9/21/18 - El Conquistador, from
Costa Rica, is now available. Click
on the image to get there.
9/19/18 - We've
been very busy in our cupping room
lately as there seems to be an abundance
of nice coffees this time of year,
with the exception of Sumatrans. Indonesia
has had a rough year and the harvests
have been much smaller than hoped.
All is not lost though, as we've been
able to secure enough to get us through
From Costa Rica, we
have some nice El Conquistador
"Special Prep" on
the way. A number of years ago we
stocked this coffee on a regular basis
and are pleased to be getting some
back in. Valic should have it up and
available by the weekend.
9/3/18 Happy Labor Day. Guatemala
"La Voz", from
the growing region of Atitlan has
been added to our single origin roasted
coffee offering list. This coffee
is offered at a very reasonable price
given its really nice quality.
Ethiopia "Konga" is
now available. This is a
coffee comprised of heirloom coffee
shrubs carefully sought out in Ethiopian
8/28/18 - Coming very soon
- a new Yirgacheffe from
Ethiopia and another awesome Guatemalan
coffee. Should be available by this
coming weekend. Stay tuned.
8/24/18 - Kenya
in. We've been looking for this coffee
for awhile now and are very pleased
to be able to offer it once again.
Some new single origins will be coming
our way over the next couple of weeks.
In particular we're looking at some
high-end Guatemalan coffees.
7/15/18 - Rwanda Bumbogo
is no more. We're looking
around for another one, but it may
be a little while.
7/4/18 Happy July 4th! To
celebrate, we convinced Valic to post
two new organic roasted coffee offerings.
From Ethiopia, we have a natural processed
with sweet berry-like overtones. From
Salvador, Finca Malacara
- an elegant, lively cup.
6/19/18 - No more Yirgacheffe
Wenago. Fortunately, we do
have a nice Ethiopian Harrar that
has similar berry-like qualities coming
in a couple of weeks.
5/9/18 - Uganda
Bugisu is now available. For
the rest of the month of May, we're
offering a 10% discount
on this coffee made available to us
through Matendo Coffee Importers.
Matendo imports numerous, well-chosen
Ugandan coffee direct from farms to
small specialty roasters like us.
We're very fortunate to have access
to Ugandan coffee beans of this quality.
Just enter "Matendo"
in the customer code box
to apply the discount.
4/28/18 Hawaiian Kau is
back in stock. There was a freight
logistics problem causing a several
week delay in getting our shipment.
Sometimes it seems it's for us to
import coffees from other countries
than it is from Hawaii. Not really
Also coming up on deck, a very nice
Ugandan coffee imported
by Matendo Coffee Importers- Matendo
specializes in sourcing some of the
smoothest, well balanced coffee from
various farms and co-ops in Uganda.
Valic should have it posted within
a day or so.
4/22/18 - Brazil
Sitio Maranhao Honey now
available. If you like Brazil coffees,
don't miss this one!
3/30/18 - Teaser (coming
very soon): Brazil Sitio Maranhao
Honey - from a small family
run farm in the micro-region of Caldas,
Sure de minas, Brazil. Painstakingly
produced, this coffee is very sweet
with notes of, you guessed it, honey
- also various spices. This is the
first appearance of this coffee in
the U.S. (or the international market,
for that matter). we
have it in stock, just waiting for
Valic to post it. It will be up and
available this weekend.
3/18/18 - New "El
Rinconada" from Huehuetenango,
Guatemala. From the El Aguacatal ("avocado
plantation") farm. This is a vibrant,
sweet-lemony coffee characteristic
of this region. The beans are very
high-grown, which translates into
a longer growing cycle , which gives
the beans more time to develop and
work their internal magic. As a bonus,
we're offering a Customer
Code discount valid until
4/4/17. Just enter "RINCON" in the
Customer Code box during checkout
to receive a 10% discount
on this amazing coffee - Valic
3/17/18 - Happy St. Patrick's
Day! Our luck has been pretty
good lately. The anxiously awaited
Gayo Longberry has arrived
and is now available. It is definitely
one of the best currently available
Sumatrans. These beans have gone through
what is refereed to as a "triple
picked" process in which the
beans are moved along a line of women
workers in the processing facility
to have defects, foreign matter, and
other undesirable beans removed from
the mass - "three times"
it goes through this. The result is,
of course, a very clean tasting cup
of coffee in the end.
Coming up next: From Guatemala, "La
Rinconada" It's in, but apparently
Valic is too busy shuffling bags in
the back to get it up and posted.
3/13/18 - Tanzania
Tarime just added to
our Single Origin offering list. This
is somewhat similar to Kenyan coffees
as it is grown in the same soil provided
by Mount Kilimanjaro. Processed using
a fully-washed method, then dried
in the sun on raised African drying
Still waiting for Valic to get the
Sumatran Gayo Longberry posted. Hopefully
within the next day or two.
3/9/18 - From Brazil - "Pocos
de Caldas" has replaced
the long-standing "Carmo de Minas".
Pocos de Caldas is a sweet, flavorful
bean somewhat similar to the Carmo
but grown in different volcanic soils,
creating creamy body and invigorating
brightness in the cup.