Rica "Finca El Lilo"
is replacing "La Manga",
which is no longer available until
the next harvest (next year sometime).
El Lilo is from Tarrazu and is a special
red-honey preparation (makes it sweeter
without affecting vibrancy of the
coffee). It can be best described
as berry-like, winey, and heavenly
body. The only problem with it is,
is that you'll want to have an extra
cup in the morning because the flavor
and body are so incredibly nice.
Ther is another Kenyan coffee waiting
in the wings (waiting for Valic to
finish cupping and writing it up).
6/25/21 - Kenya
Kahiriga now in stock.
This lot is a new arrival that sold
out quickly (to other roasters). We
were lucky enough to grab some for
Custapec is also back.
Next up in a couple
of weeks is a new Ethiopian as well
as an exciting new coffee from Mexico
- "La Frailesca" is also
from the Chiapas growing region of
Mexico. What makes this coffee interesting
is that local farmers (micro-farms)
bring their coffees to a co-op and
compete to be selected among the top
quality producers. The coffees are
then combined and branded with the
La Frailesca label. The coffee bean
varieties are Marsellesa, Bourbon,
New web site update:
We're still working on it. It's not
easy but we are making good progress.
We're quite motivated as this site
is at least two generations old and
is getting to be more difficult to
maintain and keep updated. The new
site has improved navigation and check-out
features that should make browsing
it a better experience as well as
quicker and more frequent updates
of our coffee selection.
6/19/21 - A new single-origin
arrival is coming in next week. Apparently
there's still a huge log-jam of container
ships waiting to unload their cargo
sitting off ports on the West Coast.
Due to this, we've been patiently
waiting for certain coffees to to
unload and go through the Customs
process. Kenya "Kahiriga"
has bee one of them. These
are large, well developed beans that
provide for an outstanding cup full
of all the good-ness Kenyan coffees
are famous for. It should be available
to order by mid next week.
New web site update: It's taking
a little longer than expected, but
we want to make sure everything's
right before launching it. Probably
less than a month away now...
5/12/21 - New coffees - Sumatra
Pollung Lintong. This
is a very high quality coffee coming
from near the famed coffee growing
region of Lake Toba. Many barista
competition coffees come from this
area and are used because of the thick
crema produced in part by the syrupy
body of the beans.
Also back, Brazil
Dulcineia dos Santos Black Honey.
We've been saving some in a warehouse
on the west coast to bring out just
in time for the Summer months. Looks
like we're a little early, but oh
Masha, an organic coffee,
was posted last week rather haphazardly
and it was marked as "out of
stock", which is not true. We
just got some in stock and have plenty
of it. We've carried this before and
love the berry flavors and coffee-blossom
5/5/21 - Guatemala
"La Voz" is
back in stock. We carried this coffee
a few years ago and are happy to have
it back in our line-up. Very clean,
bright, and tasty.
5/3/21 - New crop in from
- Zanzibar Peaberry. Little
round gems selected from the highest
growing elevations in Tanzania. Limited
We have a couple of other new coffees
in as well, including Brazil Black
Honey and a new Ethiopian. Valic will
get them posted as soon as he gets
around to it. Speaking of Ethiopians,
there's a ton of great coffee from
there just sitting off the western
coast of the U.S.. Shipping is a mess
and is severely backed up right now,
but hopefully the precious beans will
be unloaded later this month.
4/3/21 Some Good News:
we finally received the long awaited
arrival of a nice Brazil from"Jaurez
Colatino Barros". This
coffee, grown on a small microlot
producing farm, received very special
attention during the entire growing
season. It was selected as part of
the Capricornia project that we feature
from time to time.
Brazil Black Honey
is all gone. We have more held in
reserve and expect to take delivery
of it later this month (or maybe in
May). For now we highly recommend
the Jaurez Colatino coffee in above
post in its place. If you like the
Black Honey, you'll definitely like
our new web site: It's quite
a project. We want it to be just right
and while focusing on modernization
for better mobile device usage, we're
trying hard to keep the "flavor
and feel" of the current site
so hopefully it won't be too much
of a "smack in the face"
to some. It's coming along nicely
and is a month or so out from launching.
We're very excited about it.
3/19/21 - Apparently there
have been some issues with our shopping
cart deleting coffee selections when
more than one is made. It was only
happening with certain types of coffees,
but the issue should be fixed now.
3/14/21 - Ethiopia
Sidama "Masha" has
been added to our offering list. Masha
is an organic, shade-grown certified
coffee from the Sidama region of Ethiopia.
This is one of those berry-like exotics
that we get in every now and then.
When it's gone, it's gone!