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We are very proud of our unroasted green coffee selection of 50+ types. Each is meticulously cup-rated, and selected from particular current crop lots, representing the "best of the best!"
- September 19, 2014: BIG SIX going into this weekend, starting off with a handful of Guatemalas from Huehuetenango highlands. Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul - Costanza y Lopez is a 2 producer lot, both located in the La Libertad area within Huehue. It's a fairly fruited cup, floral, and elegant acidity. Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul - Javier Martinez is another micro-lot, and new addition to our Proyecto Xinabajul. The cup is bodied and sweet, and as it cools shows elements of apple pie - brown sugar, spices, and apples of course! We also added two regional blends, Guatemala Huehuetenango Hoja Blanco and Guatemala Huehuetenango Chichimes. And while technically "blended" lots, these are both made up of less than five producers from the same micro region, chosen from several rounds of full cupping tables based off complimentary cup characteristics. Expect a range of flavors here from dark brown sugar, caramel candies, stone fruit, cacao bar, and with malic acidity that shines. Great drinking coffees to say the least. We also added a new Ethiopian coffee, Ethiopia Bonga Forest Mankira. Such an interesting story with this one, and from probably the most remote washing station we've ever experienced. Make sure to check out the farm notes on this one, true heirloom varietals growing wild deep in the Bonga forest. A remarkable cup too, especially considering the area from which it came - heavy caramel and honey flavors, peach, and a slight rustic appeal. And finally, we decided to pick up a washed Robusta from too, for those interested in blend components, or even to try on its own. India Wet Process Sufia Robusta is from the Karnataka folks, sourcing mainly in Chikmagalur. The attention that went into prep is really quite nice visually, and the resulting cup is like over extracted barly tea and unsweetened cocoa. There is a slight sugar note in there too, but it's less about sweetness, and more about body (which is huge) and grain/nut/bittersweet attributes. Don't shy away from getting up toward the 1 to 4 ration with this one.
- September 12, 2014: OK, so the coffees have continued to flow into our warehouse - Centrals and Africas in full swing, and new crop Colombias are still on the way. So in the spirit of all that is fresh and new, we're adding a whopping 10 coffees to the list this week. Well, to be fair, one is a restock, but an already missed lot of Sumatra Toba Batak Peaberry, that we were luckily able to secure a few more bags of. We also added another Sumatra, Sumatra Lintong Aek Nauli, that returns with the deep sweetness and convincing fruit flavors I recall from previous years. 2 new Ethiopias also hit the list - Ethiopia Dry Process Yirga Cheffe Chele'lektu has an astonishingly clean profile of fruit flavors and pectin sweetness, and Ethiopia Jimma - Cocola Cooperative shows great body and juicy tropical fruits. Both are unique additions to our already fairly diverse Ethiopia list. 2 new Guatemalas also are available, one Huehuetenango and the other from Chimaltenango, very close to Antigua. Guatemala Huehuetenango - Finca Rosma is a regular for Sweet Maria's, and this is our second lot of the year. The review has been updated, as this lot cupped slightly different with more pronounced fruit notes and the deep sugar browning sweetness we've come to expect from this coffee. Guatemala Antigua - Cabrejo Invernadero shows great sweet/bittersweet balance and boasts a near sparkling, malic acidity. Top notes are light, but add an air of elegance to this already crowd pleasing cup. Brazil Minas Gerais - Roberto Canato is a well-rounded pulp natural from the award winning Fazenda Monte Verde. Bold sweetness, this coffee also harnesses flavors of golden raisin and black tea. Costa Rica Familia Bonilla - El Llano, another from Don Mayo micro mill, this washed coffee makes for a transparent Costa cup, with sweet apple and walnut. We also picked up a Sulawesi cooperative coffee, Sulawesi Bone-Bone Cooperative, which has thick, inky body and intense sweetness of developed sugar and rice syrup. And finally, Honduras Santa Barbara - Juan Hipp Microlot is a small lot from Santa Barbara region, and is actually in many ways, Indonesia-like - foresty flavors and molasses sugar. Quite a diverse bunch of coffees to check out over the weekend. And be on the lookout next week for new Kenyas, Ethiopia, and Guatemala Xinabajul micro lots!
- September 5, 2014: Here's another Friday flurry of new coffee. The 4 pound Ethiopia South/West Sampler is a great focused look at different coffees from one of the most prized countries we work in. Profiles will vary widely with variety as well as with roast development. Costa Rica Familia Bonilla SWP Decaf is very balanced, on the milder end of the spectrum with apple and pear notes and equal parts dark sugar and cocoa flavors. Floral, fruited, bright, complex..many adjectives like this came to mind when cupping Ethiopia Dumerso-Kochore SWP Decaf. Guatemala San Diego Buena Vista SWP Decaf has caramel and dark sugar sweetness, highlighted by top notes of cherry and apple with chocolate flavors at darker roasts.