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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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From '93 to Infinity

From '93 to Infinity

(05/13/14)

We've been incredibly happy with our Rwanda offerings this year. For starters, they've just simply been brilliant and sweet and complex coffees. We're also really happy with the response to the way we approached our sampling of these coffees this way and what the response to that has been. We always want to be encouraging discussion on all of our coffees, and the comments we heard and cuppings that we saw come together around the blind sample packs were incredible. Thank you to everyone who has participated.

Our friend Michael Marinelli of Orazure Coffee Roasting in Texas brought to our attention that he had entered on of those Rwandas into Coffee Review's look at coffees from Central Africa and received an outstanding score of 93 points. Not only this, but he also pointed out that 2 other roasters, Papa Lin's and GivCoffee, also submitted that coffee and also received 93's!

This particular coffee has been one of the favorites in a good deal of the cuppings we and others did of these coffees, a bright and lively and intensely sweet Rwandan with orange blossom and hibiscus in lighter roasts. We have our last Rwanda lot up on shrub now. It's another phenomenal coffee with a range of roasts and lots of cider and floral character. Don't miss out: http://tinyurl.com/pwakzbe

Thanks so much for sending the coffee in Michael and all, so happy to have it in your roasters.

Reviews:

http://tinyurl.com/n3b7hzj

An Interview with Michael Marinelli;

http://tinyurl.com/a8lrb42

Rwandan and Burundi Fundamentals:

http://tinyurl.com/lzcgspa