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Costa Rica Helsar Asdrubal Chavez

$6.60
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Outside the Helsar de Zarcero micro mill, West Valley
Costa Rica Helsar Asdrubal Chavez
Costa Rica Helsar Asdrubal Chavez

A sturdy cup, underlying honey note, brown sugar, balance of sweetness and bittering components, high % cacao bar and hints of dried fruit and coconut. Infinitely drinkable! City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Costa Rica Helsar Magdalena Vega

$6.55
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Colorful sign on the side of the building that houses Helsar's wet mill machinery
Costa Rica Helsar Magdalena Vega
Costa Rica Helsar Magdalena Vega

A balanced cup, nut-to-chocolate roast tastes, restrained sweetness of caramelized sugars, subtle top notes like green apple, hazelnut, and walnut. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Costa Rica Helsar Miguel Rojas

$6.55
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How many cajuelas of coffee cherry did they deliver? This measurement is unique to Costa Rica and is about 25lbs, or a single basket of cherry.
Costa Rica Helsar Miguel Rojas
Costa Rica Helsar Miguel Rojas

Base of unrefined sugars, apple and tamarind hints, tangy black tea finish. Deeper roasts are dominated by bittersweet chocolate roast tones. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Costa Rica Tarrazu Don Mayo La Loma

$6.55
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The office an lab amidst the drying patios of Don Mayo mill
Costa Rica Tarrazu Don Mayo La Loma
Costa Rica Tarrazu Don Mayo La Loma

Heady brown sugar sweetness, flavors of cane juice, apple, candied walnut, baking spice, and tootsie roll in deeper roasts. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Costa Rica Tarrazu La Casona SF 1900

$6.60
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Laying out coffee to dry on raised beds at La Casona micro mill
Costa Rica Tarrazu La Casona SF 1900
Costa Rica Tarrazu La Casona SF 1900

SF 1900 presents rounded sweetness in the cup, molasses, cane juice, with a tasty vanilla accent, and acidity like lemon tea. Full City builds a more chocolate-toned cup. City to Full City.

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Costa Rica Tarrazu La Casona SF 1900 Lot 2

$6.60
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Laying out coffee to dry and raised beds in the full sun, though afternoon shade is on the way due to the high peaks of the surrounding Talamanca highlands.
Costa Rica Tarrazu La Casona SF 1900 Lot 2
Costa Rica Tarrazu La Casona SF 1900 Lot 2

Rounded cup, molasses and cane sugar, baking cocoa, vanilla accent and acidity like black tea with a lemon hint. Full City builds a more chocolate-toned cup. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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El Salvador Anaerobic Fermentation San Eduardo

$6.05
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This is actually a view from Finca Miravalle, the neighboring farm of San Eduardo Farm.
El Salvador Anaerobic Fermentation San Eduardo
El Salvador Anaerobic Fermentation San Eduardo

Brown sugar sweetness, nut notes like peanut oil and almond butter, indications of baking spice, black currant hint and candied nut finish. Big bodied. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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El Salvador Apaneca Finca Miravalle Bourbon

$6.05
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Bourbon cherry at Finca Miravelles
El Salvador Apaneca Finca Miravalle Bourbon
El Salvador Apaneca Finca Miravalle Bourbon

Central flavors are raw sugars and soft roasted nut tones. Light roasts have tea-like vibrance, while Full City shows caramelizing bittersweetness and a subtle raisin accent. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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El Salvador Ataco Finca Villa Maria Bourbon

$5.70
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Coffee being pulled from the drying beds in town and moved to the dry milling equipment for further sorting
El Salvador Ataco Finca Villa Maria Bourbon
El Salvador Ataco Finca Villa Maria Bourbon

Villa Maria holds a balanced center into 2nd snaps. Equal parts sweet and bittering, raw sugars, semi-sweet chocolate chips and baking cocoa. City+ to Full City+. Good espresso.

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El Salvador Finca Matalapa Peaberry

$6.75
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New sprouts at Matalapa's nursery - what farmers often refer to as "soldiers"
El Salvador Finca Matalapa Peaberry
El Salvador Finca Matalapa Peaberry

Light roasts have a correspondingly light body, which fits the high-toned, refreshing brightness. Convincing raw sugar sweetness, citrus rind and malted grain accent notes. City to City+.

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El Salvador La Esperanza "H1" Cultivar

$6.20
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El Salvador La Esperanza "H1" Cultivar
El Salvador La Esperanza
El Salvador La Esperanza

La Esperanza is a fairly delicate, nuanced El Salvador. Toffee/caramel sweetness, roasted barley green tea, lemony acidity, light body, clean mouthfeel. City to Full City.

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El Salvador Miravalle Pacamara

$6.50
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Teeny tiny Yellow Caturra shrubs at the nursery of Finca Miravalle
El Salvador Miravalle Pacamara
El Salvador Miravalle Pacamara

Lemony hints accent Miravalle's nutty sweetness, raw sugar and almond brittle candy make up the bulk of the profile, with muted lemon tea candied citrus notes, and citrus-like perceived acidity. City to Full City.

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El Salvador Morazan Finca El Mango

$7.60
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Coop members and workers at the wet mill site in Perquin
El Salvador Morazan Finca El Mango
El Salvador Morazan Finca El Mango

El Mango is a versatile coffee, compact sweetness, herbal lemon grass note, toffee-coated nut and deep chocolate roast character. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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El Salvador Santa Ana Miravalle H1

$6.10
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Finca Miravalles, the farm of Luis Duarte
El Salvador Santa Ana Miravalle H1
El Salvador Santa Ana Miravalle H1

Underlying sweetness of toffee and caramel, notes of cacao nibs, candied nut and green tea. Bitter-to-sweet roast tones at Full City with raisin and dried fig. City to Full City+. Good espresso. 

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Guatemala Acatenango Gesha

$15.50
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A flowering Gesha shrub at this Acatenango farm
Guatemala Acatenango Gesha
Guatemala Acatenango Gesha

As good as it gets: star jasmine, rose water, Assam, tart rose hips, pristine sweetness, fruit bubblegum, tropical aroma, and brisk acidity. City to City+. Works as floral and chocolatey espresso too when roasted darker.

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Guatemala Acatenango Gesha Lot #12

$16.00
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Gesha seeds on the farm in Acatenango
Guatemala Acatenango Gesha Lot #12
Guatemala Acatenango Gesha Lot #12

Complex floral and tea notes proliferate in both aroma and cup flavors, pearl jasmine and Darjeeling, strong florals like rose water, star jasmine and freesia, and brisk acidity and accompanying mouthfeel. City to City+. Full City roasts for floral espresso.

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Guatemala Antigua Hunapu Ciudad Vieja

$6.55
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Yellow coffee fruit at a farm in Hunapu
Guatemala Antigua Hunapu Ciudad Vieja
Guatemala Antigua Hunapu Ciudad Vieja

Semi-sweet chocolate chips, brown sugar, chocolate-walnut brownie and apple-like acidity. Classic, balanced Guatemalan coffee and fantastic daily drinker. City+ to Full City+. Good espresso.

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Guatemala Antigua Pulcal Inteligente

$6.25
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This sign marks the entrance to the farm
Guatemala Antigua Pulcal Inteligente
Guatemala Antigua Pulcal Inteligente

Brown sugar, apple-like acidity, indications of green tea, almond, toasted barley, raisin, and fig. Dominant bittersweet chocolate when roasted dark. City to Full City+. Good espresso.

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Guatemala Antigua Pulcal Yellow Bourbon

$6.75
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Cafe Pulcal sign at the entryway to the wet mill and farm.
Guatemala Antigua Pulcal Yellow Bourbon
Guatemala Antigua Pulcal Yellow Bourbon

Balanced flavors, rounded sweetness, notes of marzipan, caramel-coated nut, a mild pear accent, milk chocolate and lively apple-like acidity. City to Full City.

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Guatemala Chimaltenango Concepcion Buena Vista

$6.55
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New coffee planted at Buena Vista farm, Antigua
Guatemala Chimaltenango Concepcion Buena Vista
Guatemala Chimaltenango Concepcion Buena Vista

Classic bittersweet espresso and crowd pleasing coffee, caramel, toffee, honey, dried green apple accent at City/City+, hefty chocolate roast flavors at Full City.  City to Full City+. Good espresso.

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Guatemala Chimaltenango Herber Chali

$6.60
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Guatemala Chimaltenango Herber Chali
Guatemala Chimaltenango Herber Chali
Guatemala Chimaltenango Herber Chali

Raw sugar, caramel, creamy Macadamia and Brazil nuts and a slight citric impression. Big bodied and chocolatey at Full City and beyond. City to Full City+. Nice espresso.

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Guatemala Hoja Blanca Don Aurelio Lot 2

$6.75
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Don Aurelio Villatoro takes us on a tour of his farms, mill and in this photo his nursery. Hoja Blanca
Guatemala Hoja Blanca Don Aurelio Lot 2
Guatemala Hoja Blanca Don Aurelio Lot 2

City+ roasts are illuminated by a sweet lemon flavor/acidity that adds a brilliance to the bittersweet cup, which cools to flavors of brown sugar, golden raisin, dried apple, toffee-nut, and hints of clove and cinnamon in the aftertaste. City to Full City+.

 

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Guatemala Huehuetenango Boqueroncito

$6.80
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L to R: Antonio and Aurelio Villatoro at Boqueroncito farm
Guatemala Huehuetenango Boqueroncito
Guatemala Huehuetenango Boqueroncito

A superb drinking coffee, complex sweetness, turbinado and honey, cinnamon-spiced chocolate, lemon acidity. Bigger berry/cocoa flavors at Full City. City to Full City+. Near perfect espresso.

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Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Rosma

$6.90
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"Welcome to Rosma", the modest sign hangs as you enter the property on the way down to the wet mill.
Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Rosma
Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Rosma

Rosma brews so well with mouth-cleansing acidity, dark sugary sweetness, fruited notes of dark grape and plum, a dash of baking spice and rock solid bittersweet core. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Guatemala Huehuetenango Xinabajul Producers

$6.00
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Typical small-size depulping machine at a mill in Cuilco, Huehuetenango
Guatemala Huehuetenango Xinabajul Producers
Guatemala Huehuetenango Xinabajul Producers

Flavor components of minimally processed sugars, molasses, torrone candy, an apple note and deep cocoa tones when roasted dark. City to Full City+. Good espresso.

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Guatemala Patzun Finca La Florida

$6.80
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Walking another farm in Patzun that is near Finca La Florida, Finca Las Camelias.
Guatemala Patzun Finca La Florida
Guatemala Patzun Finca La Florida

Roasted light, you're treated to moderate honey and muscovado sugar sweetness, red raisin, roasted nibs and tea-like mouthfeel/acidity. City to City+. Full City for espresso.

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Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Aldea Tuiloj

$6.80
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Heading to San Gaspar Ixchil Municipality where the village of Tuiloj resides
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Aldea Tuiloj
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Aldea Tuiloj

Complex sweetness (rates 9.0!), layers of caramel, floral honey, raw sugars, and more. A bright lemon note at City, and dark dried fruit and berry at Full City. City to Full City. 

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Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Bojonalito

$6.45
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You're looking at a recent Cats of Coffee calendar cat - Bojonalito, at the home of Selvin Palacios.
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Bojonalito
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Bojonalito

A demurara-like, raw sugar sweetness underscores subtle top notes of dried apple, a mild black tea flavor and date pieces. Robust chocolate character at Full City with subtle dark fruited accents. City to Full City+. 

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Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Cruz Grande

$6.85
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Long washing channel where the fruit is agitated away before being sent to the drying patio
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Cruz Grande
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Cruz Grande

Raw sugar and fruited sweetness come through when brewed, fruit pulp aroma, grape, orange and cherry notes to lesser extents. City+ is all it takes to develop bittersweetness without obfuscating the rest. City to Full City.

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Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Peaberry

$6.35
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A view of farm land from a 2000 meter ridge in San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango.
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Peaberry
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Peaberry

Molasses, creme brûlée crust, crisp toffee and the like, bittersweet cacao nibs, dried currant and a green tea hint. A true crowd-pleaser, one that will stand up to both roast. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Tujlate

$6.25
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This flowering shrub is in a lower elevation area along the road we take up toward San Pedro Necta.
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Tujlate
Guatemala Proyecto Xinabajul Tujlate

Fruited aroma, notes of raw sugar, apple and orange are connected by bracing, tart acidity. Sweetness sticks around in the finish, peppered by an accent of malted milk powder. City to Full City+.

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Guatemala Xinabajul Aler Villatoro

$6.85
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A portion of the Villatoro family pictured here, Aler in the blue v-neck t-shirt
Guatemala Xinabajul Aler Villatoro
Guatemala Xinabajul Aler Villatoro

Light roasts show honeyed sweetness, complex berry top notes, candied citrus and a cardamom spice hint. Roast development brings out chocolate bittersweetness. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Guatemala Xinabajul Carmelino Sales

$6.75
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Rakes, baskets and bags for storing parchment - all the tools needed during the harvest. El Paraiso, La Libertad.
Guatemala Xinabajul Carmelino Sales
Guatemala Xinabajul Carmelino Sales

Clean brown sugar and maple sweetness, red raisin, dried date pieces, high % cacao bar and apple-like acidity. A compact, sweet cup profile. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Guatemala Xinabajul Communidad de Santa Barbara

$6.90
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Guatemala Xinabajul Communidad de Santa Barbara
Guatemala Xinabajul Communidad de Santa Barbara
Guatemala Xinabajul Communidad de Santa Barbara

Incredibly sweet cup, panela sugar and floral honey, vivid fruit notes of tart apple, dried and fleshy stone fruits, and moderate fruited acidity. An exceptional Guatemalan brew. City to Full City.

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Guatemala Xinabajul Filiberto de Leon

$6.95
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A view of El Paraiso town
Guatemala Xinabajul Filiberto de Leon
Guatemala Xinabajul Filiberto de Leon

City+ roasts lay a groundwork of raw sugar and caramel flavors that shift to floral honey and butterscotch as the coffee cools. Fruited accents include apple, stone fruit, melon, and green grape acidic impression. City to City+.

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Guatemala Xinabajul Flavio Martinez

$6.85
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Older Bourbon trees in the Peña Blanca area
Guatemala Xinabajul Flavio Martinez
Guatemala Xinabajul Flavio Martinez

Fruited and raw sugar sweetness across a wide roast range, accents of currant and berry skins, tart acidity, dark chocolate covered blueberries. City to Full City. Good for espresso.

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Guatemala Xinabajul Mejor de Peña

$6.70
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On a hike in the region a few years back with local farmers
Guatemala Xinabajul Mejor de Peña
Guatemala Xinabajul Mejor de Peña

A bodied, structured and balanced brew, flavors of roasted almond drizzled with caramel, corn syrup, bittersweet chocolate and a dried apple accent. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Honduras Buenos Aires Community

$5.55
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A coffee picker brings coffee cherry down to the mill by mule
Honduras Buenos Aires Community
Honduras Buenos Aires Community

Balanced interplay of bittering and sweet qualities, burned sugar and dark cacao, honey wheat, and fruited hints. A crowd pleasing cup! City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Honduras Cerro Negro La Lesquiñada

$5.65
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Taking a walk around La Lesquiñada with Sergio Romero
Honduras Cerro Negro La Lesquiñada
Honduras Cerro Negro La Lesquiñada

Balanced dark sugar sweetness and roast tone, top notes of raisin, dried stone fruit, a green herbal accent, high % cacao bar, and a dark berry accent. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Honduras Comayagua Angel Vasquez

$5.75
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These flowers will bloom, and soon after, become coffee cherry. Comayagua.
Honduras Comayagua Angel Vasquez
Honduras Comayagua Angel Vasquez

Unrefined sugar sweetness accented by herbaceous rue and Thai basil, citric acidity, berry accents, bittersweet cocoa and a walnut accent note. City to Full City+. Good espresso.

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Honduras Corquin Walter Romero

$5.75
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Walter takes me on a tour of La Lesquinada, one of the farms he manages in Corquin
Honduras Corquin Walter Romero
Honduras Corquin Walter Romero

Versatile in the roaster, molasses sugars, dried apple, Brazil nut, black tea-like mouthfeel, bittersweet chocolate, coconut chips. City to Full City+.

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Mexico Honey Process Marsellesa -Doña Eva

$6.65
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Looking into the drying room, raised beds are filled with honey and wet processed coffees. She's set up a fan for air circulation when temperatures rise
Mexico Honey Process Marsellesa -Doña Eva
Mexico Honey Process Marsellesa -Doña Eva

Pour over brews yield a fruited cup that fits right in with our top tier Centrals American coffee. Berry-like vibrance, honey sweetness, red berry, apple, tart rhubarb and a walnut finishing note. City to City+.

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Mexico Special Prep Ixhuatlan Jesus Alberto

$5.95
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Coffee cherry ripening in Oaxaca
Mexico Special Prep Ixhuatlan Jesus Alberto
Mexico Special Prep Ixhuatlan Jesus Alberto

Notes of sugar in the raw, mild chocolates and soft nut tones, a restrained blueberry note and berry-like acidity. Big chocolate roast flavors in med-dark roasts. City to Full City. Good espresso.

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Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal

$5.85
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Spent a particularly foggy morning at Lote El Suyatal
Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal
Nicaragua Acopio Suyatal

Layers of bittersweet cocoa and brown sugar, a hazelnut accent and walnut finishing flavor. Dark roasts have a flavor of chocolate walnut brownie. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Nicaragua Dipilto Monte Libano

$6.20
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Depulper at Buenos Aires' wet mill not too far from the farm
Nicaragua Dipilto Monte Libano
Nicaragua Dipilto Monte Libano

Monte Libano has compact sweetness, brown sugar, caramel, walnut and a subtle cinnamon accent note. Roast does very little to upset this coffee's balance. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Nicaragua Dry Process Buenos Aires Java

$7.30
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Bronze leaves of a Java cultivar in Matagalpa (not at Buenos Aires farm)
Nicaragua Dry Process Buenos Aires Java
Nicaragua Dry Process Buenos Aires Java

The brewed coffee is packed with stewed fruit flavors, canned plum, dried fig and date, balanced bittersweetness, molasses and ginger snap aroma. City to Full City. 

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Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires Lot 1

$5.95
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At the entrance to Finca Buenos Aires
Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires Lot 1
Nicaragua Finca Buenos Aires Lot 1

Crowd pleasing in light and middle roasts, raw cane and brown sugars, accent notes of vanilla bean, roasted almond, dried apple, mild tea-like acidity, and bittersweet finish. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Nicaragua Honey Buenos Aires Maracaturra

$7.50
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This is the fully washed Maracaturra, but you get a sense of size in this photo - Buenos Aires wet mill
Nicaragua Honey Buenos Aires Maracaturra
Nicaragua Honey Buenos Aires Maracaturra

Competition level Nicaraguan coffee, honey and panela sweetness, tart lemon-like acidity, clove and cinnamon spiced aromatics. Lovely when kept to the light end of the roast spectrum. City to City+.

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Nicaragua Jinotega Finca El Lino

$6.10
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One final soak before moving to the drying patios and beds, Buenos Aires
Nicaragua Jinotega Finca El Lino
Nicaragua Jinotega Finca El Lino

CHOCOLATE! Milk chocolate, chocolate taffy, Dutch cocoa, chocolate malted grains, plus notes of caramel, almond and more. Versatile brew. City+ to Full City+. Good espresso.

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Nicaragua Santa Helena Maracaturra

$7.30
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Lexania Marin at left with Luis Balladarez Jr from Beneficio Las Segovias
Nicaragua Santa Helena Maracaturra
Nicaragua Santa Helena Maracaturra

Sweet from start to finish, with top notes of black tea, green apple, pistachio ice cream, a dash of spice, along with a malty note in the long aftertaste. City to City+.

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Panama Esmeralda Gesha

$17.65
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The gate to Hacienda Esmeralda as it looked back in 2003. It's been a while.
Panama Esmeralda Gesha
Panama Esmeralda Gesha

At City, floral jasmine notes are indisputable. A tightly-knit profile of simple syrup sugar, lemon, mandarin, ginger powder, and with floral and pink bubblegum aroma. City roast.

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Panama Volcan Baru Bambito Estate

$7.00
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Clumped Bourbon cultivar in Panama
Panama Volcan Baru Bambito Estate
Panama Volcan Baru Bambito Estate

Bambito is sweet at a wide range of roasts, brown sugar and honey, a marshmallow hint, walnut, fruited highlights, and a sturdy bittersweet core. City to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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