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El Salvador – Mauricio Salaverria, Finca VillaGalicia – Direct Trade

Written on May 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm, by

In February of 2012 we were first introduced with Mauricio Salaverria of Divisadero Café Farms when touring El Salvador.  We were impressed with what we saw at his farms Finca VilllaGalicia and Finca Himalaya, both in the Concepcion de Ataco which is in the Ahuachapán region in Western El Salvador.  What impressed us the mostMore

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

Panama Boquete – The Geisha

Written on June 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm, by

…….After cupping these coffees, I was blown away at the cupping profile.  Flavors of Juicy Fruit candy, creamy strawberry, tangerine acidity, intensely sweet and a balanced lingering acidity.  I brewed a Chemex of this in Calgary and found myself gulping it back like I was in a beer drinking competition back in College.  I quicklyMore

Nicaraguan buying trip – 2011

Written on February 21, 2011 at 11:46 am, by

We have successfully completed another buying trip in Nicaragua and this year we have done something a little different. We are still working with Erwin Miersch and his family who have farms in both Jinotega and Matagalpa, but for the first time we aren’t focusing on just a single lot of coffee. Instead we wanted to taste coffees and approach this up coming year with a variety of Estates, processes and varietals. This is going to be a fun & exciting year filled with selection.

It is a great time to be drinking coffee in Calgary!

Written on November 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm, by

Over the last 4 years the number of independent quality driven cafes has grown from less than a handful to over 20 to choose from, with multiple locations opening for some companies. We have seen a greater dedication to sourcing exceptional coffee, hiring and retaining baristas that are passionate about coffee and educating the public.More

Guatemala Direct Trade Video

Written on February 1, 2010 at 7:32 pm, by

Here is a new video we just shot while touring our Direct Trade Partners in Guatemala Guatemala Montecristo Estate – Micro Lot from Russ Prefontaine on Vimeo.