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ISON is coming!

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Our Most Anticipated Release of the Year Way back in 2008 or 2009 we had the idea for a new, specialty version of the classic Moka-Java Blend. Moka, the port city of Yemen was once the wealthiest city in the world. Coffee traded at $200 per pound, (price adjusted to today's dollar). English merchant ships would load the holds of their ships at the furthest destination of "Java," (the generic name for the region including Sumatra, Bali, Indonesia, and Java), with coffee before making their way West to their home ports in England. Making several stops along the way, and...

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Gesha Giveaway

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While supplies last, we are offering our customers the opportunity to experience the most storied coffee in the world--the Gesha Varietal, a $25 value, for FREE.  Seeds from the scraggly, tall, difficult to harvest Ethiopian "wild coffee tree" were brought to Central America in the 50's. One Panama Farm, Hacienda Esmerelda decided to plant a grove and treat it like specialty coffee.  In 2004 an internationally renowned panel of jurors were struck with the flavors of an Ethiopian coffee on the cupping table. It didn't just posses the qualities of a traditional, fruit forward Ethiopian natural (dried with the fruit...

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La Fragua Estate

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Meet the Farmer La Fragua Estate sits under the long shadow of Media Luna mountain, near Nilo, in Cundinamarca Department. The 75 hectare (one hectare equals about 2.5 acres) farm was founded in 1876 by the ancestors of Juanita Sinisterra, who is part of small but growing trend of women run farms.  Hauling the equipment across these steep mountains without modern roads or vehicles required unimaginable determination.The name "La Fragua" means "The Forge," since much of the equipment and tracks had to be forged on-site to haul the material and build the equipment necessary to run a coffee farm.  In...

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Burundi Kavungangoma Natural

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BURUNDI NATURAL From the Association of the Kavungangoma Washing station, near Mwakiro, which serves coffee farmers from 18 different hills surrounding the station, we are offering a  "Natural Processed" coffee from Burundi.  What is so special about Burundi? Going back to 2006, when coffee roasting was still a hobby on the  back porch, a group of Missionaries from Mars Hill Bible Church, which at the time was pastored by the now infamous Rob Bell, brought coffee back to Grand Rapids in suitcases. It was not good coffee. But it was the beginning of the now long term relationship with Burundi. ...

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