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    Timor No Leste

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    Aillio Bullet R1 Roaster: Testing Airflow with Rwanda Kageyo

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    20% Off Guatemala Sale - Check Out Our "Cheat Sheet" Overview

    Take advantage of this great discount on these crowd-pleasing coffees.

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    Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

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    Video: Guatemala 2019 Coffee Clips

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  8. Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Part 1 of 2 - Talking about the coffee supply chain among other topics

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  9. Colombia: Early Harvest in Nariño

    Colombia: Early Harvest in Nariño

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  10. Guatemala: Proyecto Xinabajul

    Guatemala: Proyecto Xinabajul

    For years we have thought about working in a more direct way with small-scale farmers in Guatemala, and in the 2013 harvest year this effort came to fruition.

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    Another Home Roaster Takes the Leap

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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