing and matching to fill a pallet and save on freight costs, orders over 1200 lbs will receive a discount. Fifteen bags fit on a single pallet. Any coffees that come to us vacuum packed will still be offered in that packaging.

These packaging sizes make fulfilling and shipping orders more efficient, and address the growing number of Coffee Shrub customers who are looking for full bags and larger amounts in general. The 50lbs offerings will still allow smaller roasters to purchase coffees in a volume that makes sense for them, without being over-extended on inventory. We also think that the shrub bags look pretty awesome and have a lot of re-use potential.

Knowing that there are a number of folks out there who are working with very small scales of production, we would like to encourage you to visit Sweet Maria's if you are looking for quantities smaller than 50lbs, with 20lbs cotton bags available at the mothership. Our aim with all of these adjustments is to expand accessibility and convenience.

The site will come down briefly while we make the change.

Shrub in a box
Shrub in a box
Shrub 50lb'er
Shrub 50lb'er
Shrub palletized
Shrub palletized
Shrub 100's
Shrub 100's