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    The Victorio Stainless Steel Stovepops Have Arrived

    The best stovetop popper for coffee.

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    Product Guide: Sample Sets - New Additions

    Different ways to get more of the coffee you want, for less.

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    Product Guide: Sweet Maria's Sample Sets

    Flavor variety or flavor precision. Whatever you are into, these are for you.

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  4. New Arrivals: Kayon Mountain Farm - Two Ways

    New Arrivals: Kayon Mountain Farm - Two Ways

    Two Ethiopia Shakiso coffees side by side

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    New Arrivals: Brazil

    Nutty, chocolaty and great for an espresso base

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    Start 2016 Off Right With Some Great Ethiopian Coffee

    What a selection!

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  7. New Guatemalan and Colombian Arrivals

    New Guatemalan and Colombian Arrivals

    ...all great for espresso too!

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  8. Four New Coffees from Colombia, Costa Rica and Ethiopia

    Four New Coffees from Colombia, Costa Rica and Ethiopia

    ...all packed with more flavor than you can handle.

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  9. A Variety of Seven New Arrivals

    A Variety of Seven New Arrivals

    Most of these are excellent for espresso!

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  10. New Arrivals for Oct 9th

    New Arrivals for Oct 9th

    Seven new coffees for the 9th.

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  11. Five New Offerings From Colombia, Java and Rwanda

    Five New Offerings From Colombia, Java and Rwanda

    excellent offerings from Colombia, Java and Rwanda

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  12. Three New Coffees

    Three New Coffees

    from India, Sumatra and Nicaragua

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Yemen Sana'ani was My Secret

Yemen Sana'ani was My Secret

I got caught trying to add a coffee to the list and not telling everyone. The fact is, I wanted to re-roast and re-cup the new Yemen Sana'ani again, maybe tweak the review a little, and make the flavor quality analysis graph. Anyway, the review is true: this is the best Yemen I have found in a long time. The fact is, we shipped this lot with a Mattari, and with an Ismaili (a very hard to source coffee), and we had to reject these two. The Mattari was okay in the dark roasts, but i just could not get excited about it. The Ismaili had faded a lot from the pre-ship samples I had cupped, and it would have disappointed you all. I mean, I could have offered it with a big asterisk by the name and explained it was mild, with just a trace of that Ismaili spice to it. But I wouldn't feel good doing that. The name connotes something for you all, as it does for me; this lot just missed the bar. Anyway, on a better note, the Sana'ani works really well as a tangy, fruited light roast, or Full City+ to Vienna with chocolate and spice abundant. It definitely did make the bar... -Tom

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