India Monsooned Malabar Grade AA


The color, shape, and size of these beans from India, as well as their aroma and taste, are the result of special post-harvest processing. Historically, coffee was shipped to Europe in wooden sailing vessels that took four to six months to sail around the Cape of Good Hope and up to their destinations. Stored below the water line and kept in an atmosphere made humid by seawater seeping through the wood, the beans underwent a transformation on their long journey to market. The bright-green beans would arrive pale gold, doubled in size and with an entirely new cup profile.
This "monsooning" process was later systematically replicated in India, with the goal of providing European customers with the cup profile they'd first become accustomed to from India and continued to demand.
The monsooning process consists of exposing natural coffee beans, in 4- to 6-inch-thick piles, to moisture-laden monsoon winds in a well-ventilated brick or concrete-floored warehouse. This process is carried out on the West Coast of India, making use of the winds from the Arabian Sea during the southwest Monsoon months of June through September.
The processing begins with top-grade beans, Arabica cherry AA, that has already been processed by the dry method. To equalize moisture absorption, the beans are raked frequently, followed by bulking and re-bagging at regular intervals. During this 12- to 16-week process, the beans absorb moisture in stages, swelling to nearly twice their original size and developing colors ranging from pale gold to light brown. After several weeks, the coffee is re-bulked, graded again, bagged and moved to a drier region for longer-term storage.
The end result is a unique flavor that (like licorice, or cilantro) appeals to a group of ardent fans. It adds interesting notes to a blend and a rich crema to espresso.

Sumatra ORGANIC TAKENGON IKA RED CHERRIES-Not Available 


This GRAINPRO is sourced from the family run Jagong Mill and surrounding farms (owned by Irham Junus, his son Andi and daughter Ina), located in the Takengon and Atu Lintang coffee region of Aceh province in Sumatra, Indonesia. By only using ripe red fruit, Irham and his family are pioneering something truly unique in Sumatra. As they control the whole process from tree to mill to export, they are able to avoid the long and convoluted supply lines that can compromise Sumatran quality.
Tasting Notes:
A great, fresh traditional Sumatra offering. Very thick and creamy, a predominately darker toned lower acidity cup of coffee. Good prep for a Sumatra and fairly clean in its taste profile. One will get lots of chocolaty tones (ranging from smooth to bakers chocolate) mixing with herbal spice and a bit of smoky, peat-like tones. Good as a single origin or blend component.
Roasting Notes:
Medium to dark roast coffee, too light and the chocolaty tones and body will be lacking.  Due to the wet-hulled processing these beans will roast a bit two-toned. Good to bring them up to temp a little slower and if shooting for a medium roast, make sure everything gets through first crack before cooling. If it doubt any signs of 2nd crack, hit cool.



Timor-Leste Eratoi Ermera Fully Washed Raised Bed Organic


The coffees from East-Timorese (Timor—Leste) the quality has been up across the board this year—and I have selected this fully washed, raised-bed-dried coffee.  It’s elegant and clean, with distinct rose and violet floral overtones which are matched in kind by gentle stone fruit flavors like apricot and nectarine—a very nice example of some of the best coffee produced on this tiny island nation.


This coffee comes to us from Café Brisa Serena, a social enterprise established by Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) in 2003. PWJ came to Timor in 1999 in the midst of a humanitarian catastrophe, generations in the making. After Portuguese and Japanese occupation, the nation of Indonesia claimed the island from 1975 onwards, stoking guerrilla warfare and a major refugee crisis. By 1999, international support for Timor-Leste’s independence won out, and aid came flowing to the island’s beleaguered residents.


Café Brisa Serena now works with over 400 farming households, primarily in and around Letefoho, the administrative outpost in the municipal district of Ermera, near the center of the island. They provide agronomic support and quality service, a greenhouse for parchment conditioning, access to international markets, and even a roastery to improve the local coffee consumption culture as well. You can read a recent interview with Armando de Araujo of Café Brisa Serena here.


This microlot is sourced from a community of 15 smallholder farmers in the Eratoi village, each of whom grow coffee on less than 1 hectare of land. Their names are Abel de Oliveira Pinto, Abrao de Deus, Eduardo L. Pereira, Joao da Costa Soares, David Soares, Domingos de Deus II, Miguel Lemos, Adolfo de Deus, Jose Mariano de Jesus, Agusto de Deus, Joao Felisberto de Deus, Manuel de Deus, Agostinho de Deus, Orlando de Deus, and Miguel daGraca.

REGION: Boloven Plateau
PROCESSING: Washed
COFFEE GRADE: Grade 1
GROWING ALTITUDE: >1000m
BAG TYPE: Grain Pro / Ecotact
Arrived:   August 9, 2019

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Farm:                  Various Small Farms from Lam Dong
Varietal:                   Catimor
Processing:          Wet hulled & sundried; finished in mechanical driers
Altitude:                  900 -1400 metres above sea level
Owner:                   38 smallholder farmers
Town / City:         Various towns in Da lat & Lac Duong district
Region:                   Lam Dong Province, Central Highlands


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Komodo DECAF Organic & Fair Trade SWP​-Not Available


Sigri plantation was established in the 1950's and rapidly gained a reputation that continues to grow.  All processing practices follow a system which insists on the highest standards and quality at every stage. Hand picked when red and fully ripe.  The cherry is pulped on the day of picking.   The fermentation process entails washing and drying over a 3 day period.  but unlike other washed processed coffees, Sigri's process follows this by total immersion in the water for a father day, which creates unique flavor profile.  The plantation employs a medium density shade strategy, using 2 types of shade trees.  this promotes even ripening of coffee cherries and provides habitat for over 90 species of birds.

Harvest:    2019
Arrived:     April 3, 2020


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Vietnam Lam Dong Arabica Grade 1 RFA-Not Available


This is a wet hulled, grade 1, Rainforest Alliance certified coffee from Lam Dong, Vietnam.
60% of Vietnam Arabica crop is in Lam Dong Province. Lam Dong's altitudes range from 900- 1400 masl, and this area experiences rains from April to July, with fertile basaltic soil. Varietals grown here are 95% Catimor and 5% Bourbon/Typica. Harvesting is from September to February.

The processing of this coffee starts with the farmer delivering high grown coffee cherries to Olam where it gets pulped using Penagos DCV Pulpers and a Dry-fermentation is done in concrete tanks for up-to 14 hours. The following morning, post washing, parchment is pre-dried on Vibrating dryers, using air at temperature <= 45 degrees C. After mechanical drying, parchment is fed to Wet hullers. After Wet Hulling, the wet bean is transferred to Green Houses to be dried on raised beds for up to 7 days. Each Green House is monitored for humidity levels and coffee is raked consistently as it drops from 40% to 12% moisture by weight.

Cupping Note: Good body, prune, dried fruits, bakers chocolate, almond.

Indonesia Flores Woe Rebo Grade 1


 ThisThe coffee trees were brought to this remote island by the Portugal missionaries. They introduced local Red and Yellow Bourbon plants all the way from Colombia to local people. The coffee we are currently offering is produced by one of the oldest Indonesian community called Wae Rebo. It lies on the west side of Flores Island in the Manggarai area. The coffee trees grow in the shade of centuries-old forests occupied by various animal species.

It is only since 2015 that the Wae Rebo community sells its coffee outside the local market. Previously, their production was not specifically oriented towards quality, but the cooperative Klasik Beans has seen a major potential. They made a community of 10 farming families, that started participating in exporting of their coffee abroad. Each family also washes the coffee on their own and then store it in parchment. According to Wae Rebo, this partnership is a blessing for their lands. In fact, moving more towards coffee cultivation avoids crops requiring the burning of land..


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Grower:            Smallholder farmers from Curah Tatal & Kayumas villages located on the Ijen Plateau in      Eastern Java, Indonesia
Variety:                        Typica
Region:                        Curah Tatal & Kayumas villages located on the Ijen Plateau
Harvest:                        May - September
Altitude:                        900 – 1600 meters
Soil:                                    Volcanic loam
Process:                        Wet hulled and dried in the sun
Certifications:                        Organic, Rainforest
Crop year:                        2019
Arrived:                        December 15, 2019


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$6.25

Grower:                        Jagong Mill owned and operated by Mr. Irham Junus, son Andi and daughter Ina
Variety:                        Bourbon, Catimor, and Typica
Region            :                        Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Harvest:                        June – December
Altitude:                        1300 – 1600 meters
Soil:                                    Volcanic loam
Process:                        Wet hulled and dried in the sun
Certifications:                        Organic
Arrived:                        January 19, 2020
 

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Grower:                        Wayanad Social Service Society (WSSS)
Variety:                        Robusta
Region:                        Kerala, India
Harvest:                        December – March
Altitude:                        900 - 1650 meters
Soil:                                    Volcanic loam
Process:                        Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications:                        Organic

Arrived:                        April 3, 2020


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    $5.00              

JAVA ORGANIC RFA KAYUMAS TAMAN DADAR


The farms of Taman Dadar seem more environmentally friendly in another way--government farms practice mono-cultural farming while Taman Dadar farmers interspersed Erythrina, Albizia and Leucaena trees.  They also grow Parkia beans, avocados, and timber trees among the coffee trees.  This allows the coffee to be shade grown, leading to a slower developing, harder bean, and this translates to a little more acidity (brightness) in the cup.
Taman Dadar coffee is processed just a bit differently than that from the government estates.  Those coffees are fully washed (wet) processed, while Taman Dadar uses a "wet-hulled" method.  In other areas this might be called semi-wet, but here it's done slightly differently.  The outer skin is removed by a pulping machine in the late afternoon or early evening.  The mucilage covered coffee is then soaked in fermentation tanks for 24-36 hours.  The coffee is then washed under running water to remove the sticky fruit, and then sun dried on bamboo mats  while still in the parchment (hull) until the moisture content reaches about 35%.  It is then de-hulled and spread for final drying down to a moisture content of 12-15%.
This is a full bodied coffee that is suitable for darker roasting.  It has the body and depth to handle sugar and cream if you are so inclined.  Well, actually we think it is superb without those contaminants, but to each their own! The increased brightness and added sweetness make it a little more balanced than the government estate coffees, though it certainly leans towards to complex side when compared to washed Central and South American coffees. This would be a great coffee with a big pancake breakfast or would go well with a rich dessert!. 

Cup Characteristics
Spicy, earthy, smoky, tobacco notes, wood notes, medium body, medium acidity.

Region:                        Southern India—Karnataka, Western Ghats
Growing Altitude:            1,100–1,200 masl
Arabica Variety:            Kents, S.795, Catimor, Selection 9
Harvest Period:            October–February

Arrived:                       May 10, 2020


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1-3 lbs.          4 lbs.           5 - 7 lbs.           8 - 10 lbs.           11-17 lbs.

$5.25             $4.75 .         $4.50 .             $4.25 .                 $4.00   

India Cherry Robusta AA Organic


Although India may be better known for tea than coffee, India is the 6th largest producer  of coffee in the world.  Coffee has a a long history in India.  Being brought there from Yemen by a pilgrim named Baba Badan.

India grows a lot of Robusta as it is better suited  for it than Arabica.  The lower altitudes and climate make yields high.  More care and attention is paid to Robusta than in most countries, so it occupies the premium end of their market.

This coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Wayanad Social Service Society (WSSS) located in the district of Wayanad within the state of Kerala, India.  WSSS was established in 1974 and supports more than 8,000 small producers.  Coffee is cultivated in the Western Ghats mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most biologically diverse places in the world with more than 5000 species of flowering plants and 508 different species of birds.  In addition to coffee cultivation, farmers cultivate a diverse range of spices.

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Bali Blue Moon ORGANIC​-New Crop-Not Available


Back during the coffee "crisis" of the 1990s when farmers were being paid less for their coffee than it cost to produce, farmers on Bali actually cut down a lot of their coffee trees and planted orange and tangerine trees. Even if the farmer kept his coffee trees, most of them planted orange and tangerines between the coffee tree rows to subsidize their income. The coffee seems to benefit from the proximity of the citrus picking up a little sweetness and a bit more acidity than we normally find in Indonesian coffee. It is a semi wet process coffee (like a Sulawesi), and leaving the fruit attached to the seed while drying adds complexity and a wild sweetness.

This is a coffee that changes quite a bit with the roast profile you choose, which is why it makes a great coffee for those new to home roasting and experts alike. In lighter roasts (just short of the second crack), it has really nice milk chocolate tones and a wine-toned crispness. The finish is very long and pleasing with reminisces of chocolate, vanilla and spices. Maybe a little nuttiness, too. As you go darker, the chocolate notes become more bitter-sweet and the crispness is muted. At the same time it's Indonesian heritage begins to show and the earthiness comes out while the body develops more.


Country:                   Indonesia
Region:                     Flores Island
Farm:                       Small lot holders
Location:                  Wae Rebo Village
Farmer:                    Wae Rebo Community
Varietal:                   Red Bourbon
Soil Type:                 Tropical forest
Elevation:                1300 – 1500 masl
Processing:               Washed
 Arrived:                   May 10, 2020 


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 $4.25                     



Papua New Guinea Goroka  Easter Highlands Grade A


This Papua New Guinea is grown in the Eastern Highlands, specificall Ivangoi, Purosa and Okapa valleys by over 3,000 farmers. The majority of farmers here grow their varietals in small gardens within their tribal villages, which have for centuries largely kept intact their individual languages and customs. Some of the trees which produce this PNG are 25+ years old, producing less fruited cherries, but also a higher sugar content than younger crops, which translates to a sweeter and more complex cup.
The lot is pulped and dried in parchment then loaded on trucks to make the muddy trek down dirt roads to Goroka where it is milled, graded and bagged. Exporting is done through the Port of Lae, which is the country’s largest and busiest port.
Coffee was first introduced to Papua New Guinea in the early part of the 20th Century; a rather late arrival when compared to neighboring islands. Coffee is deeply embedded within the cultural fabric of Papua New Guinea, where the coffee tree itself is often referred to as the money tree, and coffee beans act as a de facto currency, typically traded amongst the people as a staple commodity in exchange for virtually anything.

Cupping Notes: Rich body with nutty, citrus and stone fruit flavors

Region:     Eastern highlands
Growing Altitude:        600 - 1,500m
Arabica Variety:           Bourbon, Typica hybrids
Harvest Period:            May - July
Milling Process:            Washed
Aroma:                         Floral; earthy
Flavor:                          Chocolate, spicy, earthy, nutty
Body:                            Smooth body
Acidity:                         Sweet acidity
Arrived:                        May 10, 2020

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   $5.00          

Laos Naga  Boloven Plateau - Not Available​


Laos Naga Coffee is a grade 1 Arabica that is fully washed with 14 and up screen size. The coffee is carefully selected from farmers with which we maintain long-term relationships in the Champasak region of the Boloven Plateau. Specifically, the coffee is grown from Paksong, the coffee capital of the Boloven Plateau, to the southern edge of the Plateau where the Nonglouang River cascades down the Tad Kameud Waterfall to the lowlands. The target cup profile for this coffee is Sumatran like cup with tobacco and herbal notes.
Nagas are considered natural spirits protecting bodies of water such as rivers, lakes,
seas, springs, and wells. They bring rain, wealth and fertility. In the traditional Lao
agricultural context, water provided to a plant at the time of planting is considered as a direct offering to the serpent god.
Consistent with the theme, our mesmerizing Lao Naga coffees are sourced from the
best growing regions on the plateau. The farmers, mostly from Laven ethnic tribe,
have been traditionally growing coffee for over a century since it was introduced in the region by the French colonists.
The cherries that arrive at our wet processing mill on regular basis during the season are segregated based on growing regions. These coffee lots are separately pulped in our state of the art water-efficient Penagos wet mill the same night. Wet parchment is there after dried in isolated cocoons specially designed for the purpose. The resulting coffees are far superior in cup and aspect when compared to conventional coffees from Laos .


Grower:            15 Smallholder families in Eratoi organized around Café Brisa Serena
Region;              Eratoi village, Ducurai sub-district, Letefoho Administrative Post,
                         Ermera Municipality, Timor-Leste
Elevation:          1649 masl
Process:            Fully washed after pulping and fermenting, dried on raised beds, greenhouse conditioned
Cultivar:            Timor Hybrid, Typica
Harvest:            June - September 2018
Arrived:             April 3, 2020
Certification:            Organic


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1-4 lbs               
$6.00                     

Bali Blue Moon may look a bit lighter during the roast than it's true roast level. Judge your roast by the cracks and the smell until you get used to the way it looks. Not hard to do, just something to be aware of.. .


Certification    Organic
Area:            Kintamani
Altitude:    1200-1600m
Varietal:    Caturra, Typica, S795
Harvest:     2018
Arrival:      October 20, 2018


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  $6.50                

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