18Jan

A Letter From Barack Obama

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  • Entrepreneurship, Obama, Trinidad DC, vigilante coffee
Dear Mr. President, Seven years ago, I arrived to Washington D.C. with the idea to start my own company; a specialty coffee roasting company that sources its beans directly from small farms all over the world. For anyone that has ever started or attempted to start a business, God bless you.  It’s got to be one […]
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10Jan

Introducing Burundi Gishubi

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  • Burundi, Coffee, coffee roaster, coffee roasting, coffee sourcing, Gishubi, Long Miles Coffee Project
What Makes Burundi Coffees So Delicious? This has been a question on my mind since I first tried specialty coffee from the African nation of Burundi. The coffees from Burundi can be super complex, really juicy, earthy in the most positive of ways. These characteristics are what make Burundi coffee a cup of coffee you’d […]
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27Dec

An Indonesian Coffee Journey

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  • Coffee, coffee roaster, coffee roasting, coffee sourcing, el salvador, indonesia, indonesian coffee, java
Me & Coffee   My name is Awan S. Prasetyo. I was born in Jakarta, a big town in Java, which is one of the many thousands of islands of Indonesia, the largest archipelagic state in the world. Just like many of my fellow countrymen, I am an avid coffee drinker. My first encounter with […]
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10Nov

Heavy Metal Vigilante

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  • collaboration, heavy metal, music and coffee, periphery
We have partnered with the internationally acclaimed djent metal band PERIPHERY, which released their fifth album, “Periphery III: Select Difficulty”, in July, for a special limited-edition coffee, dubbed “Flatline” (a reference to the song of the same name). “Being the coffee junkies that we are, the band and I jumped at the opportunity to develop and […]
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29Sep

DANK: New Award Winning Espresso

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  • award winning coffee, Coffee, coffee roasting, espresso, espresso blend, golden bean, roastery
Our award winning espresso has a unique name. The Urban Dictionary meaning of DANK: Dank(adj): An expression frequently used by stoners and hippies for something of high quality. We have created a new seasonal espresso blend and it’s called DANK. We’re proud of this one, it took home a Silver and Bronze medal at the […]
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27Sep

Kenya Coffee Scores 95: The Chase for the Perfect Cup

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  • award winning coffee, Coffee, single origin, specialty coffee
This month our new Kenyan, Gathiruini coffee received a score of 95 points out of 100 from Coffee Review!  Since 1996, Coffee Review has been the worldwide leader in the professional evaluation of international roasters. Roasters from Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Canada, and the United States submit their coffees to be scored on a scale of […]
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25Sep

Black Honey: New Costa Rican Coffee

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  • Coffee, coffee sourcing, honey process, new coffee, single origin
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 […]
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28Jul

Started From The Basement Now We Here

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  • anniversary, Coffee, coffee roastery, community
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, […]
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