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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 : Congo Free—Guji Mane Diaspora Collection // CONGO FREE: CONGO WASHED PROCESS /// a mighty peace junt- A portion of the proceeds goes to support Congolese liberation and the farmers who produce this African fruit

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Equator Coffees

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Equator Coffees: Cherry Blossom Espresso—Sip into spring with our new seasonal offering, Cherry Blossom Espresso. This limited time espresso features delicate flavors of dried pineapple and lavender from the foundation coffee, Suke Quto, and an assortment of exotic coffees that make up the blend.

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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: New Moon—Each season, Madcap’s roasting team creates a seasonal blend to reflect the flavors of the moment, combining shining single origins to create an exceptional blend experience. This year’s New Moon blend captures the first breeze of fresh air when the windows are open, complete with fresh blossoms and beams of sunshine. A balanced blend of two coffees, Reko from Ethiopia and Juan Angel from Honduras, did just the trick.
Reko hails from Kochere district of Yirgacheffe, at the base of Reko mountain, from which the coffee gets its name. Famously bright and effervescent, not only is Reko delicious on its own, but it provides the perfect tea-like base for New Moon. Juan Angel completed the blend with its syrupy body, with rich notes of caramel and juicy orange, providing further depth for the blend. How ever you brew it, enjoy tasting notes of cherry blossom, rhubarb, and sweet agave with your windows open.

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: Guiben – Natural—CO-OP: Guiben
LOCATION: Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
ALTITUDE: 1620 MASL
VARIETY: Catimor
PROCESSES: Natural
Tasting Notes: Pink Lemonade, Strawberry Candy, Chocolate Malt
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 Roasting: Ariz Family Gesha Natural—Olympia Coffee: According to our sourcing experts, this coffee is—and we quote—”insanely ****ing good.” The coffee-producing superpowers of Ricardo and Marco Ariz are responsible for this mindblowingly-delicious, anaerobic-natural Gesha from El Salvador. We found flavors of strawberry jam and gummy candies, along with a florality that makes for an extra elevated cup.

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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: Zulieth Sancho Masabuel – Colombia—Zulieth is the daughter of Luz Mila Masabuel, another eminent coffee farmer from Inzá, Cauca, in southwestern Colombia. Following in her mother’s path, Zulieth cultivates a two hectare plot of mostly castillo and delivers her coffee to Pergamino’s collection point nearby. This is a lovely expression of Cauca’s classic washed profile, pairing crisp red apple with warm cherry, caramel, milk chocolate, and subtle citrus.

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PERC Coffee

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PERC: El Salvador Delagua Pacamara—We knew we had to bring it in as soon as we tasted this coffee. It reminds us of freshly picked strawberries, oranges, and maple syrup. Pacamaras are giant beans that yield big, juicy flavors with lots of sweetness, and Delagua delivers on that reputation in spades. Now, we can fit these beans in the dang bag.

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Portland Coffee Roasters

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Portland Coffee Roasters: Bridge Blend—This Limited Release is a blend of coffees from Guatemala and Peru. The Guatemala is from Maya Ixil, and the Peru is from the Pueblo Libre and Mamahuaca communities. When we cup this coffee it is floral and herbal, with hints of sugar cane and chocolate.

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters: Rwanda Huye Mountain—Rwanda Huye Mountain is a combination of top-scoring lots selected through Huye David Rubanzangabo’s meticulous quality control process. The result is a coffee – and a partnership – that’s been keeping us coming back for more since 2012. One taste will envelop you in all the grace and elegance of what an exceptional coffee tastes like—with notes of ripe pear, tart citrus, and fragrant vanilla.
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Verve Coffee Roasters

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Verve Coffee Roasters : Colombia Gabriel Castaño Pink Bourbon Single Origin Espresso—Decadent notes of fudge and molasses melt throughout Gabriel Castaño’s anaerobic-washed Colombia Pink Bourbon, rounded out by hints of strawberry as a sweet treat.

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