Rustic Sweetness

This week I wanted to take a look at some of our coffees that would fall into the "rustic" sweetness category. How could I best describe rustic sweetness? Generally it's a quality in coffee that can be quite polarizing because many of these coffees wouldn't be considered to have fully clean cups and have some muddled qualities in general. Rustic sweetness has some nutty qualities to it like almond and walnut, but can also be herbaceous or rooty with a somewhat cola or root beer-like sweetness.

Fall Offerings

Tom and I have been on the run all summer long between Rwanda, Burundi, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia aaand Indonesia! We're excited about the work we've put in and the the beautiful coffees we have coming through the pipeline. We're expecting our first arrivals from Narino, Cauca and Rwanda in the coming weeks so stay tuned into the website. These coffees are some of the finest we've collectively bought from either origin.

Bull's Blood: Bringing Sulawesi closer to Costa Rica

Bull's blood and Sulawesi, oddly, are related in my mind. I will be in Sulawesi in July and, rather unpleasantly, bulls blood is exactly what they spill at the funeral season (July-August) in Toraja. I'll explain the relevance ... really, I will ... I have been working on two new additions over the last few days and they are finally activated today (trying to get this done before the US>UK world cup game!) The Sulawesi AA Toarco replaces the Peaberry lot, and has a different flavor profile.

The most unconventional Indonesia coffee....

If you want to make an unconventional Central America coffee, you might dry-process it on African beds and get a fruity weird cup. But if you want to do something really wild with an Indonesian coffee, known as the dirtball flavor profile of the coffee word, well... do a Central Amercia style wet-process and make it bright, clean, lively, sweet. That would describe Sulawesi Toarco Wet-Process Peaberry.