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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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Skiddlee-Bop-do-wah

Skiddlee-Bop-do-wah

(05/24/10)
Shoo-bee-do Shrub friends, we have some fine new offerings for your pleasure today.

It's some brand new dances, and they're really easy to do...

Brazil Daterra Farms - Sweet Blue

http://www.coffeeshrub.com/shrub/coffee/brazil-daterra-farms-sweet-blue

The lighter roasts are very syrupy and sweet. It has a mild blueberry note in the cup, but this is obscured quickly by chocolate roast notes, even as light as City+ roast. There is a nutty dryness throughout the roast spectrum, almond with that almond skin effect in the finish. Chocolate alkaloids create a pleasant bittering finish at FC roast level. It's not a super complex coffee, but has nicely integrated qualities, and the body has a nice slick, syrup texture

Kenya Kirinyaga Kiangoi Peaberry

http://www.coffeeshrub.com/shrub/coffee/kenya-kirinyaga-kiangoi-peaberry

a very interesting flavor profile, not your fruitbowl Kenya, but a nicely structured, bracing and bright, articulate cup that is, in the final analysis, fairly straightforward. Stone fruits, firm peach and apricot (not overly ripe), juicy mouthfeel, a touch of hawthorn floral note (as found in the aromatics), a slightly drying tea-like quality to the finish.

let's get busy.