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  1. Rwanda + Burundi = Espresso Perfection

    Rwanda + Burundi = Espresso Perfection

    Our Rwanda and Burundi coffees are stand out espresso options, promising compact sweetness, moderate high tones, and lingering top notes.

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  2. Roast Coffee Pairing #35: Two Processing Styles of Brazil

    Roast Coffee Pairing #35: Two Processing Styles of Brazil

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  3. Roast Coffee Pairing #28:  Fruity Brazilian/Fruity Ethiopian

    Roast Coffee Pairing #28: Fruity Brazilian/Fruity Ethiopian

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  4. Roast Coffee Pairing #16:  Costa Rica Pulped Natural v. Washed

    Roast Coffee Pairing #16: Costa Rica Pulped Natural v. Washed

    Wet-Process versus a Pulp-Natural coffee, this time from two different Costa Rica micro-lots. 

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  5. Roast Coffee Pairing #15:  Same Coffee, Two Roasts

    Roast Coffee Pairing #15: Same Coffee, Two Roasts

    With this pairing, we are roasting the same coffee,  Burundi Kayanza Bwayi No. 7, in two different ways to highlight the difference the roast can make.

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  6. Techie

    Techie

    Temperature measurements in different roast systems yield very different results, but if the device performs consistently in your machine (be it a Hearthware, Behmor, Diedrich or what-have-you), then you can transcribe our findings into something meaningful on your roaster.

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Roast Coffee Pairing #28: Fruity Brazilian/Fruity Ethiopian

Here we are comparing two different fruity coffees--half way around the world from each other. First, the Brazil Moreinha Formosa "Raisin" Coffee is produced by a rare processing method; the ripe coffee fruit is allowed to dry on the coffee tree, a technique only possible in an arid climate that has a dramatic shift from wet to dry seasons, and plots with good sunlight exposure, to ensure even drying. After harvest, the coffee is put on raised beds for additional drying, in the African tradition. This results in amazing body (expected), intense chocoalte and great rustic sweetness. Roasted to Full City. The second coffee is an Ethiopia Dry Processed Yirga Cheffe. This lot of somewhat unknowable provenance (long complex story) is incredible with peach, apricot and berry notes. Roasted to City+.

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