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September 2022 - Where the Cup Did Summer Go?

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September 2022’s Coffee Origin - Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Adame Gorbota It feels like just yesterday that the mornings were warming and the nights were  ...come to think of it, the last three...

August 2022 - Back to the Start - Well Kind of!

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August 2022’s Coffee Origin - Colombia Tolima Suave - OrganicI remember as a child in the 70's and 80's hearing commercials that would boast 100% Colombian Coffee.  I remember imitating the...

July 2022 - Uganda AA - The Other Side of the Mountain

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July 2022’s Coffee Origin - Uganda AA - Bugisu Bluesky EstatesThe Other Side of the Mountain Was All That We Could TasteLast month, we Cupped a coffee from Ndaro-Ini Kenya. This month's...

June 2022 - Kenya AA - Ndaro-Ini (Place of Rest)

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June 2022’s Coffee Origin - Kenya AA - Ndaro-IniEmpowering the CommunityFrom the smallholder farmers to the exporter this month's coffee is all about community empowerment.  We don't usually talk much about exporters...

May 2022 - Tanzanian Peaberry and a Giant Meteorite

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May 2022’s Coffee Origin - Tanzania Mbeya Mimba Estate - PeaberryOur Second Tanzanian PeaberryBack in March of 2021, we cupped a Tanzanian Peaberry (Lyamungo - Africa Plantation Kilimanjaro Estate) to see if...

April 2022 - Co-op's, Working Together to Do More!

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April 2022’s Coffee Origin - Ethiopian - Yirgacheffe WochemaNatural Processed, Organic & Fair TradeCoffee Correction: The label on your coffee bag says, Fully Washed and Sun Dried. The coffee in the bag...

March 2022 - Ethiopian Limu - Back in the Family

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March 2022’s Coffee Origin - Ethiopian - Limu  Kossa Geshe - NaturalThis month's coffee offering comes from a family-owned farm in Limu Ethiopia (sometimes spelled Limmu on the coffee sacks)....

February 2022 - Rwanda - 800 Farms 1 Great Coffee

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February 2022’s Coffee Origin - Rwanda - Karongi DistrictAs we feature more coffees from Cooperatives,  I am more convinced that they are a great idea. I once asked an 8 year old to define...

January 2022 - Sulawesi - Tectonic Plates, Volcanoes, Great Coffee

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January 2022’s Coffee Origin - Sulawesi, IndonesiaHave you ever wondered why Sulawesi is so oddly shaped?Probably not until right now! (Plus, I'll bet you're going to look up Sulawesi...

December 2021 - Let's Cup A Kona!

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December 2021’s Coffee Origin - Hawaii, USAWhat is so special about Kona Coffee?Well, for starters, it comes from one of the most beautiful places on the planet. You can...