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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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  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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Raspberry Beret, rhymes with...

Raspberry Beret, rhymes with...

(07/23/10)
Raspberry Beret rhymes with Peaberry Parade, which is what's rolling out of the shrub gates today.

El Salvador Finca Matalapa Peaberry

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

"Matalapa Peaberry has great balance and sweet accent notes. The dry fragrance has sweet citrus, praline, honey and floral notes at City+, and a syrupy molasses sweetness at Full City roast. You can find the same sweet, mild citrus in the wet aroma, with butter-caramel and Almond Roca scents. The cup is bright, with bracing orange acidity, laced with slight floral bits. As it cools my lighter roasts (City+) became more and more bright and dynamic, lemony with a cinnamon note and malty grain sweetness. Light roasts have a correspondingly light body, but it fits the high-toned, refreshing flavor profile overall."

Colombia Peaberry Los Caracoles Del Sur

http://www.coffeeshrub.com/shrub/coffee/colombia-peaberry-los-caracoles-...

"Dark caramel sauce marks the wet aroma from the cup, with strong fudge notes in the Full City roast level. The fruits are winey, Merlot grape in the aroma, with cinnamon bark accent. The cup has a sweet caramel malt roast taste, brown beer sweetness, mission fig fruit, and a creamy mouthfeel. There is a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon, which dry on the palate in the aftertaste. The body seems syrupy but not long-lasting as the coffee passes over the palate; but this effect pairs well with the flavors in the finish. This is a great SO espresso! It's like sweet plum syrup and caramel sauce - exceptional!"

It was a Peaberry Parade, the kind you find at the Coffee Shrub store.

Go ahead and hum that all day, much better than the theme from Arthur starring Dudley Moore which has been haunting me this morning.