International Delight Recap: A Worldwide Whirlwind

On Friday, May 25th, a crowd of 80 some people gathered together at Handsome Coffee Roasters, in Downtown LA, for our third in a series of public cupping events. We reached out to dozens of roasters from around the world, and did they ever deliver. Wth cupping supplies and event sponsorship provided by Visions Espresso Supply, we were overjoyed to be able to table 37 individual coffees, from 17 different roasters stretching all the way from Perth to Athens, Greece.

This event was made possible by the expert execution of the good people at Handsome Coffee Roasters, Visions Espresso Supply, and California’s own Wilbur Curtis Co., who were on hand with water tower support and two custom Gold Cup brewers, used to batch brew selections from throughout the evening’s cupping  menu. A sincere thank you again to all of our participating roasters, sponsors, and supporters for making International Delight possible. We just love holding these events – feel free to look back at the table listings for Colombiana and Rwandalust  – and we’ll be back with our next public cupping in July.

The following is a full list of what was served on our table(s) for International Delight. Please note: the list you see below unfortunately does not include several of the coffees submitted, but unfortunately delayed by US Customs and shipping delays. And with a tip of the hat, this remarkable list…

South Korea:

Coffee Libre, Seoul – “Bad Blood” / “No Surprises

Greece:

Taf, Athens – Aguilera Brothers Los Robles de Naranjo (Costa Rica), Finca de la Batea (El Salvador)

Mexico:

Cafe Sublime – Jaltenango Finca Santa Cruz (Chiapas, MX), Costa Gande Finca El Regardito (Guerrero, Mexico)

United Kingdom:

Square Mile Coffee Roasters, London – Vista Hermosa Huila (Colombia), Sertao Carmo de Minas (Brazil), Bella Vista Narino (Colombia), El Diviso Huila (Colombia)

Norway:

Kaffa, Oslo – El Roble (Colombia), Cerro Azul Geisha (Colombia)

Australia:

Small Batch Roasters, Melbourne: El Carmen (Guatemala), Golden Ticket Seasonal Filter Blend

Proud Mary Coffee, Collingwood: Santa Felisa Geisha (Guatemala), Santa Teresa Geisha (Panama)

5 senses, Perth / Melbourne: Lintong (Sumatra), Veer Attikan (India), Blackburn (Tanzania)

Mecca Espresso, Sydney: Finca Suiza (El Salvador), Gikanda Coop Gachatha (Kenya)

Coffee Alchemy, Marrickville, NSW:  – Kochere Tekly Dembel (Ethiopia)

Single Origin Roasters, Alexandria, NSW – Northern Rivers Bin 478 Mountain Top Estate (Australia)

Canada:

Bows & Arrows, Victoria, BC – Gitesi Coop (Rwanda), La Plata Huila (Colombia)

Social Coffee and Tea Co, Richmond Hill, Ontario -  Paez (Colombia), Agustine Cruz (Bolivia), Yirgacheffe Kochere Special Prep (Ethiopia)

Transcend Coffee, Edmonton – Genesis (Costa Rica), Bwayi Lot No. 1 (Burundi

49th Parallel, Vancouver – El Diviso (Colombia)

Detour, Toronto – Finca El Limonar (Guatemala), Kochere Yergacheffe (Ethiopia), Bufcafe (Rwanda)

Te Aro, Toronto – Mpito AB (Tanzania), Cerro Azul Geisha (Colombia)

Phil & Sebastian, Calgary – Gillio Francesa (Costa Rica)