Stunning coffee auction in Panama sets new price records

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Stunning coffee auction in Panama sets new price records

We like to think our tastes are pretty discerning and, thus, able to bring you high-quality coffees. Occasionally, we've purchased an uber-fancy Jamaican Blue Mountain, Hawaii Kona or Cup of Excellence auction lot at, for us, significant price, selling retail for as much as $60 a pound.

So, buckle up: An Asian coffee company paid $601 a pound for one -- 1 as in single -- bag of naturally processed Geisha variety green coffee from Canas Verdes farm, part of the Hacienda La Esmerelda, Boquete, Panama.

Our pricing spreadsheet broke thinking about that. I'm going to satisfy myself that the coffees we roast have always gained 90 points or better in independent reviews. That's outstanding.

A cup of coffee from $601 a pound green has to deliver something like bipartisan cooperation in the US Congress. Magical.

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Another "Outstanding" Review

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Another "Outstanding" Review

We've made a commitment to having more of our coffees independently reviewed. It's a way of checking ourselves, balancing our thinking against the folks over at Coffee Review.

And oh how we do love our Ethiopians. Our current Ethiopian Yergacheffe Ididio earned 92 points in cupping for brewed coffee. A review at or above 90 is considered outstanding, a level achieved by every coffee we've submitted.

We would be happy to ship you a bag. You can buy our Ethiopian Yirgacheffe here.

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Ch ch ch changes

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Ch ch ch changes

I'm pretty happy that we have others to do the lifting as we brought in more than 5,600 pounds of green coffee last week. We're full to the brim.

Colombia and beyond ...

Colombia and beyond ...

This pleases Mike and Alec who can see their work laid out for them. Tasty stuff from Mexico, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Tanzania and Colombia.

Our new sample roaster was unfortunately damaged in shipping and returned for repairs. We have to get the installation permitted in the meanwhile.

We have more changes afoot so watch our blog, Facebook and Instagram posts. (Pssst, it involves nitrogen and we're testing it in Crystal Lake and it's really good.)

In the meantime, enjoy a summer drink, perhaps our new scratch-made smoothies.

 

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