For the very first time in Asia You’ve never heard of Machado before. This small town in Minas Gerais, Brazil, has been producing beautiful coffee for generations. It took a new wave of forward-thinking coffee lovers to bring it to the world. For more than a hundred years, Machado’s beautiful […]
Rack up another championship for this astounding coffee: we are proud to announce that Colubre from Finca Nuguo was the featured coffee brewed by this year’s newly crowned New Zealand Brewer’s Cup national champion, Ria Lingad. Ria gave a lovely speech upon winning her prize. Ria and the Colubre made fast friends when […]
We received an email from our friends José and Ailenne Gallardo, of Finca Nuguo in Panama. Already last year, the Gallardos were doing “extreme lot separation” by keeping each day’s lot separate and processing them all individually — whether by washing, by honey process, or by natural process. These efforts […]
Recently, Danielle Canlas Torres and I took a buying trip to the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Here is a brief video explaining some of the more interesting points. And a few more pictures.
The flavor of green coffee can change dramatically over its lifespan, from the moment it is harvested until it is roasted. Even very fresh coffee — with impeccable processing, expeditious exporting, and careful roasting — is several months “old” by the time it hits the grinder.
Candy in a Cup When I first started learning about coffee origins, and competing in barista competitions in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, I chose Brazilian coffee for my blend. I wanted to include every coffee under the sun, because I found them all so endlessly interesting, but […]
Know about all these pitfalls and limitations ahead of time, plan for them, and pull off seamless cuppings that impress your friends and make the coffees shine!
Colombia, probably the single most famous coffee origin in the world (especially where I am from, in North America), has several unique characteristics that separate it from all other coffee origins.