Coffee Shrub

Coffee is a multi-stemmed, gangly, awkward, diminutive shrub. Coffee Shrub is dimunitive too; a micro-seller of coffee serving shops that roast. We sell green coffee in batches that equal roughly a bit less than 1/2 or 3/4 of a traditional jute bag packaged in Grain-Pro lined bags, at either 50lbs. or 100lbs. You have the convenience of thorough, descriptive reviews as a starting point for your own tasting notes and also relevant information about the farms, including images that you can use to promote the coffee. Look over our coffees and see if any of these offerings would complement your current list.

Recent Coffee Additions

Cane juice, Dutch cocoa, apple, black walnut, clean acidity
Intense florals, jasmine, orange blossom, kaffir lime, Assam tea, honey, juicy body, clean finish
Caramelized sugars, black tea, lemon zest, dry cherry, spiced, balance
Simple syrup, black tea, cacao, balanced
Honey, brown sugar, citrus, roasted nut, structured


Finca Matalapa El Salvador Matalapa Tablon Cidra deserves some sharper focus, as we like to return to coffees in our current inventory and flesh them out in greater detail. It's important to know what you sell, and know it well!  It's also...

Two Barrels, One Java   In QC-ing a few of the Shrub coffees this week, this Java stood out as cupping especially fresh and sweet. I figured that now is as good a time as any to write a short feature of sorts -- roast the coffee to a couple...

Join the Roasters Challenge!   We are participating in the 2015 Grounds for Health Roasters Challenge and we are hoping you can help too. What is it and how can I help? It's a friendly competition between coffee companies east and west of the...

Requesting Permission to Land It's Thursday morning in Seattle, and I have to say, this isn't what I remember it being like when I lived here 10 years ago. For one, it's April and sunny - two words not normally sharing the same sentence for north...

On Our Way to SCAA (04/08/15)
We're heading up to Seattle for SCAA Thursday-Sunday. We don’t have a booth but we’ll be meeting up with folks on Friday from 2-4. Email Dan ( & Amanda ( if you’d like to meet up. See you up there!

Recent comments

danwood posted in Sumatra Lintong - Opung HR on 05/06/15
HI Tim - You are correct about the naming and correct that HR and BR are different people, and so is Opung HR and Opung BR! They are basically one half kilometer away from each other in Lintong though, which is a tight community. Each collector has different sources so the coffees can vary a bit, but the main strength of these collectors is to...(view)
tim.hollister posted in Sumatra Lintong - Opung HR on 04/22/15
I noticed you had coffee from Opung BR in your archives. Is this one from a different collector, HR? It's my understanding that this is a naming convention in Sumatra; Opung meaning "grandmother" and HR/BR referring to her eldest son. Correct? Either way, this one is delicious.(view)
sweetmarias posted in Guatemala Antigua Estate Peaberry on 03/27/15
Sorry to hear about that. It can happen of course, especially from the drying patio ...but it shouldn't. That should come out in precleaning in the dry mill. What I have seen is a pocket of these in one section of a lot, or even one bag. It makes me think that somewhere a cache of stones or patio fragments collected in a machine was jarred loose....(view)
grabowc posted in Guatemala Antigua Estate Peaberry on 02/28/15
First coffee from Shrub that I've noticed lots of stones/pebbles in. Gotta be diligent with this one! But no points off for flavor.(view)
ceschooley posted in Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend on 02/02/15
Hey David, there is a chance that we may revisit this blend in the future, but it should be noted that the majority of the blends that we offer are not repeating blends and are the result of particular coffees that we thought would go well together. Keep your eye out though for more Ethiopia focused blends in the future.(view)