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

    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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  2. Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Two Ways: Regular vs. Decaf

    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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Majahual that scratchin' is making me Itch

Majahual that scratchin' is making me Itch

(02/03/11)
New El Salvador and Kenya Nyeri offerings up on shrub today.

El Salvador Finca El Majahual

http://www.coffeeshrub.com/shrub/coffee/el-salvador-finca-el-majahual

"Majahual averages 1500 meters although much of the farm is higher up. I visited in April and was amazed by the 50 to 80 year old Bourbon trees. There is a minority percentage of Pacas at El Majahual, which is a local type of Bourbon as well. The trees at the farm seemed so healthy, with great coffee production on branches from top to bottom, despite their age."

Kenya Nyeri Ichamara Peaberry

http://www.coffeeshrub.com/shrub/coffee/kenya-nyeri-ichamara-peaberry

"The cup is very lively with bright acidity and a delicate sweetness, fruited and very floral. Peach blossom, found in the aromatics, is a dominant theme in the cup which matches fruits and floral flavors. Lemon and apricot also come through, and rose-like floral hints are present as well. A very refined sweetness balances out the brightness; a clean white sugar sweetness without any rustic suggestions."

Two stellar offerings that are testaments to vacuum and Grain-Pro packaging. Both coffees still showing lots of sweetness, life, and vibrancy. 'Tis the season.