14Jul

Back to the Farm: Colombia La Falda

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  • colombia, colombia la falda, colombian coffee, colombian la falda, la falda coffee, vigilante, vigilante coffee, vigilante colombia
I’ve been traveling to Colombia since 2012 when I had a phone call with the original founder of Starbucks, Gordon Bowker.  During that time, we were primarily roasting and selling Hawaiian coffees as this was our only direct source. As Gordon Bowker put it, “You’re like a wine store with only good Merlot.  You’ve got […]
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02Jun

Our journey to Kenya to find the Best Coffee

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  • best coffee, Coffee, collaborative coffee, dormans, kenya, kenyan coffee, kirunyu, kiumu, kiumu estate, vigilante coffee
When I stepped off the plane in Africa there was an energy in the air.  It was 11pm in Nariobi and about 70 degrees.  As my cab traveled towards my hotel we passed a herd of Zebras just outside the Airport entrance.  I’d been waiting for 6 years to travel to Kenya to purchase our […]
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12Apr

How Climate Change Affects Coffee

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  • Climate Change, Coffee, Farms, Roasting, Social Cause
How Climate Change Affects Coffee A serious disaster is brewing: climate change is threatening coffee crops in every coffee producing region in the world. According to NOAA & NASA, in 2016 the earth’s surface temperatures were the warmest on record- and it’s only getting warmer. These rising temperatures are attributed to a phenomenon known as […]
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10Jan

Introducing Two Distinct Coffees from Burundi

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  • Burundi, Coffee, coffee roaster, coffee roasting, coffee sourcing, Gishubi, Long Miles Coffee Project
By: Chris Vigilante 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 […]
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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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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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