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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25Mar

Vigilante Coffee Is Now A Full Service Cafe

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By: Austin Redington In our short time as a company, we’ve certainly learned a lot. One of the most important things we’ve learned about in trying to curate an excellent coffee shop experience, is that it isn’t only about the coffee. In today’s world of specialty coffee, we’ve managed to get completely wrapped up only […]
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03Mar

Seeds For Solok

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By: Chris Vigilante Location: Lake Diatas in Sumatra, Indonesia Varietals grown: Sigararutang, Kartika, Lini S Altitude:  1500 masl Average farm size: 1 Hectare Average annual production: 2-3 tons In October 2016 we traveled to Indonesia, the largest archipelagic state in the world.  We were searching for the best coffee being produced in this amazing and […]
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02Dec

From Seed to Cup: Vigilante Baristas Visit Colombia

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By Diane Contreras, Director of Training If you’ve tried Colombian coffee you know what a treat it was to take a trip to the source. That’s why this past summer we took a unique trip to source Colombian coffee from it’s origin, visiting specialty coffee farms in Colombia.  Usually our sourcing trips involve our Green […]
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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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