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Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop Lot #1810

$6.10
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Turning damp parchment coffee on the drying beds to facilitate even drying, Dusangirijambo
Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop Lot #1810

City/C+ roasts show a sweet black tea flavor, and tannic bittersweetness. Fruited notes add contrast, dried cherry, black currant, and a lemon impression. Full City roasts have a chocolate-cherry flavor. City to Full City. Good for Espresso.

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Burundi Kayanza Gahahe Station

$6.25
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The Gahahe washing station sign upon entry
Burundi Kayanza Gahahe Station
Burundi Kayanza Gahahe Station

Baking spice flavors peak in lighter roasts and 'pop' against a cooked sugar backdrop. Darjeeling tea, clove, all spice, cinnamon, lemon rind and cider-like apple notes. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

 

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Burundi Kayanza Gakenke

$6.05
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A thick mist hangs over Gakenke on this particular morning visit
Burundi Kayanza Gakenke
Burundi Kayanza Gakenke

A lovely, delicate Burundi cup. Fruited hints of apricot and dried papaya with complex baking spice notes woven through, like mace, clove, and anise. Syrupy sweetness from start to finish and mild floral character. City to City+.

 

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Burundi Kayanza Masha Station

$6.05
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Preparing the drying tables for the incoming harvest, Masha Coffee Washing Station ("CWS")
Burundi Kayanza Masha Station
Burundi Kayanza Masha Station

The level of sweetness ranks high (8.8!) - sugar in the raw, cream caramel, light brown sugar - with spiced flecks of cinnamon powder, hints of apple and pear and structuring acidity. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

 

 

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Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station

$6.15
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Unloading bags of whole coffee cherry that were harvested that day, Kayanza
Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station
Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station

Tea and spice notes flourish in Nemba's brew, a chamomile floral aroma, spiced Darjeeling, along with a juicy lemon note. Acidity is brilliant like citrus and the tannic side of black tea. City to Full City.

 

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Burundi Kazoza N'Ikawa Station

$6.05
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In one of the coffee holding warehouses at the Kazoza N'Ikawa coop
Burundi Kazoza N'Ikawa Station
Burundi Kazoza N'Ikawa Station

City roasts brew nicely, raw sugarcane juice underpins top notes of dried apple, lemon zest and cinnamon stick. Acidity really pops like lemonade and the finish is brisk and clean. City to Full City.

 

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Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station

$6.00
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Yagikawa cooperative members on a 2017 visit to the wet mill - Rwiri
Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station
Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station

So much flavor to unpack; dried stone fruit, cinnamon powder and clove spice, pink grapefruit and perfumed floral hints, mouth-cleansing black tea-like acidity. City to Full City. Good espresso.

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Ethiopia Agaro Biftu Gudina Coop

$6.45
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Ripening cherry in Agaro near Biftu Gudina
Ethiopia Agaro Biftu Gudina Coop
Ethiopia Agaro Biftu Gudina Coop

Stone fruit flavors are a central component, canned peaches, natural dried apricot, along with a "root" like sarsaparilla characteristic, and a sweet finish marked by a lime zest hint. City+ to Full City. Outstanding espresso.

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Ethiopia Agaro Duromina Coop Lot 17

$6.65
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With some of the farm Duromina coop management and workers
Ethiopia Agaro Duromina Coop Lot 17
Ethiopia Agaro Duromina Coop Lot 17

Duromina has intense cup flavors, nectarine, peach skin, herbal rue and orange marmalade notes are attention grabbing. Deeper roasts pull out cacao bittersweetness and rustic dried stone fruit. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa Lot 13

$6.65
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Standing next to the Penagos 2500 at Genji Challa's sister site, Nano Challa
Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa Lot 13
Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa Lot 13

Underlying clover honey sweetness, stone fruit flesh and bittering peach skin, orange peel and kaffir lime accents and a complex herbal/rue aroma. City to Full City.

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Ethiopia Agaro Kedamai Cooperative

$6.15
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Drying parchment covered with netting to protect from the mid-day sun, Kedamai coop
Ethiopia Agaro Kedamai Cooperative
Ethiopia Agaro Kedamai Cooperative

Clean, transparent sweetness when roasted light, with an orange flavor that accents the cup and defines acidity too, followed by peach tea, and orange blossom top notes. City to City+. Full City for espresso.

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Ethiopia Agaro Sadi Loya Coop

$6.35
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Agitating the coffee with wooden "rakes" in the washing channel at Sadi Loya in order to remove the sticky mucilage layer
Ethiopia Agaro Sadi Loya Coop
Ethiopia Agaro Sadi Loya Coop

Honeyed sweetness is accented by a pulpy citrus note and hop flower aroma. Intense bittersweet chocolate at Full City, with berry hints and orange zest. City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Ethiopia Guji Anasora

$6.15
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Mr. Edema at one of the washing station sites in Uraga, Guji Zone
Ethiopia Guji Anasora
Ethiopia Guji Anasora

City+ roasts have a dash of ginger powder, sugar cane sticks, hibiscus and a moderate level of brightness. Full City roasts have a rustic chocolate/berry flavor. City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Ethiopia Guji Sare Saba

$6.15
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Sare Saba are focused on wet processing but do produce some dry process too. We didn't select any of their DPs this time around.
Ethiopia Guji Sare Saba
Ethiopia Guji Sare Saba

Cane juice, subtle floral notes, pointed sweetness, and tea-like accents. Simple syrup sweetness is transparent and buoys fruited notes of citrus and berry, moving into a doughy finishing note. City to City+.

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Ethiopia Organic Sidama Shantawene Village

$6.45
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Payment day for nearly 700 outgrowers who sell their coffee to the group and a meeting about best harvest practices
Ethiopia Organic Sidama Shantawene Village
Ethiopia Organic Sidama Shantawene Village

SO sweet (9.6!), floral honey and honey comb, citrus high tones, honey tangerine and Valencia orange, light touches of jasmine, fresia, berry and baking spice. City to City+

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Ethiopia Shakiso Kayon Mountain Farm

$6.25
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Women tending to the drying coffee, turning it in order to facilitate even drying and picking out any defects along the way -Kayon site
Ethiopia Shakiso Kayon Mountain Farm
Ethiopia Shakiso Kayon Mountain Farm

Palm sugar sweetness, blueberry, dried cranberry and peach, citrus peel, and green tea aroma. A somewhat rustic herbal and aromatic wood overlay lends 'dry process' appeal. Full City. Good for espresso.

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Ethiopia Yukiro Cooperative

$6.35
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Penagos mechanical demucilager at Yukiro cooperative
Ethiopia Yukiro Cooperative
Ethiopia Yukiro Cooperative

Light roasts of Yukiro make excellent pour over brews, delicate floral aroma, soft fruited notes like lime, pink grapefruit, green apple and nectarine and backing of simple syrup sweetness. City to City+.

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Kenya Kiambu Fram Farm AB

$7.00
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Catching some rest at the drying beds of Fram Farm next to one of their main water channels.
Kenya Kiambu Fram Farm AB

Intense fruited character, grabby citrus, dried pear, tart berries, black currant tea and baking spice finish. Darker roasts bring out a bittersweet background with plum and berry flavors. City to Full City.

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Kenya Kiambu Mandela Estate AB

$6.60
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Three disc depulper at Mandela Estate, Kiambu
Kenya Kiambu Mandela Estate AB
Kenya Kiambu Mandela Estate AB

Full City works well and roast development shining a light on rich, bittersweet chocolate flavors and tangy citrus notes, like orange-infused dark chocolate. For those who enjoy a vibrant espresso shot this one's for you. Full City.

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Kenya Meru Mykaigera AA

$6.90
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The wet mill ("Factory") at Mykaigera farm was apparently built during an El Niño year, hence the name
Kenya Meru Mykaigera AA
Kenya Meru Mykaigera AA

Mykaigera is centered around unrefined sugars and toffee sweetness, a touch of dried fruits, heady spiced aromatics, hints of blackberry and big body. City+ to Full City.

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Kenya Nyeri Gatugi Peaberry

$6.95
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Entrance to Gatugi Coffee Factory
Kenya Nyeri Gatugi Peaberry
Kenya Nyeri Gatugi Peaberry

Layered honey and raw sugar sweetness intermixed with intense fruited top notes like plum, fresh fig, and a lychee. Black tea flavor and mouthfeel when roasted light. City to Full City.

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Kenya Nyeri Thageini Peaberry

$6.95
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Kenya Nyeri Thageini Peaberry
Kenya Nyeri Thageini Peaberry
Kenya Nyeri Thageini Peaberry

Centered around deep fruit tones, raw sugars and tart citrus. Notes of orange, cranberry, tropical fruit punch and vibrant lemon. Full City roasts have high % cacao bar with dried berry and drizzled in lemon juice. City to Full City.

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Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

$6.65
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Sign as you enter the Gitesi processing site in Karongi
Rwanda Karongi Gitesi
Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

City+ constructs a framework of sugar cane juice and brown sugar sweetness, with top notes of fine black and green teas, lemon juice, brisk apple, and cardamom spice. Gitesi's finish is so sweet and pristine. City to Full City.

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Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

$6.15
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Signs lead the way to the station along the road through town, Karongi
Rwanda Karongi Gitesi
Rwanda Karongi Gitesi

Raw sugar sweetness underscores the cup, black and green tea notes, mandarin orange and apple accents and tea-like, crisp finish. A delicious, delicate pour over! City to Full City.

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Rwanda Kivu Kageyo

$6.15
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Some physical defects are most easily identified when the beans are still wet and swollen, that's what's happening here at the "skin drying" tables - Kageyo station
Rwanda Kivu Kageyo
Rwanda Kivu Kageyo

Equal parts raw sugar sweetness and complex baking spice notes, butter toffee sweetness giving way to clove and cinnamon top notes, candied lemon peel and English Breakfast tea finish. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

 

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Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato

$6.40
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Cooperative members at the wet mill tending to the parchment drying tables
Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato
Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato

Cyato shows deep caramelizing sugar sweetness with lovely citrus-like brightness, and top notes of Mandarin orange, slippery elm tea, raisin, and a brown sugary sweet finishing note. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato Lot 327

$6.25
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The sign leading into Cyato coffee washing station
Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato Lot 327
Rwanda Nyamasheke Cyato Lot 327

Brown rice syrup and molasses sweetness, slippery elm and simple black tea, lively acidity, pungent baking spices, big body, and layers of chocolate when roasted dark. City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.

 

 

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Rwanda Nyamasheke Kanyege Station

$6.05
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Cooperative members at the wet mill tending to the parchment drying tables
Rwanda Nyamasheke Kanyege Station
Rwanda Nyamasheke Kanyege Station

Cane juice sweetness anchors the cup, lemon grass tea, citric acidity, cinnamon and all-spice finish. Robust spiced chocolate when roasted dark. City to Full City. Prime espresso option.

 

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Rwanda Rulindo Tumba Lot 442

$6.40
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Workers tending to the drying tables at the Tumba station
Rwanda Rulindo Tumba Lot 442
Rwanda Rulindo Tumba Lot 442

Tumba offers flavors of sweetened black tea, replete with a brisk lemon accent, notes of orange, raisin, and citrus-like acidity. Full City yields dark chocolate, Medjool date, grape, and spiced finish. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Rwanda Rutsiro Mushonyi Station

$6.05
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Fermentation tanks at another site South of Mushonyi
Rwanda Rutsiro Mushonyi Station
Rwanda Rutsiro Mushonyi Station

Raw sugar sweetness, and top notes touch on aspects of dark dried fruits like raisins rolled in clove powder, Mission fig, and prune, along with a candied citrus note offering sharp contrast. City to Full City.

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