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.
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 […]
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.
Geisha coffee trees have a distinct morphology. The trees tend to be more wide and rounded, with branches that splay out from the main trunk in a bending “v” shape, as opposed to varieties that have perpendicular branches, or a more “wild” and haphazard growth pattern (such as some strains […]
By Daniel M Humphries In the highlands of Western Panama, along a furiously curving road that takes you through the mountains to the Costa Rican border, there is a small village called Santa Clara. And within Santa Clara, up a dirt-road turn off surrounded by high, arcing trees, there is […]