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2013 Year in Review

Posted by Sam Schroeder on

  Before January 1st, back in November of 2012 it was announced that we were Roast Magazine’s 2013 Micro Roaster of the Year. Naturally, we celebrated by throwing a huge party at our roastery on the November 15th our 7 anniversary of being in business. Our party was covered by the Weekly Volcano, and featured excellent coffee, organic beer, tamales and live music by Lazer Zeppelin and The Maxines. Capitol Boulevard build out By the time the first of the year rolled around we had just signed a lease on what was to become our Capitol Boulevard Coffee Bar. This...

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El Socorro Maracaturra - Guatemala, Scores 93 points!

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

Nice Review and write from the The Coffee Review: The worlds leading coffee review site. http://www.coffeereview.com/review.cfm?ID=3321 Guatemala El Socorro Maracaturra Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: September 2013 Origin: Palencia, central Guatemala. Price: $19.95/12 ounces   Blind Assessment: Softly crisp, juicy. Complex fruit – particularly blackberry and Concord grape – roasted cacao nib, vanilla, anise in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Balanced, quietly flavor-saturated finish. Notes: Maracaturra is a relatively recently developed cross between the huge-beaned Maragogipe and the compact-growing Caturra varieties of Arabica. The El Socorro Maracaturra grown by Juan Diego de la Cerda has consistently...

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Olympia Coffee Wins 2013 Roaster of the Year Award!

Posted by Sam Schroeder on

  Olympia Coffee Roasting Company took top honors in Roast Magazine's 2013 Micro Roaster of the Year Contest.  From Roast magazine:         "Roast magazine’s Roaster of the Year award recognizes companies that roast coffees of superior quality, exemplify a dedication to sustainable practices and employee education, and demonstrate a commitment to the coffee industry, among other criteria." Read the full article. (Download|PDF) We are incredibly honored to receive this award.  It is a testament to all of the work we do sourcing coffee direct, roasting it with care, and creating perfect drinks in our cafes.  We are intensely grateful...

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