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Costa Rica Coffee: Black Honey

August 22, 2016 Chris Vigilante

In March 2015, Vigilante Coffee traveled to Tarrazu, Costa Rica to directly source coffee from a farm named Hacienda Tobosi. The farm is located in lush, clouded mountains about 3 hours from San Jose - the capital of Costa Rica. Jorge Bernes, the farm’s owner, met us in Tarrazu and guided us through his incredible farm.   We spent two days learning about Jorge, his family, his land, and the processes he uses to develop his coffee. While Jorge’s farm employs each of the main processing methods used for coffee, we spent the majority of our time learning about and...


Acai Bowls: Happiness for Breakfast

August 12, 2016 Chris Vigilante

From the Mainland to the Islands  When I was finishing up my sophomore year in college my parents told me they were moving to Hawaii. Since I'd been living in the Appalachian mountains of Blacksburg, VA for the past two years with brutally cold winters, this was very good news.  It doesn't really matter who you are, what you're into, or where you're currently living, if you get that kind of news, you start packing your bags and masterminding how to spend your days under the Hawaiian sun. So there I was, living in Oahu, Hawaii (with my parents), broke and clueless. I wasn't bummed though; I was excited and really believed I...


Started From The Basement Now We Here

August 01, 2016 Chris Vigilante

A Huge Thank You for Two Great Years It is difficult to put into words the gratitude we feel here at Vigilante Coffee on a daily basis. When we first opened our doors in July of 2014, we weren't sure what kind of company we were going to become. Over the past two years, our community has been patient, kind, caring, active, opinionated, and above all else, awesome. Vigilante Coffee Company was welcomed with open arms, and support for our pursuit of truly great coffee. Since day one, without even knowing it, our customers have helped mold us into the company...


AROMAS DE SIERRA MADRE #1 WINNING COFFEE IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT VIGILANTE COFFEE CO.

July 21, 2016 Ashley Bodine

It is with great pleasure that we announce the #1 rated coffee at the Aromas de Sierra Madre competition is now available, exclusively at Vigilante Coffee Company. This coffee is in extremely short supply, only 80lbs were produced! Vigilante Coffee Company founder Chris Vigilante has worked closely with our roasters to ensure that this coffee is perfect with every brew. The Finca Cañada Fria is a mixed varietal grown at 5600m in Vera Cruz, Mexico. Sweet fragrances and earthy aromas lead into initial sips of stone fruit.  As it cools, chocolate notes emerge and evolve into ripe pineapple acidity and a clean, smooth finish. This coffee is...


Teaching to Roast Coffee in Guatemala

May 15, 2016 Chris Vigilante

Click this link to watch the video:  Giving Back in Guatemala In February of 2016, I had the chance to work with a small cooperative in one of the most well known, coffee-growing regions in the world - Huehuetenango, Guatemala.  My job was to share my knowledge on all things related to coffee roasting, assist in setting up the equipment, and help implement the beginning stages of a wholesale roasting business.  To me, this is the most valuable asset I can give someone, and frankly, I never dreamed it would be possible until this opportunity arose.  Partners of the Americas,...