13Jun

An Interview with Hugo Gonzalez

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Farm: El Eden Farm Owner: Hugo Gonzalez Age: 50 Hugo, a 3rd generation coffee farmer, purchased the land on which he grows his coffee 5 years ago. Due to rising temperatures brought on by Climate Change, Hugo’s first farm started to become susceptible to coffee insects (the Borer Beetle) as well as coffee rust (Roya). […]
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02Feb

A little Competition and a lot of Camaraderie

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This will be our 2nd year entering the US Coffee Championships for Barista and Roasting. These competitions are what help push us to become better coffee professionals, which in turn benefits our customers and wholesale partners back home. Not only do we elevate as professionals in our field, but competing also allows us to take awesome road […]
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07Nov

What is the Cup of Excellence?

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COE stands for “Cup of Excellence” and is a coffee competition held by ACE “Alliance for Coffee Excellence”  in coffee producing countries like El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Brasil, Colombia, Burundi, Peru, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.  Basically, it’s a competition where craftsman coffee farmers submit their best coffees of that season to be judged and scored […]
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18Jan

A Letter From Barack Obama

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By: Chris Vigilante 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 […]
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10Jan

Introducing Two Distinct Coffees from Burundi

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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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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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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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18Oct

New Website & Free Coffee For A Year

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The time has finally come: say hello to the brand new Vigilante Coffee website & online store! It’s never been easier to learn more about the farms we’re sourcing from, discover how to brew the best coffee at home, and sign up for one of our coffee classes.  We’re also now featuring FREE SHIPPING on […]
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