February 07, 2019

Single Origin Release: Brazil Serra do Cabral

The Flanzer family began farming in the 1970’s in the Serra do Cabral plateau in the state of Minas Gerais. Originally planted for forestry, brothers Marcelo and Roberto decided to diversify their land when they took over management from their father, Henrique, in 2000. Coffee had never been produced in the region before so Marcelo and Roberto started with a blank slate. The...
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February 07, 2019

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 wo...
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February 07, 2019

Meet Mokhtar Al-Khanshali: The Monk of Mokha

I first met Mokhtar Al-Khanshali in 2014 while attending my Q Certification exam at Boot Coffee in Mill Valley, California. Mokhtar, a Yemeni-American raised in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, was working as a lab assistant while preparing for his own Q exam. He had only recently begun working for coffee legend Willem Boot, and thus was brand new to coffee and newe...
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February 07, 2019

Great Coffee for Everyone!

Coffeehouses are seen differently by everyone. You might feel inclined to define a coffeehouse by what it serves. A latte, an espresso, a frappe, a smoothie, a cup of tea, or a cup of coffee all go a long way to define the values of its shop, be it specialty, commodity, or otherwise. You might go so far as to define a coffeehouse by its aesthetic. A fireside armchair on the ...
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