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

Grape juice, tart blackberry, raw honey, floral, stone fruit, chocolate malt, tea
Raw honey, all spice, raisin, currant, dynamic, structuring acidity
Stone fruit, juicy, lemon oil, floral, rindy citrus, layered cocoa
Fruit juice acidity (grape to apple), honey, cane juice, mulling spices, cider
Juicy cup, flame grape, apple, Asian pear, raw honey, yellow cherry, bittersweetness


Penagos Mechanical De-Mucilager, Helsar Micro-Mill “Machine-washed” is a confusing term if you ask me, commonly used to describe one of the more dominant processing techniques in Costa Rica. It’s partly confusing because “washed” normally implies...

Taking a look at our offer lists the last few days, I realize that a huge part of our job is keeping coffees separate. Sure, we excel in many other areas too (we are coffee "sourcerers" afterall!), but after taking into account that we currently...

Greetings from KCMO! We continue to house a small inventory of coffee at Paris Brothers in Kansas City, MO, and recently sent a shipment of new coffees. With main Shrub operations on the West Coast, having coffee at Paris Brothers allows us to...

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...

Recent comments

danwood posted in Ethiopia Dry Process Yirg Buufata Konga on 08/20/15
Hey Tim, that's exactly right. This is from the same station as the Konga from last year. It looks like our farm notes are easily confused "...hulled at the Buufata Konga Station". This is being used as a regional marker only, not the station name. The station is privately owned, and in this region. Hope that helps! Thanks for reaching out for...(view)
tim.hollister posted in Ethiopia Dry Process Yirg Buufata Konga on 08/19/15
What is the relation between this lot and last season's Konga? Were both of these from the Buufata station? Danke schön.(view)
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)