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New arrivals- Ethiopia Moplaco YirgaCheffe and Honduras Organic Ocotopeque WP Decaf

http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/EthiopiaMoplacoYirgaCheffe2009.jpghttp://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/HondurasFTOOcotopequeWPDecaf2009.jpg We're adding two coffees to close out August: Ethiopia Moplaco Yirga Cheffe, a sweet wet process peachy Yirg with silky mouthfeel, and Honduras FTO Ocotopeque WP Decaf, a caramel sweet organic decaf yet mild and crisp in the cup. As always click-through to the full review for farm notes, cupping notes, and roast suggestions.

New arrivals - Kenya AA Nyeri Ndaro-ini & Mexico FTO Santa Cruz WP Decaf

http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/KenyaAAANyeriNdaroini2009.jpghttp://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/MexicoFTOSantaCruzWPDecaf2009.jpg Today we are adding a new Kenya from the Gikanga Farmers Coop and a new Chiapas Decaf. Check out the full reviews but here are some notes.... Kenya AA Nyeri Ndaro-ini has berry and vanilla in the flavor profile; also, try it as single-origin espresso! We have a nice Organic Fair Trade Decaf we're adding: Mexico Santa Cruz WP Decaf, a medium cup with mild nut, apple, and brown sugar finish.

History of Coffee Chart


History of Coffee Chart, originally uploaded by sweetmarias.

I had to seam this image together, so I am not sure how legible it
is. David Roche had it at the Roaster's Guild Retreat, and it's from
a book but I am not sure which. Ukers? Interesting history of how
coffee was disseminated through the world.

New arrivals - Mexico Org Nayarit DP, Honduras FTO Lempira Cosagual Coop, Salvador Siberia Estate Pacamara

http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/MexicoOrganicNayaritDry-Process2008.jpghttp://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/ElSalvadorSiberiaEstatePacamara2009.jpghttp://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.analysis.images/HondurasFTOLempira2009.jpg Three Central American additions today! ... We have the return of Mexico Organic Nayarit Dry-Process, an unusual offering we've enjoyed before with intense chocolate and dense body. Next up is a new cultivar from one of our fave auction-winning farms: El Salvador Siberia Estate Pacamara, with excellent raw sugar and hibiscus tones. Lastly it's Honduras Fair Trade Organic Lempira -Cosagual Coop from a new farm/location. It's a crisp wet-process from a new farm with allspice, almond, and apricot hints.