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Burundi Honey Process Gahahe

$6.40
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
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 Gahahe Station

$6.25
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
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 Kibumbu Kayokwe

$5.75
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

$5.95
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 Duromina Coop Lot 17

$6.65
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
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 Gerbicho Rogicha

$6.75
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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Rwanda Kivu Kageyo

$6.15
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 Kanyege Station

$6.05
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 Nyamasheke Nyakabingo Station

$6.10
Receiving station at left where the coffee cherry is first delivered, the depulper below it, and drying beds in the distance - Nyakabingo
Rwanda Nyamasheke Nyakabingo Station
Rwanda Nyamasheke Nyakabingo Station

Sweet and bitter flavors are harmonious, a honey note is near floral and overt, black tea with lemon, hints of golden raisin, hibiscus flower tea and dried pear. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

 

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Rwanda Rusizi Gaseke

$5.75
At the drying tables, workers keep a sharp eye out for any physical defects in the coffee and remove them - Gaseke coffee washing station
Rwanda Rusizi Gaseke
Rwanda Rusizi Gaseke

Gaseke makes a unique, herbal cup at City+. Licorice root and lemongrass tea flavors comes through, and date sugar sweetness goes the long haul in the finish. A bodied brewed coffee. City+ to Full City+.

 

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Tanzania Mbeya Isende AB

$5.25
A view of Isende FBG from the other side of the hill
Tanzania Mbeya Isende AB
Tanzania Mbeya Isende AB

Medium roasts show balanced sweet/bittering flavors, elements of buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, bittering powdered cocoa, licorice hint and an aromatic woody aroma. City+ to Full City. Good for espresso.

Sweet Maria's Blends

Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend

$6.80
Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend
Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend
Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend

All fresh ingredients makes for an incredible espresso. Full City shots have sweet chocolate flavors, and complex fruited notes like nectarine and peach, dark grape, and milder citrus hints. So sweet, without acidity being "over the top". Fruit flavors shift and the sweet aftertaste lingers. City+ to Full City+ depending on brew application. Best for espresso.

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