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Banko Natural - Ethiopia Scores 94 points on Coffee Review!

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Blind Assessment: Richly pungent; deep, complex. Strawberry, cedar, night-blooming flowers, dark chocolate, a hint of brandy. Balanced, vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly chocolate, saturates a sweet, very slightly drying, finish. Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. It is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Banko, established in 2012, is one of twenty-three primary cooperatives located...

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Big Truck Wins 3rd Place in America's Best Espresso Competition

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Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. Wins 3rd Place in America’s Best Espresso Competition.   Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. adds to their accolades with a third place title in America’s Best Espresso Competition. On Sunday October 6 at the Coffee Fest Conference and Trade Show in Seattle, WA, Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. demonstrated that they roast and brew one of America’s best espressos in a head-to-head winner move on/loser go home tournament. They competed with their signature Big Truck Organic Espresso Blend, the espresso used in their three Olympia cafes.   The Americas Best Espresso Competition is a vehicle to determine and...

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El Aguila Pacamara - El Salvador scores 94 in Coffee Review "Single Lot, Single Varietal"

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We have just received the second highest score in the October feature of The Coffee Review "Single Lot, Single Variety". This is our second month is a row with 90+ reviews. Also of note there is a whopping $50.00 price difference between our 94 point coffee and the highest scoring lot a 95 point Geisha varietal. Olympia Coffee Roasting Olympia, Washington El Agulia Pacamara El Salvador Roast: Light Review Date: October 2013 Origin: Santa Ana Region, El Salvador. Price: $17.40/12 ounces   Blind Assessment: Savory sweet, deep, carnal. Lush night-blooming flowers, baked mint, molasses, pecan, an enlivening hint of green...

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El Socorro Maracaturra - Guatemala, Scores 93 points!

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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 Roasting Co. Seeks Production Assistant

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Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. is seeking a very special individual to join our coffee focused company as a production assistant. The ideal candidate will be will be a hard worker, detail-oriented, and have the ability to work in a clean, efficient manner. The individual must also have a positive and professional attitude and be fervent about helping to build a strong company.Packaging, labeling, general production work, creating shipping labels, roastery cleaning and maintenance, are some of the activities in this job. Speed and accuracy are valued traits of the successful candidate. The position also requires lifting 30 lbs alone above...

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