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Africa

Burundi Honey Process Gahahe

$235.00
A view of the drying tables at Gahahe coffee washing station, Gatara
Burundi Honey Process Gahahe
Burundi Honey Process Gahahe

Gahahe is "complete" in terms of the levels of sweetness, cleanliness and vibrance. Raw sugar, apple-like acidity, top notes of cranberry and baking spice. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

Africa

Burundi Honey Process Kibingo Station

$240.00
The other Burundi "honey" - actual honey. A traditional hive set high up in a tree for harvesting honey
Burundi Honey Process Kibingo Station
Burundi Honey Process Kibingo Station

Kibingo has a honeyed mouthfeel and flavor, toasted sugar, black tea, buoyant body and tea-tannic acidity. A crowd pleasing coffee. City to Full City.

Africa

Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop

$212.50
Turning damp parchment coffee on the drying beds to facilitate even drying, Dusangirijambo
Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop
Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop

Layered sweetness gives way to subtle baking spice and apple accents, black tea, and lemon water acidity. Balanced sweet and bitter flavors and Full City shows rich dark chocolate and cherry notes. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso. 

Africa

Burundi Kayanza Gahahe Station

$227.50
The Gahahe washing station sign upon entry
Burundi Kayanza Gahahe Station
Burundi Kayanza Gahahe Station

Baking spice flavors peak in lighter roasts and 'pop' against a cooked sugar backdrop. Darjeeling tea, clove, all spice, cinnamon, lemon rind and cider-like apple notes. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

Africa

Burundi Kayanza Gakenke

$217.50
A thick mist hangs over Gakenke on this particular morning visit
Burundi Kayanza Gakenke
Burundi Kayanza Gakenke

A lovely, delicate Burundi cup. Fruited hints of apricot and dried papaya with complex baking spice notes woven through, like mace, clove, and anise. Syrupy sweetness from start to finish and mild floral character. City to City+.

Africa

Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station

$222.50
Unloading bags of whole coffee cherry that were harvested that day, Kayanza
Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station
Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station

Tea and spice notes flourish in Nemba's brew, a chamomile floral aroma, spiced Darjeeling, along with a juicy lemon note. Acidity is brilliant like citrus and the tannic side of black tea. City to Full City.

Africa

Burundi Kazoza N'Ikawa Station

$217.50
In one of the coffee holding warehouses at the Kazoza N'Ikawa coop
Burundi Kazoza N'Ikawa Station
Burundi Kazoza N'Ikawa Station

City roasts brew nicely, raw sugarcane juice underpins top notes of dried apple, lemon zest and cinnamon stick. Acidity really pops like lemonade and the finish is brisk and clean. City to Full City.

 

Africa

Burundi Kibumbu Kayokwe

$202.50
Typical disc depulper at a coffee processing site in Burundi
Burundi Kibumbu Kayokwe
Burundi Kibumbu Kayokwe

Brews well in light to middle roasts, tea-like vibrance, raw honey and caramelizing sugars, muted baking spice and fruited top notes and syrupy bittersweetness with darker roasting. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

 

Africa

Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station

$212.50
Workers at the Rwiri station, part of Yagikawa FCS
Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station
Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station

Yagikawa excels at City+ and beyond yielding opaque body, turbinado sugar, molasses, cinnamon and ginger spice, and cocoa powder. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

 

Africa

Ethiopia Agaro Duromina Coop Lot 17

$247.50
With some of the farm Duromina coop management and workers
Ethiopia Agaro Duromina Coop Lot 17
Ethiopia Agaro Duromina Coop Lot 17

Duromina has intense cup flavors, nectarine, peach skin, herbal rue and orange marmalade notes are attention grabbing. Deeper roasts pull out cacao bittersweetness and rustic dried stone fruit. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

Africa

Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa Lot 13

$247.50
Standing next to the Penagos 2500 at Genji Challa's sister site, Nano Challa
Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa Lot 13
Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa Lot 13

Underlying clover honey sweetness, stone fruit flesh and bittering peach skin, orange peel and kaffir lime accents and a complex herbal/rue aroma. City to Full City.

Africa

Ethiopia Agaro Kedamai Cooperative

$222.50
Drying parchment covered with netting to protect from the mid-day sun, Kedamai coop

Clean, transparent sweetness when roasted light, with an orange flavor that accents the cup and defines acidity too, followed by peach tea, and orange blossom top notes. City to City+.

Africa

Ethiopia Agaro Sadi Loya Coop

$232.50
Agitating the coffee with wooden "rakes" in the washing channel at Sadi Loya in order to remove the sticky mucilage layer
Ethiopia Agaro Sadi Loya Coop
Ethiopia Agaro Sadi Loya Coop

Honeyed sweetness is accented by a pulpy citrus note and hop flower aroma. Intense bittersweet chocolate at Full City, with berry hints and orange zest. City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.

Africa

Ethiopia Kochore Jet Hama

$235.00
Removing the sticky mucilage from the recently fermented coffee with wooden paddles at this Kochore wet mill site
Ethiopia Kochore Jet Hama
Ethiopia Kochore Jet Hama

Perfumed jasmine and lavender florals at City, with a bergamot citrus oil note, sweet raw sugars, vibrant acidity, and Earl Grey tea aftertaste. Complex, to say the least. City to Full City.

Africa

Ethiopia Yukiro Cooperative

$232.50
Penagos mechanical demucilager at Yukiro cooperative
Ethiopia Yukiro Cooperative
Ethiopia Yukiro Cooperative

Light roasts of Yukiro make excellent pour over brews, delicate floral aroma, soft fruited notes like lime, pink grapefruit, green apple and nectarine and backing of simple syrup sweetness. City to City+.

Africa

Rwanda Kivu Kageyo

$222.50
Some physical defects are most easily identified when the beans are still wet and swollen, that's what's happening here at the "skin drying" tables - Kageyo station
Rwanda Kivu Kageyo
Rwanda Kivu Kageyo

Equal parts raw sugar sweetness and complex baking spice notes, butter toffee sweetness giving way to clove and cinnamon top notes, candied lemon peel and English Breakfast tea finish. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

Africa

Rwanda Nyamasheke Gitwe

$210.00
A view of the drying beds at Gitwe from the road above
Rwanda Nyamasheke Gitwe
Rwanda Nyamasheke Gitwe

Brewing light roasts offers soft accents of black tea, dried apple, and raisin atop a sweetness that has the transparency of simple syrup, and a finish marked by notes of Earl Grey tea, and roasted barley. City to City+.

 

Africa

Rwanda Nyamasheke Kanyege Station

$217.50
Cooperative members at the wet mill tending to the parchment drying tables
Rwanda Nyamasheke Kanyege Station
Rwanda Nyamasheke Kanyege Station

Cane juice sweetness anchors the cup, lemon grass tea, citric acidity, cinnamon and all-spice finish. Robust spiced chocolate when roasted dark. City to Full City. Prime espresso option.

Africa

Rwanda Nyamasheke Nyakabingo Station

$220.00
Receiving station at left where the coffee cherry is first delivered, the depulper below it, and drying beds in the distance - Nyakabingo
Rwanda Nyamasheke Nyakabingo Station
Rwanda Nyamasheke Nyakabingo Station

Sweet and bitter flavors are harmonious, a honey note is near floral and overt, black tea with lemon, hints of golden raisin, hibiscus flower tea and dried pear. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

 

Africa

Rwanda Rutsiro Mushonyi Station

$217.50
Fermentation tanks at another site South of Mushonyi
Rwanda Rutsiro Mushonyi Station
Rwanda Rutsiro Mushonyi Station

Raw sugar sweetness, and top notes touch on aspects of dark dried fruits like raisins rolled in clove powder, Mission fig, and prune, along with a candied citrus note offering sharp contrast. City to Full City.

Central America

Costa Rica Helsar Magdalena Vega

$242.50
Colorful sign on the side of the building that houses Helsar's wet mill machinery
Costa Rica Helsar Magdalena Vega
Costa Rica Helsar Magdalena Vega

A balanced cup, nut-to-chocolate roast tastes, restrained sweetness of caramelized sugars, subtle top notes like green apple, hazelnut, and walnut. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

Central America

Costa Rica Tarrazu La Casona SF 1900

$245.00
Laying out coffee to dry on raised beds at La Casona micro mill
Costa Rica Tarrazu La Casona SF 1900
Costa Rica Tarrazu La Casona SF 1900

SF 1900 presents rounded sweetness in the cup, molasses, cane juice, with a tasty vanilla accent, and acidity like lemon tea. Full City builds a more chocolate-toned cup. City to Full City.

Central America

El Salvador La Esperanza "H1" Cultivar

$225.00
Bags of dried parchment back at the dry mill in Santa Ana
El Salvador La Esperanza
El Salvador La Esperanza

La Esperanza is a fairly delicate, nuanced El Salvador. Toffee/caramel sweetness, roasted barley green tea, lemony acidity, light body, clean mouthfeel. City to Full City.

Central America

Guatemala Acatenango Gesha

$587.50
A flowering Gesha shrub at this Acatenango farm
Guatemala Acatenango Gesha
Guatemala Acatenango Gesha

As good as it gets: star jasmine, rose water, Assam, tart rose hips, pristine sweetness, fruit bubblegum, tropical aroma, and brisk acidity. City to City+. Works as floral and chocolatey espresso too when roasted darker.

Central America

Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Tujlate

$255.00
This flowering shrub is in a lower elevation area along the road we take up toward San Pedro Necta.
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Tujlate
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Tujlate

Fruited aroma, notes of raw sugar, apple and orange are connected by bracing, tart acidity. Sweetness sticks around in the finish, peppered by an accent of malted milk powder. City to Full City+.

Central America

Guatemala Xinabajul Aler Villatoro

$257.50
A portion of the Villatoro family pictured here, Aler in the blue v-neck t-shirt
Guatemala Xinabajul Aler Villatoro
Guatemala Xinabajul Aler Villatoro

Light roasts show honeyed sweetness, complex berry top notes, candied citrus and a cardamom spice hint. Roast development brings out chocolate bittersweetness. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

Central America

Mexico Honey Process Marsellesa -Doña Eva

$247.50
Looking into the drying room, raised beds are filled with honey and wet processed coffees. She's set up a fan for air circulation when temperatures rise
Mexico Honey Process Marsellesa -Doña Eva
Mexico Honey Process Marsellesa -Doña Eva

Pour over brews yield a fruited cup that fits right in with our top tier Centrals American coffee. Berry-like vibrance, honey sweetness, red berry, apple, tart rhubarb and a walnut finishing note. City to City+.

Central America

Panama Volcan Baru Bambito Estate

$265.00
Clumped Bourbon cultivar in Panama
Panama Volcan Baru Bambito Estate
Panama Volcan Baru Bambito Estate

Bambito is sweet at a wide range of roasts, brown sugar and honey, a marshmallow hint, walnut, fruited highlights, and a sturdy bittersweet core. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

Indonesia & Asia

Timor Letefoho Poulala

$210.00
Weighing incoming coffee deliveries at one of the process sites in Timor Leste
Timor Letefoho Poulala
Timor Letefoho Poulala

City+ pulls out an underlay of unsweetened cocoa powder that allows tart berry and fruit skin notes to stand out. Big body, moderate acidity, and herbal finishing hints. City+ to Full City.

Sweet Maria's Blends

Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend

$260.00
Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend
Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend
Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend

All fresh ingredients makes for an incredible espresso. Full City shots have sweet chocolate flavors, and complex fruited notes like nectarine and peach, dark grape, and milder citrus hints. So sweet, without acidity being "over the top". Fruit flavors shift and the sweet aftertaste lingers. City+ to Full City+ depending on brew application. Best for espresso.

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