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Burundi Honey Process Gahahe

$6.40
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A view of the drying tables at Gahahe coffee washing station, Gatara
Burundi Honey Process Gahahe
Burundi Honey Process Gahahe

Gahahe is "complete" in terms of the levels of sweetness, cleanliness and vibrance. Raw sugar, apple-like acidity, top notes of cranberry and baking spice. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop

$5.95
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Turning damp parchment coffee on the drying beds to facilitate even drying, Dusangirijambo
Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop
Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop

Layered sweetness gives way to subtle baking spice and apple accents, black tea, and lemon water acidity. Balanced sweet and bitter flavors and Full City shows rich dark chocolate and cherry notes. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso. 

 

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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 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 Yandaro Station

$6.05
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After the coffee is depulped and fermented, it's laid to drip dry in piles like this on the "skin drying" tables, before being moved to the main drying beds.
Burundi Kayanza Yandaro Station
Burundi Kayanza Yandaro Station

Cherry flesh and orange pulp notes are understated, with caramel and molasses-type sugary sweetness more dominant, and citric to black tea-like vibrance. Surprisingly chocolatey at Full City. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Burundi Kibumbu Kayokwe

$5.75
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Typical disc depulper at a coffee processing site in Burundi
Burundi Kibumbu Kayokwe
Burundi Kibumbu Kayokwe

Brews well in light to middle roasts, tea-like vibrance, raw honey and caramelizing sugars, muted baking spice and fruited top notes and syrupy bittersweetness with darker roasting. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

 

 

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Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station

$5.75
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Workers at the Rwiri station, part of Yagikawa FCS
Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station
Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station

Yagikawa excels at City+ and beyond yielding opaque body, turbinado sugar, molasses, cinnamon and ginger spice, and cocoa powder. City+ to Full City+. Good for 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 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 Dry Process Guji Dambi Uddo

$6.75
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This coffee shrub is at one of the semi-forested plots managed by Guji Highland.
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Dambi Uddo
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Dambi Uddo

Dried and cooked fruits are shadowed by earth-toned sugars; natural dried apricot, coconut flakes, cooked strawberry, chocolate-dipped banana, rice syrup, rustic palm sugars and baking cocoa. Intense cup. City+ to Full City. Wild espresso.

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Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Gerbicho Rogicha

$6.75
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At a process site in Guji - the bright red cherry at left was just laid to dry, the one on the right is almost ready.
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Gerbicho Rogicha
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Gerbicho Rogicha

City and City+ roasts show big fruits and clean floral aroma; strawberry lemonade, dried cherry, raspberry, pineapple hard candy, dried mango, orange and a jasmine nose. City to Full City.

 

 

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Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Shakiso Hambela Dabaye

$6.75
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Capturing the early morning sun shining down on the Hambela Dabaye site
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Shakiso Hambela Dabaye
Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Shakiso Hambela Dabaye

Fruit flavors are juicy and clean, strawberry jam and berry-like brightness illuminate the cup, hints of sweet citrus, peach puree and tart acidic impression. City to Full City.

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Ethiopia Dry Process Illubabor Dabi

$6.65
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This ripe cherry delivery at one of the Agaro stations will first be picked over and floated for defect removal before sending to the drying patios
Ethiopia Dry Process Illubabor Dabi
Ethiopia Dry Process Illubabor Dabi

Dabi has cooked fruit and rustic earth notes, flavor accents include dried berry, cantaloupe, musky cherimoya, and canned plums. Bittersweet and earth-toned chocolate at Full City along with big berry character. City+ to Full City+. Good espresso.

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Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Shantawene

$6.75
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These naturals drying are likely a mix of coffee from their farm, Daye Bensa, and the outgrower coffee from Shantawene, Keramo and Bombe villages
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Shantawene
Ethiopia Organic Dry Process Sidama Shantawene

A heavy-handed dry process cup, notes of blueberry, grape, cranberry juice, honeydew, stone fruit accents and tart citrus hints. A wine-like, sweet coffee on the cleaner side for natural. City to Full City. Wild espresso.

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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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Kenya Gatanga Ibutiti Estate Peaberry

$7.25
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Raised coffee drying beds at Ibutiti. The tarps are employed to protect from

There's so much to ponder; tropical notes of mango and papaya, tart cherry lemonade, cranberry, mulled grape juice and clove spiced finish. Incredibly complex Kenya. 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 Kirinyaga Kamwangi AA

$7.50
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Final washing and grading channel at a coffee factory in Kirinyaga
Kenya Kirinyaga Kamwangi AA
Kenya Kirinyaga Kamwangi AA

Perfumed orange and lemon, Earl Grey tea, dark sugar, honey, and berry notes in middle to dark roasts with a Paolo Santa, aromatic wood note. City to Full City. Good for espresso. 

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Kenya Meru Farmers AB

$6.30
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Kushikumana farmers at a meeting to talk about the buying program in Meru
Kenya Meru Farmers AB
Kenya Meru Farmers AB

Dried plum, slab apricot, red raisin and fig, and a dusting of cocoa powder and spiced finish. Big bodied coffee with milder acidity for Kenya. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Kenya Nyeri Aberdare AA

$7.20
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Turning the coffee drying on raised beds on a sunny day to help facilitate even drying, Nyeri region
Kenya Nyeri Aberdare AA
Kenya Nyeri Aberdare AA

Aberdare AA is a spiced cup with a dark sugar sweetness, notes of grape, cinnamon stick and tart cranberry lemonade, along with a sandalwood impression in the long aftertaste. City+ to Full City+.

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Kenya Nyeri Githiru AB

$7.00
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Typical 3-disc depulper at a coffee factory in Nyeri
Kenya Nyeri Githiru AB
Kenya Nyeri Githiru AB

Raisins rolled in brown sugar, date pieces and dried tamarind. Milder acidity for Kenyan coffee and capable of big chocolate roast tones. City to Full City. Good espresso.

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Kenya Nyeri Kangocho Peaberry

$7.25
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Looking down one of the washing channels at Kangocho Factory
Kenya Nyeri Kangocho Peaberry
Kenya Nyeri Kangocho Peaberry

Layers of raw sugars give way to fruited cup flavors like grape juice, blueberry, orange zest and berry-like acidity. Darker roasting develops high % cacao bittersweetness. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Kenya Nyeri Kianjogu AA

$7.65
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SL coffee cherry near uniform ripeness, Nyeri region
Kenya Nyeri Kianjogu AA
Kenya Nyeri Kianjogu AA

Transparent sweetness is accented by clean fruited notes of orange and lemon hard candies, blueberry, raisin, along with lemon-like vibrance. City to Full City. A bright and chocolatey espresso.

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Kenya Nyeri Kianjogu AA/AB

$7.65
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Typical 4-disc depulper at one of the Othaya FCS wet mill factories
Kenya Nyeri Kianjogu AA/AB
Kenya Nyeri Kianjogu AA/AB

Transparent sweetness like table sugar or simple syrup is accented by understated flavors of citrus, blueberry and raisin, with lemon-like vibrance. City to Full City. A bright and chocolatey espresso.

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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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Kenya Othaya Gura AA

$7.95
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Mostly empty beds near the end of harvest at one of the Othaya factories/wet mill sites
Kenya Othaya Gura AA
Kenya Othaya Gura AA

A fruit-focused cup in lighter roasts: fruit punch, pulpy orange, red berry, coconut water, fruited lambic beer and more beneath an underlay of unrefined sugars. City to Full City.

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Rwanda Dry Process Rusizi Nyakarenzo

$6.05
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Phocus (at left in the lab coat), the manager, gives us a tour of Nyakarenzo site during a 2018 visit
Rwanda Dry Process Rusizi Nyakarenzo
Rwanda Dry Process Rusizi Nyakarenzo

Lighter roasts have brisk tea-like acidity that structures complex top notes of natural dried stone fruit , fig/prune, tamarind, and a sweet undercurrent that's like brown rice syrup and honey wheat. City to Full City.

 

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Rwanda Dry Process Rutsiro Mushonyi

$7.90
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Coffee deliveries at the Mushonyi site
Rwanda Dry Process Rutsiro Mushonyi
Rwanda Dry Process Rutsiro Mushonyi

Sticky fruit character along with molasses type sweeteners; blueberry, dried apricot, apple and date, dried date rolls with coconut and cacao nibs. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Rwanda Gikongoro Robusta

$4.55
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I don't have photos of the Robusta from this particular project (though plenty from their other stations), so here is a shot of Robusta from an India trip instead
Rwanda Gikongoro Robusta
Rwanda Gikongoro Robusta

The cup is all about bittering cocoa, mild malty sweetness, muted acidity, and massive body. Roasted buckwheat, leather, and nutty notes mark the aroma and finish. Full City to Vienna. Good for espresso blending.

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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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Uganda Dry Process Sironko Town Lot 8

$5.95
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Uganda Dry Process Sironko Town Lot 8
Uganda Dry Process Sironko Town Lot 8
Uganda Dry Process Sironko Town Lot 8

Intense dry process flavors of sweet and wine-like fruits, blueberry jam, dark dried berries, unrefined sugar sweetness, and cacao nib hints. A fairly clean dry process coffee. City+ to Full City.

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Zambia Honey Process Kasama Estate

$6.05
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A view of the coffee estate from above
Zambia Honey Process Kasama Estate
Zambia Honey Process Kasama Estate

Chocolate and sweet grain accent notes come together like carob bar, with a hint of lemon peel, Dutch drinking cocoa, and "woodsy" pine note in the finish. City+ to Full City+.

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Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Version 2.0

$7.00
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Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Version 2.0
Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Version 2.0
Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Version 2.0

At Full City, berry tones start to unfold and a persistent bittering cacao flavor is highlighted by notes of dehydrated blueberry and cranberry, as well as a dark citrus accent. Best with resting 48-72 hours. Full City to Full City+.

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