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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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    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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    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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    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

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Gaka- You're one -ini million, or something

Gaka- You're one -ini million, or something

(12/01/10)
Just so's you know, there's a new Kenya in school. Actually it is a return of sorts. We offered the Peaberried cousin from Gakuyu-ini last year, and now we have for you an AA selection of this syrupy, satiny coffee. Peaches, grapefruit, candy, and other stuff that tastes amazing is all crammed into a mouthful of this coffee.

Kenya Kirinyaga AA Gakuyu-ini

http://www.coffeeshrub.com/shrub/coffee/kenya-kirinyaga-aa-gakuyu-ini

"The cup has delicate balance of the sweet and the sour sensations, with a lively, fresh lemonade brightness. My lightest roast has a resiny hop flower note while the darker Full City roasts have some grape notes. The mouthfeel is silky, with medium density like the light syrupy character of hard candy as it dissolves. In the next cupping session we had a distinct grape candy flavor from this Gakuyu-ini, almost like a Jolly Rancher which is echoes the mouthfeel. This is a balanced and sweet lot. There is a hint of winey, ripe character to the fruit. When the cup is completely cool, there is a flavor of sweetened pink grapefruit or syrupy peaches... very nice!"

I honestly get the goosebumps thinking about all the coffees that we get to experience with you all through this whole shrub deal. I think that it's pretty cool, and we have a number of other new exciting additions to come in the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes peeled. Eyes peeled, that kinda makes me cringe.