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We get asked by friends and family where to buy coffee a lot. It’s a tough question! It’s easy to lose track of just how many incredible, fresh, vibrant coffees are out there. Every week, we ask our advertising roasting partners for coffee recommendations they’re most excited about. Here’s this week’s collection of some of the most interesting whole bean coffee offerings available from talented roasters across the globe.

Amavida Coffee Roasters
CXFFEEBLACK
Equator Coffees
Greater Goods Coffee Co.
Joe Coffee Company
Madcap Coffee Company
Monogram Coffee
Night Swim Coffee
Olympia Coffee Roasters
Onyx Coffee Lab
Partners Coffee
PERC Coffee
Portland Coffee Roasters
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Verve Coffee Roasters

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Amavida Coffee Roasters

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Amavida Coffee Roasters: Honey Comsa —This medium roast Honduran coffee from COMSA Cooperative has a mild, berry-like acidity and a full body. It features pronounced dried fruit notes in the aroma followed by prominent flavors of raisin, fig, and molasses. Certified Organic & Fair Trade Coffee.

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CXFFEEBLACK

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Cxffeeblack: Fatherland—Kenya, Lions Hill Farm, Tinderet Nandi County, Solai Coffee Junt, Washed Peaberry. My father’s first connection to coffee, my first connection to coffee. When my dad went to Africa while in college, Kenya changed his life. Years later, he introduced Kenyan coffee to our household. I didn’t know it then, but this was the first clue that coffee, like me, was black. This cxffee is our latest from the all black supply chain, sourced by the Kuria family. They are a multi-generational African-owned Kenyan importing company bringing over coffee from their families and neighbor’s farms. We met the Kuria family at the second inaugural Color of Coffee Collective, and we’re so excited to be able to share the the first of our collaborative offerings with you.

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Equator Coffees

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Equator Coffees: Colombia Finca Potosi Pink Bourbon Washed—This washed-process Pink Bourbon variety coffee is one of our two coffees of the season from Finca Potosí, an award-winning farm operated by Café Granja La Esperanza. The coffee team at Café Granja La Esperanza have played a key role in popularizing the export of natural-process coffees from Colombia, now celebrated for the unique and fruit-forward flavors this method can yield. This coffee is vibrant and clean with flavors of white grape, tamarind, and rose hips.
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Greater Goods Coffee Co.

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Greater Goods Roasting: Santa Gema —Last year, we had the privilege of visiting some incredible farms in Nicaragua, including Santa Gema. At Santa Gema, Mario Vilchez produces a remarkable maracaturra coffee with flavor notes of cherry cordial, tea rose, and tamarind. We’re proud to say that this coffee qualified for Nationals at the US Brewer’s Cup competition, a testament to its exceptional quality.

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Joe Coffee Company

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Joe Coffee: The Village — Currently, The Village comes from the Rubí sisters’ farm Finca Ruland 2, in Las Vegas, Honduras. Andrea and her sisters’ skill and diligence shine through this lot of washed and natural coffees. Expect a complex balance of layered acidity and structured sweetness. Beginning with notes of deep citrus and stone fruit, flavors arc towards ripe cherry as the coffee cools, leaving us with a final, soft note of spice and caramel.

The Village is a celebration of women in coffee, composed of seasonally-rotating selections from valued relationships with female producers and cooperatives, aimed at highlighting and addressing this gender gap. According to strong research, investing in women increases the sustainability of coffee everywhere—women are more likely to reinvest their income back into their families, their coffee businesses, and their communities. And when access to decision-making and the global marketplace improves for women farmers, quality improves too.

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Madcap Coffee Company

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Madcap Coffee Company: Ejo Heza—Independently owned, the Kopakama Cooperative is made up of 1025 members, 400 of them women. In 2011, the board of Kopakama directors agreed to create a women’s group, giving them two plots of land. With only 200 members at the time, they called themselves “Ejo Heza,” which translates to “Bright Tomorrow” in Kinyarwanda, the national language of Rwanda.
This is our fifth year working with Ejo Heza. Today the farm’s reputation spans far and wide, and women’s groups from other cooperatives now visit Ejo Heza to see how they are organized and study their techniques. We hope you can taste the immense effort their co-op puts into every pound of coffee. This year, enjoy notes of floral hibiscus, juicy plum, and brown sugar.

Monogram Coffee

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Monogram Coffee: Elida Estate Catuai  —Lamastus Family
Panama is now world famous for the gesha variety, producing some of the most delicious (and expensive) geshas in the world. Gesha’s popularity had a huge impact on speciality coffee by emphasizing the importance and impact of coffee variety. At the same time that there is an intense interest in variety, there is also a move to understand how processing can elucidate unique varietal characteristics in coffee varieties. Elida Estate is world famous for their gesha coffees, but they have not rested on their success and they are trying to improve every coffee they offer–including coffees that are not gesha.

They grow a large amount of Catuai on the farm and they have developed a process that brings the best out of the variety. They ferment the coffee cherry in oxygen-free tanks for 5 days and then dry it very slowly for up to 30 days, with the last part of the drying finished in a covered tent. This process reveals the power and structure of Catuai, with big aromas, intense fruit, and a heavy body.

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Night Swim Coffee

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Night Swim Coffee: Kaku – Washed—CO-OP: Kaku
LOCATION: Menglian, Yunnan, China
ALTITUDE: 1400 MASL
VARIETY: Catimor
PROCESSES: Washed
Tasting Notes: Meyer Lemon, Mandarin, Almond, Nutmeg
The first container of specialty coffee left Yunnan, China for Australia in late 2015. Over the last nine years, Yunnan’s specialty coffee production has increased in leaps and bounds in both quantity and quality. We’re typically not familiar with specialty grade Asian coffees, but the truth is that these coffees can pass quality tests with flying colors and display an enormous amount of sweetness, consistency, and complexity.
We purchased two lots from the project in Yunnan, both washed and naturally processed 100% Catimor lots. Both of these coffees are high in complexity and sweetness, offered varied cup profiles, and we are honored to represent the best of what Chinese Specialty Coffee production has to offer.

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Olympia Coffee Roasters

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Olympia Coffee: Amparo Pajoy Good Food Award Winner—Farmer Amparo Pajoy is a shining star of a person who’s dedicated to her community of San Sebastian de La Plata, Colombia. She’s also the producer of this Good Food Award-winning single-origin coffee! The Good Food Awards celebrate flavor and sustainability, recognizing products that are leading the way in quality and social responsibility.

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Onyx Coffee Lab

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Onyx Coffee Lab : Doyenne — One 10oz Box of the World’s Best Female-Produced Coffee Once a Month + Roasted and shipped the first Wednesday of every month.

Doyenne is defined as a woman who is the most prominent person in a particular field. Coffee production is traditionally male led due to the cultural relationship dynamics in producing countries. Women have always contributed to and are often the backbone of coffee production, contributing detail oriented, quality-focused excellence to the field. Until recent years, they are rarely honored for this work. Doyenne seeks to identify and amplify the stories of woman achieving incredible marks in coffee. The selections are curated by Andrea Allen, co-founder of Onyx Coffee Lab and 2020 US Barista Champion. The heart is for women to collaborate and to boost each other’s work and achievement through stories.

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Partners Coffee

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Partners Coffee: Ethiopia – Naga Singage—Our first Ethiopian coffee of the season comes from the Aricha Adorsi Washing Station in Yirgachefe. The station processes coffees from each of the surrounding communities as separate lots, promoting traceability while highlighting their distinct flavor profiles. This fully washed selection comes from a few dozen farmers on Naga Singage, “the mountain of reconciliation,” named for a ceremony traditionally held there in which disputes are presented and communally resolved. In their coffee we taste stone fruit, citrus, and flowers: think apricot, tangerine, honey, and orange blossom.

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PERC Coffee

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PERC: Colombia Carolina Ramirez Brownie—Carolina Ramirez says the word that best describes this coffee is “serendipity.” Brownie was her first foray into experimental processing, and we think she knocked it out of the park. Brownie’s flavors remind us of tropical fruit, like pineapple and citrus, but the cup is truly defined by its rich, dark chocolate body. We’d go even as far as to say it’s thicc.
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Portland Coffee Roasters

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Portland Coffee Roasters: Anniversary Roast—Dedicated to our customers who’ve supported us since we began in 1996: this Limited Release is a blend of coffees from Colombia and Costa Rica. The Colombia is from Finca Palmichal, and the Costa Rica is from Finca La Hilda. This coffee has a nice acidity and body, with some citrus fruit, plum, and chocolate notes.

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters: Ecuador Rancho Carmen—This coffee is a combination of small lots from a group of 35 producers in Ecuador’s southernmost province. Rancho Carmen has a lush ganache body elevating notes of raspberry jam and brown sugar in a vibrant cup.

Verve Coffee Roasters

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Verve Coffee Roasters : ASTER— Formerly known as The 1950, Aster’s components highlight the best of what Ethiopian coffee has to offer. A key lime sweetness and brown sugar complexity come together to inspire adventure in your morning.

The 1950 began as a blend that played with the idea of being a mid-century, mocha-java-type vintage blend that combined two African coffees. But as Verve continued to evolve, The 1950 grew beyond its name origins. As our only blend sourced from one origin roasted two different ways, Aster is our star on the map that marks the birthplace of coffee – Ethiopia.

 

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