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Mocha Java: Not Goodbye, Just Goodbye for Now

Due to the seasonality of the unique coffees it contains, we will be transitioning Mocha Java to a seasonal, wintertime offering effective immediately. Over the years, we’ve struggled with how to maintain a fresh inventory of these very specific, irreplaceable components: a naturally processed Ethiopia and a Sumatra. Because fresh crops of these coffees typically come our way at the end of the year, by summer they can be not-so-fresh. And unlike our other blends that call for less specific components, in this case, we can’t substitute fresher coffees from other origins.

Introducing the Metropolis Producer Series!

There’s nothing we love more than being able to share our roasterie, café, and the city we love with visiting producers. This year, we’re incredibly fortunate to host the folks behind some of our most beloved blends.

Single Origin Release: Peru José Herrera

With excellent growing conditions and a prevalence of sought-after varietals like Typica, Bourbon, and Caturra, Peru is poised to produce large volumes of high-quality coffee the likes of its powerhouse producers to the north and east, Colombia and Brazil. This lot was sourced through Lima Coffees in northern Peru’s Jaén Province. Lima Coffees is a young exporting company working to identify high-scoring coffees from producers in the region and get those lots sold on their own at a high premium for the producer.

Single Origin Release: Brazil Mariano

Founded in 1909 by Manoel Ignácio Barbosa, Fazenda Mariano has remained in the Barbosa family and is currently being operated by the 3rd and 4th generations. When Metropolis visited in 2017 we were greeted by 3 generations of Barbosas who were all proud of their connection to each other, their land, and their high-quality coffees. They are also committed to sustainability, both environmental and social. In 2006 they built a coffee washing and processing center, an investment that allowed them to offer their coffees to the specialty market.