October 11, 2019

Single Origin Release: Colombia Familia Gomez

Metropolis has been purchasing coffee from the Gomez family every year since 2016. Finca La Argentina is owned and managed by Isuara Martinez, her four grown children, and their families. Each of the siblings and Isuara tend to a plot, live in their own houses around the property, and manage the farm collectively. At 2000 meters above sea level, the 6-hectares of farmland is...
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June 18, 2019

Single Origin Release: Costa Rica Perla Negra 2019

Coffees from Las Lajas have been a staple in our annual single-origin lineup for almost 7 years. Las Lajas is located outside the town of Sabanilla in central Costa Rica. The owners, Francisca and Oscar Chacón, are third generation coffee producers known for their attention to detail in every step of production, most notably, their processing procedures. The 38 hectares of l...
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April 25, 2019

Meet Wicho: A Great Coffee Story

As part of our 15th year celebrations, we are highlighting some of our longstanding producer relationships. Check out this short video that tells the story of Guatemala’s Wicho Valdés, and his farms Finca Santa Isabel and Finca San Lorenzo. Wicho’s family has been producing coffee on these farms since 1962, and we were introduced to him in 2015 by our importers Mercanta Cof...
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April 11, 2019
Brew Diligence Day One

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 wa...
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April 02, 2019

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. On Monday, April 8th, we’ll be welcoming Roberto and Marcelo Flanzer from Ecoagrícola in Brazil. Ecoagrícola is responsible for our Serra do Cabral Single Origi...
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March 15, 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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