Fall Coffees – Looking at Autumn Arrivals to Spice Up the Menu

Around this time of year many roasters begin to worry if they will have enough Central American and Mexican coffee to make it till next season, or if their Sumatra is starting to taste like a musty jute sack or if their Ethiopia will start to lose its lemony luster....
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Examining the Relationship Between Fermentation & Quality in Santa Elena

For the last several weeks, members of the Catracha Quality Project have been presenting results of a data survey conducted during the 2016 harvest season in Santa Elena, Honduras. To go back and read some of that work — which includes detailed process maps and...
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Crown Analysis: CJ1040 – Kenya Barichu Gatomboya Double Washed Crown Jewel

Introduction by Chris Kornman This coffee, along with its smaller size companion lot, come to us from the infamous Nyeri district, near the base of Mount Kenya, north of Nairobi near the center of the country. In all of Africa, only Kilimanjaro tops the maximum...
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Crown Analysis: CJ1039 – Honduras Santa Elena Catracha Gumercindo Emerzon Ventura Vásquez Crown Jewel

Introduction by Chris Kornman This is our third Crown Jewel from the Catracha Project, a coffee community near and dear to us at Royal. This lot is from farmer Gumercindo Emerzon Ventura Vásquez and his wife Elsa Jesus Vásquez. Growing coffee on just one hectare of...
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Crown Analysis: CJ1038 – El Salvador Finca Lemus Bella Vista Honey Crown Jewel

Introduction by Chris Kornman This coffee is grown on Finca Lemus Bella Vista, located in the municipality of Concepción de Ataco within the department of Ahuachapán, El Salvador. It’s a 37 acre farm owned by Thelma de Gutierrez and managed by her husband, José...
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