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Rwanda Nyamasheke Gitwe

$6.30
A view of the drying beds at Gitwe from the road above
Rwanda Nyamasheke Gitwe
Rwanda Nyamasheke Gitwe

Brewing light roasts offers soft accents of black tea, dried apple, and raisin atop a sweetness that has the transparency of simple syrup, and a finish marked by notes of Earl Grey tea, and roasted barley. City to City+.

Africa

Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station

$6.15
Bags of dried parchment coffee are piled in mounds in the warehouse awaiting export, Kayanza
Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station
Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station

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

Africa

Burundi Kazoza N'Ikawa Station

$6.05
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.

Africa

Burundi Kiganda Murambi

$6.00
Burundi Kiganda Murambi
Burundi Kiganda Murambi
Burundi Kiganda Murambi

Murambi is a light to medium-bodied cup with mouth cleansing acidity. Flavors of turbinado and sucanat are accented by top notes of black currant, dried apple, rhubarb and mulling spice. City to City+.

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Burundi Honey Process Kibingo Station

$6.50
The other Burundi "honey" - actual honey. A traditional hive set high up in a tree for harvesting honey
Burundi Honey Process Kibingo Station
Burundi Honey Process Kibingo Station

Kibingo has a honeyed mouthfeel and flavor, toasted sugar, black tea, buoyant body and tea-tannic acidity. A crowd pleasing coffee. City to Full City.

Africa

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.

Africa

Burundi Kayanza Yandaro Station

$6.05
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.

Africa

Kenya Meru Farmers AB

$6.30
Kenya Meru Farmers AB
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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Zambia Honey Process Kasama Estate

$6.05
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+.

Africa

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.

Africa

Rwanda Rutsiro Mushonyi Station

$6.05
Rwanda Rutsiro Mushonyi Station
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.

Africa

Ethiopia Guji Anasora

$6.15
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.

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Rwanda Dry Process Rusizi Nyakarenzo

$6.05
Rwanda Dry Process Rusizi Nyakarenzo
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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Ethiopia Agaro Genji Challa Lot 13

$6.65
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.

Africa

Kenya Nyeri Kianjogu AA/AB

$7.65
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.

Africa

Kenya Othaya Gura AA

$7.95
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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Kenya Nyeri Ichamama AA

$7.80
Visting Othaya Farmers Cooperative Society offices
Kenya Nyeri Ichamama AA
Kenya Nyeri Ichamama AA

City shows intense acidity and berry character, fresh cranberry, red raspberry, with delicate hints of chamomile tea and lemongrass. Darker roasts have a flavor or cherry cordials. City to Full City.

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Kenya Nyeri Gatugi Peaberry

$6.95
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.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia Dry Process Guji Shakiso Hambela Dabaye

$6.75
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.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia Dry Process Kayon Mountain Taaroo

$6.85
A group of men picking over coffee cherry that was just laid out to dry at Taaroo
Ethiopia Dry Process Kayon Mountain Taaroo
Ethiopia Dry Process Kayon Mountain Taaroo

Such a clean and complex DP cup, notes of fresh and dried fruits, baking spices, blueberry hard candy, mixed berry jam and stunning floral aroma. A standout pour over brew. City to City+.

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