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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 Masha Station

$217.50
Preparing the drying tables for the incoming harvest, Masha Coffee Washing Station ("CWS")
Burundi Kayanza Masha Station
Burundi Kayanza Masha Station

The level of sweetness ranks high (8.8!) - sugar in the raw, cream caramel, light brown sugar - with spiced flecks of cinnamon powder, hints of apple and pear and structuring acidity. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

 

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 Rusizi Gaseke

$202.50
At the drying tables, workers keep a sharp eye out for any physical defects in the coffee and remove them - Gaseke coffee washing station
Rwanda Rusizi Gaseke
Rwanda Rusizi Gaseke

Gaseke makes a unique, herbal cup at City+. Licorice root and lemongrass tea flavors comes through, and date sugar sweetness goes the long haul in the finish. A bodied brewed coffee. City+ to Full City+.

 

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.

Africa

Tanzania Mbeya Isende AB

$177.50
A view of Isende FBG from the other side of the hill
Tanzania Mbeya Isende AB
Tanzania Mbeya Isende AB

Medium roasts show balanced sweet/bittering flavors, elements of buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, bittering powdered cocoa, licorice hint and an aromatic woody aroma. City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.

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 Helsar Miguel Rojas

$242.50
How many cajuelas of coffee cherry did they deliver? This measurement is unique to Costa Rica and is about 25lbs, or a single basket of cherry.
Costa Rica Helsar Miguel Rojas
Costa Rica Helsar Miguel Rojas

Base of unrefined sugars, apple and tamarind hints, tangy black tea finish. Deeper roasts are dominated by bittersweet chocolate roast tones. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

Central America

El Salvador Finca Santa Julia Bourbon

$207.50
Doña Haydee's husband, Alfredo, who also manages Santa Julia
El Salvador Finca Santa Julia Bourbon
El Salvador Finca Santa Julia Bourbon

Middle roasts have flavor aspects of granola; oats and roasted almonds baked with honey and cinnamon, even a subtle dried raisin note. Heavier dark chocolate flavors are found at Full City. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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 Antigua Pulcal Inteligente

$257.50
This sign marks the entrance to the farm
Guatemala Antigua Pulcal Inteligente
Guatemala Antigua Pulcal Inteligente

Brown sugar, apple-like acidity, indications of green tea, almond, toasted barley, raisin, and fig. Dominant bittersweet chocolate when roasted dark. City to Full City+. Good espresso.

Central America

Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Aldea Tuiloj

$255.00
Heading to San Gaspar Ixchil Municipality where the village of Tuiloj resides
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Aldea Tuiloj
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Aldea Tuiloj

Complex sweetness (rates 9.0!), layers of caramel, floral honey, raw sugars, and more. A bright lemon note at City, and dark dried fruit and berry at Full City. City to Full City. 

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

Guatemala Xinabajul Evelio Villatoro

$255.00
Visiting Evelio in El Injerto, this is his drying patio and milling site near his home
Guatemala Xinabajul Evelio Villatoro
Guatemala Xinabajul Evelio Villatoro

A complex brew at a wide range of roasts, underlying butterscotch sweetness that hits a perfumed floral apex, accent notes of brisk tea, dark berry, candied citrus and a tangy acidity. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

Central America

Honduras Comayagua Nueva Alianza

$205.00
Walking farms in Comayagua region in 2017, you see a lot of the broad leaf, Catimor types planted
Honduras Comayagua Nueva Alianza

Sweet citrus flavors and herbal green tea in light roasts, dried fruit character, burned sugar, caramel and rich chocolate roast tones with deeper roast development. City to Full City+. Good espresso. 

Central America

Honduras Ruta del Cafe

$190.00
Covered drying beds in Paraiso
Honduras Ruta del Cafe
Honduras Ruta del Cafe

Flavors of raw sugar, cinnamon powder, shades of bittersweet chocolate and soft but present acidity that comes off like apple or pear. City+ to Full City+. Good espresso.

Central America

Mexico Chiapas Finca Chanjul

$212.50
A handful of elongated coffee cherry at a farm in Chiapas
Mexico Chiapas Finca Chanjul
Mexico Chiapas Finca Chanjul

A sweet almond paste flavors unfolds to candied nut flavors like almond and peanut, chocolate-covered nut, baking cocoa, and inky body. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

Central America

Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires Lot 1

$212.50
At the entrance to Finca Buenos Aires
Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires Lot 1
Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires Lot 1

Crowd pleasing in light and middle roasts, raw cane and brown sugars, accent notes of vanilla bean, roasted almond, dried apple, mild tea-like acidity, and bittersweet finish. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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

Flores Laga Lizu Gnung Waja Mala

$217.50
Drinking coffee and sorting coffee at a coop member's home
Flores Laga Lizu Gnung Waja Mala
Flores Laga Lizu Gnung Waja Mala

Waja Mala has a bran muffin aspect in aroma, with flavors of turbinado sugar, walnut, raisin and the bittersweetness of flourless chocolate torte. City to Full City.

Indonesia & Asia

Timor Leste Goulala Village

$207.50
An effective wooden hand-crank coffee depulper, Timor Leste
Timor Leste Goulala Village
Timor Leste Goulala Village

Goulala has a sweet cup character, butter cream frosting and mild bittering bass notes are illuminated by tart goji berry and lemon rind, and an almond meal finishing note. City to Full City.

Indonesia & SE Asia

Sulawesi Organic Gunung Karua Farm

$250.00
Jember cultivar in Toraja
Sulawesi Organic Gunung Karua Farm
Sulawesi Organic Gunung Karua Farm

The cup is versatile, clean and sweet, muscovado sweetness, cinnamon muffin, chocolate roast character, citrus-like brightness and a gingerbread aroma. City to Full City. 

Oceania

Papua New Guinea Baroida Estate

$242.50
At the weigh station of a mill in Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea Baroida Estate
Papua New Guinea Baroida Estate

A sweet, earth-toned coffee with herbal honey sweetness, accents of basil and fresh tarragon, a saturated green tea flavor, rustic palm and date sugars, tart citrus, and sandalwood aroma. City+.

Oceania

Papua New Guinea Kainantu Sero

$217.50
Papua New Guinea Kainantu Sero
Papua New Guinea Kainantu Sero
Papua New Guinea Kainantu Sero

An all around sweet, clean PNG. Syrupy sweet, bubblegum accent, Botan rice candy, orange marmalade aroma, and mild, black tea-like acidity. City to Full City. Wilder espresso option.

South America

Colombia Inzá Veredas Vecinas

$212.50
These 20 coffees represent 1 of 6 or 7 tables cupped on that particular day in Inzá
Colombia Inzá Veredas Vecinas
Colombia Inzá Veredas Vecinas

City+ constructs a framework of sucanat, panela, and toffee sweetness, marked by raisin and almond hints. Full City boosts dark chocolate tones and milky body. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

South America

Colombia Las Estrellas de Urrao

$257.50
Jhon Alexander Bermudez, one of the producers who contributed to this high scoring lot of "Las Estrellas"
Colombia Las Estrellas de Urrao
Colombia Las Estrellas de Urrao

Intense cup flavors, apple, dried plum, orange, and hibiscus tea. While I prefer the light and bright cups, dark berry notes flourish at Full City too. City to Full City.

South America

Colombia Lo Mejor de Timana

$250.00
Looking down on the Joven family farm from a neighboring plot just above
Colombia Lo Mejor de Timana
Colombia Lo Mejor de Timana

A sweetness like date sugar holds complex cup flavors together; raisin, berry jam, orange rind and sweet basil. Hefty body and rich cacao in dark roasts. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

South America

Colombia Tolima China Alta

$227.50
China Alta, Tolima
Colombia Tolima China Alta
Colombia Tolima China Alta

Bodied brew at a wide roast range, dark sweetness like sucanat and molasses, hint of spiced apple tea. Darker roasting raises deep cocoa roast tones and fruited finishing accents. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

South America

Peru Caserio Buenos Aires

$215.00
Flower buds nearing blossom in Cajamarca
Peru Caserio Buenos Aires
Peru Caserio Buenos Aires

Apple-like vibrance adds structure to notes of semi-sweet chocolate, dried pear and walnut. Capable of deep chocolate roast tone with development. City+ to Full City+.

South America

Peru Huabal Perlamayo

$205.00
A small Granex depulping machine mounted above a fermentation tank at one of the association member's farms in Perlamayo village
Peru Huabal Perlamayo
Peru Huabal Perlamayo

Raw sugar sweetness, hazelnut and walnut accents, along with dried apple and peach tea. Bittersweet the darker you roast, and fruited hints hold up to roast development. 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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