Mar - Apr 2003: Home Roasting and Freshness; It's Sumatra Time!; It's Nice to Be Near the Port…; …and It's Nice to Be Near the Brokers…

Date: 
Sat, 2003-03-01

It's Sumatra Time!

Coffee is a crop. It may seem odd to think of coffee this way since it is also a dried seed from a small fruiting tree. And we don't think about the crop cycle of other dried seeds on our kitchen shelves. But there is a particular window of time when a new crop of coffee arrives at the Oakland port (a mere 5 minutes from our shop) and all the good coffee buyers are on the hunt for the best lot.

Dec 2000: Here Comes The New Crop; In Defense of Cupping

Date: 
Fri, 2000-12-01
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It’s true that coffee produced around the world arrives in the United States continuously, but there are certain moments in the crop cycle when the best coffees become available. This varies based on origin, but by coincidence many favorites arrive in the first few months of the new year.

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