9/26/20 - Slight delay on the Geisha.
It arrived by truck yesterday
but unfortunately just missed our
Receivinig hours so there was no forklift
available to bring it in. Darn...
9/12/20 - Coming in late
next week, a Geisha from Costa Rica.
What is Geisha (also known
as Gesha from it's origin)? There
are two main strains of coffee - arabica
and robusta, with a lesser known strain
as liberica. Most specialty coffees
consist of varietals of arabica. A
much less known and rare coffee varietal
is Geisha, with was originally found
during the 1930's in a mountainous
region of Ethiopia known as Geis.
It then traveled (the seeds) to Central
America, mostly grown in Panama and
Costa Rica. High on sweetness and
various powerful citrus and stone
fruit flavors geisha coffees have
won many Cup of Excellence awards
throughout the world in recent years.
It is expensive and in our opinion
is one of the only high-priced coffees
that justify the cost. Cost for geisha
coffees typically start at the same
as Hawaiian coffees and go up from
there. Stay tuned.
9/6/20 - New microlot
from Brazil now available -
Sauza". This is
a very limited edition coffee that
came available to us in only a small
quantity. It is a yellow-honey prep,
making it a sweeter coffee than it
would normaly be using a traditional
sun-dried processing method.
8/29/20 - From Guatemala
Huehuetenango Finca El Zapote.
This is a very bright, invigorating
coffee. Available now while supplies
8/21/20 - No more Brazil
Black Honey. No more Guatemala Ayarza
(Santa Rosa). There
will be some new coffees coming in
late next week.
8/1/20 - From
the island of Sumatra - Black Panther.
At the cupping table, we
were pleasantly surprised at the syrupy
body of this coffee, even for a Sumatran,
which is typically has fuller body
than coffees from other regions. In
stock and available now.
7/28/20 - Coming
in later this week: an exceptionally
nice Guatemalan coffee from the Ayarza
Cherry Mill, located in the
department of Santa Rosa
("departments" are similar
to states here in the U.S.). Two things
combined to make this an extra sweet
tasting coffee is that it was grown
at a very high altitude (~5,000 ft
above sea level), and that it was
naturally dried on raised drying beds
under the tropical sun. Coffee grown
at such high altitudes means cooler
weather, thus longer growing times
until the coffee reaches maturity.
This gives the cherries plenty of
time to slowly, but surely, develop
flavor, character, and overall brightness.
We should have it posted as a Single
Origin offering by the weekend.
6/27/20 - From Ethiopia,
"Banko Gutiti" has
been added to our single origin offerings.
This is a brand new, just off the
boat New Crop coffee. Valic still
has a few more postings to go before
getting us all caught up. Our roasting
room is packed full off new coffee
6/26/20 Daterra Farms Sweet
Blue / Sweet
Yellow are back in stock.
Brazil Daterra Farms is a scientifically
engineered farm using natural processes
whose focus is on quality while preserving
the local habitat of forests and animals.
All coffees produced on this sprawling
farm are organic. Sweet Yellow and
Sweet Blue is sent to us in vacuum
packed bags to preserve freshness
(usually unroasted coffee is stored
in burlap bags).
6/21/20 - Brazil Dulcineia
dos Santos Black Honey is
now available. This is an amazing
micro-lot coffee that comes from a
very remote region of Southern Brazil.
6/15/20 - Exciting new incoming
coffees include: new crop
Ethiopians - Banko Gutiti (from Kochere
region of Yirgacheffe) and Worka Chelbessa
(also a Yirgacheffe). Last, but not
least an a startling black honey from
Brazil is also inbound. They should
be available by the end of the week..
Monsooned Malabar is back in stock!
4/25/20 - Peru
"Jose Alvino Tejada"
is now available. If you
like Central/South American coffees,
you will not want to miss out on this
one. It comes from a very small microlot
producing farm high up in the mountains
of Peru. Supplies are very limited
so we don't expect it to be around
more than a month or so (unless we
can get more, which we are currently
attempting to do). One of the great
things about this coffee is the quality
vs. the relatively low price. One
would expect such an overall elegance
to be a much higher cost.
4/21/20 - Ethiopia
Sidamo Wottona Bultuma
(say it real fast, go ahead and try
it!) has been added to our selection
of roasted coffees. We were very pleasantly
surprised at the overall complexity
of this coffee at the cupping table.
Crop of Costa Rica La Minita Tarrazu
just came in and we are all stocked
up to last until next harvest. Very
3/27/20 - Two coffees added
back to our line-up. From Costa Rica,
back by popular demand is Hacienda
La Manga. And from Africa,
3/21/20 - Our business
remains open and fully operational
during the ongoing pandemic. Orders
are being processed the same as they
always have been. Our coffee house
in downtown Mesa, however is a little
different. It is now grab-and-go.
Local pickups for coffee ordered on
this web site can still be picked
up over there in the usual manner.
You just won't see a crowd hanging
out at the tables!
3/13/20 - An awesome new
coffee from Kenya just arrived: Kenya
Kagumo has been added
to our single-origin coffee line up.
This coffee puts a big smile on our
faces every time we brew some in our
2/29/20 - From India, "Monsoon
Malabar" has been
added to our single-origin line up.
This has been a very popular coffee
at our local coffee house so we decided
to make it available here.