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  1. 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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  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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Jan-Jan

Jan-Jan

(01/26/12)
January is slipping through our fingers. But we have some busy, busy like Grant Green, fingers. There are some stellar new offerings from Rwanda, Kenya, and Colombia just launched on shrub in the last week or so. I've also been gearing up to host the Roasters Guild Executive Council annual January meeting here at shrub mountain headquarters in Fort Collins, CO. It will be a blast having all these folks in town, and on the night of Thursday the 26th there's going to be a coffee rodeo at the very super Cranknstein Coffee Roaster, Bike Shop, Tap Room. TNT style barista throwdown shenanigans will be had, but mostly it's a chance for coffee people from all over Colorado and such to gather and talk jive. I'm really looking forward to it as in the last couple of months this event has gathered some momentum and it's pretty exciting to meet so many vivacious individuals. I'm happy to be able to show off some of the Colorado coffee scene to the rest of the RGEC, and am pretty jazzed to have them all in my town.

Also, I'm working on a series of articles on roasting for the Sweet Maria's Library and will be sure to share links as those pop up. I'll be looking mostly at specific adjustments and their effect on the cup. Less as a means of determining a right or wrong, and more as a means of showing a range of possible outcomes.

Busy like Grant Green Fingers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6N2-CWrXoQ