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The First Offerings of 2014

Colombia Cauca Popayan Decaf has lively acidity for a decaf coffee. It's bright at lighter roasts and with lots of dark sugar sweetness. Great as espresso too.

Costa Rica Palmeras Decaf is a solid water processed decaf with flavors of caramel and baking spices. A great daily drinking coffee!

Finally, Guatemala Chimaltenango Xejuyu is a versatile and sweet coffee, with fruited notes of apple and Asian pear. The sweetness is like simple syrup and with just the right amount of acidity, making for an overall balanced cup of coffee. This one's great as SO espresso too.

Happy Holidays with seven new lots

Colombia Pedregal - Agua Blanca Microlot has sweetness like honey sticks with delicate dried floral hints and complex sugar browning notes of caramel and butterscotch, very limited quantity available.

Colombia Huila - Pitalito Microlot is yet another outstanding fresh arrival, replete with golden raisin alongside fruit juice flavors of pear and apple.

Ethiopia Anfilo-Shebel Fana Cooperative with soft acidity (pomelo), red berry, stone fruit flesh, candied citrus, and Dutch drinking cocoa.

Guatemala Patzun - Finca Santa Anita has nectarine, apricot, caramel, milk chocolate, and a honeyed finish.

Java Sunda - Pak Andri is nicely fruited with green melon, apple, dried apricot, and a pleasant, English Breakfast tea-like quality.

Rwanda Kivu Kanzu is so juicy, with caramel sweetness, red honey, apple, pear, and is very "complete" in terms of acidity, sweetness, and body.

Rwanda Tumba Cocatu has a thick body, cane juice sweetness, pulpy citrus and chocolate roast tones.

Product Guide: Scales...Do it the right weigh.

When roasting or brewing your own coffee, using a scale keeps you from playing a guessing game and wondering later why today's cup of coffee doesn't taste like yesterday's cup. Not using a scale could mean your green coffee batch size, roasted coffee dose or amount of water could be different each time. There's nothing wrong with saving a few seconds by guess-timating, but if you are the type that wants more control over your cup, using a scale is worth that counter space and a few moments of your time.

 

All Purpose Scales

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New Java arrivals along with a Guatemala and Sumatra

Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul - La Viuda Evelia has caramel syrup sweetness alongside malic fruits like apple and pear.

Java Sunda - Pak Kanda with raw cacao nib flavors, walnuts coated in butter and chocolate, an amazing new lot from our Sunda project, limited quantity available.

Java Sunda - Pak Rukman is another Sunda lot with clean milk chocolate sweetness, citrus rind notes, and raw almond.

Sumatra Lintong Pearung has papaya and green apple in light roasts along with malted sugar and cream.

Product Guide: Coffee Portability

There are lot of coffee travel containers on the market. If you go to any department store, cafe' or airport gift shop, chances are they have travel mugs for sale. They are also a hot item in those catalogs where you can put your company's logo on a product and order 100's of them for really cheap. What is the difference between those and the the models we sell? Quality. We really believe in the Nissan/Thermos and Zojirushi products we carry because of their durability and function.

 

On the Go

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