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  1. Quick Guide to our Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Sale!

    Quick Guide to our Rwanda and Burundi Coffee Sale!

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  2. Roasting Different Batch Sizes of Burundi on the Behmor 1600+

    Roasting Different Batch Sizes of Burundi on the Behmor 1600+

    What happens when you roast a coffee to the same roast level but at different rates of development?

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  3. Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop

    Behmor Roast Profile: Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop

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  4. Timor No Leste

    Timor No Leste

    Posted from the road, some thoughts on coffee from East Timor (Timor Leste) and working with small holder farmers.

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  5. Roasting Flores Gunung Gedha on a Popcorn Popper and Quest M3s

    Roasting Flores Gunung Gedha on a Popcorn Popper and Quest M3s

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  6. Aillio Bullet R1 Roaster: Testing Airflow with Rwanda Kageyo

    Aillio Bullet R1 Roaster: Testing Airflow with Rwanda Kageyo

    A look at two extreme examples of airflow settings on the Bullet and how they affect roast development.

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  7. 20% Off Guatemala Sale - Check Out Our "Cheat Sheet" Overview

    20% Off Guatemala Sale - Check Out Our "Cheat Sheet" Overview

    Take advantage of this great discount on these crowd-pleasing coffees.

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  8. Behmor Roast Profile: Ethiopiques 2.0

    Behmor Roast Profile: Ethiopiques 2.0

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  9. Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

    Video: Sample Roasting with an Aillio Bullet R1

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  10. Video: Guatemala 2019 Coffee Clips

    Video: Guatemala 2019 Coffee Clips

    A few fairly low tech clips and some thoughts on coffee processing and coffee buying in Guatemala.

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  11. Rwanda + Burundi Fundamentals

    Rwanda + Burundi Fundamentals

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  12. Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Podcast Episode #21 - Burundi Conversation with Alistair Sequeira - Part 1

    Part 1 of 2 - Talking about the coffee supply chain among other topics

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Tambaya and Montañita

Tambaya and Montañita

(12/15/09)
I mentioned it in my last post, but I just wanted to highlight what an excellent pairing of coffees that I thought these two made. Despite having distinctive flavor characteristics (Montañita with it's muted melon and Fuji apple notes coupled with mild savory/herbal elements, Tambaya with its peach and white grape with balanced sweet cream), the mouthfeel of both these coffees created a marriage between them that really showcased what makes each one remarkable. I highly recommend picking these two up together and trying it out for yourself. Also, I had a Clever Drip of the Ethiopia Guji Org. Decaf the other day that tasted like smores made with the Huckleberry Chocolates that my friend Dinah would always bring back from Spokane. Phenomenal decaf, incredibly sweet. Clever Drippers are doing well, pretty excited to have those out there, feel free to share any of your experiences with them here; also, if there are any pairings of shrub coffees that you have come across that you were jazzed about please let us know.
-chris