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January 2018 — Ethiopian Duromina by George Howell

January 12, 2018

January 2018 — Ethiopian Duromina by George Howell

This month we head to Ethiopia with a glorious Duromina sourced and roasted by George Howell Coffee Company. This is all juicy black tea, candied ginger, lemon, and nectarine, silky and full of clarity.  

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November 2017 — Guatemala Finca Isnul by Onyx Coffee Lab

November 08, 2017

November 2017 — Guatemala Finca Isnul by Onyx Coffee Lab

This month we head to Guatemala to Finca Isnul in the Huehuetenango region, via the fantastic peeps at Onyx Coffee Lab in Arkansas, US. This Pacamara is all silky milk chocolate, nougat, pineapple, and orange, with a bunch of hazelnut in there too. It's superb 😙👌🏼

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Superlatives: Colonna

October 10, 2017

Superlatives: Colonna

We were lucky enough to share some emails back and forth with Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, the guest roaster for this month's October Superlatives (you can read more about the "Elephant Bean" here!) He shared some really cool insights on the origins of Colonna, art and business, and the general worldview of Colonna.WeI’ve edited lightly for clarity but left most intact. 

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Superlatives: Francesco Sanapo and Ditta Artigianale

September 08, 2017

Superlatives: Francesco Sanapo and Ditta Artigianale

Meet Francesco Sanepo, Coffee-in-Chief of Ditta Artigianale in Florence, Italy, and the roaster for our September Superlatives. Francesco was kind enough to sit down for a quick chat with us, talking artisanship, customer interactions, and Matt Perger's WBC score. You can read a little more about the coffee they roasted for us here.

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Superlatives: Round Hill Roastery

June 29, 2017

Superlatives: Round Hill Roastery

Meet Tim, Eddie, Oli, and Ben — not an alternate version of the Beatles, but you’d be forgiven for thinking that. There's definitely something ‘Yellow Submarine-like’ about their branding and social media presence. And they’re just so English. They’re also the team behind Round Hill Roastery located in Bath, England, and the guest roaster for this month's Superlatives. You can read a little more about the coffee they roasted for us here.  

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Superlatives: Manhattan Coffee Roasters

June 09, 2017

Superlatives: Manhattan Coffee Roasters

June’s Superlatives is brought to you by Manhattan Coffee Roasters, from Rotterdam in the Netherlands — a fresh-crop Kenyan from Kirinyaga. Esther Maasdam and Ben Morrow, the team behind Manhattan Coffee Roasters, have repeatedly shown their skills on the competition circuit. They’re now placing that same competitive spirit and drive for excellence into their new roasting venture. We had an opportunity to sit down for a chat and find out a little more about them.

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Superlatives: Five Elephant

May 05, 2017

Superlatives: Five Elephant

Five Elephant is a specialty coffee micro roastery, bakery and cafe in Berlin, Germany. Passionate about quality, their goal is to source the best coffees in the world in a way that is both socially and environmentally responsible. We sat down for a chat with co-owner and founder Kris Schackman earlier this month.

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Superlatives: Talor & Jørgen

March 27, 2017

Superlatives: Talor & Jørgen

A brief chat with Talor Browne and Jørgen Hansrud, bringing you April's Superlative, "Illubabor" from Gesha Village, Ethiopia.

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