- July 3, 1994
During a trip to Rwanda, Tom documented his visit to the Gitesi processing station. This is where we get a lot of our Rwandan coffee from. The son of the mill's owner answers a lot of questions about the drying and processing that happens there. He also talks a bit about their future plans to expand and produce greater volumes of coffee.
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All of these coffees are available in quantities up to 20lbs.
Costa Rica Familia Bonilla - Beneficio is fruited with pink grapefruit and apple. Tart, brisk acidity with a walnut and red apple finish.
Panama Boquete Finca San Sebastian shows creamy caramel and butter pecan,with tartaric acidity. Big body, crisp acidity, and refreshing mouthfeel.
Mexico FTO Chiapas Grapos Cooperative has a dark sugar and butter sweetness, along with flavors of roasted nut. Its a bodied cup, and holds up at the darker roast levels with a clean finish.
Mexico Org. Oaxaca La Lagunilla Cooperative has a mild profile of dark sugar and roasted nut. A fresh tobacco flavor carries into the finish with rustic sweetness.
India Monsooned Malabar shows best in the darker roast levels or as a blend application. Earthy and pungent, with some sweet/bittersweet sugars in the finish. Its strength is body, and will make an interesting cup for fans of earthy, low acid cup.
Ethiopia Dry Process Gr. 1 Yirga Cheffe Dumerso is loaded with fruit flavors and bittersweet roasted cocoa notes. Mango, jackfruit, and melon to red berry jam, dried apricots, and cooked peach come through as well as a strong spice mix. Available in quantities up to 20lb bags.
Kenya Kagaari Kanja Peaberry offers a nice culmination of developed sugar sweetness and fruit flavors.
Congo Kivu Bukavu-Beni has fresh tobacco, unrefined sugars, and a slight jute flavor too. Fruits like banana and ones with tropical pungency come out in the cool cup. Available in quantities up to 20lb bags.
Guatemala Antigua Caracol is a dense bean, great for home roasting, and holds up well to dark roasts. Caramel sweetness, grape and dark berry fruit flavors, and some citrus. Moderate acidity throughout the roast range.
Sumatra Toba Batak Peaberry is bodied, and carries a nice thick sweetness of brown rice syrup, dried tropical fruits and dark berries. Flavors shift toward rindy citrus and black tea in the finish. Available in quantities up to 20lb bags.