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Apr09

Espresso: Brazil Mantiqueira Pulped Natural, Estate lot

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This regional Mantiqueira Mountains Yellow Bourbon blend consists of the production of several smallholder farmers who are associated to the COCARIVE cooperative in Carmo de Minas. Coffees are selected on quality, variety and process by our partners at COCARIVE. In order to be selected for their regional blends, the farm has to meet some criteria. We wanted a solid and stable base coffee in our line-up, available in larger quantities, the Mantiqueira de Minas blends have proven to be the solution! These coffees have a more refined cup profile than other classic Brazilian coffees. The variety blend has a soft acidity and fresh stone fruit...

Apr09

Espresso: Ethiopia Reko Yirgacheffe-1

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Sometimes, great coffees finds us, instead of us finding them. Every year, thousands of samples come at the Trabocca office in Amsterdam. In December 2013, during a blind cupping, they found this washed Yirgacheffe from a small washing station in the Kochere region. The coffee stood out because of its pronounced aroma of peach, mango, and other stone-fruits. Reko washing station is named after Reko-Mountain, a tall and skinny mountain that towers above the hills of Kochere. Reko, translated in Afaan Oromo, means challenge. It refers to the challenge of climbing the Reko-mountain. According to the Reko-team, the success of the washing station is threefold. First and foremost, the training and education of staff and suppliers. A good protocol can only be implemented by equipped staff members and farmers. Testi Coffee gives pre-harvest training to all partners. Secondly, good selection and separation; only red cherries are selected, and processed coffees are kept separate by harvesting-time (early, mid, late), and geographical area (Onancho, Debo, Shashamene, Hamma, Beloya). Finally, monitoring and control; Reko-lots are assigned to professional site managers, whom, with...

Apr09

Filter: Rwanda Rushashi Natural Minazi Village lot

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This is the third year we bought this coffee from This Side Up and we still really like the coffee. It is less sparkling then the other years but still very sweet with notes like red grape, figs but also berries and raisins or dried fruits. There could be some strawberry in the aroma and when it cools some tropical yellow fruits like papaya. This is a really nice example what good harvesting and processing does with good coffee. Keep it...

Apr09

Filter: Kenya Muranga Mirichu PB

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After the great Giathugu AA comes this Muranga Mirichu PB, a small pearly bean that really kicks a punch. We love PB’s, they are natural mutations where one bean is formed in the cherry instead of two. In this cup, we believe there is some amazing sweetness but also rhubarb, chocolate and a well balanced body. We love...