March 20, 2020

Brew Diligence Day One: Sensory Exercises

Welcome to Brew Diligence, our new at-home coffee education series for the bored, trapped, and curious. We’ve got a number of fun things you can try all lined up, starting with today’s installment: Sensory Exercises. Our coffees always have one ingredient: coffee. But have you looked at a bag of coffee and wondered how we decide on flavor notes like brown sugar, guava, or hi...
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March 18, 2020

3 Ways to Support us During COVID-19

With our café and many of our partners closed, we are really in uncharted territory.Here are 3 things our Metropals can do to show support right now: 1. We’re still roasting, order online! Great coffee, roasted fresh, just for you. Both one-time orders and subscriptions help us a lot, and always check our top banner for coupon codes! You can also buy café gift cards to use ...
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March 06, 2020

Single Origin Release: Kenya Handege

The Ritho Farmers’ Cooperative Society is situated on a steep hillside overlooking the Thiririku River in the town of Gatundu. This lot is from Handege, one of the society’s two washing stations or ‘coffee factories.’ Ritho has been in operation since 1995 and is run by CEO Lucy Maina along with a board of 9 farmer members, each representing a growing region that delivers to...
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February 21, 2020

Single Origin Release: Ethiopia Suke Quto

Tesfaye Bekele, the head of the Suke Quto Farm in the Guji region of Ethiopia, saw an opportunity to start his own farm after a wildfire nearly destroyed a nearby forest. Bekele distributed shade trees and coffee seedlings to roughly 150 locals so as to replant the forest and begin his dream of owning an environmentally friendly coffee farm and providing sustaining income to...
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January 23, 2020

Single Origin Release: Kenya Kasinga Peaberry

This coffee comes to us from the rolling hills of the Machakos district about 40 miles southwest of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The coffee in this lot was produced by many smallholder farmers who all belong to the Kasinga Farmers Cooperative Society. The average smallholder farm has about half an acre of farmland planted in coffee, roughly 250 coffee trees. Farmers handpick...
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November 01, 2019

Single Origin Release: Guatemala Santa Isabel

Santa Isabel is situated on 300 acres of high, fertile land in the cool, rainy area of Cobán. The farm is owned and operated by the Valdés family. Luis is the general manager and his son, Luis Jr. (“Wicho”), whose background is in agronomy, acts as the agricultural manager. When the farm was originally planted with Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai varietals, the Cobán region wasn...
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