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Costa Rica Miguel Rojas & MISO micro-lots, Direct Trade

In February 2012 we visited Costa Rica to see our friends at Exclusive Coffee as well as our producer partners to choose this years offerings.  For the second year we will be offering Miguel Rojas coffee which are grown in the West Valley, more specifically in the micro region Llano Bonito of Naranjo.  This yearMore

Costa Rica Santa Rosa, La Lia micro-mill – Direct Trade

In February 2012 we again visited Costa Rica to see our friends at Exclusive Coffee as well as our producer partners to choose this years offerings.   This is going to be a very good year for the Costa Rican coffees available from Fratello.  Our most exciting offering is going to be our newest Direct TradeMore

Rwanda COOPAC – Fair Trade

Fratello has a new coffee from Rwanda which we are excited to introduce. We have been hoping to roast a coffee from Rwanda for a few years now; however, every sample we would receive would never delight us in a way that would make us want to offer it to you. Often after careful analyzation we would find off flavors or defects which would make it impossible for us to stand behind that coffee.

Coffee Processing: What gives coffee unique flavors?

This is an interesting question, and one that does not have a quick answer.  I often compare coffee to wine as there are many comparables.  All bottles of red wine from Italy do not taste the same.  It is dependent on the vineyard, the grape (Merlot, etc..), the harvest, soil conditions, altitude, weather conditions ofMore