A better cup from the berkshires

 

Costa rica los robles de naranjo

aguilera brothers at finca angelina

Cranberry, citrus, chocolate, florals

70 years ago, their neighbors said the Aguileras’ land was doomed for coffee farming. Now, the family operates a successful micromill to continuously improve their impressive product.

 

hello jaltenango

Mexico Chiapas Jaltenango
Triunfo Verde Co-op (microlot)

Candied pecan and lemon

The up-and-comer has arrived. Subtly sweet with complex citrus notes, this shade grown microlot from the Triunfo Biosphere Reserve proves that Mexico is a contender.

 
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slow brew is the best brew

A reflection on fast coffee and the gentler method

Brewing slowly is the best way to brew. We know this long before the final product meets the cup, before you take that first cautious sip. It comes down to science—the surface area of the ground beans and the slow pour of water over them. 

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Get it while it's hot

Sumatra Abyssinia (MICROLOT)

Toffee, sugar cane juice and sweet pepper

This Ethiopian heirloom is produced by farmer Sabri in the Gayo Highlands. A classic heavy Sumatran with surprising sweetness.

 

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