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Springtime and New Crop Coffees

Flower blossoms, trees in bloom, sunny days, the return of migratory birds and new crop coffees all begin to awaken us from our Winter repose.  Spring is one of my favorite times of the year because the new crop coffees begin to wander in.  The intense fresh aroma of the green beans tantalize your senses creating Read more

2011 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence: Days 4 & 5

The final round of the 2011 Nicaragua COE offered some amazingly well balanced coffees with tart acidity and rich bodies.

2011 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence Day 3

Round 1, sessions 4, 5 and 6 were filled with cocoa and vanilla aromas.

2011 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence: Day Two

During round one, it was the judges job to narrow 60 coffees down to only the best offerings, which will be done in three sessions.