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Southern Hemisphere Seasons Launch, Northern Hemisphere Arrivals Strong as Global Logistics Worsen: Q3 2024

July 8, 2024

Hello from Q3 2024. Mexico & Ethiopia coffees are landing as we head into Peru, Rwanda, & Bolivia seasons. On the logistics side, the ongoing challenges that we’ve reported for…

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Quality

Cupping at Origin: The Complete Guide

June 17, 2024

Cupping, a simple and standardized tasting method used for assessing the raw quality of coffee, varies hugely between a home lab or roastery setting and origin. There are great reasons…

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Sourcing

San Vicente Yogondoy: Something Only Oaxaca Can Offer

May 2, 2024

We’re spotlighting Oaxaca region San Vicente Yogondoy, an area that showcases not only some of Oaxaca’s best quality but also incredible productivity.  Coffees from here smell and taste like amber…

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Sourcing

Welcome to Puebla

May 2, 2024

Over the years, Puebla has quietly become one of the most important producing regions in Mexico and surpassed Oaxaca in terms of productivity. There is so much here we’re excited…

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Shipping Update

Logistics Shocks Continue, Stellar Coffees Afloat: Q2 2024

April 2, 2024

Welcome to Q2 2024. While logistics are very much the squeaky wheel this quarter, we’re also glad to have coffees on the water making their way to the US from…

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Sourcing

Harsu G1: Defining a Red Fox Natural

March 26, 2024

Found only in the ultra-high reaches of Guji’s vast Uraga forest region, Harsu Natural is exactly what we look for in a natural: not so subtle in its fruit that…

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Sourcing

Guji Uraga Forest Coffees Stay Winning

March 21, 2024

In Southern Ethiopia’s Guji Uraga region lies a dense, mountainous forest containing some of Ethiopia’s most extreme altitudes. Within this immense forest lies an array of distinct subregions, where we source…

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Sourcing

Ode to the 86

March 19, 2024

The 86 point coffee: clean, sweet, and bright; complex but subtle. In specialty coffee we sometimes forget how incredible 86 point coffees are: how much goes into them, how absolutely…

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Sourcing

Setting the Bar with Oaxaca

March 14, 2024

Oaxaca hosts our longest-standing, deepest relationships in all of Mexico—it’s the area that drew us in and keeps us going deeper every year. The coffees here are incredibly special, both in their elegance and…

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