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    Moka Java: Re-Constructing the World's Oldest Blend

    The long, storied past of Moka Java blend and how to blend it yourself.

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    Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Two Ways: Regular vs. Decaf

    An amazing dry process Ethiopia now available as both regular and decaf.

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  3. Quakers and Taste - 2020 Sensory Summit

    Quakers and Taste - 2020 Sensory Summit

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  4. Rwanda Mutovu Video Tour: Incremental Improvements, a Competition-Level Cup

    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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  5. 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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  6. Rwanda Kageyo : Fresh Coffee and a Fresh Infrastructure Project

    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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  7. Honduras: Coffee Sourcing Challenges

    Honduras: Coffee Sourcing Challenges

    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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  8. Flores as Espresso:  Manu Lalu Coop Lot

    Flores as Espresso: Manu Lalu Coop Lot

    Wet process Flores makes fantastic single origin espresso. Have a look at our cupping notes.

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  9. Behmor Espresso Roast Profile: Peru FTO Don Rigoberto

    Behmor Espresso Roast Profile: Peru FTO Don Rigoberto

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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Jacques and the Bean Stock

Jacques and the Bean Stock

(04/15/11)
Here is the bean report for Friday 4/15/11.

CR Genesis 2376 lbs
Java Sunda Garut 462 lbs
Rwanda Duhingekawa 792 lbs
CR Macho Arce 5544 lbs
Colombia Tolima Florestales
Maximino Gutierrez 468 lbs
Ethiopia Nigusie Lemma 2904 lbs
SM El Papuma Decaf 6600 lbs

So, it looks like Java Sunda Garut is getting down there. If you haven't had it yet, you should definitely check it out: There's deep toned apple, red berry (sweetened cranberry), almond and maple. Body is light to medium, and clean. I said that it blew me away, which is maybe strong, but I was continuously impressed and surprised at the sweetness in this coffee.

Also, if you hadn't noticed, we put the Rwanda Duhingekawa back up on the list, great quintessential Rwanda profile with lots of floral characteristics like orange blossom.

Also, I urge you not to miss the Florestales - Maximino G. This is just a fantastically sweet and clean coffee. So so good.

XOXO

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