Category Archives: Coffee

The Vanguard Review – Analog Coffee 17th Ave

Written on April 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm, by

Calgary has become an amazing coffee city. It’s quite rare for a city to have one great coffee roaster, let alone three. Fortunately the city has been quick to embrace this coffee movement. I’m confident to say Calgary coffee roasters rival that of Blue Bottle/San Francisco, Stumptown/Portland, or Intelligentsia/Chicago.  Analog is the café arm ofMore

Guatemalan – Montecristo, Geisha – Direct Trade

Written on April 17, 2013 at 2:31 pm, by

Easily one of the top coffees we’ve ever had the opportunity to taste has been our new Guatemalan Don Gustavo Geisha, a stunning cup, bright citrus and tropical fruit notes with an incredibly smooth body and a candy like finish. It is grown at 1600 Meters above sea level alongside Bourbons and Caturra coffee plantsMore

Colombia – Arnulfo Leguizamo, San Agustin, Huila – Direct Trade

Written on March 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm, by

We are extremely excited and proud to be introducing you to not only one of, or THE BEST Colombian coffee in the world, but also one of the best coffees we have tasted in a very long time.  Arnulfo Leguizamo, a coffee producer in San Agustin, a micro region of the Huila district broke recordsMore

The Effects of Coffee Drying Speeds at Origin

Written on February 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm, by

Nothing is more rewarding then seeing a fresh crop of micro-lots being unloaded off the back of a truck into our roastery.  This pleases me so much as I know the amount of work our producers and exporters have put into this coffee to get it this far.  I also personally know how much workMore

Devastation Throughout Central America – Roya Leaf Rust

Written on February 1, 2013 at 10:18 am, by

What a terrible time to be a coffee producer in Central America.  An aggressive, widespread attack of the coffee-eating roya fungus is causing more damage and devastation throughout Central America’s coffee plantations than was expected and is inflicting high costs on producers at a time when international coffee prices have fallen sharply.      More

Colombia, Huila Coffee Sourcing Trip – 2012

Written on November 30, 2012 at 9:56 am, by

In Early November 2012 I had the opportunity to go back to Colombia.   This was a great trip, again in Huila, where we focused our attention in the micro-regions of Acevedo and San Agustin (You can view photos on our Facebook page).    This was my 5th trip to Colombia and am finally confident in workingMore