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Shroud, Cloak, Wet Blanket of Responsibility?

Shroud, Cloak, Wet Blanket of Responsibility?

January – March Update Shroud, Cloak, Wet Blanket of Responsibility? 15 January First Day: I arrived to Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea and on the Madan Coffee & Tea Plantation in the Madan Three Story House as the PNG people call it. It is unique, large and extravagant by most criterions but in need of [...]
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THE PLANE WITH A FLAT TIRE

THE PLANE WITH A FLAT TIRE

Most of you will never have the opportunity to visit a coffee farm but wanted to give you a feel of what it is like to travel, live and work, transform a coffee growing community.  Over the next few weeks, you will be following the life of Dr Larry Hull and seeing the work through [...]
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A Time to Be Thankful at Christmas

A Time to Be Thankful at Christmas

We live in difficult times, there is no doubt about that, the economy, loss of work for many people, others underemployed but we are still blessed in many ways and it’s important that we take time to be “thankful” and reflect upon those things.  So, sit back, enjoy a great cup of coffee and reflect. [...]
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SUMATRA COFFEE

SUMATRA COFFEE

Sumatra coffees are not only rich in coffee history but also flavor, some of my personal favorite coffees come from this region.  (If you haven’t noticed as of yet, I have several personal favorites)  The string of islands produce some of the most amazing coffees, rich in volcanic soil, naturally shade grown, these coffees will [...]
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA KAMARL

PAPUA NEW GUINEA KAMARL

New Guinea is a great Indonesian coffee origin which until recently has flown under the radar for American specialty coffee retailers, and the Kamarl Estate is one of the best we have cupped.   The coffee is grown near the Koban region, an area known for its rich volcanic soil and perfect climate temperatures for [...]
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MEXICAN TURQUESA

MEXICAN TURQUESA

Mexico truly grows premier coffees but often times, obstacles come in the way with the rural growers, needs such as transportation and exposure to market need to take place.  One of these unique areas is found in Chiapas, a community in southern Mexico, where the mountains are rugged but the sky is “turquoise blue” and [...]
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

HOPING YOU WILL TAKE SOME TIME THIS THANKSGIVING TO SPEND WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND TAKE A MOMENT TO BE THANKFUL FOR ALL WE HAVE AND THE BLESSINGS IN OUR LIVES! OH YES, AND DON’T FORGET TO ENJOY THE COFFEE!
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MEXICAN OAXACA COFFEE

MEXICAN OAXACA COFFEE

When you move off the coast, near Acapulco and travel to the south, your scenery will quickly change to high lush mountains in the Oaxaca State of Mexico.  The elevation and climate, are idea for growing quality coffee and our coffee from the La Cañada region is a coffee that “showcases” small growers, working together [...]
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TANZANIAN PEABERRY

TANZANIAN PEABERRY

When a coffee cherry forms it usually consists of 2 halves formed in each bean.  Peaberries occur when only one half or lobe develops.  These abnormal beans (sometimes up to 10% of a crop based on genetics of tree and environment) are usually sorted out during the milling process.  Roasters sometimes call them “pearl” coffee, [...]
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El Dorado

El Dorado

Diego Chavarria and his wife Leslie operate a coffee farm in Matagalpa Nicaragua known as El Dorado.  The farm stretches for 180 hectors and the plantation produces all Arabica coffee ranging from Catuai, Catimor and Sarchimor.  Despite the situation with Roya in Central America, their family has watched their yield expand, currently now at five [...]
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Enjoed some Papua N,ew Guinea Purosa this morning, very nice coffee, full of chocolate, spice and sweet notes.
Enjoying a cup of Sumatra honey processed, amazing how the different wasy of processig can affect the flavor.... https://t.co/Qcvl08ZSoM
Enjoyed a great cup of Sumatra from a friend who works in Indonesia.with the coffee growers. Amazes me how much... https://t.co/a2S261mJYw
Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility.... https://t.co/0vcXCY7xeT
Let's face it, no one wants to drink bad coffee no matter what it supports, there needs to be a balance of great... https://t.co/BToudZebtB
Some coffees are just so much better during the summer. Our Ethiopian Kochere is defihiitey like that. Enoyed a... https://t.co/qAQDIA99wl
Enjoying a French Press of Papua New Guinea coffee this morning. Such a treasure to be sought out in the coffee... https://t.co/gCqUOwJeeb
Sometimes I wonder who comes up with these sophisticated words when describing coffee, I can get through the... https://t.co/KC0K2NgsFL
Congratulations to Larry and Lawanna who had a wonderful write up from their local newspaper in Florida about... https://t.co/hZkqp9EnLl
Sometimes it's importanat to sit down and share a cup of coffee with a friend build a relationhip with a... https://t.co/NFzSPJ1X2p