Archive for May, 2010

Mystery Cup Challenge at the Coffeehouse

Yesterday was the return of our Mystery Cup Challenge. The challenge is to name the four coffees on the table by examining the whole beans, smelling both the dry and the wet grounds and tasting the coffees. This cupping is meant to be an exercise for each person’s palate. Not knowing the coffees on the Read more

Honduran Cup of Excellence

B&B Roaster Brian Meyers is on his way to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to participate as a judge in the Honduran Cup of Excellence competition. He will serve as an international judge who will evaluate samples pre-screened by Honduran cuppers. The competition will take place in the small town of Marcala, about three hours away from the Read more

Organic Ethiopia Sidamo Shoye

During our visit to Ethiopia earlier this year for the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, we made time to stop by a few farms and meet the producers.  We were quite impressed with the offering from the small Shoye co-op in the Sidamo region of Ethiopia (see map below).  Monday, May 3rd was our introductory roast for Read more